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Anthropology prof shares insights with international newspapers

Professor Hillary Crane shared insights with newspapers in Asia and Europe about Buddhism’s stance on gay rights.

Crane, an anthropologist whose previous research has focused on Taiwanese Buddhism, provided insight for a story about a same-sex union in Taiwan. The marriage, performed in a Buddhist monastery, is thought to signal a shift in Asian thinking about gay rights.

Unlike Christianity, there isn’t one truth that is fundamental to Buddhism, said the Linfield anthropology professor.

The Times of India and Jakarta Globe, along with numerous other newspapers, carried the article.