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Washington Post hints at big changes afoot for Tibetan Buddhism. Is ...

GetReligion (blog)GetReligion (blog) - Nov 14, 2017
Tibet ceased to be an independent nation nearly six decades ago. Moreover, the likelihood is that Tibet — birthplace of the Dalai Lama and home to a unique ...  


'Western Christianity in denial about radical Islam'

The Jerusalem PostThe Jerusalem Post - Nov 23, 2017
Once radical Islam gains a foothold in Europe, there is nothing suggesting that it can't easily dismantle Western Christianity, just as it did Christianity in the Middle East, wrote Giulio Meotti, cultural editor for Il Foglio, in a Gatestone Institute ...  


Catholicism in China losing ground amid surge in Protestantism

Fox NewsFox News - Nov 20, 2017
The reason for the decline in Chinese Catholicism are many – low birth rates, a failure to evangelize and an increasingly urbanized population are some. But the widespread persecution of Catholics by China's government and stalled negotiations over the ...  


The Ignorance of Mocking Mormonism

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Nov 15, 2017
Even after Governor Mitt Romney's bid for the presidency brought immense media attention to the LDS Church, the Pew Research Center found that barely half of Americans understand that Mormonism is a “Christian faith.” And while 7 or 8 percent of ...  


Protestantism: The fastest growing religion in the developing world ...

Greenwich TimeThe Manila Times - Nov 17, 2017
WHILE the world's attention was riveted on Pope Francis and IS (strangely, the names rhyme), Protestantism marked on October 31,2017,the 500th anniversary ...  

Jehovahs Witnesses

Inside the Jehovah's Witnesses headquarters in Orange County, NY

Fox5NYFox5NY - Nov 14, 2017
NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - About 40 miles northwest of a bustling New York City, a 45-acre complex sits on a tranquil lake in Warwick, New York. "Our primary purpose is not to convert, but to give people an opportunity to see what the bible has to say," ...  


Whose Hinduism Is It Anyway? The Right's 'Improved' Version or the Left's 'Warts-And-All' One?

The WireThe Wire - Nov 14, 2017
Washington, DC: The battle over how to depict Hinduism – or the various vedic, bhakti, folk and now the newly minted Hindutva versions – is serious and emotional. It is also not a simple contest between Hindu “fundamentalists” and “fringe” scholars, as ...  


Nearly Half of Canadians Have Negative Feelings Towards Islam: Poll

VICEVICE - Nov 17, 2017
Another major question that showed the prevalence of Islam in Canadians mind, was when they were asked what religions were gaining influence was growing within Canada. Again, for this questions, Canadians overwhelmingly singled out Islam among the ...  


Medieval Christians who embraced Judaism

The Jerusalem Post mobile websiteThe Jerusalem Post mobile website - Nov 21, 2017
Deacon Bodo converted to Judaism in 838 C.E. According to Church accounts, Bodo convinced the emperor to grant the deacon permission to make a pilgrimage to Rome, but Bodo later escaped from his entourage and headed for Andalusia.  


Where is the Arab world headed?

Yeni Şafak EnglishYeni Şafak English - Nov 19, 2017
They cannot complain about the expansion of Shiism because this has happened thanks to them. It is necessary to think over the recent developments in Saudi Arabia which is the moral and material center of the thought of Salafi-Wahhabi. This thought ...  


Punjab target killings case: Next in line were ex-SGPC chief Makkar, Sikh author Inder Ghagga, says police

The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express - Nov 18, 2017
According to Ramandeep, he “personally wanted to kill Makkar and Ghagga” because according to him, they were “working against the principles of Sikhism”. Speaking to The Indian Express, a senior police official from Moga said, “Ramandeep has revealed ...  


'Propagate teachings of Sufism to defeat communal forces' designs'
Times of India - Nov 14, 2017

Bareilly: On the second day of Urs-e-Razvi, clerics appealed to their followers to propogate the teachings of Sufism “to defeat communal forces who want to destroy national peace and amity”. The clerics also asked followers to maintain harmony in the ...  


For Innovation to Succeed in Asia, Confucianism Must Die

The News Lens International (press release)The News Lens International (press release) - Oct 26, 2017
Confucianism became a code word for political authorities in East Asia to justify absolutist rule with humanist-sounding philosophical moralism. Indeed, many continue to consider Confucianism to be a shared cultural value among “Sinosphere” societies ...  


Taoism mountain welcomes young learners(1/9)

ecnsecns - Oct 18, 2017
Photos taken on Oct. 16, 2017 show children, dressed in Taoist clothes, learn aspects of traditional Chinese culture, including Taichi, calligraphy and how to play the guzheng musical instrument, on Sanqing Mountain in Shangrao City, East China's ...  


10 Indian Thinkers and Why You Should Know Them.

Big ThinkBig Think - Nov 20, 2017
The first teacher of Jainism to be generally recognized as a historical individual, as he is mentioned not only in Jainist texts but in Buddhist works as well. Parshvanatha was a monk who taught for 70 years, and had a wide group of followers. His ...  


Excavations 'could change religious history of Anatolia'

Hurriyet Daily NewsHurriyet Daily News - Nov 8, 2017
The temple is really original and provides information about the people who revered the element of fire, which is early Zoroastrianism. There is a holy room inside where fires were lit. There are also other rooms. Most importantly, we unearthed objects ...  

Unitarian Universalism

Melrose UUC commences year-long diversity initiative

Wicked Local MelroseWicked Local Melrose - Nov 15, 2017
She quotes from the Principles of Unitarian Universalism: “We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person; we believe in the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part; we believe in a free and responsible search for ...  


Herbal Physician To Launch Book At Major Rastafari Celebration

Bahamas TribuneBahamas Tribune - Oct 27, 2017
#A herbal physician who is known for his talks on diabetes is scheduled to arrive in town today ahead of one of the biggest celebrations on the calendar of the Rastafari people. #Priest Kailash Leonce is chairman of The Great Physician International, ...  


Yaoi fans rejoice as Shinto shrine seems to open part-time positions for male shrine maidens

SoraNews24SoraNews24 - Nov 22, 2017
A Shinto shrine caused a stir on Twitter when a passerby happened to notice a sign that appeared to be advertising a job opening for a….male shrine maiden??? Shrines often hire part-time sales assistants and groundskeepers for the New Year's season, ...  


I'm an atheist, but I had to walk away from the toxic side of online atheism

Washington PostWashington Post - Nov 7, 2017
When I was invited to discuss atheism on “The O'Reilly Factor” four years ago, I initially wanted to turn it down. However, I ultimately realized it was a chance to show Fox News viewers a different side of atheism on a network where atheists are ...  


Nominee Drops Paganism Claim, Says Climate Change Is Real

BloombergBloomberg - Nov 8, 2017
In speeches and articles in 2015 and 2016, White, a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, made the comments about climate change and paganism and warned that solutions in Pope Francis's 2015 climate encyclical would lead to poverty, ...  

New Age

New Age shop expands beyond spiritual offerings

Nooga.comNooga.com - Nov 23, 2017
New Age shop expands beyond spiritual offerings. By Chloé Morrison - Published on November 23, 2017. Owner Rebecca Stardust has a wide variety of items at her shop, which is located at 5012 Highway 58. (Photo: Deana Henderson). Highway 58's ...  


5 Ways Travel And Meditation Can Help You Get Ahead In Your Career

ForbesForbes - Nov 21, 2017
When former model, stylist and trend forecaster Gemma Gambee decided to start a business combining meditation and brand strategy, her friends in the fashion industry told her, “That's just weird. People aren't going to take you seriously if you're ...  


Astrology Horoscopes And Tarot Reading For Tuesday, November ...

YourTangoYourTango - Nov 21, 2017
Your daily tarot card reading for each zodiac sign's astrology-based horoscope is here! When you're looking for a little more insight into your daily horoscope, ...  


Adventure Reincarnation: Outdoor Gear Giants Now Sell Used Goods

Sierra MagazineSierra Magazine - Oct 28, 2017
Outdoor adventure gear may be better than ever before, thanks to performance-enhancing and weather-shielding innovations that have outdoorsy types salivating. But if there's anyone who cringes at the thought of yesterday's gear populating a landfall, ...  


Ghost busting: A critical look at paranormal phenomena
The Bucknellian - Oct 26, 2017

Robbins wanted to be a parapsychologist with a focus on ghosts and hauntings. He experienced minor setbacks, however, due to the lack of education in these fields. According to Robbins, colleges believed that the study of parapsychology and spirits ...  


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 ...  


Oddballs: Sri's jolly fellows are feeling blessed

Metro Newspaper UKMetro Newspaper UK - Nov 1, 2017
SRI LANKA'S cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal reckons his side's recent Test-series win over Pakistan was down to shamanism. The tourists claimed a 2-0 series victory with captain Chandimal admitting a pre-tour trip to a maaniyo — a spiritual adviser ...  


A Tale of 17th-Century Witchcraft Staged in NYC's Oldest House

HyperallergicHyperallergic - Nov 15, 2017
For three nights in early November, New York City's oldest home was haunted by a 17th-century tale of witchcraft. After sunset, by lantern and candlelight, six actors prowled through the historic rooms of the Wyckoff House in Canarsie, Brooklyn ...  


This Life: For this witch, Wicca is about personal responsibility and growth

Washington PostWashington Post - Oct 27, 2017
By the time he reached high school, David Salisbury knew one thing for sure: “If I don't claim everything I am, without apology, then I'm going to get destroyed by this place.” David had been shy as a child, preferring nature to the company of his ...  

Hatha Yoga

Nature Yoga And Trail Run Sunday
Los Alamos Daily Post - Nov 18, 2017

Trained in Hatha Yoga through 'Yoga Yoga' in Austin, Texas. Her teaching style is a marriage between Viniyoga (therapeutic healing yoga), Ashtanga flow yoga and aspects of Anusara yoga. She has vast knowledge in the anatomy and physiology of yoga ...  

Ashtanga Yoga

Mantra Yoga School Announces 200 Hours Ashtanga Yoga TTC Schedule For 2018
MENAFN.COM - Nov 19, 2017

(MENAFN Editorial) Goa, India, (November 14, 2017) - Mantra Yoga School is a leading yoga training center in Goa that is known for offering in-depth courses on Ashtanga Yoga that can help students to transform their lives and lead a holistic existence.  

Bhagavad Gita

New, Lyrical Rendition of the Bhagavad Gita Captures Attention of ...

PR Newswire (press release)PR Newswire (press release) - Nov 8, 2017
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- After experiencing the benefits of yoga and meditation, practitioners seek a deeper understanding of this ancient ...  

Reiki Healing

Healing day features reiki and Christianity
Cape Cod Times - Nov 3, 2017

Epperly will talk about his recent books, “The Energy of Love: Reiki and Christian Healing” and “Angels, Mysteries and Miracles: A Progressive Vision.” Books will be available for purchase. Reiki healing-touch treatments, lasting 25 minutes, will be ...  

Falun Gong

Police in China's Shaanxi Deny Rights Lawyer in Their Custody
Radio Free Asia - Nov 20, 2017

Gao, 56, once a prominent lawyer feted by the ruling Chinese Communist Party, began to be targeted by the authorities after he defended some of China's most vulnerable people, including Christians, coal miners, and followers of the banned Falun Gong ...  


To an atheist, Scientology isn't any more unusual than mainstream faiths

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Nov 23, 2017
To the editor: Rather than asking the question, “What makes Scientology different?” the more meaningful question is what makes it the same as those organizations the United States subsidizes as religions. (“In the world of religious tax exemptions ...  

Tarot Cards

What 5 Tarot Cards Mean For Your Love Life

Elite DailyElite Daily - Nov 15, 2017
Like love, tarot is a mirror: It doesn't always show you the thing you want to see. As my tarot mentors once told me, a mirror does you no good if it won't show you the egg on your face when you leave the house. Approach your tarot card meanings and ...  

Hare Krishna

Meet the Hare Krishna monk running one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Cardiff

WalesOnlineWalesOnline - Nov 15, 2017
Everybody who works at Atma is of the Hare Krishna faith, but it's not exclusive. Living in ashrams in Splott, believers follow traditional scriptures such as the Bhagavad-gītā and the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, and chant for two hours a day. Often they can be ...  


BJP is Indira-friendly as she was steeped in Upanishads, Vedas: Jairam Ramesh

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Nov 19, 2017
The BJP is friendlier to former prime minister Indira Gandhi than her father Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, as she was steeped in the Upanishads and Vedas, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday. He said Gandhi would widely quote from the ...  


The Bizarre Alleged Relationship Between Jayne Mansfield and ...

VICEVICE - Oct 31, 2017
A new documentary looks into the rumors behind the film legend's friendship with infamous Satanist Anton LaVey.  

Handwriting Analysis

Roy Moore wants yearbook handwriting analysis; lawyer claims he handled accuser's divorce

AL.comAL.com - Nov 15, 2017
An attorney representing former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore attempted to discredit one of the women accusing the Republican Senate candidate of sexual misconduct, alleging that Beverly Young Nelson was not forthcoming during her press ...  


Trump judicial nominee hunts ghosts, fends off critics over his lack of ...

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Nov 17, 2017
By day, he was a clerk to a federal judge, a Harvard Law School graduate at the start of his career. By night, he was a ghost hunter and a devotee of the macabre ...  


Demons tab Laird as next head coach

KALB News (press release)KALB News (press release) - Nov 20, 2017
NATCHITOCHES -- Brad Laird, one of Northwestern State's greatest football players and most successful defensive coordinators, is the Demons' new head football coach, athletics director Greg Burke announced Monday afternoon. Laird, 44, will be ...  


Paradise Papers: Rich tax avoiders are 'vampires', EU finance chief ...

The IndependentThe Independent - Nov 14, 2017
The European Union's finance chief has slammed wealthy “vampires” who use tax avoidance schemes of the kind detailed in the Paradise Papers.  


There's A Big Secret In Call of Duty: WWII's Zombies Tutorial

KotakuKotaku - Nov 10, 2017
Secrets lurk everywhere in the Zombies mode of any given Call of Duty, and the recently-released WWII is no exception. If you've been screaming and struggling to survive The Final Reich, you may not have realized the prologue contains a secret room, ...  


Brad Ausmus hired as special assistant for Los Angeles Angels

ESPNESPN - Nov 22, 2017
Former Detroit manager Brad Ausmus has joined the Los Angeles Angels as a special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler.  


We just beamed a signal at space aliens. Was that a bad idea?

SETI InstituteSETI Institute - Nov 22, 2017
In a valley eight miles southeast of the Norwegian city of Tromsø, a radar antenna has just transmitted a short bit of radio programming to potential alien listeners: some specially composed electronic music and a tutorial about geometry and the use of ...  

Christian Priest

A Rare Sight: Christian Priest Visiting Saudi Arabia Openly Wears a Cross

BloombergBloomberg - Nov 13, 2017
Symbols of Christianity are banned in Saudi Arabia and there are no churches, at least in the public sphere. So it was a remarkable sight: A Christian priest, openly wearing a cross, being greeted by one of the kingdom's most influential ministers on ...  

Catholic Priest

Mugabe resisting mediation by Catholic priest for a graceful exit: report

africanewsafricanews - Nov 16, 2017
President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday, and is resisting mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup.  

Catholic Bishop

Saskatoon's new Catholic bishop takes on the issues facing his diocese

CBC.caCBC.ca - Nov 21, 2017
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon's new bishop says he is "changed in many ways" after serving the Northwest Territories, parts of Nunavut, and Saskatchewan's north. Rev. Mark Hagemoen said the way he sees and approaches pastoral ministry ...  

Catholic Pope

Father Solanus Casey declared 'Blessed Solanus' at Detroit beatification

Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press - Nov 18, 2017
When St. John Paul II, as Catholic pope, visited metroDetroit in 1987, he drew about 90,000 people to the Pontiac Silverdome and a mass in downtown Detroit drew about 30,000 people. Saturday was a day of small gestures and grand ones. Before the mass ...  

Protestant Pastor

Activist pastor on MSNBC: 'We have to challenge' Roy Moore's religious positions

The HillThe Hill - Nov 18, 2017
Liberal Protestant pastor William Barber on Saturday called on faith leaders to challenge Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's religious positions. "His positions do not line up with true orthodox evangelicalism. We have to challenge that," Barber ...  

Jewish Rabbi

Rabbi Yeshua Hadad, 81, Leader of Sephardic Community in Milan, Italy

Chabad.orgChabad.org - Nov 10, 2017
Rabbi Yeshua Hadad, leader of the Sephardic Jewish community in Milan, Italy, and one of the senior Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis in Europe, passed away on Oct. 31. He was 81 years old. He was born in 1936 to Mahlouf and Iza Hadad in a small town in the ...  

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