The month in religion news from the United States and around the world, including the Dalai Lama, preparations for Ramadan and the funeral of a slain Brooklyn boy..
July 20, 2011 An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk holds incense while waiting to welcome spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who returned from his visit to the U.S., in Dharmsala, India. The Dalai Lama, who has relinquished leadership of Tibet's government-in-exile, was in Washington for an 11-day Buddhist ritual. He also met with U.S. President Obama. The Chinese government said the meeting would damage Chinese-American relations. Ashwini Bhatia/AP Buy Photo