Topic archives: Buddhism

Religious violence escalates in Sri Lanka

March 9, 2018 2

An escalation in violence is being expected between Sri Lanka's Buddhists and its Muslim minority. For some, echoes of the civil war are unavoidable.

Making ‘justice’ a dirty word

July 22, 2014 3

Crikey readers have their say on MH17 and women in religion.

Buddhists and Christians battle for North Koreas’ soul

April 15, 2010

Religion is strictly forbidden in North Korea, but evangelical Protestants like a challenge, and aren't letting a little dictatorship get in the way of saving the nation's souls. Buddhists are trying too, but can't quite match that Protestant work ethic.

Buddhist monks are key in the battle for Burma

August 13, 2009

In light of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's recent re-sentencing, foreign leaders are once again speaking out against the country's repressive military junta. But to win over the Burmese people, foreign powers must first win over the country's Buddhist monks, says the Christian Science Monitor.

New game show: Who Wants to be a Religious Zealot?

July 7, 2009

A new Turkish game show challenges a Muslim imam, a Greek Orthodox priest, a rabbi and a Buddhist monk to convert one of 10 atheists to their religion of choice, with new converts winning a trip to Mecca, Jerusalem or Tibet. Plus eternal salvation, presumably.

Talking the town: talking heads at the Toxteth

June 26, 2009 3

Grumpy Old Women, in descending age order, confront Margot Saville with tales of God and pilates.