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leader of the Front presents his congratulations on the 40th anniversary of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha | Society

President of the Vietnam Homeland Front Do Van Chien Central Committee (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Do Van Chien addressed his congratulations to Buddhists nationwide on the 40th anniversary of the founding of Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha (VBS) (November 7, 1981 – 2021). In his congratulatory letter, Chien said …

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Death Row Spiritual Advisors intervene in Supreme Court case

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic Information Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – A Supreme Court case on November 9 argues that death row chaplains should have the final say. Specifically, they should be able to pray aloud with inmates and lay hands on them during executions, something John Ramirez, a death row inmate from Texas, is looking for. Ramirez, 37, was sentenced to …

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Plans for the Buddhist Peace Garden at Runcorn

PLANS have been submitted to establish a Buddhist peace garden and meditation space in Runcorn. Wat Phra Singh UK, a charity that operates a Buddhist temple and medicine center on High Street in the Old Town, has submitted proposals to convert the land on Waterloo Road. The charity took over the Waterloo Hotel in 2013 and has over 2,000 registered …

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Shrinking space for religious minorities in Sri Lanka – the diplomat

Advertising Two reports on religious freedom violations in Sri Lanka released less than a week apart demonstrate growing concern over human rights and interfaith relations on the island. A major UK religious freedom group and a US government special committee have both painted an increasingly problematic scene. Countries concerned about minority rights in Sri Lanka should engage Colombo on the …

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Kushinagar International Airport inaugurated by Narendra Modi

Nothing is permanent, therefore everything is precious. Here is a selection of some events, ephemeral or not, in the Buddhist world this week. Inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport, site of the Buddha’s death Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh as part of the government’s efforts to promote India’s Buddhist heritage. The …

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