Chinese Buddhist Association & Coronavirus

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Chinese Buddhist Association & Coronavirus

Post by Presto Kensho » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:47 am

The Buddhist Association of China has raised more money to stop the Coronavirus than any other religious organization in China. Is this an example of engaged Buddhism? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/23/worl ... tions.html

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Re: Chinese Buddhist Association & Coronavirus

Post by DNS » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:20 pm

Presto Kensho wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:47 am
The Buddhist Association of China has raised more money to stop the Coronavirus than any other religious organization in China. Is this an example of engaged Buddhism? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/23/worl ... tions.html
Yes.

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Re: Chinese Buddhist Association & Coronavirus

Post by Presto Kensho » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:07 am

In recent years, the Chinese government has had a more favorable relationship with Buddhism and other traditional Chinese religions than in decades past. The World Buddhist Forum, held by the Buddhist Association of China, has been partly funded by the Chinese government.

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