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MEDIA ALERT: Religious Rioting in Central Myanmar Leaves Five Dead

March 21st, 2013, Media Alerts

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MEDIA ALERT: Religious Rioting in Central Myanmar Leaves Five Dead   At least five people are dead following two days of religious clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in the central Myanmar city of Meikhtila. (Sources: New York Times, Washington Post)   Analysts Available for Comment Robert A. F. “Tenzin” Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa professor of [...]

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MEDIA ALERT: Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected New Pope

March 13th, 2013, Media Alerts

Pope Francis gives the blessing "Urbi et Orbi"

Catholic Cardinals elected new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Buenos Aires,Wednesday afternoon in Vatican City. He is the first South American pope to be elected.

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Religion, Revolution and Two Languages

June 27th, 2011, Comment & Analysis

The elderly Venerable Tep Vong, the Supreme Patriarch of the Buddhist community in Cambodia, traveled to Jaffna in Sri Lanka in the midst of the recent civil war. In a broken city under siege, he joined others — Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians—to try to bring a peaceful end to the violent separatist conflict. The force of his quiet Buddhist resolve was unmistakable. Yet, he never quoted a single Buddhist scripture. He spoke, instead, in the plainest of ordinary words.

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William F. Vendley

Secretary-General, Religions for Peace

February 11th, 2010, Activist/Humanitarian, Asia, English, Europe, Government, Latin America and the Caribbean, New York, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Religion, USA

William Vendley

Dr. William F. Vendley has served as Secretary General of Religions for Peace since 1994.

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