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Love Religion, but Hate Intolerance? Try Buddhism

by Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard, Feb 19, 2015


New research finds that, unlike those of monotheistic faiths, Buddhist concepts do not inspire prejudice toward outsiders.

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- Does religion do more harm than good? Considerable research suggests the answer depends upon the type of “good” you are considering. Many studies have linked religiosity with mental and physical health, as well as a stronger tendency to help those around you. Others have found it inspires prejudice against perceived outsiders.  More


Buddhist Women As Agents of Change: Case Studies from Thailand and Indonesia
by Lai Suat Yan, Kyoto Review, Issue 16, Sept 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- While in Thailand the majority of its population are adherents of the Theravada Buddhist ‘tradition’, in Indonesia, Buddhism is a minority religion with the Theravada Buddhist ‘tradition’ embraced by the majority of Buddhists. However, the development of the Theravada tradition in Indonesia is much influenced by its counterparts in Thailand.  More


1,000 year-old mummified monk reveals more of his secrets
By James Rogers, Fox News, February 23, 2015
The Hague, Holland -- A 1,000-year old mummified monk hidden inside a statue of Buddha has revealed more of his secrets.  More


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