Is the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar rooted in religion, or is it fundamentally a manifestation of secular right-wing nationalism? Khin Mai Aung looks at the role of Buddhism in Myanmar’s ongoing genocide.
The Buddhist revival in India has brought millions of the country’s most impoverished and marginalized people to the Buddhist path.
Meetings between Buddhists and Catholics, including Pope Francis, began today at the Vatican.
On Monday, President Obama said the Burmese government’s treatment of Rohingya people will be “a great test for the democracy of the future.”
It is good to meet a first time but it is only through relationship—among ourselves as Buddhist practitioners and with the ear of those in government—that we will accomplish anything and turn to the work of bodhisattvas.
The government of Burma has revoked temporary voting rights to the Rohingya people, “one of the world’s most persecuted minorities.”
Burmese monk Wirathu made worldwide headlines earlier this week for a disparaging comment he’d made about a U.N. human-rights envoy.
Recent headlines have revealed that spiritual communities, including Buddhist ones, are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse by male authority figures.
On February 27, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was ordered to close all its long-established clinics in Myanmar/Burma. They were accused of giving preferential treatment to Muslim Rohingya people.
Hozen Alan Senauke reports on the news coming out of Burma, and hopes for the country’s reopening.