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At least three Muslims were shot dead in southern Sri Lanka after a hardline ‘Sinhala Buddhist’ group went on the rampage. Dozens more were injured and buildings set alight as the Bodu Bala Sena marched on Aluthgama and surrounding areas.
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".
The teachings of Buddhism can offer significant insights on a more sustainable future, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.
A young man appointed by China's government as the second-highest Tibetan spiritual leader has made his first public appearance outside China.
A new interfaith group in Japan has joined local opposition to the United States' military presence on the southern island of Okinawa.
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.
Monks and nuns from Plum Village peace community in the South of France have brought their experiences of Buddhism's art of awakened living to Oxford.
The Tokyo-based Niwano Peace Foundation has announced it will award its 2011 Peace Prize to Sulak Sivaraksa, a Thai Buddhist leader.
A leading Buddhist has called for global civil society to take the lead in abolishing nuclear weapons and building a global culture of human rights.
A reform-oriented "common word on international economic practices" has been issued by Christians and Buddhists meeting in Thailand.
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