Daniel Burke

Daniel Burke is a contributing editor to Tricycle. He was previously the religion editor for CNN.

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Buddhist, Hindu Make History in New Congress

(RNS) Congress will become a shade more religiously diverse this January, after Tuesday’s (Nov. 6) election of the first Hindu representative and first Buddhist senator. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii, will become the first Hindu-American congresswoman, after defeating her Republican rival on Tuesday. Ami Bera, a California doctor who was raised Hindu but now […]

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Buddhists Aim to Bring Mindfulness to the Ballot Box

(RNS) The mindfulness movement has seeped into Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, and even the United States Military Academy at West Point. Next stop: the voting booth. A new California-based group wants the estimated 5 million Americans who practice mindfulness to move off their meditation cushions and into the polls on Tuesday (Nov. 6).  If meditation […]

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