Buddhist

Visitors flock to shrines and temples, but still a relative trickle

Visitors to Sensoji Temple, Meiji Shrine, Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, and Kawasaki Daishi Temple in the greater Tokyo area on January 1 (Photo taken by Takahiro Kumakura) On January 1, the number of visitors to Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples in the greater Tokyo area was up from the same day in 2021, when Japan was plagued by a surge in …

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Buddhist monk calls for global understanding, respect for religions

A prominent Thai Buddhist monk called on people around the world to understand their respective beliefs so that they could “share and respect” other religions. Dec 31 2021 Senior Buddhist monk Phramaha Thongrattana Thavorn, a member of the Focolare movement, also known as Luce Ardente, is seen greeting Pope Francis in this undated photo from the Focolare movement. BANGKOK: A …

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Cape Town, South Africa holds musical and interfaith tribute to Desmond Tutu

Published on: 12/30/2021 – 01:56 An interfaith musical memorial on Wednesday in honor of South Africa’s revered anti-apartheid icon, Desmond Tutu, had a rabbi and a dancing monk as Cape Town bid farewell to its first black Anglican archbishop. The colorful town hall service in honor of Tutu, who passed away over the weekend, brought together family members and politicians, …

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Narendra Modi and bloodthirsty pregnant Dharam Sansad are closer than most people think

Speaking in his usual dog-whistle mode, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reinforced Haridwar’s hideous message ‘Dharam Sansad’. Those expressing disappointment at the failure of BJP leaders and Union ministers – let alone the Prime Minister and Home Secretary – to condemn the genocidal appeals against Muslims launched by the speakers must understand that ‘there is no substantial difference between them. After …

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How India’s Anti-Conversion Laws Deny Religious Freedom

Through Paul Swamidass, Opinion contributor | Sunday, December 26, 2021 Christians pray while others go to confession during prayer services on Good Friday April 10, 2009, in the village of Raikia, south of Bhubaneswar, India. | Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images India is famous Emperor Ashoka was a former convert from Hinduism to Buddhism. He demonstrated that a person is …

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Scheduled caste or British Columbia? Dalit Christians damned back and forth

The system of categorizing only Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh Dalits as scheduled castes exposes those who do not fall into these formal categories to harassment from hostile bureaucrats. Michael *, a Dalit Christian from Thanjavur district, converted to Hinduism a few years ago through the Arya Samaj, to change his Backward Class (BC) categorization to Scheduled Caste. He had hoped …

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5 things to do in Kinnaur

5 things to do in Kinnaur Published on Dec 22 2021, 12:41 pm Kinnaur has a lot to explore and enjoy Located about 235 kilometers from Shimla, Kinnaur is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh. It offers a unique confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism. You can also experience Tibetan culture here as the place shares its borders …

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Ministry of Minority Affairs Implements Free Allied Coaching Program (Naya Savera) under which free coaching is provided to students belonging to Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis, Jains and Muslims | Odisha News | Latest Odisha News

New Delhi: The Ministry of Minority Affairs is implementing the Free and Allied Coaching Program (Naya Savera) under which free coaching is provided to students / applicants belonging to the six notified minority communities (Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis, Jains and Muslims). The criteria for the establishment of Project Executing Agencies (PIAs) under the program are as follows: The institute must …

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In Myanmar, churches burn in silence

Most often left out, the situation of Christians in Myanmar (formerly Burma) continues to deteriorate, as evidenced by the recent destruction of churches in the country. “If churches and Catholic buildings are attacked again, all cordial relations will be interrupted and this will have painful consequences for all”, warns Mgr. Peter Hla, for whom the cup is full. The bishop …

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