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Buddhist monks serve iftar for Muslims in Bangladesh

by Mahmud Hossain Opu, Aljazeera, 25 Jun 2016


Monastery has been serving iftar meals to underprivileged Muslims during Ramadan for the past six years.


Dhaka, Bangladesh
-- Every day during Ramadan, hundreds of Muslim men, women and children queue in front of a Buddhist monastery in the Bangladeshi capital to receive iftar, the food with which Muslims break their fast at sunset during the holy month.

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Buddhist Mob Destroys Mosque in Myanmar
AFP, June 25, 2016

YANGON, Myanmar -- Scores of police have been deployed to guard a village in central Myanmar where religious tensions are running high after a Buddhist mob destroyed a mosque, authorities said Saturday.  More



China threatens Tibet’s largest monastery with demolition
The Buddhist Channel, June 20, 2016

Latest attack on religious freedom takes place as campaign launched against Beijing’s plan to appoint Dalai Lama

Gangzi, China
-- The Chinese government has demanded the removal of more than 5,000 monks and nuns from Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, in eastern Tibet - currently the largest Tibetan Buddhist institute in the world.  More


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