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Nepal nun mixes Buddhism, pop stardom | The Columbian

The ColumbianThe Columbian - Oct 15, 2016
KATHMANDU, Nepal — There is one Buddhist nun everyone in Nepal knows by name — not because she's a religious icon and a UNICEF goodwill ...  


The Givenness of Things Review – Marilynne Robinson's passionate defence of Christianity

The GuardianThe Guardian - Oct 16, 2016
Regardless of one's own beliefs (or lack thereof), the 17 essays in Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson's impassioned and erudite defence of Christianity make an interesting antithesis to the Richard Dawkins-inspired new atheism that has ...  


Kaine: No Apology Necessary for Clinton Team's Mockery of Catholicism

Breitbart NewsBreitbart News - Oct 16, 2016
Tim Kaine (D-VA) said there is no apology necessary in the case of the hacked emails of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's director of communications Jennifer Palmieri discussing Catholicism with a Democratic strategist, who said the ...  


Gerontocracy and the Future of Mormonism

RadioWestRadioWest - Oct 3, 2016
Gregory A. Prince, along with Lester E. Bush, Jr. and Brent N. Rushforth, is co-author of an article entitled Gerontocracy and the Future of Mormonism. It's due out in the Fall 2016 issue of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. We received this ...  


Is There A Future for Protestantism?
First Things (blog) - Oct 13, 2016

Does Protestantism Have A Future? The answer to that question depends on what we mean by the word “Protestantism.” We Protestants typically think of Protestantism in doctrinal terms. Protestantism is the solas, justification by grace through faith ...  

Jehovahs Witnesses

Utah Jehovah's Witnesses church forced woman to listen to audio of her rape, lawsuit says

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Oct 15, 2016
A woman is suing a Jehovah's Witnesses church in Weber County after, she says, one of its instructors repeatedly raped her when she was a minor and the organization's leadership forced her to listen to an audio recording of one of the assaults. The ...  


Is Hinduism a way of life or just a religion? SC to re-examine today

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Oct 18, 2016
The SC said that “Hindutva/Hinduism is a way of life of the people in the subcontinent” and is a state of mind” – not a religion – and therefore seeking votes was not illegal under the Representation of the People Act, which outlaws poll campaigning on ...  


'We persuaded Hollande to give us honest opinion about Islam' – author of 'scandalous' book

RTRT - Oct 16, 2016
In one of the conversations revealed in the 663-page book, Hollande acknowledged that “there is a problem [in France] with Islam.” “It is not Islam that is problematic in the sense that it is a dangerous religion, but because it wants to assert itself ...  


'How Christianity Brought Me Back to Judaism'

The Liberty Web EnglishThe Atlantic - Oct 11, 2016
My title for this note [“How Christianity Brought Me Back to Judaism”] is clickbait. I never “left” Judaism. I never had a crisis of faith or felt abandoned by G-d. My Judaism has always been, is now, and will continue to be central to who I am. I ...  


The US Is Now Openly at War With Houthis in Yemen (Video)

TruthdigTruthdig - Oct 16, 2016
However, Zaydi Shiism has no ayatollahs and is in no particular like the Shiite Islam of Iran and and Iraq. There is no evidence of any significant Iranian support for the Houthis; perhaps Tehran sent them a few million dollars. The Houthis are an ...  


Turban tying demonstrations spread awareness of Sikhism

ITV NewsITV News - Oct 8, 2016
"Well it's been very exciting for them and i think what we've learnt is the children didn't know much about sikhism so they've learnt and awful lot , it's been a great experience we believe it's incredibly important that we help children develop an ...  


Sufism — mystical practice of Islam — often neglected in Western media
KU Today - Oct 4, 2016

LAWRENCE — While terrorist groups such as the Islamic State and al-Qaida in recent years have garnered much attention and a negative perception of Islam, this view neglects the mystical dimension of Sufism, responsible for spreading the religion ...  


A Catechism Of Ruism (Confucianism): 'Three Sacrifices' (三祭, sanji)

Huffington PostHuffington Post - Sep 20, 2016
In reading my previous essays, readers may already have recognized that there are major differences between Ruism and the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. More careful readers may also have realized that there are perhaps ...  


Indonesian Billionaire Riady Wants to Rebuild Banking Empire Online

BloombergBloomberg - Oct 6, 2016
Indonesian billionaire Mochtar Riady is seeking to rebuild his banking empire almost 20 years after the Asian financial crisis prompted him to back away and focus on real estate. This time, it's not going to be a brick-and-mortar operation, but a ...  


Why Fasting Kills a Jain Girl and the Whole Religion

The Quint (blog)The Quint (blog) - Oct 9, 2016
Does Jainism as a religion contradict its own teachings when it comes to self beliefs? A religion that found its roots in the teachings of Lord Mahavira, is older than Buddhism, but has a declining followership in India. Jainism is tough to follow and ...  


What Is The Ancient Religion Zoroastrianism?

SeekerSeeker - Oct 2, 2016
Long before Christianity or Islam existed, Zoroastrianism, one of the world's oldest monotheistic faiths, was one of the most dominant religions on Earth for about 1,000 years. With about 200,000 followers, most of whom live in India or Iran ...  

Unitarian Universalism

News brief: Board approves $5.3 million for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism
uuworld.org - Oct 15, 2016

On Friday, October 14, the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees agreed to provide $300,000 immediately to fund operating expenses of Black Lives of UU and committed to guarantee another $5 million in long-term funding for BLUU's efforts ...  


Court strikes Rastafari boy's ban from school
The Daily Herald (press release) - Sep 24, 2016

PHILIPSBURG--The Court of First Instance on Friday ordered Foundation Catholic Education St. Maarten (FCES) to give young Rastafarian pupil Immanuel Marica access to Sister Regina Primary School in Simpson Bay, and to provide him with education, ...  


Neopaganism v. Shinto: Death and Darkness

Patheos (blog)Patheos (blog) - Oct 5, 2016
Both Neopaganism and Shinto acknowledge that there are some forces in nature that can be harmful to us, but unlike other religions such as Christianity, neither necessarily accepts the idea of absolute “good” and “evil.” Either one would probably say ...  


Can we be religious without God? Alain de Botton on "atheism 2.0."

VoxVox - Oct 6, 2016
It's to distinguish it from the modern incarnation of atheism, which was promulgated by people like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens that really made the central aspect of atheism the question of whether one did or didn't believe. And I suppose ...  


The Campaign for Paganism to be taught in UK schools

The Wild HuntThe Wild Hunt - Oct 6, 2016
UNITED KINGDOM — A petition has been launched in the UK in the hopes of making Parliament debate the teaching of Paganism in schools. The petition was the brainchild of Paul Sefton, a Pagan from Manchester who set it up last month. He said: “We ...  

New Age

The New Age Of Talent
Huffington Post - Oct 14, 2016

The relative weight of any country in international relations can be traditionally measured at three levels: its dissuasive strength in terms of defense forces; the prosperity of its citizens and companies; and its influence as projected through ...  


Andrew W.K. on Meditation

VICEVICE - Oct 13, 2016
John S. Shealy is a Louisville, Kentucky-based psychologist who has written much about meditation and mindfulness, an act he and countless others liken to taming a wild horse. Our mind, he writes, "loves to run fast, wildly chasing after first this ...  


These astrologists vow to predict who the next U.S. president will be ...

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Oct 12, 2016
Are the celestial bodies aligned in favor of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?  


The Reincarnation of High Style
HIGH TIMES - Oct 11, 2016

With California, Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts and Florida all putting legal weed on the ballot this year, can you think of a better time to wear HIGH TIMES? The day has come for the amazing people that have fought to free the plant to celebrate their ...  


Cambridge Science Historian Contemplates Place of Parapsychology

The Epoch TimesThe Epoch Times - May 7, 2016
In Beyond Science, Epoch Times explores research and accounts related to phenomena and theories that challenge our current knowledge. We delve into ideas that stimulate the imagination and open up new possibilities. Share your thoughts with us on ...  


Why There's Still Room for Spirituality in Transhumanism

InverseInverse - Oct 12, 2016
He test-drove “all kinds of different belief systems” from 11 to 15: he tried out the occult, then transcendental meditation, then Rosicrucianism, then the Kabbalah. He even gave Christianity a shot. “After a while, I started thinking none of this ...  


Shamanism & Quantum Physics

Collective EvolutionCollective Evolution - Sep 26, 2016
Shamanism was an integral part of humanity for thousands of years. They were the first healers, teachers, and scholars. Eventually, the wisdom of the shamans was lost through the trials and travails of humanity. Now, in our modern age with technology ...  


What Happened In September: Witchcraft In The Permian

Seeking AlphaSeeking Alpha - Oct 13, 2016
The opposite of a blue moon (two full moons in a month) is a black moon, which is the second new moon in a month. Some traditions hold that spells said under a black moon hold more power; others hold that no magic should be done under a black moon.  


Hellenic Wicca student practices solitary religion

The SetonianThe Setonian - Sep 29, 2016
Henderson, a senior art history major, is a solitary practitioner of Hellenic Wicca, a Pagan religion. She grew up in a culturally Christian environment, but her parents let her explore different religions. Before converting to Paganism as a senior in ...  

Hatha Yoga

Yoga may not count toward 30 minutes of daily physical activity, but may have other benefits

BustleScience Daily - Sep 24, 2016
Hatha yoga is an increasingly popular form of physical activity and meditative practice in the U.S. It is important to understand the calorie cost and intensity of yoga in relation to the national physical activity guidelines, such as those recommended ...  

Ashtanga Yoga

Miley Cyrus Teaches Jimmy Fallon Ashtanga Yoga Pose On The 'Tonight Show'

Hollywood LifeHollywood Life - Sep 17, 2016
LOL! Miley Cyrus stopped by the 'Tonight Show' to catch up with Jimmy Fallon on Sept. 16, but things took a totally unexpected turn! She ended up utilizing her yogi guru skills to teach him a SUPER flexible pose! We've got all the hilarious details!  

Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita
The Hindu - Oct 14, 2016

R. Aravindan of Vedanta is organising a Bhagavad Gita sessions in English, on October 20. Time:6.45 p.m. to 8p.m. Venue: AI 118/18, Creation Ragas Apartments, 8th Main Road, Anna Nagar. Contact: 9840493904. × ...  

Reiki Healing

Psychic reiki healing free

Times of IndiaTimes of India - Oct 5, 2016
Psychic reiki healing free. Oct 5, 2016, 08.51 AM IST. Video of pillar it has psychic power reiki u stare at it end close eyes meditate u get vibrations. Want to become a Citizen Reporter and have your report published here? Download the TOI Citizen ...  

Falun Gong

Lawyer Frisked, Assaulted, Barred From Defending Falun Gong Practitioners in China

The Epoch TimesThe Epoch Times - Oct 13, 2016
On Oct. 11, lawyer Dong Qianyong went to Feixiang District Court to represent Falun Gong practitioner Li Congchun. Li, formerly the assistant director of public security in Handan Prefecture, was arrested this January with five other practitioners for ...  


Church of Scientology Cuts a Ribbon on National Affairs Office in the Emerald Isle

PR Newswire (press release)PR Newswire (press release) - Oct 16, 2016
"By opening the doors of the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office for Ireland, we are continuing in the tradition of our Founder L. Ron Hubbard who himself held an office at 69 Merrion Square," said David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of ...  

Tarot Cards

Please Allow These Goats to Pick Tarot Cards for You

Modern FarmerModern Farmer - Sep 26, 2016
Sometimes, rarely, somebody comes up with a perfect idea for a blog. You know them when you see them. Goat Guidance is one of those blogs. The idea is simple: Every day, Heather Champ spreads a stack of her Rider-Waite tarot cards on a table, and ...  

Hare Krishna

Hundreds expected for the Hare Krishna festival (From Times Series)

Times SeriesTimes Series - Sep 22, 2016
Hundreds are expected to attend the upcoming Hare Krishna festival this Friday.  


These girls learn Upanishads at school

The New Indian ExpressThe New Indian Express - Oct 1, 2016
MYSURU: As many as 18 girls from the state have enrolled at the Kaveri Kanya Gurukulam at Srirangapatna in the last three years to learn Upanishads. The institute offers a five-year integrated residential course exclusively for girls who have completed ...  


As Satanism Grows, Italy Experiencing a 'Boom' in Exorcisms

Breitbart NewsBreitbart News - Oct 13, 2016
The number of exorcisms has been rising sharply in Italy, with some 500,000 Italians requesting an exorcism each year and not nearly enough exorcists to meet the rising demand, according to recent reports. The archdiocese of Milan in northern Italy has ...  

Handwriting Analysis

7 Things Your Handwriting Reveals About You

BeliefnetBeliefnet - Oct 7, 2016
Recruiters, counselors, interviewers, and personnel managers are using handwriting analysis to help them hire and work with the right people for their teams. According to Rolland Martuso in Handwriting Analysis, your handwriting is a photograph of your ...  


Ghosts of children, past owner haunt Faust Hotel

KSAT San AntonioKSAT San Antonio - Oct 17, 2016
NEW BRAUNFELS - The historic Faust Hotel in New Braunfels is known for its ghost stories. Employees and guests have shared their spooky tales. EXPLORE: Listen to the bar manager's story of his haunting experience ...  


In India, a Day to Burn Demons Singes Pakistan, Too

New York TimesNew York Times - Oct 11, 2016
The demons that burned Tuesday all across India — in past years meant to represent social ills like corruption and pollution — were custom-made for a season of mounting tension with Pakistan. A demon towering over the Delhi neighborhood of Dwarka was ...  


Marvel's dusting off Blade to hunt more vampires, but not the ones from Underworld

A.V. Club (blog)A.V. Club (blog) - Oct 10, 2016
According to /Film, Kate Beckinsale was recently asked if there were plans to ever intersect the Underworld franchise with Blade. While that's exactly the kind of left-field question you're at risk for being asked when participating in the New York ...  


Zombies take over Sun 'n Fun campus - News

The LedgerThe Ledger - Oct 17, 2016
A family of zombies strolled the grounds of Sun 'n Fun Saturday, but they weren't there to feast on human flesh.  


Angels' Garrett Richards sees progress in healing elbow

ESPNESPN - Oct 15, 2016
He completed three instructional league outings this month with no setbacks. Richards will rest his arm for the next 8 to 10 weeks before starting his regular offseason program in January. After starting for the Angels on opening day, Richards made ...  


Here's Why Humans Haven't Seen Aliens Yet, According to Brian Cox

Nature World NewsNature World News - Oct 19, 2016
With the plethora of alien sightings and space innovations reported on the news, why have we not seen any aliens yet? Renowned physicist Brian Cox sheds light to this intriguing question, which was first put forward by Italian physicist Enrico Fermi in ...  

Christian Priest

Coptic Christian priest speaker at Faith and Freedom Coalition of N.J.

NJ.comNJ.com - Oct 3, 2016
UPPER PITTSGROVE TWP. — On Tuesday, the Faith and Freedom Coalition of New Jersey will again host Coptic Christian Fr. Mina Mina. faith and freedom coalition.jpg The Faith and Freedom Coalition of New Jersey will meet Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m..  

Catholic Priest

He was a runner for the Japanese mafia. Now he's a Catholic priest.

Catholic News AgencyCatholic News Agency - Oct 15, 2016
In a recent Vimeo video produced by Spirit Juice Studios and the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Calloway recalled his radical transformation from atheist, drug-addicted high school dropout to Catholic priest. The child of a military family, Donald (his ...  

Catholic Bishop

Memphis diocese welcomes new Catholic bishop

Memphis Commercial AppealMemphis Commercial Appeal - Oct 20, 2016
The Most Rev. Martin D. Holley became the fifth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis during a special mass.  

Catholic Pope

Pope visits towns in central Italy devastated by earthquake

National Catholic Reporter (blog)National Catholic Reporter (blog) - Oct 4, 2016
Amid the devastation wrought by an earthquake in central Italy, Pope Francis quietly prayed and offered words of consolation to survivors and those assisting in relief efforts. Later, when crowds pressed around him, the pope used a megaphone to tell ...  

Protestant Pastor

Christianity is Rattling: "Lights Out" in Germany

Gatestone InstituteGatestone Institute - Oct 12, 2016
In Germany, where President Joachim Gauck was a Protestant pastor and Chancellor Angela Merkel is the daughter of a clergyman, in the country of liberal theologians -- such as Hans Küng, Uta Ranke-Heinemann and Eugen Drewermann, who have fueled ...  

Jewish Rabbi

Rabbi's new Greenville home connects family to WWII heroism in Europe

Greenville NewsGreenville News - Oct 7, 2016
Then, not a year later, she said, a Jewish rabbi ended up in the house “of a man whose brother had worked so hard to keep alive the memories of the Jews” who were slain. “So much was lost during the war. The Jews lost their homes, their memories, art ...  

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