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  1. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Muslim mob in Bangladesh torch Buddhist temples

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka, Bangladesh Homes torched and Buddha statues looted after Facebook photo 'defaming Koran' sparks riot Muslim mob burn Buddhist temples Thousands of rioters have torched Buddhist temples and homes in southeastern Bangladesh after a photo posted on Facebook was deemed offensive to Islam. The 25,000-strong mob set fire to five temples and dozens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1051056/muslim-mob-bangladesh-torch-buddhist-temples
  2. News - China - RELIGION

    Nearly 1,000 sect members arrested in crackdown

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:01am by AFP

    ... fled to the United States. The central government tightly controls the exercise of religion, permitting worship at government-controlled Buddhist, Daoist, Muslim, Protestant and Catholic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577234/nearly-1000-sect-members-arrested-crackdown
  3. News - Asia - RELIGION

    One year on, Bangladesh restores Buddhist temples destroyed in riots

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in Kolkata Bangladesh is winning praise for the rebuilding of Buddhist monasteries after last year's attacks Temples restored, along with trust A year ago, tensions were on a razor's edge in southeast Bangladesh, as Muslim mobs looted and vandalised 19 Buddhist temples and monasteries. But the pogrom, which also saw scores of Buddhist villages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1321732/one-year-bangladesh-restores-buddhist-temples-destroyed-riots
  4. News - China Insider - RELIGION

    Property development plan to merge monasteries with a nunnery draws ire in Nanchang

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 06:12pm by Chris Luo

    ... and nunnery as part of a plan to merge them into one single religious institute. The plan jointly drawn up by the city’s Buddhist association and its development and planning authorities was meant ... promote local tourism. But part of the plan that involved the demolition and relocation of three smaller pre-existing Buddhist temples has drawn protests from Buddhists as well as local residents, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1536216/property-development-plan-merge-monasteries-nunnery-draws-ire
  5. News - China - RELIGION

    Fake monks and debt thwart grand plans for ancient Buddhist temple in China

    Posted May 12th 2013, 07:31pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A provincial city’s ambitious plans for turning an ancient Buddhist temple near Xian into the world capital of Buddhism and listing it on a stock exchange have stagnated, ... for new capital, its operators set up an organisation, which could collect donations from Buddhist believers and bankroll the company. The foundation collected some 54 million yuan in donations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1236157/fake-monks-and-debt-thwart-grand-plans-ancient-buddhist-temple-china
  6. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Hongkongers just want to be heard, says eminent Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com HK people just want to be heard: monk You can stop one protest for a time, but you can't stop another one from starting up if you don't deal with the problem, says an eminent Buddhist monk. "There are people who have not been heard, which leads to problems," said Phap Kham, head of the Hong Kong branch of Buddhist centre Plum Village, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1241403/hongkonger-just-want-be-heard-says-eminent-buddhist-monk
  7. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Asians remain gripped by World Cup fever, even as Ramadan starts

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... in Southeast Asia, on Saturday evening. Sri Lanka's Muslims, who account for 10 per cent of the country's 20 million population of mainly Buddhists, are set to observe a low-key Ramadan after ... of Buddhist extremist attacks after four people were killed in religious riots this month. In the mainly Catholic Philippines, Von Al-Haq, military spokesman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543216/asians-remain-gripped-world-cup-fever-even-ramadan-starts
  8. News - World - RELIGION

    British monk self-immolates in Tibetan Buddhist monastery in France

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 06:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Toulouse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Toulouse A British monk died in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in France after he poured petrol over his clothes and set himself alight, police said on Friday. The 38-year-old Briton, whom police did not name, had been living at Nalanda monastery near the southwestern village of Labastide-Saint-Georges for the past five years. He carried out the act on Thursday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1084048/british-monk-self-immolates-tibetan-buddhist-monastery-france
  9. News - China - RELIGION

    1,500 cult members arrested in past two years, China says after McDonald's killing

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 12:27pm by AP

    ... to control grass-roots religious movements based on Christian or Buddhist ideology, most notably the Falun Gong meditation movement that attracted millions of adherents before being repressed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529931/1500-cult-members-arrested-china-says-after-woman-beaten-death-mcdonalds
  10. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Releasing wrong fish on Buddha's birthday could do more harm than good: Green Power

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Releasing wrong fish could do harm Buddhists who release fish into the sea in a show of compassion to mark Buddha's birthday may be doing more harm than good if they pick the wrong fish, a green group warns. People who practise Chinese Buddhism traditionally mark the celebration, which takes place tomorrow, by buying and releasing animals otherwise facing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1504453/releasing-wrong-fish-buddhas-birthday-could-do-more-harm-good-green

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