Jeff Wilson explains how the Jodo Shinshu school of Pure Land Buddhism emerged from the refugee experiences of its two Japanese founders.
Claude Anshin Thomas writes of his experiences as a Vietnam War veteran, and his discovery of Buddhism through the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Buddhism is a religion of peace. So why do some monks carry guns and preach hatred? In this conversation with Lion’s Roar, religious studies professor Michael Jerryson says that, if you look closely, “violence abounds” in Buddhist doctrine.
On Tuesday, Indian lawmakers made significant administrative changes to the contested region of Kashmir, India.
Matthew Gindin reviews “If You Meet the Buddha On the Road: Buddhism, Politics and Violence” by Michael Jerryson.
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.
Sister Chan Khong remembers the suffering of the years of war in Vietnam and what they taught her about human nature.
Peace will only become a reality when world leaders come to negotiations with the ability to hear the suffering at the root of all conflicts.
After interviewing more than 850 witnesses, the UN says the Myanmar military is “killing indiscriminately.”
Richard Reoch reports from the refugee camps in Bangladesh.