New Zen Monastery to Open in Oregon

February 1, 2002

Source: The Oregonian

On February 1, 2002 The Oregonian featured an editorial on a meeting in Clatskanie, OR that was "sponsored by a Portland-based Zen Buddhist group, the Zen Community of Oregon, to explain its plans to remodel a former elementary school into a monastery and seminary. But many objected to adding the Zen sanctuary to the community's eight churches... 'Our goal is to protect those that have not yet accepted Christ,' said Loren Dummer, the Assembly of God pastor. He worried that that the Zen Buddhists, who are not evangelical, would try to...

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Peace Vigils Mirror Interfaith Service in Assisi

January 23, 2002

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On January 23, 2002, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "leaders of more than 20 faiths and denominations in the St. Louis region will gather tonight to reflect on the call to peace found in their respective scriptures... Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, Sikh and Ba'hai leaders will enter the sanctuary of the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica and individually read from their scripture about peace... Archbishop Justin Rigali, past chairman of the Cabinet of the Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St....

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Feng Shui in the Business World

March 19, 1999

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On March 19, 1999, The San Francisco Chronicle published an article on the growing use of feng shui in American businesses to "boost their bottom line." Feng shui, developed over 3000 years ago in rural China, is supposed to "promote well-being by fostering a good flow of ch'i or life-energy through buildings." Several businesses in the San Francisco area, including the clothing company Esprit Corp., report increased profits after the use of feng shui in their buildings. Though none of the feng shui approaches have been...

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