What’s Up With … the Buddist Monks in Myanmar?

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(RNS) Pictures of Buddhist monks shaking their fists at riot police in Myanmar (formerly Burma) have landed on the front pages of U.S. newspapers and scrambled some Western stereotypes. These are not the blissed-out meditators of America’s imagination. Generally pacifistic, but far from passive, Buddhists have a long history of social activism in Asia. Monks […]

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