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IdeasMagazine | Feature

Democratic from the Start

Western Buddhist groups often assume that hierarchical modes of organization are inherent to Buddhism. But there's another part of Buddhist tradition—one that embraces political equality.

By James Kierstead

Praying for Change in Burma

The All Burma Monks Alliance is praying for democracy, but if the past is any teacher, it will take a lot more to make the junta budge. Their plans so far are not encouraging. Here’s an…

By Tricycle

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