Posts Tagged ‘Buddhist’

Death Cafe movement is coming to Palmerston North

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

The Death Cafe movement is heading to Manawatū with the first meeting on June 17. Creating a space to talk about death is the aim of the group, says facilitator Aingie Miller, who wants to take the discomfort out of conversations. “I believe that the more that we talk about death, the more comfortable we Read more

Interreligious cooperation to tackle threats to planet

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Interreligious cooperation and dialogue are needed more than ever while people and the planet are facing multiple threats, Pope Francis says. Speaking to a delegation of Buddhists from Thailand, he said “Sadly, on all sides, we hear the cry of a wounded humanity and a broken earth”. Inviting Buddhists to continue to work together with Read more

Caritas joins faith community pilgrims to COP26

Thursday, November 4th, 2021
Caritas Internationalis

Global Catholic charity, Caritas, joined other Catholic agencies and faith community pilgrims heading to Glasgow this week. Caritas NZ says the pilgrims are in Glasgow to pray and to press world leaders for strong action at COP26 – the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Religious leaders representing Read more

Dalai Lama speaks of sex abuse among Buddhist teachers

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The Dalai Lama says he has known about sexually abusive Buddhist teachers since the 1990s. These allegations are “nothing new,” he says. The Dalai Lama, who is the Tibetan spiritual leader, was visiting the Netherlands when he commented publicly about sex abuse. He had been invited to visit the Netherlands by four victims of sexual Read more

Buddhists and Catholics to promote peace

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Catholics and Buddhists should work together to promote peace and non-violence, says the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Both Jesus and Buddha promoted non-violence and were peacemakers, says Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, who is the  Council president. In a letter marking the Buddhist religious festival of Vesakh addressed to “Buddhist friends”, the Council urged a unified Read more