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Project Tibet resettlement project now on Twitter

Buddhism in Canada Buddhist community Refugees Tibet

You can now follow the Project Tibet resettlement project on Twitter: @ProjectTibet In 2007, His Holiness the Dalai Lama met Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Prime Minister Harper is the second Canadian Prime Minister to have met His Holiness while in office. During the 2007 meeting His Holiness requested that Canada consider offering displaced Tibetans living in... Read more »

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Vancouver introduction to the Tibetan resettlement project

British Columbia Buddhism in Canada Buddhist community Refugees Tibet Vancouver

Saturday, February 23, 2013 / 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. Hewett Centre, at the Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Ave, Vancouver, BC In 2013, the first immigrants under a special program for displaced Tibetans are expected to arrive in Canada. In order to settle successfully, they will need help, guidance, and sponsorship support. This workshop is intended to... Read more »

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Lethbridge Bhutanese refugee issues

Bhutan Buddhism around the World Buddhism in Canada Buddhist community Lethbridge Politics Refugees

Lethbridge is home to a large and growing population of Bhutanese refugees. A recent police shooting in the community has raised awareness of issues they face. From the Calgary Herald: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/alberta/Police+shooting+thrusts+Lethbridge+Bhutanese+community+under+spotlight/6970967/story.html Some background from the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2012/04/18/calgary-lethbridge-bhutan-immigrants.html For the history of the Bhutanese refugee problem, The Canadian Bhutanese Society (based in Lethbridge): http://cbsalberta.org/index.php/about-us/11-bhutanese-refugees-history

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