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Art Imitates Buddhism

TricycleTricycle - May 17, 2018
Buddhist teachings can sometimes feel abstract. What does it mean exactly to say that “life is suffering?” How can that message be conveyed in a way that will resonate with me, that will feel visceral and true to my experience? In the poem “Bluebird ...  


The Rev. Kim-Kwong Chan to speak on Christianity in China

BlueRidgeNow.comBlueRidgeNow.com - May 18, 2018
One of the world's leading experts on Christianity in China will visit two Hendersonville churches later this month to discuss why the country has embraced Jesus. The Rev. Kim-Kwong Chan will speak Wednesday evening at Providence Baptist Church and ...  


'Heavenly Bodies' at the Met shows just how much fashion and ...

Washington PostWashington Post - May 16, 2018
NEW YORK — On the lower level of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in the Anna Wintour Costume Center, the chasuble of Pope Pius IX is spread out in all its ...  


'Bigot' pastor who once labeled Mormonism a cult shouldn't give prayer at embassy event in Israel, Romney argues

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - May 14, 2018
Washington • Ahead of the United States placing its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, Utah Republican Senate candidate Mitt Romney tweeted that he has concerns about one of the event's headlining speakers, who has previously called Mormonism a cult.  


Giant chickens and neo-gothic masterpieces: What Indonesia's churches tell us about its past

CNNCNN - May 24, 2018
Dutch Protestantism loomed large in Indonesia, with missionary societies helping to spread the religion across its many thousands of islands. Although Christianity was never able to challenge the dominance of Islam, which arrived in the region during ...  

Jehovahs Witnesses

Shots fired into Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

KIRO SeattleKIRO Seattle - May 16, 2018
A Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses was sprayed with gunfire early Tuesday morning and investigators with the Thurston County Sheriff's Office hopes the public can help them track down the shooters. This latest incident comes after a series of other ...  


A Sage like no other

The HinduThe Hindu - May 17, 2018
After intense research, well known author Pavan K. Varma has come up with “Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism's Greatest Thinker”, an account of the life and philosophies of the 8th Century theologian. The book was recently launched by Dr. Karan Singh and ...  


How Muslim Propagators Swindle the Western Civilization: Islam and Science Expropriation (C)

Modern DiplomacyModern Diplomacy - May 19, 2018
John O'neill's research (Holy Warriors: Islam and the demise of Classical Civilization) prove that Islam's cultural and scientific contribution to the world is not only poorly negligent but negative. Not only Islam did not contribute to the ...  


Former Wichita Falls pastor speaks at opening of embassy, despite condemning Judaism

Times Record NewsTimes Record News - May 14, 2018
Not only do religions like Mormonism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism," Jeffress said during the 2010 lecture series titled "Politically Incorrect." "Not only do they lead people away from from God, they lead people to an eternity of separation from God in Hell.  


What Fuels the Saudi Rivalry With Iran?

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 23, 2018
The two countries entered a fierce battle over the souls of Muslims with Saudi clerics augmenting their anti-Shiite rhetoric and the Iranian counterparts playing down their Shiism to appeal to Pan-Islamic, anti-imperial and anti-Western sentiments ...  


Turban Day celebrates and promotes the education of the Sikh faith

DailyuwDailyuw - May 14, 2018
Even Seva UW events, such as serving food to the homeless, are sometimes unaccepted because of Sikhism misconceptions. “We definitely have had times where we've been serving food somewhere and someone might want the food but might say 'Oh, ...  


On garments that embrace Sufism by Muzaffar Ali and Yasmin Kidwai

The HinduThe Hindu - May 7, 2018
If you see the motifs carefully, the voice inside you would tell you they are symbols of Sufism. Meet its creator - Yasmin Kidwai, an old hand in filmmaking who forayed into fashion only three years ago. She has now created eclectic four dozen garments ...  


A Golden Age of China, Part I: Early Han Dynasty Emperors

Ancient OriginsAncient Origins - May 15, 2018
It was also during Liu Bang's reign that Confucianism was promoted. This was a philosophy which emphasized moderation, virtue, and filial piety, values that enabled the regime's authoritarian policies to be softened in the eyes of the population.  


Spectacular scene at sacred mountain of Taoism in Anhui(1/3)

ecnsecns - May 16, 2018
Spectacular scene at sacred mountain of Taoism in Anhui(1/3). 2018-05-16 11:09 Ecns.cn Editor:Yao Lan. 1. A sea of cloud, illuminated by sunrise, surrounds Qiyun Mountain in Xiuning County, East China's Anhui Province, May 15, 2018. The mountain is ...  


Vardhaman Mahaveer, his life and Jainism

E-Pao.netE-Pao.net - Apr 20, 2018
Vardhaman Mahaveer, also known as Bhagwan Mahavir, was the twenty-fourth Tirthankara (ford-maker) of Jainism. It is a common misconception that Vardhaman Mahaveer was the founder of Jainism. He was not the founder but a reformer who reformed ...  


Peta Hawker

Hepburn AdvocateHepburn Advocate - May 15, 2018
The attraction was not only to see the location of one of the world's great ancient civilisations – and the birthplace of Zoroastrianism, the religion which had an impact on Judaism, Christianity and Islam – but also to walk in the footsteps of ...  

Unitarian Universalism

Interdependent Web: Sounding the alarm, believing in the church, hope in chaotic times
uuworld.org - May 18, 2018

And many days, I believe in Unitarian Universalism. Some days, I love it. Yet, I am homeless. I am reconciling myself to that within Unitarian Universalism. We'll see how it goes. ( East of Midnight , May 14). Thomas Earthman paints a hopeful picture ...  


COMMENTARY: Foreign Policy lessons from the Resistance of the Rastafari
Barbados Advocate - May 20, 2018

THE use of force is still very much a part of the foreign policy and diplomatic considerations of all states, even small ones. In the latter case, what they consider is not using force themselves, but force being used against them. Force is seldom ...  


Pagan & Shinto News: Heathen Soldier Beard Permitted, Sumo Association Rethinks Women Ban

Patheos (blog)Patheos (blog) - May 1, 2018
In 2017 a Shinto shrine received recognition from Unesco under its own name, placing it in the prestigious front rank of Japan's World Heritage shrines. Munakata Taisha, comprising four component parts, is in Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu, and owes its ...  


How the USSR Turned Houses of Worship Into Museums of Atheism

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - May 7, 2018
In the decades after the Russian Civil War, the Bolsheviks struggled to find the best way to establish a climate of atheism across the Soviet Union. At first, many hoped and believed that religion would naturally disappear once the social change they ...  


Personal Experience And Gnosis In Polytheistic Paganism

Patheos (blog)Patheos (blog) - May 14, 2018
Were it not for my intense dreams and experiences, I'd probably still be an atheist rather than possessing my polytheistic view of the world today. I think I definitely still would've been actively involved in magic and psychic pursuits as those had ...  

New Age

Five 'war crimes suspects' held in Pirojpur

newagebd.netnewagebd.net - May 21, 2018
NEW AGE. Editor: Nurul Kabir, Published by the Chairman, Editorial Board ASM Shahidullah Khan on behalf of Media New Age Ltd. Hamid Plaza (4th floor), 300/5/A/1, Bir Uttam CR Datta Road, Hatirpool, Dhaka-1205. PABX: +8802-9632245-48.  


'Meditation Is Like A Human's Way Of Clearing Browser Cache'

HuffPostHuffPost - May 18, 2018
The shower isn't just a place to sing. Separated from our cellphones, standing under running water often allows people's minds to run free. Reddit has an entire “Shower Thoughts” subreddit dedicated to “the miniature epiphanies you have that highlight ...  


9 gifts for people who are really, really into their zodiac signs

Today.comToday.com - May 15, 2018
Astrology Chart Mug, $5 (usually $12), Anthropologie. TODAY has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not by TODAY. All prices are subject to change and items could sell ...  


US Senate Backs Tibet in Battle over the Dalai Lama's Reincarnation

TricycleTricycle - May 11, 2018
A bipartisan resolution refuses to acknowledge China's decisions on spiritual leadership and will only honor Tibet's choice for The Dalai Lama's reincarnation.  


Houston's Peter James Haviland Helps to Recover Lost Memories, Lost People

Houston PressHouston Press - May 10, 2018
Haviland is a private investigator and advanced certified clinical hypnotherapist with 33 years in the business of parapsychology and forensic hypnosis. He is called on frequently by other private investigators to help find missing people and crack ...  


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

4barsrest.com4barsrest.com - Jan 25, 2018
Composer Liz Lane will be heading to the RNCM in Manchester on the weekend to hear the world premiere of her latest major work, 'Tide and Time' performed by Foden's Band. It's inspired by the history of five generations of her family, all either ...  


Amid economic and political tensions, shamanism regains popularity in South Korea
The GroundTruth Project - Apr 25, 2018

Although there is no official report on the number of registered shamans in the country, Cho Sung Jae, head of the Muchun Culture Laboratory, an organization dedicated to the study of shamanism, estimated there are more than 100,000 practicing shamans, ...  


Colombian Pastor Blames 'Indigenous Witchcraft' for Gustavo Petro's ...

teleSUR tv HTTPS (press release) (blog)teleSUR tv HTTPS (press release) (blog) - May 22, 2018
The evangelical pastor called on his followers to pray against “satanic communism.”  


As Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Adam McIlwee threads together emo, trap beats, and occultism

Chicago ReaderChicago Reader - Apr 27, 2018
McIlwee left the group in 2013, though, and pulled a creative 180 with Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, where he grafts crestfallen ballads onto trap percussion and foggy synths. Had he launched this solo endeavor ten years earlier it would've been called ...  

Hatha Yoga

Yoga In The Park Starts This Week In Shaker Heights

Patch.comPatch.com - May 14, 2018
Hatha Yoga will be taught, but each event will be beginner-friendly and offers a combination of "improved physical, mental and spiritual health" the city said. The free yoga sessions will be held at a different park each week. Attendees will need to ...  

Ashtanga Yoga

This is the difference between Bikram, Vinyasa, Rocket and Power yoga — and how to know which one is right for you

The IndependentThe Independent - May 13, 2018
Ashtanga yoga is a variation of Vinyasa — it's just with a set sequence of movements. "If you take an Ashtanga primary series class, no matter where in the world you are or who is leading the class, they'll teach you the same sequence — so you know ...  

Bhagavad Gita

The Dioramas and Animatronics of the Bhagavad-gita Museum
Atlas Obscura - Apr 29, 2018

Join us for a tour of the Bhagavad-gita Museum, located at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKC) of Los Angeles. In a private visit arranged especially for Atlas Obscura Society Los Angeles, we'll explore the museum, temple, Ashram ...  

Reiki Healing

Cape Breton nurse, former teacher finds passion in reiki healing and alternative medicine

TheChronicleHerald.caTheChronicleHerald.ca - May 10, 2018
SYDNEY — Alison Lewis knew she'd found her passion when she started studying reiki in 2017. The Victorian Order of Nurses-licensed practical nurse and former Montessori teacher had always had an interest in crystals and holistic healing techniques ...  

Falun Gong

Majestic Parade in Manhattan Marks 26 Years of Falun Gong

The Epoch TimesThe Epoch Times - May 14, 2018
The bustling parade that started at the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near the United Nations and ended at the Chinese Consulate on 43rd St, is the highlight of events organized this week to mark the day when Falun Dafa (or Falun Gong) was first introduced to ...  


Clearwater approves land swap with Scientology after a year of back ...

Tampabay.comTampabay.com - May 18, 2018
CLEARWATER — The third time was the charm for the city to close a long-debated real estate deal with the Church of Scientology.After two previous deals were ...  

Tarot Cards

The Latest Way To Avoid A Major Design Screwup? Tarot Cards

Co.Design (blog)Co.Design (blog) - May 9, 2018
Seattle-based design agency Artefact has developed a deck of cards, modeled after fortune-telling tarot cards, that present questions people who are developing technology should ask themselves during the design process. The Tarot Cards of Tech, ...  

Hare Krishna

Pull a six-tonne Hare Krishna chariot at Australia's biggest free lunch

SBSSBS - May 16, 2018
It's now one of the city's premiere cultural events, featuring market stalls, kids' entertainment, henna and face painting and cultural music and dance performances – all showcasing the vibrancy of the Hare Krishna community. Each year, all festival ...  


21st century India synthesis of both Upanishads and Internet: President Ram Nath Kovind

The New Indian ExpressThe New Indian Express - Apr 21, 2018
"That is why 21st century India is a synthesis of both the Upanishads (ancient Sanskrit texts) and the Internet. Both are important for the Indian soul," he said. Kovind said Adi Shankacharya instinctively understood this fact and way back in the 8th ...  


Student explores Satanism

Golden Gate XpressGolden Gate Xpress - Apr 25, 2018
The term occult, most easily be understood as “knowledge of the hidden,” includes but is not limited to practices such as Wicca, Satanism, and Paganism that utilize different forms of magic and divination. “I was often made to feel when I was younger ...  

Handwriting Analysis

Now we know why Donald Trump's signature is so big

MetroMetro - May 10, 2018
If you've never believed in handwriting analysis, maybe take a look at Donald Trump's signature and reconsider. The US president is notorious for being concerned about his image, whether that's comparing inauguration crowd sizes, boasting about the ...  


Review: 'Ghosts Among Us'

Orlando SentinelOrlando Sentinel - May 21, 2018
I was uneasy going into “Ghosts Among Us.” I had imagined disturbing stories, the sort that might keep me awake at night. But the trio of the scenes are squarely in the paranormal category, the kind of occurrences so difficult to explain away. And here ...  


Positioning in league tourney on line as Demons travel to New Orleans
nsudemons.com - May 16, 2018

Prior to that matchup, the Demons had been eliminated from Southland Conference Tournament contention. Entering this weekend, Northwestern State has won three consecutive conference series, going 7-2 in that span to clinch a spot in next week's ...  


Looking Back on 'Modern Vampires of the City,' a Good-Faith Album for the Faithless

Harvard CrimsonHarvard Crimson - May 21, 2018
“Modern Vampires of the City” saw them finally secure themselves in the studio. They applied a digital-tinted baroque-indie-pop sound, complete with pitch-modulated vocals and looped basslines, and moods ranging from the thrilling mania of “Diane Young ...  


Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Zombies mode takes you on a trip through time

PolygonPolygon - May 17, 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Zombies mode will uphold the series' tradition: four-player co-op combat against waves of the undead, along with a weird sci-fi story underneath it all, developer Treyarch announced today during a live reveal event for the game.  


Series Preview: Angels @ Blue Jays (Hit the road with a Jack)

Halo's HeavenHalo's Heaven - May 22, 2018
The Angels offense will go limping in to this road series after a pretty dismal performance at home with 33 runs over 11 games and a 4-7 record over that home stand. But... there is good news. While the Angels have the 2nd worst average in baseball at ...  


The Darkness Maybe Predicted that News Story About Octopuses ...

NoiseyNoisey - May 21, 2018
There are two options: either you have not slept all weekend, or you not have heard the truly terrifying news story about how octopuses might be aliens.  

Christian Priest

Neighbors for Peace to host Ramadan dinner in Southborough

Community AdvocateCommunity Advocate - May 14, 2018
“As a Christian priest, I didn't know much about Ramadan other than what I learned at seminary: that it was the month when Muslims fasted during the daylight hours in honor of the Prophet Muhammad receiving the Qur'an.,” LaBelle said. “What my Muslim ...  

Catholic Priest

Evanston Police charge former Catholic priest in 2001 sex assault case

WLS-TVWLS-TV - May 21, 2018
Evanston Police have charged a former Catholic priest who allegedly sexually assaulted a minor more than a decade ago. Kenneth Lewis, a 56-year-old resident of Arvada, Colorado, was charged with sexual assault against a minor stemming from an ...  

Catholic Bishop

Barred by Catholic bishop, Dan Schutte performs in local Episcopal church

National Catholic ReporterNational Catholic Reporter - May 16, 2018
Kansas City, Mo. — Dan Schutte, the noted composer of church music, brought a message of hope, mercy and the power of community in a concert of song and spoken word April 28 in Kansas City, Missouri. A reoccurring theme for the two-and-half-hour ...  

Catholic Pope

Pope Benedict and Pope Francis: free and faithful in Christ

National Catholic ReporterNational Catholic Reporter - May 16, 2018
Last week, I was astonished by Sandro Magister's publication of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's preface to a book by Marcello Pera: It was the old Ratzinger at his best. Then, Sunday night, watching "60 Minutes," I was astonished even more by the clips of ...  

Protestant Pastor

Indonesian pastor sentenced to 4 years for witnessing to Christian ...

ChristianTodayChristianToday - May 10, 2018
An Indonesian court has sentenced a Protestant pastor to four years in prison for religious defamation after he discussed Christianity with a Muslim taxi driver.  

Jewish Rabbi

Sen. Mike Lee applauds US Embassy move to Jerusalem as 'long overdue' — Utah Jewish rabbi praises relocation, too

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - May 14, 2018
Washington • Sen. Mike Lee of Utah was in Jerusalem on Monday as the United States officially moved its embassy there from Tel Aviv, a controversial shift sparking riots that have already killed dozens of people. The White House said the embassy ...  

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