[Buddha-l] Buddhism gets Best Religion in the World Award--Geneva

JKirkpatrick jkirk at spro.net
Tue Sep 29 08:51:17 MDT 2009

As Jampa put her website on her list posts, I went there and
found this gem:
(Apologies if this already was posted here--doesn't hurt to be
reminded, though)
"In advance of their annual Leading Figure award to a religious
figure who has done the most to advance the cause of humanism and
peace, the Geneva-based International Coalition for the
Advancement of Religious [sic] and Spirituality (ICARUS) has
chosen to bestow a special award this year on the Buddhist
Community.  "We typically prefer an under-the-radar approach for
the organization, as we try to embody the spirit of modesty found
in the greatest traditions," said ICARUS director Hans
Groehlichen in a phone conference Monday. "But with organized
religion increasingly used as a tool to separate and inflame
rather than bring together, we felt we had to take the unusual
step of creating a "Best Religion in the World" award and making
a bit of a stir, to inspire other religious leaders to see what
is possible when you practice compassion." [more]

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