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Ulverston Conishead Priory holds its first Buddhist festival in 1994

The first day of a large Buddhist gathering was held on Friday July 29, 1994, at the Manjushri Center in Conishead Priory, on the Furness Peninsula near Ulverston. PRAYER: Joanne Geekie and Kelsang Dawa in the garden during the two-week festival at the Manjushri Buddhist Center at Conishead Priory in 1994 The festival was to bring together people from as …

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Bangladeshi Christians live in fear after mob attacks

Ethnic Christians in a remote and hilly village in Bangladesh are under pressure from Buddhists to renounce their faith after two mob attacks severely damaged a Baptist church, a pastor said. Bawm Tribal Baptist Church in Sundrapara village, Rangamati district, was attacked on July 15 and 22 by dozens of black-masked men, said Jyotilaso Chakma, the church’s senior pastor. The …

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Apex court said – The New Indian Express

By PTI COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka has opened an investigation into the 1987 massacre of Buddhist monks by Tamil separatists from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which attacked a bus and killed 31 people, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil (LTTE) said on Tuesday, Supreme Court of the country. The attorney general’s attorney told the Supreme Court that …

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Dharma is not the same as religion – The New Indian Express

We are a dharmic, even yogic civilization. What’s more, our primary focus is realization, transformation, transcendence – not belief, dogma, or ritual. No wonder the category “religion” is a foreign imposition, one might say oppressive. Religion, in the Abrahamic and therefore modern sense, is based on a prescriptive faith, on the basis of which is a special contract between believers …

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“A significant experience in our country”: Religious leaders in the United Arab Emirates promote coexistence, build a unified vision

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – A unique forum initiated by the Baha’is of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) enables religious leaders in the country to move beyond mutual respect to foster coexistence and unity of vision on matters of common interest. The forum was created at the start of the pandemic as a space for representatives of the various …

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Dan Blake’s “Da Fé” Born of a Life of Compassionate Action

By Alexa PetersIJul 20, 2021 Dan Blake’s jazz life draws heavily on his activist efforts. (Photo: Christophe Drukker) Saxophonist-composer Dan Blake has a long history in the world of jazz. But, more recently, he has begun to engage deeply with several militant movements through his long-standing study of Buddhism. Specifically, Blake strives to live a life of compassionate action, a …

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Subway passengers stranded waist-deep in floodwaters as Chinese riverbanks burst

A resident wearing a rain cover stands on a flooded road in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, July 20, 2021. cnsphoto via REUTERS reuters_tickers This content was published on July 20, 2021 – 13:57 July 20, 2021 – 1:57 PM BEIJING (Reuters) – Heavy rains hit China’s central Henan Province on Tuesday, bursting the banks of major rivers, flooding the streets …

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Telangana IPS agent Praveen Kumar voluntarily retires

Kumar, who still had six years of service, sent his request to Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar. “After 26 years of service to the Fatherland as an IPS officer, today I requested a voluntary retirement to pursue my passion for social justice and equality more vigorously at my own pace. Thank you all to have been by my side throughout my …

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