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"Cultural Circumcision": After Barbie & The Simpsons Iran Bans Buddha
World  (tags: Islamic Republic of Iran, Islam, Mullahs, Repression, Buddha Statues, Buddhism, Intolerance, Barbie Dolls, The Simpsons, Batman, Youthchildren, freedoms, government, humanrights )

Rob and J
- 668 days ago - english.alarabiya.net
'Buddha statues have become the latest in a line of items banished from public sight as the Mullahs show their opposition to "cultural invasion"... the "cleansing" would continue and authorities would not permit a specific belief to be promoted'
Pupil Denied Enrolment Because He Is Buddhist - UK
World  (tags: UK, nuns, buddhism, religous freedom )

Dagmar
- 2477 days ago - buddhistchannel.tv
A FORMER nun is devastated after her son was turned away from Scarborough's only faith secondary school.
Monks and Tigers and More - Burning Bright
World  (tags: tigers, monks, buddhism, thailand )

Dagmar
- 2488 days ago - buddhistchannel.tv
Either she likes it or I'm dead. I'm crouched next to a magnificent Indo-Chinese tiger at the Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno Forest Monastery in Thailand. Try saying that three times quickly; not surprisingly, it's better known as the "Tiger Temple".
Japan's Monks Take Buddhism to Bars
World  (tags: beer, buddhism, japan, monks, bars, drink )

Ceci
- 2550 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
In societies where life is busier than ever, where cities are swelling and families dispersed, the religious rituals of yesterday do not seem so relevant. But in Japan, a group of Buddhist monks are trying to change that.
Tibet Monastery Closed Down By Chinese Authorities
World  (tags: DalaiLama, tibet, politics, religion, buddhism, oppression, control )

Vanessa
- 2603 days ago - phayul.com
When the Dalai Lama preached the benefits of receiving blessings from the statue at Pangsa Monastery, thousands flocked to it, drawing the attention and apprehension of the Chinese authorities.
My Last Conversation With Aung San Suu Kyi
World  (tags: burma, San Suu Kyi., myanmar, Buddhism )

Madalena
- 2633 days ago - informationclearinghouse.info
As the people of Burma rise up again, we have had a rare sighting of Aung San Suu Kyi. There she stood, at the back gate of her lakeside home in Rangoon, where she is under house arrest. She looked very thin. For years, people would brave the roadblocks
   

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