No Buddhists in Washington?

By Danny Fisher, Religion Dispatches, November 29, 2009

Buddhism, which has a larger US population than either Islam or Hinduism, has had a sizable and growing impact on American culture. So why no representative on the Obama Administration’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships?

The “Religious Literacy Dictionary” in Stephen Prothero’s 2007 bestseller, Religious Literacy, devotes less than two pages to “Buddhism,” but spends seven lines making the point that “Buddhists have not been particularly active in American politics.”

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