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Human Rights Watch (HRW), the globally respected human rights NGO, has described the treatment of the Rohingya people in n Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) as "ethnic cleansing".
A young man appointed by China's government as the second-highest Tibetan spiritual leader has made his first public appearance outside China.
Buddhists from as far afield as Lithuania and Uganda have met in Bangkok, promoting faith as a basis for action in social and economic development.
Leaders of Sri Lanka's Buddhist majority expressed divergent views on resolving the ethnic conflict in their country, speaking to a world churches delegation in the capital Colombo.
Our friend and colleague Simon Keyes at the St Ethelburga Centre for Reconciliation and Peace has a practical suggestion for supporting Burma.
Thousands of Burmese monks and other protesters have begun a new march with prayers and chants in Rangoon, despite a baton charge by police at the city's holiest shrine. Supporters say the tide of nonviolent resistance must continue.