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Don’t use our photo’s without permission. You can contact me at the above website’s contactform. De basiliek van Oudenbosch in Brabant, voor een gedeelte een kopie van de St. Pieter in Rome. The Oudenbosch Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica in the Dutch village of Oudenbosch. It was built under the initiative of father Willem Hellemons who was parish priest between 1842 and 1884. It was modeled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and designed by architect Dr. P. Cuijpers. Construction began in 1865 but was not fully completed until 1982. The basilica is unique in the region in that it is quite large with classical Italian appearance that is atypical for most of northern Europe, let alone a small village in North Brabant.

the famous roman style basilica of H.H. Agatha & Barbara, the Arboretum botanical gardens, the Dutch Zouavenmuseum and the St. Louis chapel. Across the street is the monumental Dutch Reformed church, dating from 1819 and the vicary adjacent to it, the oldest monument in Oudenbosch, dating from 1562. The countryside is suitable for hiking and cycling though the woods and agricultural landscape.


From that time the villages developed as we still know them nowadays. Each village has its own identity and its own history. In Oudenbosch for instance, the influence of Roman Catholic life can still be felt and tasted. Most important witness, of course, is the Basilica, which dominates the landscape. This basilica was built between 1865 and 1892. The initiative to build this basilica was taken by Father Hellemons, who was fascinated by the buildings of the Vatican. He managed to persuade over 3,000 Oudenbosch citizens to participate in this project and he built his Basilica. But even before that time religion played an important role. For it were the monks of St. Bernard who made the area so successful with their peat-cutting and who had such a strong bond with the area. One of the first buildings in the area was a chapel, which was built around 1297. In the 19th century Oudenbosch increasingly developed into a (religious) center of education. Thousands of boys and girls went to boarding school at Oudenbosch and were educated by the brothers of St. Louis and by the nuns of St. Anna

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THE UNITED NATIONS Day OF VESAK ~ May possibly 13th to 17th, 2008

THE UNITED NATIONS DAY OF VESAK  ~ May 13th to 17th, 2008

Particular Function


International Arranging COMMITTEE
750 Nguyen Kiem, P4, Q. Phu Nhuan, Tp. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Tel: eighty four. 8. 847. 8779 – Fax: eighty four. 8. 844. 3416 – E-mail: [email protected]

The International Organising Committee for United Nations Day of Vesak 2008
invites you to an worldwide meeting on


May possibly 13th to 17th, 2008


The fifth United Nations Day of Vesak (UNDV) is to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 13-17th May possibly in 2008. This is the 1st ever biggest worldwide Buddhist meeting in Vietnam. The celebrations are expected to draw a gathering of 4500—including Buddhist leaders from all traditions, main students, state dignitaries and practitioners from all all-around the world, and in Vietnam.

The celebrations commemorating the Beginning, Enlightenment and Passing Absent of the Buddha Gautama will be four-dimensional—covering Non secular, Tutorial, Cultural and Spiritual aspects.

As you might be knowledgeable, in a resolution passed by the United Nation’s Standard Assembly in December 1999, it was decided to rejoice the thrice-sacred day of Vesak in the thirty day period of May possibly. The 1st celebration was held back in the year 2000 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Subsequently, the celebrations for the United Nations Day of Vesak had been successfully held in Bangkok, Thailand because 2004.

The United Nations Day of Vesak 2008 celebrations in Vietnam offer you a welcome option to unfold the Buddha’s concept of peace, reconciliation, harmony, adore, progress and development to the world.

Get in touch with FOR PAPERS
The preparations for the function are in comprehensive swing. Papers are now staying invited for the Convention. We welcome your contributions on the pursuing themes:

Principal Topic: Buddhist Contribution to Constructing a Just, Democratic and Civil Culture.

Sub Themes:
1. War, Conflict and Healing: A Buddhist Viewpoint
2. Buddhist Contribution to Social Justice
three. Engaged Buddhism and Growth
four. Treatment for Our Surroundings: Buddhist Reaction to Weather Transform
5. Loved ones Complications and the Buddhist Reaction
6. Symposium on Buddhist Instruction: Continuity and Development
seven. Symposium on Buddhism in the Electronic Age

Title proposal submission rules:

Remember to submit a title and abstracts of no much more than one particular single-spaced web site.
Remember to also submit a two-web site CV or a 500-phrase biography.
Proposals must be acquired by January 15, 2008. We will mail confirmation of the receipt of your proposal.
The proposals will be reviewed by the meeting arranging committee.
You will acquire confirmation of your participation by February 2008.
Remember to mail all title proposals and abstracts in Word Structure File via email to Ven. Dr. Thich Nhat Tu at [email protected]

Paper submission rules:
Word restrict: 7000 text

Papers must be acquired latest by March 1, 2008.

Remember to mail in all papers and abstracts in Word Structure File via email to Ven. Dr. Thich Nhat Tu at [email protected] , or if not achievable, mail a really hard copy to Vietnam Buddhist College
750 Nguyen Kiem St, P4, Q. Phu Nhuan, Tp. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Observe: One person can contribute much more than one particular Paper.
The Papers might be revealed throughout the Vesak Day 2008 Convention.
Not all the authors might be invited for the Paper presentation.
Standard Presentation Time including issues period is twenty minutes.

For even more details, you should contact us at [email protected] or check out our
web-site at

Yours sincerely
(Most Ven. Prof Le Manh That)
Vice President, Vietnam Buddhist College
Chairman, IOC for UN Day of Vesak 2008 ­ BE. 2552

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Is French General public Instruction dying ?

Is French Public Education dying ?

See On Black

Paris, April 15, 2008: French large-faculty pupils are in the avenue yet again to protest versus the suppression of 8.830 positions in the Nationwide Instruction sector prepared for upcoming year. The motion is developing (between 20000 and 50000 demonstrators) and, this 7 days, instructors joined the motion. There was no big incident, besides some adolescents provocating and throwing some objects at law enforcement forces.

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Posted by Sam OULMOU on 2008-04-eighteen 15:forty:56

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