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Priest speaks on Buddhism
Thegardenisland.com - Jul 16, 2017

The Rev. Sonam Wangdi Bhutia, the head priest of Kathmandu Hongwanji in Nepal, will be the guest speaker. Bhutia was raised as a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and at age 28, encountered Shin Buddhism and founded Nepal's first Hongwanji ...  


Hayes: Have we redefined Christianity?

Port Huron Times HeraldPort Huron Times Herald - Jul 21, 2017
Christianity is not merely following a famous book of rules; it is being led by the Holy Spirit. Belief in Jesus is a connecting point to Father God. I understand that many see this as religion, but that is because we have redefined what words such as ...  


Catholicism's Two-Party System

Religion News ServiceReligion News Service - Jul 18, 2017
Although Crux's John Allen likes to pretend otherwise, Roman Catholicism is now clearly divided between the Party of Francis and the Party of Benedict. Not since the days of the Jesuits and the Jansenists has the Catholic elite — clerical and lay ...  


Millennials and Mormonism

RadioWestRadioWest - Jul 18, 2017
We're live Wednesday morning, talking about Millennials and Mormonism. Religion scholar Jana Riess has been studying what she calls “The Next Mormons,” and while nearly all say they believe in God, the way they practice their religion is very different ...  


Antonio Spadaro has discovered a brand of Protestantism he doesn't like

Catholic Herald Online (blog)Catholic Herald Online (blog) - Jul 15, 2017
To begin with, fundamentalism is not the mainstream of American Protestantism, nor does it have the influence in American politics that the authors imagine it does. The notion, for example, that George W. Bush is a fundamentalist with a Manichean ...  

Jehovahs Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses Ban is Overwhelmingly Supported By Russians Despite Knowing Nothing About the Religious ...

NewsweekNewsweek - Jul 13, 2017
Russians overwhelmingly support a ban on Jehovah's Witnesses operating in the country, despite half admitting that they know nothing about the case against them, according to a poll on Thursday. Russia's Supreme Court ruled in April that the Christian ...  


Yogi and the RSS to 'protect Hinduism from online insults'

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jul 21, 2017
RSS-BJP affiliated think tank Bharat Niti has planned a massive 'Hinduism and Social Media Conclave' in November in the holy city of Kashi.  


Florida Killings: Radical Islam And The Far Right, Under One Roof

NPRNPR - Jul 19, 2017
The Hamptons condo and apartment complex in Tampa is quintessential Florida. Lush and modern, the stucco homes are painted in a soft rainbow of pastels. All around are palm trees, Spanish moss and lily pads. "It is a very quiet place. You have a lot of ...  


Judaism Is Flourishing in Europe Where Once It Was Almost Annihilated

American SpectatorAmerican Spectator - Jul 17, 2017
When Hitler came into power before he tried to wipe out the entire Jewish population of Europe, he burned Jewish books: books written by Jews or about the Jewish religion or culture. He also decimated Jewish houses of worship and schools. Jews have ...  


Chechen mufti announces ban on Shiism and 'Wahhabism' in Chechnya

OC Media (blog)OC Media (blog) - Jun 27, 2017
Mezhiyev said that Iran was the major actor behind the spread of Shiism in Russia. He alleged that Iran used international regulations instrumentally to spread the religious literature throughout Russia, which in his opinion, Sunnis should not be reading.  


About Dean's Father's Religion On 'TheBachelorette'

Hollywood LifeHollywood Life - Jul 17, 2017
What Is Sikhism? — Everything To KnowAbout Dean's Father's Religion On 'TheBachelorette'. Dean Unglert Father. Image Courtesy of ABC. View Gallery 74 Photos. Emily Longeretta. Senior Entertainment Editor. Share This Article; Reddit · LinkedIn ...  


See the spectacular Sufi temple built with Cheesecake Factory money

Curbed SFCurbed SF - Jul 13, 2017
Sufism is a branch of Islam, noted for its mysticism, meditation practices, and music and poetry tradition. The Oxford Islamic Studies center says the faith emphasizes “cultivation of the soul over social interaction” and “emotion and imagination” over ...  


Why the US doesn't understand Chinese thought – and must
WTOP - Jul 20, 2017

Unfortunately, very few universities in the United States teach traditional Chinese philosophies such as Confucianism or Daoism. Why not? And why should we care? There are at least three reasons that the lack of Chinese philosophy instruction in U.S. ...  


China's Religious Revival Fuels Environmental Activism

New York TimesNew York Times - Jul 12, 2017
President Xi Jinping has championed the study of Chinese traditions, including Taoism and Confucianism, in part to counter the influence of Western ideas in Chinese society. Mr. Xi, in articulating the so-called Chinese dream, has called for a return ...  


Jainism can solve many contemporary problems: Acharya Lokesh Muni

newsindiatimes.comnewsindiatimes.com - Jul 3, 2017
Founder of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti Acharya Lokesh Muni, in his speech on “Jainism and Science” said that “Jain religion is a scientific religion based on principles and philosophy of Bhagwan Mahavir” who, he noted, was a scientist and psychologist along ...  


Life on Earth's biggest pressure cooker

BBC NewsBBC News - Jun 20, 2017
Almost 2,000 years ago, the eternal fires that burst from the ground helped foster Zoroastrianism in the region. One of the oldest monotheistic religions, Zoroastrianism is based on the belief that elements are pure and that fire represents God's light ...  

Unitarian Universalism

Interfaith Voices: Working toward embracing the beloved community

Corvallis Gazette TimesCorvallis Gazette Times - Jul 22, 2017
It is often said in Unitarian Universalism that “our method is our message.” This phrase explains our noncreedal religious stance; a way of being religious not based on beliefs but on values. “Our method” encompasses values of radical hospitality and ...  


Rastafari man wins employment case in Florida
Virgin Islands Daily News - Jul 7, 2017

An Orlando staffing company that places many workers in the Disney hospitality industry has settled a federal lawsuit regarding a Rastafarian cook who refused to cut his hair. Hospitality Staff, a nationwide staffing company, agreed in the settlement ...  


Also on the big list…

The TribuneThe Tribune - Jul 22, 2017
The tiny, remote island is a treasure trove of 80,000 offerings to Shinto sea gods, from beads to swords. It also facilitated exchanges between Korea and China from the fourth to ninth centuries. Today, only male priests from Munakata Taisha, a group ...  


Modern Women's Rights, Atheism, and Ideological Warfare

The Good Men Project (blog)The Good Men Project (blog) - Jul 17, 2017
Modern Women's Rights, Atheism, and Ideological Warfare. Scott Douglas Jacobsen and guest, a colleague, and friend, Marie Alena Castle, continue the talk on women's rights, human rights, and atheism in session 3. July 16, 2017 by Scott Douglas ...  


Inside the European Far Right's Weird Obsession With Paganism

OZYOZY - Jun 26, 2017
Racial paganism has its origins in Nazi Germany. Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler was a well-known occultist who led several campaigns to re-paganize the country. One of his projects was transforming Wewelsburg, a Renaissance castle in Westphalia, ...  

New Age

New Age's Vegas Summit: Place Your Bets On Omnichannel, Smart Home

TwiceTwice - Jul 22, 2017
Tech retail may be a crapshoot these days, but New Age Electronics believes that a properly merchandised assortment of home automation, muscular laptops, drones and AR/VR – offered through an omnichannel retail platform – are the closest things to a ...  


Meditation Services
Coos Bay World - Dec 9, 2016

This is a time for the spiritual enrichment and healing of meditation. Acknowledging the many paths that lead to sacred communion with the Divine, Unity chaplains lead the services in varying meditative practices. These include Siddah Yoga's Ham Sa ...  


Free Will Astrology for the Week of July 13

Willamette WeekWillamette Week - Jul 14, 2017
It's not your birthday, but I feel like you need to get presents. The astrological omens agree with me. In fact, they suggest you should show people this horoscope to motivate them to do the right thing and shower you with practical blessings. And why ...  


Is Adrian Peterson the reincarnation of Marcus Allen?

Who Dat DishWho Dat Dish - Jun 21, 2017
Adrian Peterson has been the subject of major discussion for the New Orleans Saints this offseason. Rightfully so. The signing of Peterson has definitely lit visions of another Super Bowl in the minds of deserving Saints fans. Marcus Allen VS Adrian ...  


New Tory MEP for the East Midlands is an expert in UFO sightings and poltergeists

The IndependentThe Independent - Jul 5, 2017
As well as his work with the International Metaphysical University, he is best known as the author of a range of parapsychology books including titles such as Paranormal Surrey and A History of Alien Activity from Sightings to Abductions to Global Threat.  


What Is the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Why Is It in San Jose?

KQEDKQED - Jul 13, 2017
Rosicrucianism in its modern form bloomed around the turn of the 20th century, along with a host of other metaphysical philosophies seeking to plumb ancient depths for fresh perspectives on the mysteries of life and nature. “We're the caretakers of ...  


Everything you need to know about a shamanic retreat

Evening StandardEvening Standard - Jul 19, 2017
Shamanism is a healing method based on the world's oldest spiritual ideas honed through ancient cultures, energy centres, colour, nature and intuition. Interestingly, the practice has sprung up across different communities, languages and continents ...  


Tyringham: Witchcraft historian to deliver talk
Berkshire Eagle (subscription) - Jul 25, 2017

Award-winning historian John Demos will discuss the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting from the Middle Ages to the present day and his long engagement with the topic at the next Bidwell House Museum History Talk at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 29, ...  


Wicca Phase Springs Eternal (ex-Tigers Jaw) releasing acoustic EP (hear a track)
Brooklyn Vegan (blog) - Jun 27, 2017

After Tigers Jaw's major 2013 lineup change, former co-frontman Adam McIlwee began focusing on his “emotional trap” project Wicca Phase Springs Eternal. Wicca Phase co-founded the GothBoiClique, which now has more visibility than ever thanks to Lil ...  

Hatha Yoga

Be aware of unusual stroke that could be triggered by hatha yoga

Billings GazetteBillings Gazette - Jul 4, 2017
Hatha yoga postures are not ancient, sacred, safe, and beneficial for all bodies. Modern yoga postures were developed in the 1920s out of contortionism, western physicality, gymnastics, wrestling and calisthenics, according to Dr. Mark Singleton of ...  

Ashtanga Yoga

'It's the Perfect Location': Ashtanga Yoga Opens on Elm Street

New CanaaniteNew Canaanite - Jul 12, 2017
“There is no traditional Ashtanga yoga in New Canaan,” the Norwalk resident told NewCanaanite.com. “I have lived in this area my whole life and have always loved New Canaan, specifically the charming downtown area. When I went looking for a space for ...  

Bhagavad Gita

Sampoorna Bhagavad Gita Parayana by 120 NRI children

Star of MysoreStar of Mysore - Jul 15, 2017
Mysuru: The second batch of 120 NRI children from USA, aged between 8 and 17 years, have learnt Bhagavad Gita and memorised all 700 slokas following instructions of Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji. Now, they have come to Mysuru to render ...  

Reiki Healing

Kathleen L. Johnson, MA, RMT Recognized as a Woman of Excellence by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide ...

PR.com (press release)PR.com (press release) - Jul 14, 2017
... and Bodywork (as an Approved Continuing Education Provider), Northeast Pennsylvania Reiki Connection (Co-founder), the Reiki Membership Association, the International Association of Reiki Professionals, Reiki Healing Association, and Reiki Rays.  

Falun Gong

Falun Gong persecution protested in D.C. by survivors, members of ...

Washington TimesWashington Times - Jul 20, 2017
A demonstrator with the Falun Gong protest group stands near the hotel where Chinese President Xi Jinping is staying Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in downtown ...  


Paul Haggis on Scientology Series: "You Don't Want to Piss Off Leah ...

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter - Jul 17, 2017
The Oscar-winning director discusses his upcoming appearance on Remini's show and the parallels he sees between Scientologists and Trump supporters.  

Tarot Cards

These hippie candles are blessed with tarot cards and crystals

New York PostNew York Post - Jul 15, 2017
Like any budding businesswomen, small-batch candle makers Hayley Elisabeth Kaufman and Whitney Huhmann have settled into a work routine. Kaufman will pick a tarot card before they melt wax, while Huhmann performs reiki over a pile of clear quartz ...  

Hare Krishna

Vandals paint word 'die' on Brisbane Hare Krishna temple, police investigating

ABC OnlineABC Online - Jul 21, 2017
A Hare Krishna temple has been vandalised with the word "die" spray-painted on a wall on Brisbane's southside, just two days after a pig's head was dumped at the Islamic College of Brisbane. The vandals targeted the front-facing wall of the temple in ...  


Power of meditation

Hindu Business LineHindu Business Line - Jun 20, 2017
While 'sound' sleep is a relative concept, modern science as well as the ancient Upanishads have an explanation for it. Upanishads classify three states of consciousness of an individual. The Jagrat (wakeful) state, the Svapna (dream) and the Sushupti ...  


'Teachers suspended for initiating pupils into Satanism'

NewsDayNewsDay - Jul 12, 2017
GOVERNMENT has reportedly suspended four Nyanyadzi High School teachers suspected of initiating 10 pupils into Satanism pending the outcome of investigations. BY KENNETH NYANGANI. On Monday, chaos rocked the school, located in Chimanimani, ...  

Handwriting Analysis

Gorilla girl, a space capsule and royalty: the Calgary Stampede in 1967

Calgary HeraldCalgary Herald - Jul 9, 2017
Electronic handwriting analysis was an up and coming 'science' at the 1967 Stampede. Photo: Herald file photo dated July 11, 1967 *CALGARY HERALD MERLIN ARCHIVE*. Share Adjust Comment Print. This year's Calgary Stampede features a number of ...  


The Ghosts of Cheyenne Mountain Still Haunt Donald Trump's America

Mother JonesMother Jones - Jul 16, 2017
Has there ever been a nation as dedicated to preparing for doomsday as the United States? If that's a thought that hasn't crossed your mind, maybe it's because you didn't spend part of your life inside Cheyenne Mountain. That's a tale I'll get to soon ...  


Resurgent Demons ready to reap $1 million windfall

The AustralianThe Australian - Jul 12, 2017
Demons chief executive Peter Jackson told The Australian the club was on target to achieve its initial forecast, which would be a fourth straight profit in the four full years under his management. The former Essendon chief was approached by the AFL in ...  


Vampires and Spies Dominate Frothy Fun Television Choices ...

Reason (blog)Reason (blog) - Jul 21, 2017
It's the time of the television year, safely past the May upfronts where all of next season's advertising is sold and just before the big promotional push for the fall ...  



guru3d.com (press release)guru3d.com (press release) - Jul 22, 2017
Sledgehammer Games delivers an original and terrifying new co-op survival experience in Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies. Players will embark on a chilling and mysterious journey through a snowy Bavarian village in Mittelburg, Germany, as they attempt ...  


Angels rookie Alex Meyer: Starter or reliever?

Minor League Ball (blog)Minor League Ball (blog) - Jul 22, 2017
Drafted by the Washington Nationals 23rd overall in 2011 from the University of Kentucky, Los Angeles Angels rookie Alex Meyer has been considered an intriguing if erratic pitching prospect since then. At 6'9”, as we often see with exceptionally-tall ...  


A New Theory on Why We Haven't Found Aliens Yet

Slate MagazineSlate Magazine - Jul 17, 2017
But just because the aliens are asleep doesn't mean we can't find signs of them. Any aestivating civilization has to preserve resources it intends to use in the future. Processes that waste or threaten these resources, then, should be conspicuously ...  

Christian Priest

Christian priest arrested for sexually assaulting 2 minor boys in Kerala

The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express - Jul 18, 2017
A Christian priest in Kerala has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two minor boys of an orphanage for two years, police said. The victims were staying at 'Balbhavan' in Meenangadi where the priest was working, a police official said. Fr ...  

Catholic Priest

Day three for sexual assault trial for Catholic priest | WPBN

UpNorthLive.comUpNorthLive.com - Jul 20, 2017
PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- Day three has begun for the trial for the Rogers City priest accused of sexually assaulting another Catholic ...  

Catholic Bishop

How should a Catholic bishop tweet?

Catholic HeraldCrux: Covering all things Catholic - Jul 13, 2017
Bishop Daniel Flores spoke on social media use at a press conference during the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America” event on ...  

Catholic Pope

Cardinal Pell Case Deepens Catholic Clerical Abuse Crisis | Time.com

TIMETIME - Jul 12, 2017
The Pell affair represents a serious crisis in Pope Francis's papacy. At the same time, many Catholics hope it can bring about reform.  

Protestant Pastor

TAJIKISTAN: Protestant Pastor jailed for three years
Forum 18 - Jul 20, 2017

Protestant Pastor Bakhrom Kholmatov has been jailed for three years for allegedly "singing extremist songs in church and so inciting 'religious hatred'". Tajikistan has threatened family members, friends, and church members with reprisals if they ...  

Jewish Rabbi

Rabbi Joshua Garroway will discuss the Apostle Paul

The Park RecordThe Park Record - Jul 7, 2017
"This is a topic that I have started to write and talk about quite often, and it stems from a number of people asking me over the last decade why a reformed Jewish rabbi has chosen, of all areas of concentration and scholarship, to pursue the Apostle ...  

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