Religion: Missions to the West

Buddhists are preparing for the task of propagating their faith in the West. A special college is now operating in Rangoon and a center in Colombo to train missionaries. A report of the British Missionaries Societies to the British Council of Churches last week warned Christians that "Buddhism has been roused by the recent celebration of the 2,500th anniversary of the death of the Buddha, by the meeting of the [Sixth World Buddhist] Council in Rangoon, and also by the deep fear in Asia of [nuclear] war . . . Buddhist leaders are calling Buddhists to support a world mission to...

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