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Buddhists and Christians pray together for religious freedom in places where Buddha lived
A two-day prayer gathering was held on 24-25 February. The event is set to go on the road to an additional 50 nations, including Myanmar, where slogans will be changed for security reasons.
Christians on hunger strike, demanding a place to bury the dead
The fast began on 2 November in the capital. Christians, Muslims and Kirati denounce the inaction of the government that forbids them to have cemeteries.
Inter-faith prayer to honour the memory of Father Prakash, Nepali martyr
The leaders of the country’s main religions condemn the murder of the Catholic priest, the first martyr of the Nepali Church. They urge the faithful to follow the path laid down by the missionary, working for the poor and promoting a dialogue among religions.
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Brussels to decide Turkish bid to join EU
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan says Europe should prove it is not a Christian club. France is in favour of Turkey's entry because it is in its interest but demands Turkey acknowledge Armenian genocide. European bishops state that the EU is forgetting Turkish violations of religious freedom.
Former Nepalese king visits India: meetings with Hindu leaders scheduled
For the first time since the end of the monarchy, Gyanendra has gone to New Delhi. It is possible that he will meet with Prime Minister Singh and members of the BJP. For the former Nepalese ambassador in India, the former monarch could ask for pressure on the Maoist government.
Shivaratri, first Hindu festival under Maoist government
More than 400,000 devotees at the temple of Pashupati. Extremely heavy security measures. Authorities outlaw use of marijuana. The faithful are still outraged over the dismissal of the Indian monks, ordered by the government in January.
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