What's on the web on your pursuit, hobbies, interests and worries



Bible Belt Buddhism

TricycleTricycle - Dec 4, 2017
My journey into examining Buddhism and developing a practice of meditation began when a marriage counselor, a Christian, suggested I read the writings of Richard Rohr. His works Everything Belongs and Falling Upward make reference to the renowned ...  


It's Time to Renounce “Christianity

HuffPostHuffPost - Dec 1, 2017
Over the past year it has become increasingly embarrassing for followers of Christ who try to promote social justice to call themselves Christian. Christianity is becoming synonymous with exclusionary doctrines and the support of outrageously anti ...  


Seeking new life for the center of Boston Catholicism

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - Dec 2, 2017
The roof leaks. The wiring is shot. The heating system is temperamental. And — I'm not afraid to tell you — there are bodies in the basement. And yet when the priest and the builder, the latest caretakers of the 142-year-old puddingstone church on ...  


Commentary: The gaslighting within Mormonism must stop

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Nov 26, 2017
On Nov. 19, the Mormon Church conducted a “Face to Face” event with a group of single adults that was broadcast worldwide. Dallin Oaks and Russell Ballard, members of the Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, headlined the event and solicited ...  


Catholicism in China losing ground amid surge in Protestantism

Fox NewsFox News - Nov 20, 2017
Protestantism's encroachment on Catholicism isn't only an issue in China. In recent decades, Catholicism has been on the decline across the globe as many people turn away from the faith amid anger over the child abuse scandals, a rise in secularism and ...  

Jehovahs Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses double down on Scripture used to ignore abuse

Reveal (blog)Reveal (blog) - Nov 9, 2017
What should Jehovah's Witnesses do if they think someone they know has sexually abused a child, but no one was there to see it? Nothing. So say leaders of the Jehovah's Witnesses, who instruct elders not to take action against a member of the religion ...  


Hinduism has a home in Abilene

ReporterNews.comReporterNews.com - Nov 25, 2017
Squeezed between a bar and a near-vacant lot secured with a chain link fence on North Mockingbird Lane is Abilene's newest house of worship. This isn't another storefront church, similar to so many that have sprung up in Abilene over the years. This is ...  


Women Under Islam

City JournalCity Journal - Dec 1, 2017
Chesler has no patience for the refusal of feminists and other left-liberals to criticize women's subjection under Islam (which, she reminds us, means “submission”), a reality she discusses in great detail, citing case after case, changes in law and ...  


Judaism 101 to offer glimpse of religion

Brunswick NewsBrunswick News - Dec 2, 2017
I wanted to do it because I know that there are people within the community who are curious about the tenets and beliefs around Judaism and this is a great way to learn,” she said. The classes will be held on Tuesday and run through March. Holiday ...  


The Conflict in Yemen: A Primer

Lawfare (blog)Lawfare (blog) - Nov 28, 2017
Zaydi Shiism is a branch of Shiite Islam found almost exclusively in Yemen, and it predominates in North Yemen. This Zaydi government continued until 1962, when the military staged a coup and established the Yemen Arab Republic in North Yemen. This led ...  


Swaranjit Singh Khalsa talks Sikhism and living in America in honor of Norwich's Sikh Awareness Month

theday.comtheday.com - Nov 26, 2017
“In America, 99% of the people you see wearing a turban are Sikhs.” The point of these billboards, says Swaranjit Singh Khalsa, who helped organize and pay for the idea, was to raise awareness about Sikhism — a monotheistic religion that emphasizes ...  


Who Are Sufi Muslims and Why Do Some Extremists Hate Them?

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 24, 2017
Sufism is a mystical form of Islam, a school of practice that emphasizes the inward search for God and shuns materialism. It has produced some of the world's most beloved literature, like the love poems of the 13th century Iranian jurist Rumi. Its ...  


Confucianism followed by ancient tribe
Xinhua - Nov 24, 2017

HOHHOT, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese archaeologists have found evidence of an ancient ethnic minority group following Confucianism over 1,000 years ago in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Remains of Confucian temples have been found in ...  


Beijing bans profiteering from Buddhism and Taoism

La Croix InternationalLa Croix International - Nov 24, 2017
Revenues from religious operations should be used for charity and maintenance purposes only, the new orders say, and religious groups must follow a standard taxation, banking, and accounting system, the new orders say. Nanjing-based religious expert ...  


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
While Zoroastrianism originated in Iran, the excavations in Amasya show that the religion also had a presence in Anatolia. “The Oluz Mound is the only such settlement discovered on Anatolian soil. We know there was a lake here. The Ancient Persians ...  

Unitarian Universalism

The principles of Unitarian Universalism
Danbury News Times - Dec 2, 2017

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal faith tradition. Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. We draw wisdom from the world's religions, from the words and deeds of prophetic women and men, from spiritual teachings of earth ...  


Ganja festival to educate, entertain

Jamaica GleanerJamaica Gleaner - Dec 4, 2017
The promoters of the Rastafari RootzFest, at the Long Bay Beach Park in Negril, are stepping up the promotion of the three-day-into-night ganja festival by inviting more prominent names from the local and international scene.Member of the board of...  


Shinto shrine seems to open part-time positions for male shrine maidens

Japan TodayJapan Today - Nov 28, 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 ...

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 ...  


Paganism on the Rise in Iceland

Church MilitantChurch Militant - Dec 4, 2017
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (ChurchMilitant.com) - After its decline over a thousand years ago, paganism is on the rise again in Iceland. The northern island nation has a new pagan temple under construction at Öskjuhlíð, a tree-covered hill in the capital city ...  

New Age

New-age band Mannheim Steamroller brings Christmas sound to Harrah's

Press of Atlantic CityPress of Atlantic City - Dec 3, 2017
WHO ARE THEY: Mannheim Steamroller is a neoclassical new-age group formed by Chip Davis in 1974. The album “Fresh Aire” was released in 1975 and explored the season of spring. Three sequels followed, each focusing on a different season. Musically the ...  


Mindfulness meditation can offset the worry of waiting
Science Daily - Dec 4, 2017

They brace for the worst. Past research by UC Riverside "worry and waiting" expert Kate Sweeny has studied the effectiveness of those techniques. None of it works, her research has found. Those tactics not only fail to reduce distress -- they can even ...  


Free Will Astrology: Deuces are wild

NUVONUVO - Dec 10, 2017
Recent Articles. Free Will Astrology: Deuces are wild · 10 things to do this weekend · Ask Renee: The impact of logging the Yellowwood State Forest · Letter: Our state forest shouldn't be managed like crops for timber buyers · News · Business ...  


This new model tracks copper use from cradle to grave…to reincarnation

MINING.comMINING.com - Dec 6, 2017
The study shows that China had over 80 million tonnes of copper stocks in-use in 2015. By comparison, copper stocks in-use for 1990 accounted for less than 10 million tonnes.(Image: junrong | Shutterstock.com.) Researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer ...  


'Ghostbusters' is a classic everyone should see

Reading EagleReading Eagle - Nov 14, 2017
In this 1984 classic, "Ghostbusters," spooky moments and fantastic humor go hand in hand. The film follows the lives of three former parapsychology professors, Peter Venkman (Bill Murray); Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), who ...  


The subtle alchemy of Three for Silver

Street Roots NewsStreet Roots News - Nov 21, 2017
S.Q.: I understand the band name is an obscure reference to Rosicrucianism. How long have you personally practiced alchemy? How did this influence your musical style? L.W.: The hermetic tradition of alchemy has long guided us not just artistically but ...  


The Lure of a Better Life, Amid Cold and Darkness

New York TimesNew York Times - Dec 3, 2017
Traditional belief in shamanism has been steadily eroded by the Russian Orthodox Church, which has been sending priests into the area since the 19th century and in 2000 built a new church on a bluff overlooking Dudinka port. “Our children study their ...  


Strong belief in witchcraft frustrates war on jiggers

The Star, KenyaThe Star, Kenya - Dec 8, 2017
Strong beliefs in witchcraft could have frustrated the elimination of jiggers in some parts of Kenya, yet effective treatment exists. A study in Western Kenya shows many parents shun medical treatment of their affected children, and instead chose ...  


Chapman Wicca: not Harry Potter, Satan worship or black magic

The PantherThe Panther - Dec 4, 2017
When people think about Wiccans, they may imagine devil worshippers or evil witches casting spells, said Ian Policarpio, who identifies as Wiccan and is part of Chapman Wicca, a club on campus. While some see themselves as witches, belong to covens and ...  

Hatha Yoga

Indigo Wellness Center also offering Hatha yoga

Statesman JournalStatesman Journal - Nov 21, 2017
Kaye Floyd came by Holding Court to get the word out about the restorative and Hatha yoga classes she teaches at Indigo Wellness Center, 320 Liberty St. SE. Restorative yoga is held each Sunday from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Hatha yoga is held Fridays from 12:30 ...  

Ashtanga Yoga

Mysuru Chocolate !

Star of MysoreStar of Mysore - Dec 9, 2017
In 2012, his girlfriend wanted to move to Mysuru and practice Ashtanga Yoga with the famed Yoga Teacher Sharath Jois and David moved to Mysuru with her. While here he wanted to do something with chocolates and when he was trying to source cocoa from ...  

Bhagavad Gita

Yogi Adityanath govt tells schools to host singing contests based on Bhagavad Gita

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Dec 7, 2017
The Yogi Adityanath government has sent a directive that singing competitions based on the 'Bhagavad Gita' are held in all schools in Uttar Pradesh. Based on the result of these contests, a state-level contest will be held in state capital Lucknow ...  

Reiki Healing

Find yourself at home at 3 Little Birds Health & Healing House

Scottsbluff Star HeraldScottsbluff Star Herald - Dec 7, 2017
Our healing offerings in the future will grow with our clients and may include: Reiki Healing, Access Bars Healing, single room cabins for accommodating those desiring a weekend-get-away, groomed outdoor walking path through nature with a stop at the ...  

Falun Gong

Robert Fulford: The brutalization of Falun Gong is modern China's great shame

National PostNational Post - Nov 24, 2017
In white shirt and suit of banker's blue, with bland tie and neat haircut, he looks as if he might sell you an insurance policy or a car. Certainly his appearance doesn't suggest he could inspire millions of believers around the world and arouse ...  


HSE warns that elements of Scientology detox have 'no basis' in scientific fact

thejournal.iethejournal.ie - Dec 3, 2017
A HSE EXPERT has criticised elements of a Church of Scientology detox programme as 'having no standing' within the medical community. While the Scientology movement runs a number of detox programmes, one particular “purification rundown” service is ...  

Tarot Cards

The 6 Tarot Cards You Don't Ever Want to See | Scariest Tarot Cards ...

BeliefnetBeliefnet - Dec 1, 2017
A tarot reading, whether it's performed by you or by someone else, can give you a lot of great insight into your future. Unfortunately, however, your readings aren't always going to tell you what you want or are hoping to hear. Every reader has been ...  

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 ...  


Masterclass on Upanishads a big draw
The New Indian Express - Dec 8, 2017

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The fourth edition of the Himalaya Rishi Sangama, a conclave of Himalayan sanyasins that is in progress at the Vyloppilly Sanskriti Bhavan here, is drawing a large number of the spiritually inclined. The biennial conclave being ...  


Zimbabwe: Satanism Scare At Trelawney School

AllAfrica.comAllAfrica.com - Dec 7, 2017
A satanism scare at Trelawney Primary School in Zvimba District has forced pupils and staff members to stay away from the school for more than seven days. Traditional leaders and church members in Trelawney area have since embarked on an urgent ...  

Handwriting Analysis

Handwriting Analysis Can't Exonerate Roy Moore

FiveThirtyEightFiveThirtyEight - Nov 17, 2017
Even without a firm scientific basis, handwriting analysis is often presented in trials. A 1993 Supreme Court decision, Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, increased the scrutiny of supposedly scientific evidence and expert testimony presented in ...  


Kaukauna Ghosts beat Hortonville Polar Bears to open Fox Valley Association wrestling season

Appleton Post CrescentAppleton Post Crescent - Dec 1, 2017
KAUKAUNA – The popularity of the Kaukauna wrestling program was evident before the Ghosts started their season Thursday night with a 52-18 victory over Hortonville. As part of Parents Night, the Kaukauna wrestlers and their parents were introduced to ...  


Demons young and old delighted at introduction of new head coach Brad Laird

KALB News (press release)nsudemons.com - Dec 1, 2017
NATCHITOCHES – While search firms and athletic directors around the country scramble to vet potential football coaching candidates, there was no anxiety whatsoever at Northwestern State as Brad Laird was named head coach. Thursday afternoon, in front ...  


Vampires in Exeter? Volunteers share cemetery tales

The Providence JournalThe Providence Journal - Nov 29, 2017
She showed a trailer for “The Tillinghast Nightmare,” a documentary that tells the story of Sarah Tillinghast and Mercy Brown, both suspected vampires who died at age 19 almost 100 years apart and whose stories reached Bram Stoker in New York City and ...  


Plants vs Zombies: Game of the Year Is On the House
PC Perspective - Dec 3, 2017

Plants vs Zombies is one of those games that was released more recently than I remembered. It apparently launched just before I went to teacher's college. The game was re-released in 2015 as “Plants vs Zombies: Game of the Year Edition” with a little ...  


Angels offer arbitration to all 10 eligible players

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Dec 2, 2017
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim offered arbitration to all 10 of their eligible players, including five pitcher who could form their opening-day rotation, ahead of Friday's 5 p.m. Pacific time deadline.  


Scientists just massively boosted the chances of finding ALIENS within our solar system

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Dec 5, 2017
Scientists just massively boosted the chances of finding ALIENS within our solar system. PLUTO may have water, according to a new study which could massively boost the chances of finding alien life within our solar system. By Sean Martin. PUBLISHED: 13 ...  

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

Catholic Priest Arrested for Going Inside Abortion Clinic to Offer Women Abortion Alternatives

LifeNews.comLifeNews.com - Dec 4, 2017
Eleven people were arrested over the weekend who simultaneously entered abortion centers to talk to women scheduled for abortions. Among them was a Catholic priest, Father Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for Life. ADVERTISEMENT. Ad Row 1. ADVERTISEMENT ...  

Catholic Bishop

New Catholic bishop installed in Tucson

KGUNKGUN - Nov 30, 2017
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) It was a historic day for the Diocese of Tucson. Bishop Edward Weisenburger was installed as the seventh bishop of Tucson and officially began his tenure Wednesday afternoon. The St. Augustine Cathedral ...  

Catholic Pope

More Catholic than the Pope?

CommonwealCommonweal - Nov 13, 2017
In this 2013 file photo, Capuchin Franciscan Father Thomas Weinandy is pictured at the Washington headquarters of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops where he served as chief adviser on doctrinal and canonical affairs. (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec ...  

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

The Prince Charles Letter

Los Angeles Timeshttp://hamodia.com - Nov 14, 2017
As Falter himself observed, since the letter was written, Charles “appears to have warmed to the Jewish community,” noting his friendship with Orthodox Jewish Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, and his attendance at the inauguration of Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis ...  

Travel | Computer games | Automotive | Air & Space | Combat Sports | Sporting | Dogs | Animals | Arts | Music | Food & drink | Crafts | Collecting | Home improvement | Gardening | Dancing | Events | Spirituality | Games | Television | Science & Education | Attractions | Outdoor activities | National parks | Regions | Waters | Parenting | Periodicals | Film | Miniatures | Computers | Fishing & hunting | Clothing | Jewelry | Health & beauty | Electronics | History | Records | Us States | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |