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World Buddhist leaders stress propagation of Buddhism

Xinhuanet, Dec 11, 2004

YANGON, Myanmar -- Leading Buddhist monks from 16 nations attending the World Buddhist Summit stressed on Saturday the need for promoting and propagating Buddhism, strengthening Buddhist unity, friendship and understanding among them and maintaining world peace and prosperity.

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World Buddhist summit wraps up in Myanmar

Daily Times (Reuters), Dec 13, 2004

YANGON, Myanmar -- A world Buddhist summit of more than 1,000 monks from as far apart as Jamaica and Japan ended in Myanmar on Saturday with promises to strive harder to spread the 2,500-year-old religion?s central theme of harmony and goodwill.

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Essential unity among Buddhist leaders for peace - Burmese Buddhist Leader

By Htet Win, Mizzima News (www.mizzima.com), December 12, 2004

Yangon, Myanmar -- A leading Burmese Buddhist figure has called for a unity among Buddhist leaders to bring peace and harmony to the world today full of chaos, miseries, war-weariness and violence.

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Thai PM calls on Buddhist to help build global peace

TNA, Dec 9, 2004

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra today called on the world?s Buddhist community to help build sustainable global peace.

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World Buddhist conference opens in Myanmar despite boycott call

Channel News Asia (AFP), Dec 9, 2004

YANGON, Myanmar -- A world Buddhist summit has opened in Myanmar amid pomp and ceremony, despite a boycott call, with the new premier using the occasion to call for an end to "the bullying of the weak".

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Interview with Abbot of Sitagu on the forthcoming ?World? Buddhist Summit in Burma

Democratic Voice of Burma, December 4, 2004

Rangoon, Burma -- DVB Khin Maung Soe Min?s interview with Abbot of Sitagu, the Reverend Nyan Nittara on the forthcoming ?World? Buddhist Summit in Rangoon.

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Major Buddhist landmark coming up in Malaysia's industrial heartland

The Buddhist Channel, Dec 7, 2004

Shah Alam, Selangor (Malaysia) -- One of Malaysia's most famous landmark, the Sultan Salahuhddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque resides in the well laid out city of Shah Alam. As the capital city of Selangor, the mosque grandeur befits the state's status as Malaysia's most developed corridor.

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Burma junta to go ahead with ?World? Buddhist summit

Democratic Voice of Burma, December 4, 2004

Yangon, Myanmar -- Despite the withdrawal of supports from the main Japanese sponsor, Burma?s military junta, State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) is insisting that it is going to host the ?World? Buddhist Summit in Rangoon as planned.

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Different faiths, same aim - to improve harmony

by DEVI ASMARANI, The Straits Times, Dec 7, 2004

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia -- THEY came dressed in various garb that immediately gave away their faiths - from the saffron yellow robes of Buddhist monks to assorted types of Islamic and Jewish headgear.

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Religious clerics express confidence in Government policy

Vietnam News Agency, Dec 7, 2004

Jakarta, Indonesia -- Buddhism in Viet Nam is strongly growing and believers' confidence in the Government's unswerving respect for the religious freedom is rising especially since the Ordinance on Religion was issued, said a leading Buddhist monk.

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