Post Tagged with: "Buddhist"

A “compassionate release life.” (Photo via Open City)

Making Good on Buddhist ‘Mercy Releases’

Asian, Environment, New York October 29, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Animal groups are working with Buddhist leaders and temples to perform more humane “mercy releases,” a practice in which animals held captive are set free. Releasing them in NYC parks and waterways, however, has led to unintended, and often deadly, consequences, finds a piece in Open City.

Angela Warnick Buchdahl, born to an American Jewish father and a Korean Buddhist mother, will head Central Synagogue becoming its first Asian-American Senior Rabbi. (Photo from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion via Jewish Daily Forward)

First Asian-American to Head Leading Synagogue

East Asian, Jewish December 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm

One of the country’s largest Reform synagogues has selected Angela Warnick Buchdahl as its Senior Rabbi, reports the Jewish Daily Forward. Her multicultural background reflects the changing faces of the Jewish community.

(Photo by Gwynne Hogan/Voices of NY)

Rainbow of Temples Grows in Queens

Culture, Demographics, Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, Voices' Picks November 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

A myriad of houses of worship infuse the borough with sites more common worlds away.

Cantor Angela Buchdahl performing. (Photo by Jewish Women's Archive, Creative Commons license)

Asian-American Rabbi Overcomes Need to ‘Prove’ Herself

Culture, East Asian, Religion, Traditions August 13, 2013 at 11:09 pm

In a sign of the increasing diversity of the Jewish community, Cantor Angela Buchdahl could soon be head rabbi at the historic Central Synagogue – but with Ashkenazi Jewish and Korean roots, she wasn’t always so confident in her Jewish identity, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

John Chen (second from left) join members of several Chinese religious organizations at a press conference on AIDS awareness. (Photo by Yi-Shing Du/ World Journal)

Study Urges Asian Religious Organizations to do AIDS Outreach

East Asian, Health June 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm

While the number of reported AIDS cases has declined in recent years among whites, it has increased for Asian-Americans. A recent study encourages Chinese religious organizations to play a stronger role in AIDS outreach efforts.

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