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News Laos » Religion: GLOBAL FAITHS: Every nation has a favored religion or para-religion

News channel or source: http://www.goshennews.com/news/lifestyles/global-faiths-every-nation-has-a-favored-religion-or-para/article_795d6ead-fafc-5f88-ac02-e9fc26154e65.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Laos and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s constitution calls for the state to promote the teaching of Buddhism. One country in the world, Israel, names Judaism as its state religion. Thirteen countries of the world identify Christianity as their state religion.

News Laos » Religion: Tracing the roots of Buddhism in Cambodia

News channel or source: http://phnompenhpost.com/post-life-arts-culture/tracing-roots-buddhism-cambodia
Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

it would add a significant piece to the puzzle of how Theravada Buddhism spread outwards from Sri Lanka after the 1st century – eventually becoming the dominant religion in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. Theravada Buddhism in Khmer Lands ...

News Laos » Religion: 3 ‘innovators’ from PH join elite list of world’s ‘social entrepreneurs’

News channel or source: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/164533/3-innovators-join-elite-list-worlds-social-entrepreneurs-metro-taguig-social-innovators-ashoka
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

“We want to instill the mindset that no matter who you are, what your religion is, you have a social responsibility ... Lee had done volunteer work in Laos, Thailand and India, and worked for a startup in Sweden, which all helped fashion him into an ...

News Laos » Religion: Scores of Hmong Christians arrested and evicted for refusing to give up their religion

News channel or source: http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Scores-of-Hmong-Christians-arrested-and-evicted-for-refusing-to-give-up-their-religion-32700.html
Publication date: hursday 13 November 2014

Two who refused to abjure their religion were sent to a provincial prison. Since the Communists came to power in 1975, and the resulting expulsion of foreign missionaries, the Christian minority in Laos has been under strict controls, its right to worship ...

News Laos » Religion: REVEALED: The world’s most and least religious countries - where does the UK come?

News channel or source: https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/916837/most-religious-worlds-in-the-world-and-least
Publication date: Friday 09 February 2018

having adopted Christianity as the state religion since the 4th Century. The survey has revealed that the world’s most religious regions are Africa and the Middle East, with south-east Asian countries like Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia not far behind.

News Laos » Religion: Vientiane, Laos: A lazy river runs through it

News channel or source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/laos/3228176/Vientiane-Laos-A-lazy-river-runs-through-it.html
Publication date: Sunday 19 October 2008

Theravada Buddhism, to which 80 per cent of Laos subscribe, emphasises the cooling of passions, making strong emotions taboo. Religion is a balm here, but also, because of Theravada’s emphasis on kamma, or karma, a force for inertia. Why work for ...

News Laos » Religion: No Christmas for Lao Christians

News channel or source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/opinion/No-Christmas-for-Lao-Christians-30172761.html
Publication date: uesday 27 December 2011

On March 28, 2011 four Christians of Phoukong village, Viengkham district, Luang Prabang province were arrested for “spreading foreign religion and evading Lao traditional religion’’. In the same village on July 11 another Christian, Mr Vong Veu ...

News Laos » Religion: Communists in Laos Dust Off the Nation's Royal Past

News channel or source: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/06/world/communists-in-laos-dust-off-the-nation-s-royal-past.html
Publication date: Sunday 05 January 2003

It was King Fa Ngum, according to legend, who brought the Prabang to Laos along with the Buddhist religion when he founded the kingdom. It is seen here as something of a competitor to the sacred emerald Buddha at the Grand Palace in Thailand. The Prabang ...

News Laos » Religion: Theravada Buddhism

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/subdivisions/theravada_1.shtml
Publication date: uesday 01 October 2002

Theravada Buddhism is strongest in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Burma (Myanmar). It is sometimes called Southern Buddhism and is one of the largest subdivisions of Buddhism. Theravada Buddhism is strongest in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand ...

News Laos » Religion: Govt. to Christians in Laos: You Believe? Then Leave.

News channel or source: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/kathyschiffer/2013/09/govt-to-christians-in-laos-you-believe-then-leave/
Publication date: hursday 05 September 2013

Lao church at which three pastors were arrested But on August 30, representatives from each of the 11 families were summoned by civil authorities in the Province of Burikhamai and were ordered to renounce their new faith and return to the animist religion ...