TOKYO (AP) — Buddhist leaders say a third of the country’s 75,000 temples are barely functioning, but a younger generation of priests is working to reverse the faith’s downward spiral.
BEIJING (AP) — A boy who disappeared 25 years ago after being picked by the Dalai Lama as Tibetan Buddhism’s second-highest figure is now working at an undetermined job.
(RNS) — Traditional houses of worship have moved worship for their members online. For seekers and those unaffiliated with any faith, there is Family Chapel.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena described the bombings as a terrorist attack by religious extremists and said seven suspects had been arrested, though there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
(RNS) — In her book, Thubten Chodron teaches the Five Contemplations, which are aimed at fostering mindful eating. They're short verses designed to inspire reflections.
UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 10 months have passed since Myanmar's security forces launched a sweeping campaign of rape and other brutalities against the Rohingya, and the babies conceived during those assaults have been born.
(RNS) — Today, ultranationalist Buddhist monks stand behind the military and urge them on, sometimes participating in the violence themselves.
(AP) — Human rights groups say Myanmar's government is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.
WITTENBERG, Germany (RNS) — In the same way Martin Luther used the emerging technologies of his day, the blessing robot has sparked debate about humans and machines — and whether they might lead the church to a technological reformation.
(RNS) — Every year, between the sixth and seventh months of the lunar calendar, nomad tribes gather in the tiny Tibetan village of Ser Geyrgo for a prayer festival that is meant to invoke heaven.
(Reuters) The arrests are part of a crackdown on violence against Muslims, who are 9 percent of the mostly Buddhist nation.
YANGON (Reuters) The arrests came after nationalists led by the Patriotic Monks Union raided flats in a Yangon district with a large Muslim population.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Few if any of the people who protested this weekend, and especially those who did so out of religious convictions, believe President Donald Trump's contention that his refugee ban is not aimed at Muslims.
(RNS) Nearly 91 percent of members of the 115th Congress convening Tuesday (Jan. 3) describe themselves as Christian, according to a new analysis by Pew Research Center.
(RNS) Around the world, religion and education are highly correlated.
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