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Buddhism’s Grip on Myanmar

December 11, 2015 by

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Introduction   Myanmar or more commonly know as Burma has been under Military rule for the later half of the 20th century.  Those militant tendencies in some sense have seemed to carry over to the Buddhists mindset.  Understandably so Muslims have been persecuted since around 1962, it is hard to change the mindsets of the […]

A Critical Analysis of Media Discourse concerning Tibetan Self-Immolations

May 28, 2014 by

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  Ever since a young monk from the Kirti Monastery set himself on fire February 2009, there have been over 100 cases of self-immolation protests in the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).  These self-immolation protests are thought to be in protest of the Chinese government’s oppressive policies and a call […]

Actions of Racism and Religious Annihilation against Muslims of Burma

May 27, 2014 by

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<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/96643407″>Mahmoud AbuEid, Burma</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user28411189″>Mahmoud AbuEid</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>     Actions of Racism and Religious Annihilation against Muslims of Burma   While both sides of the story has their own explanations of the racist acts and the ethnic clinching .The Buddhist people of Burma seem to be religiously intolerant and behave against […]

The Conflict in Myanmar

May 23, 2014 by

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  This paper will look at the ways in which five well-known news sources talk about the ongoing conflict in Myanmar. The conflict is between the Buddhist majority and a Muslim minority known as the Rohingya. The Rohingya originally came from Bangladesh but have been living in Myanmar for generations. The Buddhist population fears that […]

Final Project: Tibet and the West

December 14, 2013 by

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I would like to analyze the tremendous impact that Tibet has had on the western world for my final project. Tibet has long held the attention of the developed world, largely due to the cultural influence that the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, exerts. Many find the struggle of Tibetan independence endearing, inspiring a sense […]

Final Project: Buddhist and Muslim Conflict in Myanmar

December 14, 2013 by

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In Myanmar, Muslims and Buddhists have had a long-term religious conflict between each other that has recent become visible and acknowledge in the ‘Western’ world. Both sides (the Muslims and the Buddhists) of the conflict have been portrayed different in different sources. Three sources that give a good spread of the different opinions are the […]

Final Project: Debate of Yoga Taught in Public Schools

December 14, 2013 by

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            Samantha Swanson World Religion 12/13/2013 Debate of Yoga Taught in Public Schools             Fads come and go.  One fad that has become pretty popular in the United States of America is the practice of yoga.  Yoga is used for many reasons here.  Some examples are to relieve stress, focus, work […]