OPEN LETTER : Taking a Stand Against Islamaphobia

BOSTON / LOS ANGELES — This Open Letter comes to us via Joshua Eaton, a journalist writing about Buddhism, religion and politics, poverty, and the American South. He is also a Tibetan translator. Also, Rev. Danny Fisher, a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Department at University of the West (and no stranger to Patheos) collaborated on it in key ways.The letter's motivated by recent news reports, as well as a long-standing, deep-rooted sense of social justice. This being R … [Read more...]

ALL LIVES ARE SACRED : A plea for peace & reconciliation in Bangkok

Thailand (formerly "Siam") is the only country to declare in its constitution that Buddhism is its national religion.  (It is commonplace for boys there to ordain as monks as their rite of passage into manhood.)  Little wonder the monastics are concerned with the unrest in  their land. I cannot speak first-hand.  I've read The New York Times' backgrounder and reports.  This week, Agence France-Presse (AFP) published a moving piece featuring the monks' prayer for peace. Today, the International Ne … [Read more...]


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