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US Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback* to address Conference on Tibetan & Vietnamese Buddhism

June 27, 2018

A conference on “Freedom of Religion or Belief & Human Rights: Vietnamese and Tibetan Buddhism under threat” is being held in Washington, DC on July 11, 2018 to explore the importance of a proactive freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) component in US foreign policy, including transatlantic and international cooperation, with particular reference to the cases of Vietnamese and Tibetan Buddhism.

US policy makers, religious leaders, human rights advocates, and academics will participate in two panel discussions on “Religious Freedom and American Foreign Policy”, and “Strategies to Promote Freedom of Religion or Belief in Closed Societies: The Cases of Vietnamese and Tibetan Buddhism”.

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Written submission by the International Campaign for Tibet to the hearing “Tibet: Freedom of Religion” by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States Congress

July 12, 2017

We thank the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States Congress for providing us the opportunity to submit this statement for the record on the state of freedom of religion in Tibet.

The International Campaign for Tibet would like to draw attention to the impact of a new set of laws promulgated by the People’s Republic of China on the practice of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Hong Kong University To organize lecture series on Tibetan Buddhism

As an indication of increasing Chinese interest in Tibetan Buddhism, Hong Kong University is organizing a lecture series entitled “Inside Tibetan Buddhism” that will last from February 15 until June 7, 2003. Scheduled speakers include Tibetan lamas residing in Tibet, Nepal and India as well as Chinese scholars from the mainland and Hong Kong. The […]

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Dalai Lama encouraged by increasing interest in religion in China

The Dalai Lama has said that he is encouraged by the increasing interest in religion in China. He was addressing several hundred Taiwanese and ethnic Chinese devotees in Dharamsala on July 28 and 31, 2004 at the conclusion of a ten-day Buddhist teaching to them. The Dalai Lama said even though in atheist countries like […]

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Will China’s apparent change in attitude toward religion benefit Tibet?

As President George Bush’s visit to China draws closer reports coming out of China talk about an interesting change in Beijing’s official attitude toward religion. Whether the change will be for the better or for the worse for Tibet is yet to be seen, but commentators have gone so far as to say that this […]

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