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'Why Buddhism Is True' Looks At The Religion's Link To Science ...

NPRNPR - Sep 26, 2017
In his new book, Robert Wright explores Buddhism's take on our suffering, our anxiety and our general dis-ease — where he sees it lining up with scientific fields ...  


Christianity in America is more politically polarized than ever

VoxVox - Oct 11, 2017
What all these varied responses suggest is that Christianity in America is a far more fluid and complicated phenomenon than reductionist views might suggest. Race and political affiliation play an enormous role in both the degree to which a religiously ...  


Thomas Joseph White Teaches Catholicism
First Things - Oct 10, 2017

First Things will host Fr. Thomas Joseph White for a reception and discussion of The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism tomorrow evening, October 11, at 6:00 p.m. The remarks below were delivered at the Catholic Information Center on ...  


Killers' Brandon Flowers on Mormonism, Why 'Mr. Brightside' Is Bigger Than Ever

RollingStone.comRollingStone.com - Sep 12, 2017
The Killers' Brandon Flowers goes deep on his love for U2, his Mormon faith, how Mike Tyson inspired a song on the band's new LP and more. Credit: Esther Lin. By Andy Greene. September 12, 2017 ...  


Protestantism's biggest problem: on whose authority do we interpret the scriptures?

Catholic Herald Online (blog)Catholic Herald Online (blog) - Oct 3, 2017
On Saturday I joined a group of Anglican and Methodists in our village to walk around its familiar landmarks offering prayers. We started at the (pre-Reformation) Anglican church, moved on to the war memorial, then to the village school, thence to our ...  

Jehovahs Witnesses

Americans can “take a knee” during the national anthem thanks to the Jehovah's Witnesses

QuartzQuartz - Oct 15, 2017
In 1940, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that, if it held today, would likely have made the current NFL “Take a Knee” protests illegal. The case concerned a brother and sister who were Jehovah's Witnesses. They had been expelled from ...  


Hinduism Cultural Identity Of Nation: Venkaiah Naidu

NDTVNDTV - Oct 7, 2017
NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said Hinduism is not a religious concept but the "broader cultural identity" of the nation. "Living for others is part of our culture, Indian culture, Bharatiya culture...whatever you call it ...  


Get to know a Muslim to help dispel myths about Islam: Zohaib Zafar (Opinion)

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Oct 8, 2017
Guest columnist Zohaib Zafar is a graduate student at Cleveland State University and a member of the Muslim Writers Guild of America. In this age of misinformation, many Americans have misconceptions about Islam and according to a 2014 Pew study, most ...  


How Judaism helps restore our balance

Jewish JournalJewish Journal - Oct 10, 2017
Each period of history has a title bestowed by historians. The title is meant to reveal some key characteristic of that age. Thus the medieval period is the age of faith, the Enlightenment is the age of reason, and the Nineteenth Century is the age of ...  


Boys Who Talk to Girls 'Burn in Hell' Warns Hezbollah Deputy

Al-BawabaAl-Bawaba - Sep 26, 2017
Lebanese Twitter was soon flooded with furious retorts to Naim Qassem's words at the meeting, which marked the month of Muharram, a period of mourning in Shiism. People were particularly angered by his demonization of divorced women, who he implied ...  


HT Explainer | Know the meaning and history of excommunication in Sikhism

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Oct 5, 2017
Sikh scholar Pirthipal Singh Kapur explains: “Those who accept a set doctrine set by the Gurus come under the ambit of Sikhism, are called Sikhs, and any Sikh who defies it is liable for punishment, which is pronounced by the Sikh clergy.” In recent ...  


Sufism of Kashmir will continue to inspire me: Adnan Sami

Daily ExcelsiorDaily Excelsior - Oct 6, 2017
'The mysticism and Sufism found in Kashmir will continue to inspire me and influence my music so that I can produce rich melodies', he added. The local artists spoke at length with Adnan Sami about his music, his melodies, present scenario of music in ...  


China Focus: Confucianism, international perspective
Xinhua - Oct 11, 2017

JINAN, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- In 2004, China began establishing non-profit public institutions which aims to promote its language and culture in foreign countries. As an educational organization from China, it was named the Confucius Institute in honor of ...  


Tao: The art of living with clarity

taosnewstaosnews - Sep 21, 2017
"Taoism is often conveyed in pithy, irreverent stories that showcase how Taoism speaks the truth," Ming-Dao says. "The stories are a non-confrontational way to convey the philosophy and often carry a spiritual meaning. They can be entertaining and ...  


On how Kongu Nadu was a Jain bastion

The HinduThe Hindu - Oct 12, 2017
What were the reasons for the spread of Jainism in Kongu Nadu? “Ruling dynasties like the Rashtrakutas and Gangas supported Jainism. Monks provided food, shelter, medical treatment and education, and this brought them followers. Merchants helped Jain ...  


Park Ridge Baha'i celebrate birth anniversary of faith's founder

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Oct 10, 2017
Bahai's believe in one God and respect the traditions of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism, believing each form part of a progressive revelation from God. On Oct. 21, a dinner in celebration of the birth of Baha'u'llah ...  

Unitarian Universalism

Church news: Local churches announce upcoming events
Twin Falls Times-News - Oct 14, 2017

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys. Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote: the ...  


Is Rastafari being persecuted?

The Voice OnlineThe Voice Online - Sep 22, 2017
Having asked my partner and I more about what Rastafari means during an initial meeting, he said it was a cult. We made Biblical references to contextualise our explanation of Rastafari. Mr. Ebenezer went on to say that he's written a biography about ...  


Meet your merchant: Tragedy leads woman to start healthy pet food business in Nevada County

The Union of Grass ValleyThe Union of Grass Valley - Oct 9, 2017
Tragically, McClerin lost her husband to a brain aneurysm, and from then on, Shinto remained a cherished link to the life she had lived with Kip. When Shinto was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 10, McClerin went on a passionate mission to ...  


The new atheists are not atheist enough

The Conversation UKThe Conversation UK - Oct 3, 2017
A second wave of new atheism in the 2010s, championed by philosophers Philip Kitcher or Alain de Botton, sometimes wittily referred to as “Atheism 2.0”, is more tolerant. It is atheism with a human face, and its proponents try to engage with religious ...  


Paganism in Real Time

Patheos (blog)Patheos (blog) - Oct 9, 2017
I discovered Paganism while in college in the border state of Missouri, but I didn't really start making sense of it until I moved to Michigan a couple of years later. It was in Michigan where I first began to meet other Pagans and Witches, engage in ...  

New Age

Trump may be kicking off a new age of nuclear weapons

Washington PostWashington Post - Oct 12, 2017
Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. Last week, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the ...  


How Mindfulness Meditation Can Save America | WIRED
WIRED - Oct 8, 2017

Hear me out: Mindfulness erodes the psychology of tribalism in subtle and powerful ways.  


ASTROLOGICAL STARCAST: Beginning October 12 | Astrology ...

Beach ReporterBeach Reporter - Oct 11, 2017
It may very well be a wild, wild week Aries, with your ruler Mars in sensitive Cancer and moving into a tight square to Uranus, waxing to completion on Monday,  


Is this the reincarnation of Jesus? Meet the former traffic policeman turned cult leader being worshipped by Russians

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - Oct 4, 2017
Are you a reincarnation of Jesus? Vissarion: This isn't an interesting question and it's better not to answer. The tree isn't judged by its looks but by its fruit. Simon: You emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and that was a very difficult ...  


Lucifer, fallen angel and evil

Business MirrorBusiness Mirror - Oct 7, 2017
Because of the thin line that divides the paranormal and parapsychology, many unknowing readers become enmeshed in New Age practices. Thus, curious seekers of excitement should remember that New Age practices are “demonic, deceptive, dreadful ...  


Shadows in the Shadows: The Rosicrucians, A Fake Secret Society, Had a Real Impact on the World

NewsweekNewsweek - Apr 19, 2015
212694 Caption: Mysterious Ceremony A member pf Societas Rosicruciana in America stands in the interior of his society's New York temple, in 1913. Organizations adhering to the teachings of Rosicrucianism continued to crop up centuries after the ...  


The Real Story of Shamanism: No Need to Don a Headdress or Take Hallucinogens

Ancient OriginsAncient Origins - Sep 15, 2017
Today, many people closely associate shamanism with Native American peoples; however, anthropologists have studied evidence of shaman practices on all six habitable continents, some of which date to the Paleolithic era. Put simply, shamanism is a ...  


Cornell Witchcraft Collection exhibition opens on Halloween

Cornell ChronicleCornell Chronicle - Oct 16, 2017
A new library exhibition offers a rare glimpse of the Cornell Witchcraft Collection, featuring some of the earliest known writings on witches as well as 21st-century witchcraft movie posters to illustrate how popular views on witches have evolved over ...  


A witch-themed store opens in eastern Lawrence to serve a growing pagan population
Lawrence Journal World (blog) - Sep 27, 2017

The store sells supplies for Wicca and other pagan religions. And it is not new at it, either. The store is the Village Witch, which previously was located in North Lawrence in a stone building a couple of doors down from Johnny's Tavern. Owner Kerry ...  

Hatha Yoga

Yoga in the woods: Sun salutations in the actual sun

Asheville Citizen-TimesAsheville Citizen-Times - Oct 9, 2017
ASHEVILLE – Yoga, if not the way of the world, is certainly the way things move in Asheville. Whether it's Hatha yoga or hot yoga or yoga with goats, everybody seems to bending and stretching and reaching to better health. The physical and mental ...  

Ashtanga Yoga

Yoga Pros Bring Their Teachings to Columbus in Coming Months

columbusundergroundcolumbusunderground - Oct 9, 2017
At Ashtanga Yoga Columbus (AYC), the already high energy is on the rise for Yoga with Harmony, September 22-24, 2017. Harmony Slater is one of only 24 yoga teachers in North America certified at an elite level by the prestigious KPJAYI in Mysore, India.  

Bhagavad Gita

Science of Identity Foundation Releases 'Karma Yoga of the Bhagavad-Gita' Part 2: Is Karma Avoidable?

PR Newswire (press release)PR Newswire (press release) - Sep 30, 2017
Acharya das is a disciple of Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda and Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and has studied the Bhagavad-gita for over 40 years. He is a respected teacher of Vedic and yogic philosophy, meditation and kirtan, and a ...  

Reiki Healing

Fine Grind to Host Reiki Presentation, Demo

TAPinto.netTAPinto.net - Oct 9, 2017
WAYNE, NJ - Sema Tihan, director and founder of The Reiki Healing Center of NJ, located in Wayne, will give a one hour presentation and demo at The Fine Grind Coffee Bar in Wayne on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 1 to 2 p.m.. Sema has been in the professional ...  

Falun Gong

Falun Gong Practitioners in China Send Mid-Autumn Festival Greetings to Founder

The Epoch TimesThe Epoch Times - Oct 4, 2017
For scores of Falun Gong practitioners in China, the day was an opportunity to express thanks and pay respect to the founder of the spiritual practice, Mr. Li Hongzhi. Mr. Li first introduced the spiritual teachings in northeastern China in 1992. The ...  


Church of Scientology to open sprawling complex but future use ...

Independent.ieIndependent.ie - Oct 13, 2017
The head of the Church of Scientology will visit Ireland tomorrow for the grand opening of their vast new centre in Dublin.  

Tarot Cards

Jessie James Decker's Aunt Predicted She Would Have a Third Baby With Tarot Cards on Eric & Jessie

E! OnlineE! Online - Oct 12, 2017
Wednesday night's all-new episode of Eric & Jessie proved that Jessie James Decker's third pregnancy was destined to happen after the country singer's aunt Sharon stopped by Nashville for a visit. "Aunt Sharon reads tarot cards and throughout my whole ...  

Hare Krishna

Holdup attempt fails at New Orleans Hare Krishna Temple, NOPD ...

NOLA.comNOLA.com - Sep 24, 2017
The Hare Krishna Temple at 2936 Esplanade Ave. near Bayou St. John was the scene of an attempted armed robbery early Saturday (Sept. 23), according to ...  


The Isavasya Riddle: What Gandhi held Sacred

SwarajyaSwarajya - Oct 6, 2017
But we are told that he read not only the Theosophists' English translation of the Upanishads, but several other variants as well. What is not in question is his saying that if all other Hindu scriptures were lost, and only the opening verses of the ...  


Satanists Say Video Games Help Them Practice Their Religion

KotakuKotaku - Oct 6, 2017
For decades, games and Satanism have had some connection in the American public consciousness. During the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, American parents feared the supposed Satanic influences of games like Dungeons & Dragons and Doom. Back then ...  

Handwriting Analysis

Texas's 'Pumpkin Wonderland' is a Must-See Fall Attraction

Wide Open CountryWide Open Country - Oct 16, 2017
One exciting new event this year is next weekend's Ghoul's Night Out, which involves palm readings, handwriting analysis and other spooky events. We always say that everything is bigger in Texas, and the Arboretum definitely proves the saying. It ...  


Ghosts of Utah get their due as An October Evening grows to two

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Oct 13, 2017
(Courtesy photo) The 12th edition of An October Evening celebrates ghosts through film, fashion, music and dance, all in an expanded two evenings Oct. 20-21 at the Masonic Temple in Salt Lake City. Pictured, Julia Fae in a behind-the-scenes shot from ...  


Demons (member of Mae) releasing debut LP 'Embrace Wolf' (stream a track)

Brooklyn Vegan (blog)Brooklyn Vegan (blog) - Oct 10, 2017
Virginia's Demons is a new band led by Mae guitarist Zach Gehring, but Demons is a much heavier musical endeavor than Mae. Zach released Demons' debut EP Great Dismal in 2015, and he'll release their first full-length, Embrace Wolf, on December 1 via ...  


Vampires, witches, tortoises ... oh my? Boo at the Zoo draws a crowd

Herald & ReviewHerald & Review - Oct 15, 2017
Lots of creative decorations including this large spider were on display Saturday during Boo at the Zoo at the Scovill Zoo in Decatur. See more photos at herald-review.com/gallery. CLAY JACKSON, HERALD & REVIEW. Boo at the Zoo 2 10.15.17.JPG.  


A wireless headset let me shoot zombies in a mall in VR

CNETCNET - Oct 13, 2017
Facebook's Oculus isn't the only player in the wireless virtual reality game.  


LA Angels Biggest Surprise of 2017: #1

Halo HangoutHalo Hangout - Oct 17, 2017
The LA Angels were one of the most surprising teams in 2017. With such a title, they were bound to have countless surprise players on their roster. As we have listed off four surprises and an honorable mention, it is time to crown the king. The story ...  


Warrants, water, aliens, more
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - Oct 9, 2017

... • At this rate, we will be back to spending worthless scrip at the company store soon — Kevin S. • West Virginia the welfare state — Jeffrey M. • CHIPS is a federal program — Donald Z. • CHIPS is for children of working people that make too much ...  

Christian Priest

Christian priest calls for Palestinian resistance weapons to be retained

Middle East MonitorMiddle East Monitor - Oct 13, 2017
A member of the Christian-Islamic Committee in support of Jerusalem and the Holy Places, Father Manuel Musallam, has called for the Palestinian resistance groups not to give up their weapons, and to retain them until Palestinians receive their full ...  

Catholic Priest

Italian Catholic priest kidnapped in Nigeria :: Catholic News Agency ...

Catholic News AgencyCatholic News Agency - Oct 16, 2017
An Italian Catholic priest, who is a member of the Neocatechumenal Way, was kidnapped on Thursday by armed men in Benin City, Nigeria, according to media ...  

Catholic Bishop

Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez visits Elyria Catholic

Chronicle TelegramChronicle Telegram - Oct 10, 2017
That was the message Cleveland Catholic Bishop Nelson Perez had Monday morning for students at Elyria Catholic High School, where the 11th bishop of Cleveland celebrated Mass with a message of mercy and compassion as acts of love. “God's love is ...  

Catholic Pope

More Catholic than the pope

National Catholic ReporterNational Catholic Reporter - Oct 3, 2017
Pope Francis gestures as he talks during a pastoral visit in Cesena, Italy, Oct. 1. (CNS/Reuters/Alberto Lingria). "More Catholic than the pope" used to be a joking reference to conservative Catholics, but these days there truly are some people who ...  

Protestant Pastor

'God you are worthy of my tears and pain': Detained Pastor Andrew ...

ChristianTodayChristianToday - Oct 11, 2017
The family of Andrew Brunson, a Protestant pastor accused of espionage, have shared a heartfelt song written during his time in prison to mark more than a year ...  

Jewish Rabbi

NYC Muslim Day Parade to Be Led by Jewish Rabbi Marc Schneier

NewsweekNewsweek - Sep 21, 2017
This year's Muslim Day Parade in New York City will be a little different than those of years past. For the first time since the annual event was founded in 1985, a Jewish leader will be at its helm. Rabbi Marc Schneier will serve as honorary grand ...  

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