The Dual Role a Buddhist Monk Played in the American South: The Balance between Heritage and Citizenship in the Refugee Community

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Daniel Rhodes (2016)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Religions (issn: 2077-1444)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/rel7050050
  • Subject: Engaged Buddhism | Vietnamese refugees | community building | social work | Religions. Mythology. Rationalism | BL1-2790

Buddhist Monks in Vietnam struggle with cultural preservation differently from a monk in the U.S. where the forces of acculturation for new arrivals, often refugees, are extraordinarily overwhelming. The author provides a case study examining how Buddhist leaders engage... View more
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