socially engaged Buddhism

  • June 22, 2011

    A new interfaith group in Japan has joined local opposition to the United States' military presence on the southern island of Okinawa.

  • May 19, 2011

    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.

  • June 3, 2010

    When religion is invoked as a reason to stand up against injustice, a cynic might say that religion really has nothing to do with it, that the people involved would have taken the same political action anyway. So does religion really have the power to be an effective force for social change? A brief look at mysticism can help us to answer this question.