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  • Thailand’s radical southern insurgency oppose Buddhist occupation
    Thailand’s radical southern insurgency oppose Buddhist occupation
    The Muslim insurgency has one clear goal in mind, the creation of a separate Muslim state for the Malays 1.8 million. Deep-seated radical extremists don’t’ want the Buddhists living there and they are making it clear in last week&rsquo...
  • Buddhists still fighting for peace in their homeland
    Buddhists still fighting for peace in their homeland
    Buddhism to the Western mind is associated with pacifism, but little does that mind know Buddhist nations like Thailand; Myanmar and Sri Lanka are engaged in vicious battles. An attack in 2007 on a minibus in southern Thailand’s Yala...
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    Muslims destroy Buddhist temples during rampage
    Homes of Buddhists and five Buddhist temples were burned to the ground in Bangladesh Sunday by rioting Muslims, the Hindustan Times reported.According to the Times, thousands of Muslim rioters went on a rampage after a local Buddhist uploaded a...
  • Thai monks chant at Wat Prommanee during a rebirth ceremony May 18, 2012 in Nakhon Nayok,Thailand.
    What is religion?
    The word religion is used freely worldwide, so much so, that one may neglect to stop and ponder its meaning. When one asks the question, “What is religion?” Often the first thing that comes to mind are different types of religions or...
  • Kuan Yin Bodhisattva and Wreath
    Buddhism and the Christmas Season
    Christmas is the time of giving and joyfulness. With Buddha we learn the importance of giving without expectation or condition, (dana in Sanskrit), and to bring happiness, and show loving-kindness and benevolence (metta) toward others. This is a...
  •   Tibetans in exile in Siliguri, India, protest China's policies in Tibet
    Buddhists have been sacrificing themselves for freedom
    The unprecedented recent series of self-immolations has been unprecedented in modern Tibetan history. Although Buddhists in Syracuse have felt the deep appreciation of the fight for freedom of the protesting Tibetans who have set themselves on...
  • Barack Obama meets with Hu Jintao during the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C.
    Religious leadership series: introduction
    Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims. The world can still be generalized as having five major religions, and those named encompass roughly 5.5 of the 6.5 billion people on this planet (sources and results may vary) or about 85% of the...