» 06/20/2012, 00.00
SOUTH KOREA - CHINA - TIBET
Joseph Yun Li-sun
Korean Buddhists against Beijing: "You have politicized religion"
The Buddhist Jogye Order, one of the oldest and most respected in South Korea and in the world, attacked the Chinese delegation, which left the 26th conference organized by the Friendship of the Worldwide Buddhists in protest against the presence of the Tibetan delegation: "Now they must apologize."
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Seoul, 200,000 Buddhist monks protest Lee administration
The monks denounce episodes of discrimination and violation of religious freedom on the part of state officials and leaders. They are calling for an official apology from the Korean president and equal treatment, denouncing "inhospitable" attitudes toward them.
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President Lee's apologies don't satisfy Korean Buddhists
The monks' leaders insist on the dismissal of the chief of police, and on a law against religious discrimination. But now conservative Protestant groups are also joining in the controversy. The risk is that a real interconfessional clash could erupt.
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Korea: north and south together for rebirth of Buddhist temple
The restoration of Shingye temple, destroyed during the 1950 war, had been foreseen in the joint declaration signed by Seoul and Pyongyang in 2000.
13/06/2012 SOUTH KOREA - CHINA
Chinese leave Buddhist Fellowship meeting because of Tibetan presence
Chinese Buddhists get Tibetan delegates thrown out of world conference. However, unsatisfied they suddenly leave. Samdhong Rinpoche, a former prime minister of Tibet's government-in-exile, is present at the conference. "China still hopes the world might forget" us, Tibetan source tells AsiaNews.
Leader of South Korea’s 7 religions visit the North
Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists of various orders and animists, a delegation of 24 people crosses (via China) the boarder and head to the North to "pave the way towards reconciliation." A source reveals to AsiaNews: "Nice gesture, but in Pyongyang they do not care about religion. They need humanitarian aid. "
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