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Friday 26 October 2012
Aung San Suu Kyi and others accused of failing to speak out against persecution
Friday 12 October 2012
The network of caves in Dunhuang in the far west of China rank among the wonders of the world. The 800 grottoes are home to frescoes a millennium old and more, placed there by devout Buddhist merchants about to embark on the treacherous Silk Road through the Gobi Desert.
No end in sight to the sufferings of 'the world's most persecuted minority' - Burma's Rohingya Muslims
Monday 08 October 2012
Nearly 75,000 of those made homeless during inter-communal conflict in June and transferred to temporary camps are living in conditions “worse than animals”, according to the Rohingya Human Rights Association in Bangkok
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Abune Paulos led the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, which has more than 40 million members, as well as serving on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches and its Commission on Faith and Order. He was one of seven serving presidents of the WCC. While he was instrumental in interfaith dialogue initiatives, Abune Paulos was vocal in several international platforms, including the World Economic Forum and the World Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the United Nations.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Inside the tiresome world of student politics, delusions of grandeur run riot
Enlightenment needed: Thailand's Buddhist monks to get food lessons after study shows nearly half are obese
Thursday 02 August 2012
The Buddhist monks of Thailand are not known to be an especially active bunch. Prayers, chanting and the collecting of alms take up much of their time.
Friday 15 June 2012
The Dalai Lama will begin a national tour of the UK today which will include an appearance alongside comedian Russell Brand.
Saturday 02 June 2012
The country has been buried by terrible headlines (most of them justified) yet, says Shaun Walker, if you look beyond the issues there are interesting cities, a football-crazy population... and lots of bars
Monday 14 May 2012
Dalai Lama gives away prize money but remains silent on self-immolations
Friday 11 May 2012
Six leaders from South Korea's biggest Buddhist order have quit after secret video footage showed some supposedly serene monks raising hell, playing high-stakes poker, drinking and smoking.
Sunday 08 April 2012
Thousands of Christians celebrated Easter Mass in Jerusalem in an array of processions and prayer sessions.
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ sign language interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute in Soweto
- 2 Mystery of Epping Forest 'big cat' is solved
- 3 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 4 Australia: Gay marriage law reversed by high court less than a week after first weddings
- 5 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding