Buddhism

Seattle's Duoc Su Buddhist Temple

January 12, 2003

Source: The Seattle Times

On January 12, 2003 The Seattle Times reported on "Seattle's Duoc Su Buddhist Temple, one of six nutrition program sites for Asian and Pacific Islander elders coordinated by Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS)... The temple opened in 1996, but most of the congregation's elderly members would go home once services were done. For older generations who spoke mostly their native language, close to their origins but with few cultural outlets, something more was needed... Now the bright dining hall at Duoc Su bustles each...

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Buddhists and Jews Discuss The Jew in the Lotus

January 11, 2003

Source: The Times Union

On January 11, 2003 The Times Union reported that "as leaders of a Buddhist center in the Capital District, my husband, Will, and I often are asked to participate in interfaith activities. The most recent was a program with Congregation Ohav Shalom in Albany on a discussion of the book The Jew in the Lotus by Rodger Kamenetz, which is about a group of rabbis and scholars who visited the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, to engage in a dialogue and especially to share their experience with diaspora... The fact that...

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Buddhist Monk Plans to Build Temple in McHenry County, IL

January 10, 2003

Source: The Northwest Herald

http://www.nwherald.com/spider/NWH/news/280453551713291.shtml

On January 10, 2003 The Northwest Herald reported that "at 35, Sujan Sunim has been a Buddhist monk for 21 years. He never planned to leave his family and home in Sri Lanka, a small island next to India... His studies took him to Vietnam, Australia, Asia, Mexico, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Canada. Now he is in McHenry County [IL], where a growing Buddhist community needs...

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Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Jan. 2003

January 9, 2003

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR010703.html

On January 9, 2003 Religion News Service reported that "as the United States sits on the brink of war, one of the country's most respected Western Buddhist teachers, Sharon Salzberg, is speaking out on how peace-loving Americans of all faiths can make a difference. On New Year's Eve day Salzberg published an opinion piece on MSNBC.com entitled The Cultivation of Courage: Achieving Peace in...

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Mummers Parade Workers Save Cambodian Monks

January 4, 2003

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/local/4869437.htm

On January 4, 2003 the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "the Golden Sunrise New Year Association, tempered by rain and fire, will be doubly glad to get onto Market Street [PA] for today's 2003 Mummers Parade if weather permits. Earlier this week, a fire two doors away from their Greenwich Street club, situated in an old slaughterhouse off South 2nd Street, brought Mummers from a...

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Life Enrichment Center in Michigan

January 1, 2003

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news-9/1041436261225710.xml

On January 1, 2003 The Flint Journal reported that "C. K. Venkateswaran, a Sunday school teacher at the local Hindu Temple and Chinmaya Mission, began the readings with a peace prayer in Hindu... The Rev. Deborah Kohler, pastor of Woodside Church of Flint, read a Christian...

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New Years Day for American Immigrants

January 1, 2003

Source: Oakland Tribune

http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82%257E1726%257E1083992,00.html

On January 1, 2003 the Oakland Tribune reported that "like many Americans, Sher Ahmad spent Tuesday night celebrating with friends... But like many immigrants, Ahmad says, 'it's kind of a fake celebration"... 'Since we are here in the U.S., we celebrate,' the Fremont resident said. 'But it's not really the new year'... For many residents born...

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Multifaith Thoughts for the New Year

December 31, 2002

Source: The Plain Dealer

On December 31, 2002 The Plain Dealer reported that "the Plain Dealer asked Northeast Ohioans representing different faiths to share their thoughts and prayers for the new year. If there is one theme that runs through these reflections, it is a sense of hope amid despair. Religious leaders seek faith to not only be peacemakers and serve the poor and the homeless and others in need next year, but to do what they believe is God's work with a spirit of joy and peace... Ven. Shih Ying-Fa, Abbot, CloudWater Zendo, Zen Center of...

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Buddhist Community in South Philadelphia

December 30, 2002

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/local/4839774.htm

On December 30, 2002 the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "in South Philadelphia, it is yet one more sign of the establishment of a Southeast Asian ethnic enclave along a drag that, less than a decade ago, some residents called 'Ruin Street.' According to the 2000 census, the number of Asians in the neighborhood around the Italian Market tripled, although the overall population...

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Rhodes Scholar Eboo Patel

December 28, 2002

Source: Knight Ridder Tribune News Service

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/4827078.htm

On December 28, 2002 the Knight Ridder Tribune News Service reported on "Eboo Patel, a 27-year-old Rhodes scholar with a pierced tongue, a devout Muslim with a vision of interfaith cooperation so bold that it recently landed him on a list of 30 'Young Visionaries' under age 30 compiled by Utne Reader magazine, a digest of alternative media... Patel wants to...

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Religion and Politics in Iowa and Tennessee

December 25, 2002

Source: The Commercial Appeal

On December 25, 2002 The Commercial Appeal reported that "Tennessee's Republican chairwoman has sent letters of apology to Buddhists  and Hindus for a party brochure intended as an attack on Democrat Phil Bredesen  during the fall election campaign. Republicans mailed a brochure to rural voters contending the curriculum that  Bredesen implemented as Nashville's mayor mandated the teaching of Buddhism and  Hinduism to second-graders. The one-page, fold-over brochure featured a picture of a cow on the front and  a quote: 'Teaches...

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"D" Report Card for Preserving Civil Liberties

December 24, 2002

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=1849

On December 24, 2002 the Religion News Service reported that "a coalition of progressive religious leaders has given the nation's political leaders poor grades for the war on terrorism, including a grade of 'D' for preserving civil liberties... The Progressive Religious Partnership's recent 'Spiritual and Ethical Report Card' was...

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The Oroville Chinese Temple in California

December 22, 2002

Source: Oroville Mercury Register

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On December 22, 2002 the Oroville Mercury Register reported that "the Oroville Chinese Temple, located at 1500 Broderick St., houses one of the largest collections of Chinese artifacts in the country... Of the 10,000 immigrants that occupied the Oroville area, almost 4,000 resided on Broderick Street alone, labeling that section of town 'Chinatown' said temple volunteer Dorothy Kissel......

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Lake Forest Academy Students Seek Answers Through Buddhism

December 21, 2002

Source: Chicago Daily Herald

On December 21, 2002 the Chicago Daily Herald reported that "a group of students [at Lake Forest Academy] is seeking answers to life's dilemmas through Buddhism. The bright lights in the breakfast room offer an appropriate setting for the meetings of the Buddhist Exploration Club. The air in the room is refreshingly cool and rejuvenating after a long day at school. The conversation is filled with long pauses as speakers choose the words to express the truths that Buddhism has revealed to them."

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