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Buddhism as the Official National Religion of Thailand

by Aik Theng Cheong, The Buddhist Channel, April 9, 2018



Singapore
-- Buddhist scholar Suraphot Thaweesak warns that a bid to enshrine Buddhism as the national religion would increase the kind of extremism that French journalist Arnaud Dubus writes about in his recently book “Buddhism and Politics in Thailand.”

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Buddhism as National Religion Would Fuel Extremism: Scholar, Author

By Pravit Rojanaphruk, Khasod English, March 20, 2018

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A Buddhist scholar and foreign correspondent both warn in recent books of the rising specter of Buddhist nationalism in Thailand.  More



Citing Ethical Concerns, Ajahn Brahm Resigns as Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia

The Buddhist Channel, March 27, 2018

Perth, Australia -- Well known Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahmavamso has resigned as the Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. He is still the Abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery, in Serpentine, Western Australia and manages several other leadership positions.  More


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