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A Trump Presidency Need Not Be the End Times

by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, The Buddhist Channel, November 11, 2016

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- It was with feelings of shock and dismay that early this morning I woke up to learn that Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States.

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Has Aung San Suu Kyi sold out the Dalai Lama?

By Sai Wansai, Mizzima, 17 September 2016

Beijing, China -- Has Aung San Suu Kyi sold out her fellow Nobel Peace Laureate the Dalai Lama? It’s a stunning question. But it needs to be asked in light of the China-Myanmar Joint Press Release or Statement of 20 August 2016 following Suu Kyi’s historical China visit.

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Buddhist-Muslim Violence in South and South-East Asia: The Local Becomes Regional, or a Clash of Civilizations?

by Bruno Marshall Shirley, International Policy Digest, 29 Jun 2016

United Nations, New York -- This month the UN released a report addressing “serious” human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar at the hands of the Buddhist majority, and the two-year anniversary of Sri Lanka’s deadly Aluthgama and Dharga Town riots, allegedly incited by Buddhist monks and targeting Muslim homes, property, and lives.

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China must lead the Buddhist World

by Senaka Weeraratna, LankaWeb, April 9th, 2016

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The current visit of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe to China draws attention to the strong Buddhist cultural ties between the two countries.

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YES! Enshrine Buddhism as Thailand State Religion

by Aik Theng Chong, The Buddhist Channel, March 8, 2016

Singapore -- Thailand is a country where more than 90% of her population identifies themselves as Buddhist. Beside Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Catholicism with four Protestant groups categorize as subgroups under it are recognized by the government.

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