Buddhism

Seattle Buddhist Temple Celebrates 100 Years

November 10, 2001

Source: The Seattle Times

On November 10, 2001, The Seattle Times reported that "it's something of a marvel the Seattle Buddhist Temple exists at all. Started by and for first generation Japanese who came to the United States in the late 1800s to build railroads and work in sawmills in a largely Christian country, its membership was decimated by World War II internments...When congregation members began returning after World War II, they found their lives had been altered forever...Still, the temple provided a place of solace during those difficult years...

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Rochester Interfaith Gathering: To Remember, To Unite

November 5, 2001

Source: The Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.rochesternews.com/1105story3.html

On November 5, 2001, The Democrat and Chronicle reported, "Many faiths seek unity amid conflict: Special rite in Rochester draws 120 worshippers." The event "began with the blowing of a Jewish shofar, followed by Buddhist bells and a Muslim call to prayer. They were at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church yesterday -- Christians, Jews, Muslims and representatives of other faiths -- to remember...

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Buddhist Temples Send Paper Cranes As Gesture of Peace, Sorrow

November 4, 2001

Source: The Winston-Salem Journal

On November 4, 2001 The Winston-Salem Journal reported, "Paper cranes help express sorrow for tragedies." The article noted, "Well-wishers across the nation have folded thousands of brightly colored peace cranes as a gift to the people of New York and Washington." The article reported that some 15,000 cranes were sent to a Buddhist temple in Mountain View, California from temples in other western states. The temple "arranged with U.S. Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, to take the clusters [of cranes] to Washington, where he...

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Buddhist Memorial Service for WTC Victims

October 30, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On October 30, 2001 The New York Times reported on a Buddhist memorial service for World Trade Center victims. "It was an unusual show of unity. The city's Buddhist population is not a large one, but it is widely diverse, organized along ethnic and traditional lines. Only rarely does the full panoply of branches gather � usually in the spring, on Vesak, the day commemorating the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. But yesterday the Buddhist Council of New York, with help from the Interfaith Center of New York, brought...

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Buddhist Benefit Concert to Help Families of Terror Attack Victims

October 27, 2001

Source: The Los Angeles Times

On October 27, 2001, The Los Angeles Times reported on a Buddhist benefit concert for the families of terror attack victims. The 2001 North American Buddhist Music Festival, held in Pasedena, "will feature 80 monks and nuns from the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastic Choir and the Taipei Municipal Chinese Classical Orchestra." Proceeds of the concert will be donated to the Red Cross. The web address of the local branch temple of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order is

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Meeting of Buddhist and Muslim Teens in Louisiana

October 21, 2001

Source: The Times-Picayune

On October 21, 2001 The Times-Picayune featured the article "Common ground: Muslim and Buddhist teens learn religious tolerance by talking about their differences." Buddhist and Muslim teens met for discussion at Al-Tawbah Mosque in Gretna, Louisiana. More meetings are planned for the future. The article quoted Lisa Lincoln of Soka Gakkai International USA and Dr. Mahmoud Sarmini, spokesman for the Muslim group: "Lincoln and Sarmini say such a program will go a long way in helping teen-agers of different backgrounds treat one...

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Japanese-Americans Speak Out Against Backlash

October 18, 2001

Source: The KCRA Channel

http://www.thekcrachannel.com/sac/news/localnews/stories/news-localnews-102172820011018-181052.html

On October 18, 2001, The KCRA Channel in Sacramento reported, "Japanese-Americans Join Fight Against Hate Crimes: Groups Band Together To Decry Arab, Sikh And Muslim Hate Crimes." The article reported on backlash, including an incident in which a local mosque was blockaded by tractors. "'Sixty years ago,...

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Buddhist Teacher Calls for Embrace of Pacifism

October 14, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On October 14, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "the Rev. Alan Senauke, a pacifist, Buddhist priest and resident of Berkeley, urged fellow pacifists to endure this "'test...People are being pushed to the limits of their beliefs,' adds Senauke, who is also executive director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship."

Milwaukee's Islamic Center Hosts Interfaith Forum

October 13, 2001

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/religion

On October 13, 2001, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that "about 180 people of many faiths and ethnic backgrounds gathere ...at Milwaukee's Islamic Center for the first of four forums the Milwaukee Association for Interfaith Relations is holding in response to the Sept.11 terrorist attacks...Panelists from Islamic, Jewish, Buddhist and Christian traditions each spoke for 15 minutes on their faith's teachings about...

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Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 5, 2001

Source: The Denver Post

On October 5, 2001, The Denver Post reported that "Buddhist teacher Judith Lief encourages people to move beyond fear and despair in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to live more fully...[and that] compassion will help [the] nation heal."

Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 1, 2001

Source: Newsday

On October 1, 2001, Newsday reported that "Hundreds of Queens residents gathered...for a solemn and, at times, spirited multifaith service honoring World Trade Center victims. Reflecting the borough's diversity, representatives of virtually every major global religion delivered remarks, including Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist."

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