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Dalai Lama says China's leaders 'don't understand' diversity

Nov. 10, 2021 06:19 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says China’s leaders “don’t understand the variety of different cultures” and that the ruling Communist Party’s penchant for tight social control can be harmful. The 86-year-old Buddhist monk on...

Bentleys to Buddhas: Vintage-car shop restores temple statue

Nov. 09, 2021 10:54 AM EST

McCANDLESS, Pa. (AP) — The major branches of Buddhism are often known as “vehicles,” or ways of spiritual practice. So it’s only fitting that when the monks of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center needed a major restoration of its outdoor statue of the Buddha, they...

Women left behind: Gender gap emerges in Africa's vaccines

Oct. 14, 2021 04:33 AM EDT

SARE GIBEL, Gambia (AP) — The health outreach workers who drove past Lama Mballow's village with a megaphone handed out T-shirts emblazoned with the words: “I GOT MY COVID-19 VACCINE!” By then, the women in Sare Gibel already had heard the rumors on social media:...

Sheriff: Florida woman threw firebombs at Buddhist temple

Sep. 27, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman is accused of firebombing a Buddhist temple, sheriff's officials said. Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies arrested Mei Cheung, 46, on Sunday after they were called to St. Dak Buddhist Temple near Palm Beach Gardens,...

Sri Lanka conservationists fight elephant smuggling in court

Sep. 16, 2021 06:19 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Environmentalists in Sri Lanka are challenging a court order issued earlier this month that would allow the return of 14 illegally captured wild elephants to people accused of buying them from traffickers. Rights groups and lawyers say the...