Daoism

International Symposium on Lao Zi, Founder of Taoism, to be Held in his Hometown

October 21, 2005

Source: Xinhua

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-10/21/content_3662878.htm

On October 21, 2005 Xinhua reported, "An international symposium on Lao Zi, founder of Taoism, will be held from Nov. 10 to 12 in Luyi County of central China's Henan Province, hometown of the ancient Chinese philosopher. The symposium is jointly sponsored by the Representative Office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) in China...

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First Chinese-Taiwanese Forum on Taoism Opens at Chinese Taoist Shrine

October 21, 2005

Source: CRIEnglish.com/Xinhua

http://en.chinabroadcast.cn/2238/2005-10-21/148@277960.htm

On October 21, 2005 Xinhua reported, "The First Forum on Taoism across the Taiwan Straits kicked off Friday at Mount Longhu (Dragon and Tiger), a Taoist shrine in Yingtan City, in east China's Jiangxi Province. Zhang Sheng, director of the Taiwan Taoist Association, said the forum will strengthen exchanges among Taoists from across the Taiwan Straits. While Zhang Jiyu...

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Principal at Jewish School Fired for Exploring Interest in Taoism

June 10, 2005

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/articles/3287

On June 10, 2005 The Forward reported, "academic politics are often esoteric and never pretty. But in what appears to be a first, the fate of a middle-school principal in West Orange, N.J., was determined by a rabbinic debate over the definition of 'who is a Taoist.' For months, Aaron Kriegel, a pulpit rabbi in West Essex, N.J., has urged officials at Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union to fire its middle school...

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Taoism in Hawaii Attempts to Preserve its Chinese Heritage

August 21, 2004

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Aug/21/il/il18a.html

On August 21, 2004 The Honolulu Advertiser reported that, "over the summer, Taoist master Duane Pang led a free workshop with St. Francis Hospice on 'Chinese Religious Death and Dying Traditions and Customs in Hawai'i' at Borthwick Mortuary. Nearly 200 people heard Pang discuss the integration of Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism in Chinese culture and...

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Editorial: Prisoners Should Retain Religious Rights

July 25, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=13763

On July 25, 2004 The First Amendment Center reported, "Disputes over the denial of kosher meals have flared up in a number of states, including Virginia, where an inmate filed a lawsuit in April. Keeping kosher in prison is just one of many religious-freedom claims being raised by prisoners throughout the nation. The cases cover the religious waterfront from the...

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Majority-Muslim Province Also Includes Buddhists, Christians and Taoists Living in Harmony

June 2, 2004

Source: Xinhuanet

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/02/content_1504671.htm

On June 2, 2004 Xinhuanet reported, "The Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Linxia in northwest China's Gansu Province is known as the 'little Mecca' in China for the existence in peace and harmony of residents of different ethnic groups and different faiths. The prefecture has a population of 1.92 million. People of Hui ethnicity constitute 56 percent of the total population....

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Hawaii's Graveyards Reveal Blending Traditions

May 31, 2004

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/May/31/il/il01a.html

On May 31, 2004 The Honolulu Advertiser reported, "Nanette Napoleon has seen the strangest things left as graveyard memorabilia, or what she calls 'visitation goods.' We're not talking about people bringing lei, flowers or photos to their family's graves. We're not even talking oranges or tangerines, cans of beer, bottles of soda, incense, cups of tea,...

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San Francisco Finds a Final Resting Place for the Dead

February 20, 2004

Source: The ContraCosta Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/7993659.htm

On February 20, 2004 The ContraCosta Times reported, "The city has finally found a resting place for the remains of nearly 100 Gold Rush-era San Franciscans unearthed three years ago during construction of the Asian Art Museum. Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma, a small city with 17 cemeteries just south of San Francisco, has offered to take the remains of 97 men, women and...

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Iu Mien Community Center in California

August 4, 2003

Source: Alameda Times

http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125~1486~1551004,00.html

On August 4, 2003 the Alameda Times reported that "since the [Iu Mien] community center's grand opening July 19, people have held combination Buddhist/Tao religious ceremonies and Mien language classes for children at the small house in front of the center... Saechao said he hopes the center will bring together the 8,000 Iu Mien scattered throughout the Bay Area, 5,000 of...

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The Oroville Chinese Temple in California

December 22, 2002

Source: Oroville Mercury Register

http ://w ww.orovillemr.com/archives/index.inn?loc=detail&doc=/2002/December/23-2054-news8.txt

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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Hospital Managers Encounter Diverse Religious Traditions and Beliefs

August 28, 2002

Source: Hospital Topics

In the Winter, 2002 issue, Hospital Topics reported that "to be effective, [hospital] managers must have a basic understanding of the implications of cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity, as the number of Americans whose culture, ethnicity, and religion differ from those of the American mainstream increases... This means that the expectations and needs of diverse staff and, as important, the various patients treated in [hospitals] must be understood and met to the greatest extent possible... [The article] provides a basic...

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