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Buddhists Go to the White House

Buddhists Go to the White House

BY HOZAN ALAN SENAUKE    Photo by Philip Rosenberg The streets of Washington DC were lined with blossoms and greenery, the prospect of promise. One hundred thirty Buddhist teachers, monks, nuns, laymen and laywomen, academics, and organizers met on Thursday May...

The Sombath Initiative

The Sombath Initiative

The Sombath Initiative   The Sombath Initiative was conceived in early 2014 and publicly launched on 11 December 2014. The Advisory Board of the Sombath Initiative currently includes: Walden Bello, Member of the Philippine House of Representatives,...

Patronage system breeds malaise in the monkhood

Patronage system breeds malaise in the monkhood

The problems surronding the Dhammakaya temple and its abbot Dhammachayo are serious in themselves. But the also reflect larger and more acute malaises in the Thai Buddhist clergy. Read...

Muslim, Buddhist leaders  denounce religious strife

Muslim, Buddhist leaders denounce religious strife

Bambang Muryanto, The Jakarta Post, Magelang, Central Java | Archipelago | Thu, March 05 2015, 6:45 AM - See more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/03/05/muslim-buddhist-leaders-denounce-religious-strife.html#sthash.0efoDkNQ.dpuf   Muslim and Buddhist...

The anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan

The anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan

Dear fasters and supporting colleagues, Tomorrow and Saturday we will be marking the anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan. Since Nov 8th falls on a Saturday, we thought it is best to go out with our social media support and launch of the much talked about song -'Bring...

Statement of the Fifth Action Asia Peacebuilders’ Forum 2014

Statement of the Fifth Action Asia Peacebuilders’ Forum 2014

Statement of the Fifth Action Asia Peacebuilders’ Forum 2014 Nurturing Peacebuilders towards Peaceful and Resilient Communities  4 October, 2014, Yangon, Myanmar We, 65 peacebuilders from nineteen countries across Asia and beyond, gathered in Yangon,...

Statement of the 3rd Inter-Religious Conference on Article 9

Statement of the 3rd Inter-Religious Conference on Article 9

  Final Statement of the 3rd Asia Inter-religious Conference on Article 9From Seoul to OkinawaOctober 7, 2011Okinawa Christian University Article 9 of Japan’s Peace ConstitutionAspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese...

Buddhist Peacebuilders and Fresh Challenges in Asia

Buddhist Peacebuilders and Fresh Challenges in Asia Event Details September 17, 2014 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM Berkley Center third floor conference room > RSVP Required Fundamentalism and extremism occur in many religious traditions and are the topic of much...