Vesak prompts calls for religious tolerance

Religious leaders say the annual holiday is a time to reflect on core Buddhist values, including non-violence and tolerance for others, while a Muslim cleric voices hope that tensions in Burma will subside.

By Zahara Tiba for Khabar Southeast Asia in Jakarta

June 07, 2013


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