The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life on Thursday, July 19, published an extensive new survey titled “Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths.” The research provides a unique and comprehensive overview of the religious composition of the Asian-American community.
Archive for 'Buddhism'
Buddha, from the Sanskrit language, means “awakened,” and in the United States today, Buddhism has come wide awake. Immigration from Asia and a growing indigenous following has made Buddhism is a major religious presence in the U.S. with more than 1.5 million practitioners. That growth is bringing awareness, influence and some contentious issues.
Friday’s statement by golfer Tiger Woods about his marital infidelities included a recommitment to the Buddhist religion he was raised in. Woods’ statement followed Thursday’s meeting between the Dalai Lama and President Barack Obama, giving Buddhism a high-profile week and providing journalists a chance to write about this growing religion.