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Buddhists Urge Apology for Religious Discrimination

KBS Global, August 20, 2008

Seoul, South Korea -- The Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism held a Central Council meeting Wednesday to decide the details of next week's protest rally against what they say is the Lee Myung-bak administration's discrimination against Buddhism.

The Central Council also formed a committee that will work to end the government's perceived religious discrimination. The Jogye Order will also request the Board of Audit and Inspection to conduct an audit into government agencies allegedly responsible for discrimination ainst Buddhism.

In a statement, the council also urged the government to apologize for discrimination against Buddhism and take measures to prevent a recurrence of discrimination, adding the government's inclination toward a certain religion will fuel inter-religious conflicts.

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