The first Buddhist U.S. Senator

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Sara H
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The first Buddhist U.S. Senator

Postby Sara H » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:55 pm

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Dec 28, 2012

Mazie Hirono, is to be sworn in as the first Buddhist elected to the U.S. Senate.

The Democrat Senator-elect for Hawaii is also to be the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate,
as well as the first U.S. Senator born in Japan.

She will be replacing retiring Senator Daniel Akaka.

Interestingly the congressional seat she leaves behind will also be replaced by the U.S.'s first Hindu elected to the House of Representatives, Tulsi Gabbard, also from Hawaii.

Senator-elect Hirono is a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist.

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/in-2012-the-rise-of-a-new-religious-america

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazie_Hirono



Congratulations to diversity!

In Gassho,

Sara H
"Life is full of suffering. AND Life is full of the Eternal
IT IS OUR CHOICE
We can stand in our shadow, and wallow in the darkness,
OR
We can turn around.
It is OUR choice." -Rev. Basil Singer

" ...out of fear, even the good harm one another. " -Rev. Dazui MacPhillamy


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Re: The first Buddhist U.S. Senator

Postby Ben » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:32 am

Great news!
I hope the senator is an excellent representative and advocate for her electorate.
kind regards,

Ben


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