Tag Archives: Buddhism

Muslim Incursion and Expansion in Sri Lanka

  During the past sixty years every action taken by the Buddhists have failed to persuade Muslims to vacate the Kuragala archaeological site. It is not only here that Muslims are encroaching on Buddhist places of worship and taking advantage … Continue reading

Posted in Asia Pacific, News, Sri Lanka | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Buddhists under Threat in South Korea

By Choe Sang-Hun SEOUL — At Jogye Temple, normally an island of Buddhist serenity, plainclothes officers have staked out the exits, waiting to grab any fugitives who venture out. Camped out on the temple grounds are the leaders of fierce … Continue reading

Posted in Asia Pacific, News, South Korea | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Religious Freedom: A Hindu Perspective

by Arvind Sharma, PhD, Birks Professor of Comparative Religion, McGill University Presentation before the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom on September 18, 2000. I have been asked to provide a Hindu perspective on religious freedom, to identify the … Continue reading

Posted in Religious Freedom, Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Buddha’s teachings can inspire a far more humanistic and universalist politics

by Dayan Jayatilleka In our part of the world and in the world as a whole, one may trace wars, which “originated in the minds of men”, to an excess of attachment to territory, to narrow ethnic identity, to power structures, to … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, Resources | Tagged , | Leave a comment

1956 – A Year of National and Religious Awakening

by  Senaka Weeraratna Buddhism has been the most powerful single factor in the development of Sri Lanka’s civilization. For more than 2, 300 years, Sri Lanka developed and projected a country image that was predominantly Buddhist. Though this pre-disposition was … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, Publications, Resources | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Buddhism replaces Marxism as Catholic Church’s Main Enemy

Pope Ratzinger’s prediction “The challenge to the Church in the twentieth century would not be Marxism, but Buddhism” has come true. Pope Benedict XVI The Catholic Church earned the wrath of all other religious communities when Ratzinger was appointed Pope … Continue reading

Posted in News, Vatican | Tagged , | Leave a comment