Opinions vary widely on Tibet’s self-immolation protests

The New York Times¬†Belief Blog recently ran two opinion pieces on Tibet’s self-immolation phenomenon by¬†Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and writer, and Tenzin Dorjee, Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet. The two writers, both supporters of the Tibetan cause, show us just how strong and divergent opinions on this sensitive issue are. Please follow the links below:

Stephen Prothero, My Take: Dalai Lama should condemn Tibetan self-immolations

Tenzin Dorjee, My Take: Why the Dalai Lama cannot condemn Tibetan self-immolations

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