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Thailand: Consolidating diplomatic relations through Buddhist activities

According to the Thai News Agency, from October 6th to November 8th, Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej presented Kathina robes to monks from 9 pagodas of ASEAN members states and other South Asia countries with the aim to strengthen alliance relationship between Buddhist countries. 

Russia to promote religious diversity by building Buddhist pagoda

The first Moscow's Buddhist pagoda, symbolizing Russia’s religious diversity and promoting friendly interconfessional and interethnic relations, will be built in Russia's capital by 2015.

Christian University Offers Full Scholarships To Human Trafficking Survivors

(RNS) Point Loma Nazarene University wants to offer human trafficking survivors who want to earn a college degree a full-ride scholarship.

Say hello to Zilzar.com, the Islamic answer to Amazon

First there was Amazon and its ubiquitous internet retail model. Next came Alibaba, a Chinese behemoth valued at more than $200bn. Now the Islamic world has launched its own competitor to the great global online giants, in the hope of cornering the mouthwatering trillion-dollar Muslim consumer market. Zilzar.com was unveiled by the Malaysian prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, at the World Islamic Economic Forum. “Zilzar” means earthquake in Arabic.

In Canada, Anti-Muslim Bullying On The Rise Following Ottawa Attacks

(Reuters) - Reports of anti-Muslim harassment in Canada have risen, Muslim organizations say, after attacks last week in which two soldiers were killed by people authorities say were inspired by the militant group Islamic State.

Thai Buddhists hold peace march in Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya (Bihar), Nov. 2 (ANI): Buddhists from Thailand held a march for world peace in Bodhgaya.

Laos celebrates That Luang festival 2014

On October 31st, 2014, thousands of Lao people took part in That Luang festival 2014 held in accordance with traditional customs of Laos. That Luang festival is one of the biggest Buddhist celebration in Laos.

Floods in Kashmir Damage Buddhist Manuscripts

Floods in Kashmir over the past month have damaged a number of priceless artifacts, including a quantity of ancient Buddhist manuscripts. One of the oldest libraries in Kashmir, the Sri Pratap Singh (SPS) Library, was flooded, damaging the artifacts and over 20,000 books. Some of the manuscripts are thought to be around 2,000 years old.

Opening of Fifth OIC Ministerial Conference on Women’s Role in Development of OIC Member States

The Fifth Ministerial Conference on Women’s Role in Development of OIC Member States was held under the high patronage of First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva, under the title “The Role of Women in Sustainable Development” in Baku, Azerbaijan on 20-21 October 2014. 

What Are America's Religious Organizations Doing To Prepare For Ebola?

Humans crowd closely together in houses of worship -- and it’s supposed to be that way. People greet each other with hugs and shaking hands; they pray in close proximity and, in some Christian communities, drink from the same cup and share the same bread.

Indonesia Catholics hold mass rallies in Flores mining fight

On October 13, 2014, Hundreds of priests and nuns staged simultaneous rallies today in Jakarta and several towns in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, demanding that the government annul controversial mining permits within 30 days. Indigenous locals have been battling local authorities since 2009, when a mining permit was issued without consultation.

Number of women religious in US falls below 50,000

The number of women religious in the United States has fallen below 50,000, according to a new report from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev acknowledges contributions of Buddhism to strengthen dialogue between communities

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated the Patriarch of the Traditional Buddhist Sangha of Russia Khambo Lama Damba Ayusheeva on occasion of 250th founding anniversary of the Russian Pandito Khambo-lam Institute on September 27th, 2014.

Korean Buddhist organization builds agricultural hi-tech school in Africa

Most Venerable Jasung, Chief of Korean Jogye Zen Buddhist Sect informed that the general design of the project for building school in Tanzania has been almost finalized and its project construction was expected to be completed in 2015.

Vietnamese children in Singapore celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival

On September 6th, 2014, Vietnamese children living in Singapore gathered at the Embassy to celebrate the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival 

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