The New Burma? Religion, Democracy and the Rohingya Wednesday, 27 February 2013 | 4 to 6pm | 280A York Lanes| York University
The world has watched for decades, hoping for political reform that would bring freedoms to Burma. While the past two years have brought . . . Read More.
via Washington Bangla Radio USA and World Interfaith Harmony Week.
CBC news has just run a story about federal cutbacks eliminating the positions of non-Christian chaplains in prisons, and how these chaplains are protesting.
The article also contains a copy of the actual open letter signed by 17 of the 71 chaplains in question. A . . . Read More.
Please read and sign: http://buddhistletteronislamophobia.wordpress.com
From the Winnipeg Free Press: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/faith/video-video-celebrates-winnipegs-diverse-faith-communities-150799865.html
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a public talk in Ottawa on April 28, 2012. The topic is “Ethics for a Whole World.”
The website, where one can buy tickets online and view related material, is now up on the Canada Tibet Committee’s site: http://www.tibet.ca/2012/
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A recent initiative of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation (http://www.faithsact.org/) features the stories of spiritual interaction by individuals of different faith communities, in Canada as well as elsewhere. Recently featured on its website is Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri, President of the Buddhist Council of Canada . . . Read More.
It hasn’t even opened, and Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom is already stirring up controversy. This article from the Toronto Star brings up some of the problems, and if you read between the lines, you can get some idea of Canadian Buddhists’ thoughts on the . . . Read More.
With best wishes from Sumeru… Sentiments we share with the card’s creators at the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.
Here’s an interesting article from the Bangkok Post Business section, Christmas edition, presenting a quantitative analysis of Santa’s logistics as he leaves his Canadian home at the North Pole and delivers gifts worldwide, prepared by B.A. Robinson, of the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.
For . . . Read More.
Manitoba Buddhist Temple welcomes Hammad Ahmad of the Winnipeg Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in an interfaith sharing service Sunday. It is hoped this service will initiate a healing movement between the two faiths of Islam and Buddhism. Refer to www.alislam.org for information on Ahmadiyya Muslims. Check . . . Read More.
Kitchener-based ISARC is spearheading an interfaith initiative to end poverty in Ontario.
To read a story about their latest project in Barrie, Ontario, click HERE.
To find out more about ISARC and their work, click HERE.
To read more about the Buddhist executive director of . . . Read More.
There have been several news articles in the past few days about controversy surrounding the Second Global Conference on World’s Religions, happening tomorrow in Montréal.
According to an article in the Edmonton Journal (originally appearing in the Montreal Gazette), His Holiness is “being duped into . . . Read More.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will open the Second Global Conference on World’s Religions After 9/11, at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, sharing the stage with many notables from Buddhist and non-Buddhist spiritual traditions. This is a one-day event. The theme is world peace . . . Read More.
This article from the Saturday Vancouver Sun, a bit of a warm-up for Thich Nhat Hanh’s sold-out talk and retreat in Vancouver coming in the summer, proposes North Americans should embrace their spiritual roots while intensifying their commitment to interfaith dialogue.
Here’s the link: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Embrace+Jesus+famous+Buddhist+tells+West/5005500/story.html
The Asian Community Award was presented to Aloy Perera in Toronto recently by the Canadian Multicultural Council. Mr. Perera is of Sri Lankan descent and has been a fixture in the Sri Lankan communities of Montreal and Toronto for forty years.
Here are some further . . . Read More.
March 15, 2011 PRESS RELEASE TITLE: Canada Cares – Hands of faith come together for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief DATE: Saturday, March 26th, 2011 12 Hour Vigil/Prayer/Chanting for Earthquake and Tsunami Relief
On March 11, 2011 at 2:50 PM (Japan time), Japan experienced the . . . Read More.
In our pluralistic Canadian society, we have to opportunity to model successful inter-faith dialogue. Globally, we are witnessing multiculturalism on the defensive while governments struggle with fundamentalism’s strident propaganda in a post-nationalist age. So it is always heartening to see events such as the Multi-Faith . . . Read More.