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  • Important Buddhist artifact comes to Florida

     
    A 7-foot-tall jade statue of Buddha has arrived in South Florida. The statue, which is known as a Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, will be on display at Wat Buddharangsi temple in Redland, Fla., through April 18. The temple's members practice Theravada...
  • Nepalese Buddhist nuns will kick your tail

     
    A group of Buddhist nuns in Nepal say their confidence is up and they're getting more respect these days because they've taken up fight training. The BBC reports that women of the 800-year-old Drukpa Buddhist sect are being taught kung fu by a...
  • A call from Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch for cancer-smashing good vibes

     
    At Coachella last weekend, Friday headliner Jay-Z blasted out the Beastie Boys' "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" as his intro music. It got us thinking about Adam "MCA" Yauch, who announced last year that he had been diagnosed with cancer. Maybe......
  • Congress: It’s not just for white Protestants anymore

     
    Religion News Service reporter David Gibson writes about the religious diversity of the 113th Congress: (RNS) Three Buddhists, a Hindu and a “none” will walk into the 113th Congress, and it’s no joke. Rather, it’s a series of &#...
  • Obama reportedly planning Myanmar visit this month

     
    Obama Myanmar : President Obama Reportedly Visiting Myanmar This Month...
  • BBC investigating other allegations of sexual abuse

     
    The head of the scandal-hit BBC said Tuesday that the broadcaster is investigating allegations of sexual abuse or harassment against several of its staff members, apart from recent revelations about a popular children’s-show host who may have...
  • 112 killed, homes burned as Buddhists, Muslims clash in Myanmar

     
    YANGON, Myanmar -- At least 112 people have been killed and thousands of houses burned as ethnic and religious violence in western Myanmar intensifies, according to news reports and community activists, as the government struggled to restore order,...
  • Fresh clashes break out between Myanmar's Buddhists, Muslims

     
    At least three people were killed and hundreds of houses burned in a fresh wave of violence pitting Buddhists against Muslims in western Myanmar, news agencies reported Tuesday....
  • Ex-presidential candidate in Egypt faces fresh corruption charges

     
    Former Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik and 10 other ex-officials were ordered Sunday to face trial on corruption charges....
  • NATO investigates killing of U.S. soldier, contractor in Afghanistan

     
    NATO forces Sunday were investigating whether the weekend shooting deaths of a U.S. soldier and an American civilian contractor in Afghanistan were the result of an insider attack or linked to insurgent gunfire....
  • Muslims in Bangladesh torch Buddhist temples over Facebook image

     
    Angry Muslims in southeast Bangladesh torched at least 10 Buddhist temples and dozens of homes Sunday after alleging that a Buddhist man insulted Islam on his Facebook page, authorities said....