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Chinese, Ukrainian experts hold round-table discussion on Buddhism
Xinhua - May 22, 2017

KIEV, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese and Ukrainian experts on Monday held here a round-table meeting discussing the scientific, philosophical and religious aspects of Buddhism. The discussion, which was held at the Institute of Philosophy at the ...  


Christianity being kicked out of its birthplace

WND.comWND.com - May 21, 2017
But today, Christianity barely maintains a foothold in the Middle East, as the region's Christian population has plummeted over the past 100 years. In 1910, Christians made up 13.6 percent of the Mideast's population. A hundred years later, in 2010 ...  


Catholicism and Evolution / Charles Darwin's Religious Beliefs

Patheos (blog)Patheos (blog) - May 10, 2017
Basic overview of the Catholic perspective on the creation / evolution dispute. Catholics must believe in two original humans, & God's creation of the soul.  


Q & A about Mormonism's moves away from Scouting

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - May 11, 2017
Q & A about Mormonism's moves away from Scouting. By DAVID NOYCE | The Salt Lake Tribune connect. First Published May 11 2017 01:15PM • Last Updated May 11 2017 09:29 pm. (Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Scouts from Eagle Mountain work on a ...  


If it doesn't stem its decline, mainline Protestantism has just 23 Easters left

Washington PostWashington Post - Apr 28, 2017
Christians recently celebrated Easter, a Sunday where many churches are robust and full. But, if current trends continue, mainline Protestantism has about 23 Easters left. The news of mainline Protestantism's decline is hardly new. Yet the trend lines ...  

Jehovahs Witnesses

Russia Bans Jehovah's Witnesses, Calling It an Extremist Group

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 20, 2017
Jehovahs Witnesses gathered last month in a house in the village of Vorokhobino, north of Moscow, where they meet for services. Credit James Hill for The New York Times. MOSCOW — Russia's Supreme Court on Thursday declared Jehovah's Witnesses, ...  


22 Muslims convert to Hinduism in UP's Faizabad
Kasmir Monitor - May 21, 2017

Faizabad, May 21: Nearly two dozen people, all of them Muslims, from Uttar Peadesh's Faizabad have accepted Hindu religion following proper rituals and tradition. All those Muslims who have accepted Hinduism belong to Ambedkar Nagar district.  


America's Islam trance

WND.comWND.com - May 14, 2017
While a few brave souls have been sounding the alarm over the progressive inroads Shariah Islam is making into American culture, schools, colleges, religion, medicine, law, government and even the military, perhaps the most important question that ...  


The holiest site in Judaism is becoming a point of conflict between Trump and Israel

AOLAOL - May 16, 2017
President Donald Trump may have angered the Israeli government just days before his trip to the Middle East. There has been speculation that Trump would visit the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism, during his Israeli trip, which would make him ...  


Iranians' Role In Formation And Development Of Shiism

IranianIranian - May 8, 2017
For many who don't have special knowledge of the Muslim world there is question on, which connection there is between Iran and the Shia as one of the two main branches in Islam. Many know that the Iranians have an old culture, which returning to the ...  


For Sikhism facts, students in Montgomery become the teachers

Washington PostWashington Post - Apr 25, 2017
The students have been teaching a sort of Sikhism 101 to their teachers at after-school events at their gurdwara — a Sikh house of worship — in North Potomac for four years. Last year, according to organizer Harminder Kaur, they won approval from the ...  


Is Sufism answer to extremism in Egypt?

Al-MonitorAl-Monitor - Apr 28, 2017
Sufism is widely considered the default setting for Egypt's Muslim community, and tombs of popular Sufi saints dot the landscape up and down the Nile. Moulids — celebrations of the birthdays of prominent saints — attract millions of devotees every year.  


Capitalism, Confucianism, and how big Business can Learn From Sun Tzu

The Good Men Project (blog)The Good Men Project (blog) - May 18, 2017
Capitalism, Confucianism, and how big Business can Learn From Sun Tzu. We must realize that we are part of a global economy ... and start acting like it. May 18, 2017 by Dan Blacharski Leave a Comment. shares. Embed from Getty Images ...  


Role of sufism and Taoism in China-Pakistan Relations

The NationThe Nation - Apr 24, 2017
Father of Taoism, Lao Zhou, promoted passive behavior and harmony within one's own self and nature. Taoism is acceptance of life, following one's breath to find peace and practicing meditation for inner peace and harmony. Dao is the path to embrace ...  


Great place with a lot to explore Jainism in Telangana

The Hans IndiaThe Hans India - May 12, 2017
​Hanamkonda: With the archaeological evidences suggesting that Jainism has once prospered ebulliently in Hanamkonda and had an extended run even during the times of Kakatiya dynasty, the State government has plans to promote tourism in addition to ...  


How Zoroastrians were purged in China, like Christians in Japan's shogun era

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Apr 28, 2017
In 12th-century China, there were several temples of Zoroastrianism, which the Chinese called Ao Jiao, left standing in several cities. By then, few people remembered the tenets and origins of the ancient Persian religion, which was first brought into ...  

Unitarian Universalism

A Sea Change

Patheos (blog)Patheos (blog) - May 5, 2017
I am addressing a local lifelong learning institute this week on the subject of women in Unitarian Universalism. As I've worked on the preparations, I have ended up focused on the sea change within Unitarian Universalism following the 1977 Women and ...  


Sierra Leone Entertainment: The Use of Marijuana as Rastafari

AwokoAwoko - May 15, 2017
What comes to mind when you see or hear the word “Rastafari”? Jamaica? Dreadlocks? Bob Marley? However, the chances are one of the first things that comes to mind is marijuana. Marijuana -or ganja as it is called by Rastas is culturally entrenched with ...  


Dispatch Mt. Fuji: A Traditional Shinto Wedding

Malibu TimesMalibu Times - May 11, 2017
A robed Shinto priest wearing a black hat called an eboshi then waved a pole adorned with paper streamers over us for a blessing for each family. This, of course, was entirely in Japanese. As drums and traditional music played, we made a procession ...  


Atheism May Be More Prevalent Than Past Surveys Suggest

GoodTherapy.org (blog)GoodTherapy.org (blog) - May 18, 2017
Heavy stigma against atheism and lack of religious belief might contribute to the smaller percentages determined in telephone polls, as atheists may be fearful of outing themselves even to anonymous pollsters. The new study uses a different technique ...  


Today's Futurists Resort To Paganism To Explain Away Christianity

The FederalistThe Federalist - May 16, 2017
Today's Futurists Resort To Ancient Paganism To Explain Away Christianity. With this shift of science as the choice religion for the theologically uneducated comes a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the development of myth. By Michael Morris ...  

New Age

New-age learning: This app lets kids touch and feel characters bringing them to life

The News MinuteThe News Minute - May 20, 2017
New-age learning: This app lets kids touch and feel characters bringing them to life. For example, if there is a dog, when you touch it, it barks and the kid learns the sound made by a dog. Shilpa S Ranipeta ...  


Meditation for Procrastination

ForbesForbes - May 18, 2017
Although I teach and study mindfulness .. we all have our moments. I just gave the biggest speech of my life, for TEDx Athens, and .. I procrastinated on writing it. I procrastinated so much I finished a 33-page book proposal instead of writing the ...  


Astrology for Feminists: Week of May 15-21

Wear Your VoiceWear Your Voice - May 15, 2017
Astrology this week will be shaped by the sun, which moves into the breezy sign of Gemini on Saturday, while the waning moon will slow things down.  


Japan's constitutional rebirth or reincarnation?

The Japan TimesThe Japan Times - May 13, 2017
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has boldly promised to revise the Constitution by 2020, to coincide with the Tokyo Summer Olympics, saying “That will be a year when a newly reborn Japan begins to move strongly forward.” However, the public doesn't share his ...  


How One Man Used a Deck of Cards to Make Parapsychology a Science

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Dec 27, 2016
In a lot of ways, that's a space also occupied by the man who pioneered their use, Dr. Joseph B. Rhine, founder of the Duke Parapsychology Lab. Rhine's interest in the paranormal took hold in 1922, when he was a young plant physiologist earning a Ph.D ...  


What's On? Anzac Day

SunLiveSunLive - Apr 24, 2017
Guest speaker on Rosicrucianism & Western Mystery Tradition. Israeli Dancing. Every Tues, Gate Pa Primary School, Cameron Rd 7-8pm. All ages welcome, no partner required. Maria 544 1680/022 165 2114. Katikati Maestro's. More men needed to join ...  


In the Venice Biennale's 'Viva Arte Viva,' Shamanism Sneaks Back Into the Picture

artnet Newsartnet News - May 12, 2017
The “return to order” is a well-worn theme, both in art history and on the contemporary art circuit. Every so often, the political energies within art get unruly or uncomfortable or exhausted enough that the “return” is announced once again.  


Economic crisis, infidelity keep witchcraft practices alive in Mexico

Fox NewsFox News - May 8, 2017
WOMAN BURNED ALIVE FOR WITCHCRAFT IN PERU JUNGLE, PROSECUTOR SAYS. Baladez offers his customers objects that protect them, as well as a cleansing with the use of herbs, which, he said, "provide baths with the energy for the shedding of evil ...  


Witchy Woman: A Creative Director Reveals Her Wicca Ways

AdAge.comAdAge.com - Apr 26, 2017
Double, double, toil and trouble. When most people think about witches, black cats, pointy hats and broomsticks spring to mind. But Isobar Creative Director Misty Bell Stiers would like to, uh, dispell the myths. She sat down with Ad Age to break down ...  

Hatha Yoga

More than half of depression sufferers could see their symptoms improve by over 50% with weekly yoga classes ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - May 10, 2017
Yoga can ease depression symptoms, according to the largest study to ever investigate the link between the exercise and the mental health disorder. More than half of sufferers who take weekly yoga classes experience a minimum 50 per cent reduction in ...  

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga beginners course in English in Reykjavik

Iceland MonitorIceland Monitor - Apr 19, 2017
Have you always wanted to learn the basic foundations of Ashtanga Yoga? Now Yoga Shala in Reykjavik offer a foundation course taught in English. Yoga Shala is one of Reykjavik's longest established yoga centres, and were formerly located at Engjateigur.  

Bhagavad Gita

Best Bhagavad Gita Quotes #Krishna

Patheos (blog)Patheos (blog) - May 8, 2017
Here are some of my very favorite Bhagavad Gita quotes. Bare in mind that the Bhagavad Gita is not the “Bible of Hinduism.” Hinduism does not depend on a book, but is a growing and living tradition. That said, the Gita is overflowing with wisdom ...  

Reiki Healing

In Highland, Reiki for children focuses on compassion, natural healing

nwitimes.comnwitimes.com - Apr 17, 2017
At Heart in Hand in Highland (clockwise from top), Pam Kozi teaches Reiki healing to Sutton Willhoit, Madden Willhoit, Mallory Tinich and Hunter Tinich. Reiki for children focuses on compassion and natural healing. Buy Now. Tony V. Martin, The Times.  

Falun Gong

Canadian Falun Gong Practitioner Detained in Beijing

The Epoch TimesThe Epoch Times - May 8, 2017
A Chinese-Canadian businesswoman who practices Falun Gong has been held against her will by the Beijing security apparatus since February. Sun Qian, 51, is the vice president of Beijing Leadman Biochemistry Co., Ltd., a company she co-founded with ...  


Leah Remini on Pitching Her A&E Scientology Series: "I Said, 'Don't Be Pussies'"

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter - May 16, 2017
The Scientology whistleblower sat down with THR editorial director Matthew Belloni at a TV Academy Q&A, admitting the pain of the show can sometimes be too much: "I wish a sitcom could take me away from all of this." When Leah Remini first came to ...  

Tarot Cards

Would you use TAROT CARDS to make all of your decisions? FEMAIL writer relies on Gwyneth Paltrow's guide to ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Apr 18, 2017
In a recent post featured on her lifestyle website, Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow enlisted intuitive and shamanic healer Colleen McCann to demonstrate how readers can use tarot cards to guide their daily decisions. Although the advice may seem kooky to some, ...  

Hare Krishna

Growing Hare Krishna congregation to open $3.6 million temple in ...

Baltimore SunBaltimore Sun - Apr 28, 2017
An estimated 2000 people from around the world will be on hand this weekend as New Kulina Bram Dam, also known as ISKCON of Baltimore, spends three ...  


Upanishads, Gita and Shakespeare
The New Indian Express - May 3, 2017

My memory of the genius of a playwright, poet and actor, the one and only Bard, goes back to my high school days where my initiation happened through the play As You like It. Our English teacher made an excellent narration and assigned a role play for ...  


Raising Our Kids on Vampires, Satanism and Zombies
Aish - May 14, 2017

Do your kids enjoy fantasy adventures? What's their vampire IQ? You might be shocked by their prowess. Books, movies and computer games today are filled with occult, witchcraft, Satanism, paganism, vampires, zombies, Greek mythology…all under the ...  

Handwriting Analysis

Handwriting analysis of alleged IRA communiqué inconclusive, court hears

Sunday WorldSunday World - May 3, 2017
Handwriting analysis of an "IRA communiqué" allegedly smuggled by a Dublin man out of Portlaoise prison was inconclusive, the Special Criminal Court has heard today. Brian Kenna (54), with an address at Crumlin Park, Crumlin, Dublin has pleaded not ...  


Capcom Launches Ghouls'n Ghosts MOBILE Platformer On Android

Android HeadlinesAndroid Headlines - May 21, 2017
Japanese video game company Capcom released the Android port of its classic platformer Ghouls 'n Ghosts, simply called Ghouls'n Ghosts MOBILE. Originally launched in 1988 for arcade machines in the Far East, Ghouls 'n Ghosts gained a reputation of ...  


Northwestern State Athletics

KALB Newsnsudemons.com - May 20, 2017
NATCHITOCHES – The final three innings of Friday's second game of a Southland Conference doubleheader against New Orleans illustrated much of the ...  


Hear Jason Isbell's Stunning New Song 'If We Were Vampires ...

RollingStone.comRollingStone.com - May 19, 2017
Jason Isbell is joined by wife Amanda Shires on powerful "If We Were Vampires" from his new album 'The Nashville Sound.'  


Zombies Chronicles Makes Old Call Of Duty More Horrifying Than Ever

Kotaku AustraliaKotaku Australia - May 20, 2017
I've been a fan of Treyarch's Zombies modes ever since "Nacht der Untoten" graced Call of Duty: World at War. I've been dying to revisit the classic maps, but with my PS3 long out to pasture, I haven't had the chance. Now, thanks to Zombies Chronicles ...  


Mike Trout homers for fourth straight game to lead Angels to 5-3 win

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - May 16, 2017
On Monday night at Angel Stadium, the Angels advanced past the Chicago White Sox 5-3, pushed by capable pitching from unlikely sources and another Trout home run. The latest shot marked the first time in his career he had registered homers in four ...  


What Should We Do If Aliens Contact the Earth?

FuturismFuturism - May 15, 2017
As fascinated as we are with the possibility of alien life, humanity does not have a plan for how to respond to aliens if they contact us.  

Christian Priest

Don't be fooled: Assad is no friend of Syria's Christian minorities

The Hill (blog)The Hill (blog) - May 11, 2017
While Assad sends delegations of priests all around the world, including the United States, to defend his regime and Hezbollah, have we forgotten the Christian priest who was murdered and dragged through the streets by Syrian security agents for ...  

Catholic Priest

Catholic priest among those arrested in mafia-run scam to steal from migrants

Crux: Covering all things CatholicCrux: Covering all things Catholic - May 15, 2017
ROME - A Catholic priest was among at least 68 people arrested May 15 in the southern Italian region of of Calabria and accused of extortion, illegal arms possession, fraud, and association with the local mafia. The victims are migrants, who were ...  

Catholic Bishop

Sustain “Wangara Islamic Tradition” – Catholic Bishop tells Muslims
Ghana News Agency - May 15, 2017

Wa, May 15, GNA – Most Reverend Richard Kuuia Baawobr, the Catholic Bishop of Wa, has called on Muslims to sustain the practices of the “Wangara Islamic Tradition in Ghana. “The 'Wangara Islamic Tradition' is one of religious tolerance and peaceful ...  

Catholic Pope

Pope Francis spreads wisdom in Egypt

National Catholic Reporter (blog)National Catholic Reporter (blog) - May 1, 2017
Pope Francis gives the homily as he celebrates Mass at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo April 29. (CNS/Paul Haring). Michael Sean Winters | May. 1, 2017 Distinctly Catholic · PrintemailPDF. In his whirlwind visit to Egypt over the weekend, Pope Francis ...  

Protestant Pastor

How genocide sparked one woman's faith and forgiveness

ConnectstatesboroConnectstatesboro - May 21, 2017
Within the space of hours, none of that would be true, although it would be three long months — spent hiding with seven other women in the cramped 3-foot-by-4-foot bathroom of a neighbor who was a Protestant pastor — before she'd know for sure what ...  

Jewish Rabbi

Review: Confessions of a Rabbi

Jewish ChronicleJewish Chronicle - May 3, 2017
Never let it be said that Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain conforms to the old-style image of the Anglo-Jewish rabbi: “invisible six days a week and incomprehensible on the seventh”. On the contrary; having graduated from Leo Baeck College in 1980, as did I, ...  

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