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All About Buddhism: Buddhism to go

The Phuket NewsThe Phuket News - Feb 17, 2018
You know ladies and gentlemen, it's awful hard to say goodbye. Every year, there are about 30 million would-be Marco Polo's who journey through this Buddhist kingdom in search of something magical.  


Omarosa knocks 'scary' Mike Pence for his 'extreme' Christianity

TheBlaze.comTheBlaze.com - Feb 13, 2018
Omarosa knocks 'scary' Mike Pence for his 'extreme' Christianity Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault continued spilling the secrets she gained from her time at the White House, saying on the "Big Brother" reality television show that Vice ...  


Prufrock: The Obama Portraits, Van Gogh's Doctor, and Jack Kerouac Catholicism

The Weekly StandardThe Weekly Standard - Feb 13, 2018
The official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were revealed yesterday. I like the former president's—trendy, sure, yet tasteful and accomplished. It is certainly better than Chuck Close's 9ft by 7ft painting of Bill Clinton's head. Complaints ...  


On Rob Porter, Mormonism, and Siding With the Abuser

SojournersSojourners - Feb 12, 2018
White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter (L) reminds U.S. President Donald Trump he had a bill to sign after he departed quickly following remarks at his golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey U.S., August 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst. I'm angry, but ...  


On the Relationship of Heresies & Cults to Protestantism

Patheos (blog)Patheos (blog) - Jan 26, 2018
In America, however, the cultists are using the same principles of epistemology and authority that Protestantism has (sola Scriptura and private judgment and an even more radical a-historicism than the sort which pervades certain sectors of ...  

Jehovahs Witnesses

Halya Coynash: Russia-backed separatists ban Jehovah's Witnesses and other 'non-traditional' faiths

Kyiv PostKyiv Post - Feb 6, 2018
People attend the annual Jehovah's Witnesses assembly gathering 30.000 believers on July 22, 2011 in Villepinte, Paris suburb. European rights judges said on June 30, 2011 that France had interfered with the religious freedom of Jehovah's Witnesses in ...  


“I want to resist the hijacking of Hinduism by Hindutva”: The Shashi ...

Scroll.inScroll.in - Feb 11, 2018
Tharoor's new book, 'Why I am a Hindu' talks about his faith and why he opposes what he calls the political version of Hinduism.  


Macron Wants to See Islam 'Reorganized' in France, Reduce Influence of Islamic Countries

CNSNews.comCNSNews.com - Feb 14, 2018
Paris (CNSNews.com) – French President Emmanuel Macron says he is consulting experts on ways to “reorganize” Islam in France, with an emphasis on training imams, stopping foreign funding, and reducing the influence of Islamic states on the religion in ...  


What Every Prospective Convert to Judaism Deserves To Know

ForwardForward - Feb 8, 2018
When you go to a doctor, you initially have to complete and sign a plethora of forms. There are the checkboxes for all imaginable ailments and diseases, and you begin to realize “Yikes! There are so many things in me that can go wrong, it's a miracle ...  


Kidnapping Stirs Malaysian Debate about Saudi-Inspired Ultra-Conservatism

LobeLogLobeLog - Feb 4, 2018
Shiism was banned in 1996, but Shiites are allowed to worship privately. Amri's black four-wheel-drive was found the night of his disappearance near a construction site with its windows smashed, a 55-minute drive from his home in Kangar, Perlis ...  


Sukhbir to Sushma: Make more efforts to create awareness about Sikhism
Daily Pioneer - Feb 19, 2018

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Badal on Monday urged the Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to make more concerted efforts to create awareness about the Sikh religion as well as its proponents. “Recent death threats received by ...  


The Changing Face of Sufism in South Asia

The WireThe Wire - Feb 18, 2018
But in 1985, Sufism wasn't really fashionable as it is today. The decade of the 1980s was a watershed period in which a popular intellectual wave of dialectic materialism during the 1970s gently merged into a kind of liberalism that was the antithesis ...  


Stop Attributing Everything to Confucianism

Korea ExposéKorea Exposé - Jan 24, 2018
Anything and everything about East Asian countries, good or bad, seems to be explicable through Confucianism. Perhaps sociologist Max Weber set the trend when he argued in 1915 that Confucian values had discouraged capitalist development in China. A ...  


Religious significance of Lunar New Year

MyCentralJersey.comMyCentralJersey.com - Feb 14, 2018
Differing from the others, Taoism is considered a religious tradition that emphasizes harmony, frugality and humility. The Lunar New Year is an extended celebration spanning more than 15 days, seven of which are official days off from work and school ...  


President Kovind inaugurates Mahamastakabhisheka celebrations, lauds Jainism

Daijiworld.comDaijiworld.com - Feb 7, 2018
Shravanabelagola, Feb 7 (IANS): President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday flagged off the celebrations to anoint the Gomateshwara statue in this Jain pilgrim town in Karnataka's Hassan district. The President, along with the First Lady Savita Kovind ...  


Civilization 6 Rise And Fall Review: The Tale Of Tamar

Player.OnePlayer.One - Feb 8, 2018
Worse, the Mongolians declared war on Tamar, too. But all this warring couldn't deter Tamar from her true mission: bringing Zoroastrianism to the whole world. City after Mongolian city woke to the true faith, and Tamar ultimately won a Religious ...  

Unitarian Universalism

UU Fellowship to hold 'mass marriage ceremony'
Pagosa Springs Sun - Feb 17, 2018

Through science and art activities, youth will learn about the third and fourth principles of Unitarian Universalism, which encourage spiritual growth and a responsible search for truth and meaning, within our congregations. This class, held on the ...  


Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus “None A Jah Jah Children” Set For Release Friday January 26

TropicalFete.comTropicalFete.com - Jan 26, 2018
Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus' “None a Jah Jah Children” will be available on VP Records/Greensleeves on January 26th. Originally released in 1975, “None A Jah Jah Children” joins two classic albums “Rastafari” and “Kibir-Am-Lak” together. Produced ...  


Japanese praying in Shinto shrines for athletes going to the Olympics and the World Cup

Malaysian Christian NewsMalaysian Christian News - Feb 12, 2018
KYOTO: Fans of the Japanese figure skaters Satoko Miyahara and Yuzuru Hanyu have visited the Goou Jinja Shinto Shrine in Kyoto where they left written prayers for their success in the upcoming PyeongChang Olympic Games. The temple is famous as the home ...  


How Should Atheism Be Taught?

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Jan 31, 2018
Louis J. Appignani, an 84-year-old living in Florida, tells a compelling story about his conversion to atheism. Despite attending Catholic schools from a young age and through his teens, he didn't really question belief in God growing up; people in his ...  


The Other Side of the Hedge: The Future of Paganism

Patheos (blog)Patheos (blog) - Feb 13, 2018
There is no doubt that we are in a time of change. The West, as a whole, is thrashing about like a teenager in the midst of hormonal angst. It's not pretty, but it's also not the end of the world. I continue to hold out hope that our seemingly never ...  

New Age

Leadership In Our New Age

ForbesForbes - Feb 12, 2018
A few weeks back, Larry Fink, the CEO of Black Rock, an influential money manager, did something quietly remarkable if not revolutionary. He wrote a letter of warning to the CEOs of companies whose stocks swell Black Rock's portfolios, representing a ...  


A German Photographer's Meditation on Havana's Quinceañeras

The CutThe Cut - Feb 9, 2018
Frank Thiel's portraits of young Cuban women on the day of their quinceañera are textured, layered delights. A quinceañera, or quince, is a lavish celebration held on a Latin American girl's 15th birthday that marks her transition into womanhood. While ...  


New Moon Solar Eclipse Astrology Horoscope Forecast For Today ...

YourTangoYourTango - Feb 11, 2018
Today's horoscopes and astrology New Moon Solar Eclipse forecast for Sunday, February 11th, 2018 and this month's New Moon is here for each zodiac sign. Check out what the new moon and the stars have in store for your love life, marriage, relationships ...  


Choirs present choral concert "Reincarnation…Awakening"

WMU NewsWMU News - Feb 16, 2018
Collegiate Singers and University Chorale's offerings explore the idea of reincarnation through works that feature musical, textual, electronic and philosophical repurposing. Collegiate Singers will present works for women's and men's choruses in ...  


Chocolatier hosts Haunted by Chocolate prior to Valentine's Day
TheReporter.Com - Feb 14, 2018

Aurbach has published multiple books on the paranormal since he began teaching parapsychology and publishing and media at John F. Kennedy University in 1983. However, he has intermittently been working on a book on chocolate the last few years in ...  


Tide, Time, Foden's and Rosicrucianism inspire new work

4barsrest.com4barsrest.com - Jan 25, 2018
Interestingly 'Tide and Time' also reveals elements of her research into Rosicrucianism (something her Great Grandfather was particularly interested in) and especially the importance of the number 3. "Many of the work's motifs can be found grouped in ...  


Juneau shamanism retreat leader's financial, cultural and spiritual legitimacy challenged

KTOOKTOO - Feb 8, 2018
A shamanic retreat in Juneau led by a Californian has caught Sealaska Heritage Institute's attention. SHI learned about the Dance of the Deer Foundation's retreat and asked them not to come to Juneau. Despite Sealaska Heritage's objections, the company ...  


'We must act before another child is killed': Warning over abuse ...

RTThe Independent - Feb 19, 2018
Thousands of children could be abused because relatives believe they are witches or possessed by evil spirits in Britain, it has been warned. Experts fear another child will be murdered if efforts to prevent abuse linked to faith and belief are not ...  


Bootstrap Wicca

Patheos (blog)Patheos (blog) - Feb 12, 2018
My first years as a Witch were rather solitary affairs. That period of time was followed by working with a whole bunch of Pagans and Witches, but those folks, just like me, were rather new to the Craft. We really didn't have much in the way of mentors ...  

Hatha Yoga

Is Yoga An Exercise? Research Says No.

Reports HealthcareReports Healthcare - Feb 1, 2018
The conclusion given by the researchers was that hatha yoga was considerably low in intensity and light with the exception of a number of complicated postures. Putting it simply, hatha yoga is not enough for the daily physical exercise. On the other ...  

Ashtanga Yoga

Don't Call Him a Guru: Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala Owner Diana Christinson to Offer First Introduction to the Wim ...

Dana Point TimesDana Point Times - Feb 15, 2018
Diana Christinson, founder and owner of Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala in Capistrano Beach, was one of the first students to graduate from Wim Hof's Innerfire Academy, and will offer a first-of-its-kind introduction to the Wim Hof Method (WHM) on Sunday ...  

Bhagavad Gita

The essential Bhagavad Gita

Daily PioneerDaily Pioneer - Jan 27, 2018
There is a story from the Mahabharata that when Arjuna had returned to Hastinapur, he one day requested Krishna to repeat the Gita. The Lord then admits that he will not be able to do it with the same effect as he could in the battlefield because he ...  

Reiki Healing

The James Offers Tarot Readings and Reiki Healing via Room Service

ObserverObserver - Jan 30, 2018
Most room service orders are entirely regrettable: a greasy hamburger at 2 a.m. or a lavish breakfast that costs as much as a new pair of shoes. However, The James Hotel is now offering a wellness room service menu that has much more than just fresh ...  

Falun Gong

'Coming catastrophe': Bizarre letter writer's fresh warning
The Queensland Times - Feb 12, 2018

Falun Dafa Information Centre spokesman Erping Zhang said the content of the messages was crafted to portray Falun Gong as bizarre and threatening. "Falun Gong practitioners would never employ coercion or threats as a means of convincing someone to ...  


Clearwater City Council candidates mum on Scientology's impact ...

Tampabay.comTampabay.com - Feb 14, 2018
CLEARWATER — At a recent City Council election debate, the first question pitched to the four candidates was: What is the biggest problem facing Clearwater right now?Seat 5 incumbent Hoyt Hamilton an.  

Tarot Cards

Crystals, potions and tarot cards: the mystical rise of new age businesses

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jan 18, 2018
In one video, Nice explains how she uses tarot cards. In another she presents samples from her crystal collection. She's also covered Wiccan altars, rune stones and the paranormal. Nice makes a living through the royalties YouTube pays for the content ...  

Hare Krishna

Once in the shadows, Hare Krishnas now seek to shake off the past ...

Channel NewsAsiaChannel NewsAsia - Feb 10, 2018
Historically, the Hare Krishna movement has struggled to become mainstream, but in recent years has worked its way around regulations and carved out its own worship spaces. (Photo: Pang Xue Qiang). By Pang Xue Qiang. 10 Feb 2018 06:00PM (Updated: 10 ...  


Narendra Modi tweet on Ramakrishna Paramhansa Jayanti | The ...

The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express - Feb 18, 2018
In his prolonged speech Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised on the significance of Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and the Bhakti (devotion) movement comprising Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa that played a crucial role in propagating social harmony.  


2 schools closed over Satanism scare

NewsDayNewsDay - Feb 14, 2018
AUTHORITIES at Maramba Secondary School in Mutawatawa and St Joseph Secondary School in Rusape have ordered the two institutions to shut down following a Satanism scare. Makoni district schools inspector Nathaniel Machini and Manicaland provincial ...  

Handwriting Analysis

Cursive is Cool® Handwriting Contest Launches on 41st Anniversary of National Handwriting Day
PR Newswire (press release) - Jan 23, 2018

Winners of the contests will receive fun new writing instruments, workbooks, learning methods and accessories. Supporters of the contest include the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation, Amsterdam Printing, Cursive Logic, Dixon Ticonderoga, Eeboo ...  


China's Xi: We Will Eradicate the 'Ghosts' of Poverty

teleSUR EnglishteleSUR English - Feb 13, 2018
In the mountainous part of Sichuan province, Xi met the ethnic Yi people, with one villager telling him that she used to believe ghosts were the cause of illness, state media reported on Monday. It was in response to this, that the Chinese president ...  


DePaul University Official Athletic SiteBlue Demons Edge Xavier 73 ...

The DepauliaDePaul Blue Demons - Feb 11, 2018
A potential tying three-pointer by Xavier's Kindell Fincher was over-ruled after an officials review and DePaul came away with a 73-72 BIG EAST victory Sunday at the Cintas Center. A pair of clutch free throws by Lauren Prochaska with 28.9 seconds left ...  


Exposing the Power Vampires in Self-Driving Cars

IEEE SpectrumIEEE Spectrum - Feb 15, 2018
Exposing the Power Vampires in Self-Driving Cars. Autonomous driving systems give cars eco-driving skills. But their computers and sensors could consume enough electricity to negate this green dividend. By Peter Fairley. Drag from the big rack atop ...  


The Stars of Disney Channel's 'Zombies' Musical Take You Behind the Gravity-Defying Moves of 'BAMM': Exclusive

BillboardBillboard - Feb 16, 2018
... how the song came to life on screen. "We really wanted something with edge and something cool, and something dark," Vincent says of "BAMM." That cool and dark idea became a nearly unbelievable dance number, thanks to a "cement" floor that was ...  


Shohei Ohtani might be the most intriguing player in baseball, but the Angels won't push him to be the face of the team

LA Daily NewsLos Angeles Times - Feb 11, 2018
It has been 29 years since the Angels were the center of the baseball world during spring training. Mike Trout gets attention every spring. Mo Vaughn, Vladimir Guerrero, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton got their share of attention when they signed with ...  


Alien life: Humanity WILL welcome ALIENS and 100 DISCOVERED ...

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Feb 18, 2018
HUMANITY “will take it well” when aliens are found according to an expert, which comes after 100 planets orbiting stars outside of our solar system were discovered and could be home to extraterrestrial life.  

Christian Priest

Russia: ISIS terrorist kills 5 churchgoers

World Israel NewsWorld Israel News - Feb 19, 2018
Russian RBK news outlet quoted an Orthodox Christian priest who recounted that the congregation had just finished mass and was beginning to leave the church when “a bearded man ran towards the church shouting 'Allahu Akbar' (God is greatest) and killed ...  

Catholic Priest

Kerala catholic priest accused of rape by Bangladeshi woman

gulfnews.comgulfnews.com - Feb 15, 2018
Kottayam, Kerala: A Bangladeshi woman has accused a Catholic priest in Kerala of raping her after befriending her on Facebook, police said on Thursday. They were verifying the complaint of rape filed against the Syro-Malabar catholic church priest by ...  

Catholic Bishop

Catholic Bishop to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: You Can't Bully Us Into Supporting Abortion

LifeNews.comLifeNews.com - Feb 9, 2018
Catholic leaders are accusing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of bullying religious groups into supporting abortion on demand. ADVERTISEMENT. Ad Row 1. ADVERTISEMENT. Not in use. Trudeau's administration is facing a huge backlash after it ...  

Catholic Pope

'Pope Francis and the Theology of the People' book review, Part 2

National Catholic ReporterNational Catholic Reporter - Feb 14, 2018
People pack the street during a celebration in honor of St. John Bosco on his feast day, Jan. 31, in Panama City. The 19th-century saint, who founded the Salesian order, was called to serve poor and neglected children. Discussed in this column ...  

Protestant Pastor

What bishops can do for ex-Protestant clergy

Aleteia ENAleteia EN - Jan 21, 2018
By the next day the pastor has resigned from congregational ministry, severed his or her denominational ties, perhaps with a modest severance, and is laying plans to be received into the Roman Catholic Church. Protestant pastors leave both vocation and ...  

Jewish Rabbi

Rabbi Joins Long Island Notables as 'Person of the Year'

Chabad.orgChabad.org - Jan 25, 2018
Rabbi Shimon and Chanie Kramer, far right, who run the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Merrick, N.Y., with teens involved in the “Cooking for Hope” program. For his work, the rabbi got tapped as “Person of the Year” by the Herald newspaper chain on ...  

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