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Everyday religion questions: What can we learn from Buddhism?

Winston-Salem JournalWinston-Salem Journal - Sep 21, 2018
Since I am also intrigued by Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, which are classified as Dharmic, I am happy with this request. I am not an Eastern religion scholar, but I have spent time reading about Buddhism and can offer some information ...  


Celebrated Australian atheist, political leader converts to Christianity ...

LifesiteLifesite - Sep 19, 2018
'I can no longer accept that human existence is self-sufficient and isolated.'  


14 Famous people who converted to Catholicism

Aleteia ENAleteia EN - Sep 20, 2018
The 14 men and women here found their faith at different stages in their lives — some, just before death, and others after years of studying, reasoning, praying, and even arguing with friends before finally reaching the point where Catholicism was the ...  


Meet the famous football player who pioneered black Mormonism in the 1950s

Face2Face AfricaFace2Face Africa - Sep 23, 2018
The Mormon faith has had a racially difficult past; a church culture which restricted its priesthood from anyone of African lineage until 1965 when Abner Howell, an African-American was given a card naming him an “Honorary High Priest.” Born on August ...  


The Many Flavors of Latino Protestantism

ChristianityToday.comChristianityToday.com - Aug 27, 2018
After providing a broad introduction to Latino Protestantism (chapter one) the authors frame their study historically (chapter two), helping readers understand both the importance of conversions to Protestantism after the takeover of the Southwest by ...  

Jehovahs Witnesses

Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses to protest sex abuse scandals at Pa. convention

Philly.comPhilly.com - Aug 24, 2018
Chessa Manion insists she's not looking for revenge, or to spark an ugly confrontation, when she heads to Berks County this weekend. The plan that she and a group of former Jehovah's Witnesses have cobbled together is fairly simple: They'll gather in ...  


Hinduism in the Information Age

Trinidad GuardianTrinidad Guardian - Sep 15, 2018
The practice of Hinduism has been mostly confined to the Hindu homes and families in the scattered villages across the Indian sub-continent, and in Trinidad and Tobago since the days of indentureship. Even the structures created by Hindus were known as ...  


Islam Against the West

American GreatnessAmerican Greatness - Sep 13, 2018
The reason for all of these attacks upon Americans (to say nothing of what's happening in Europe) is militant Islam. Islam, when understood as the political ideology and not just a benign religion, has been at war with Christian civilization since its ...  


Judaism in the Midcoast

The Coastal JournalThe Coastal Journal - Sep 13, 2018
BATH — In the Midcoast, Beth Israel Congregation in Bath is the center of Jewish life in the region. It's the only place of worship for Jews between Portland and Rockland, and its new rabbi and recent affiliation with the Reform movement has led to ...  


Where loyalty trumps sectShias are doing better in Saudi Arabia
The Economist - Aug 30, 2018

Shiism flourished in the Arab world a thousand years before Iran, says a Saudi prince involved in the effort. (Iran only converted to Shiism under the Safavids in the 16th century.) “We used to use Islam to resist nationalism,” he says. “Now we do the ...  


Navjot Singh Sidhu must follow tenets of Sikhism before speaking on religion: SAD

FirstpostFirstpost - Sep 15, 2018
Chandigarh: Senior SAD leader Prem Singh Chandumajra on Saturday said Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has no right to speak on Sikhism as he does not follow the tenets of the religion. File image of Navjot Singh Sidhu. PTI. The Shiromani ...  


Sufis, sheikhs and charlatans

Qantara.deQantara.de - Sep 7, 2018
Sufism has a tradition going back centuries in Egypt. Now the government is coming out in support of the mystics in a bid to undermine Islamism. Some fear that the essence of the movement will be lost in the process – but there are other more ...  


Confucianism Impedes Tax Settlements, Korean Judge Says
Law360 - Sep 5, 2018

Confucianism is a “traditional Asian philosophy” which “highly values the fairness of administrative disposition under unified standards throughout the whole country,” said Judge Lee, who conducts research on behalf of judges in South Korea's highest ...  


The Legend of Iron Crutch Li, Part 1

The Epoch TimesThe Epoch Times - Sep 20, 2018
One day, Iron Crutch Li was teaching Taoism when he saw an auspicious light at the door of his cottage. He stared at it for some time and said: “This is extraordinary. We'll be expecting a visitor who is an eminent figure.” He then went out for a walk ...  


This Chennai group explores the hidden, not-so-famous Jain temples of Tamil Nadu

The News MinuteThe News Minute - Aug 30, 2018
Digambara and Swethambara are the two major sects in Jainism, and Tamil Jains broadly fall under the Digambara sect. Adjacent to the lavishly sculpted marble structure is a smaller, simpler complex that houses the main deity. This temple is visited by ...  


The Forum

BBC NewsBBC News - Apr 12, 2018
What is Zoroastrianism? The Forum. It is a religion that has lasted three millennia, claims to be the world's first monotheistic creed and to have influenced major faiths such as Christianity, Judaism and Islam, inspired artists from Voltaire to ...  

Unitarian Universalism

Church news: Local churches announce upcoming events

Twin Falls Times-NewsTwin Falls Times-News - Sep 15, 2018
Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths individuals travel. Congregations are places where people celebrate, support and challenge one another as they continue on their spiritual journeys. Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and ...  


The Word Ganja: Origins and Meaning

GanjapreneurGanjapreneur - Sep 11, 2018
Comprised mostly of the poorest people on the island, this movement crystallized into what we now know as Rastafari–or Rastafarianism–starting in 1930. Encapsulated in that movement was a ritual, religious usage and respect for the mind-expanding and ...  


Pagan & Shinto News: CENSORED BY ARTICLE 11

Patheos (blog)Patheos (blog) - Sep 16, 2018
Hello, this is Megan, writer of the Pagan Tama blog and the one who compiles these round-ups of Pagan and Shinto news each week. I'm sorry for this rather unusual post and the rather alarming headline. In fact, I've compiled the usual round-up of Pagan ...  


Actor Thandie Newton Comes Under Fire for Declaring Atheism, Calling God 'Her' at Emmy Awards

Christian PostChristian Post - Sep 19, 2018
Richard Dawkins' Critics Slam His 'Evangelizing' to Kids in 2 New Books on Atheism. In a 2011 Ted Talk, Newtown, 45, who is the child of a black mother and white father, said she learned to embrace "otherness" after struggling to fit into a society ...  


12 Steps Toward Decolonizing Irish American Paganism

Patheos (blog)Patheos (blog) - Aug 31, 2018
Each of them ought to be important areas of study to anyone who wants to practice Irish paganism anywhere on the globe. It is as important to honor the living torchbearers of Celtic culture as it is to honor our Celtic ancestors; it is our duty to know ...  

New Age

Kangalini Sufia launches new album

newagebd.netnewagebd.net - Sep 14, 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.  


How Headspace rebranded meditation

Fast CompanyFast Company - Sep 19, 2018
AC: Meditation is a skill, and it's also a hard thing to explain. Moreover, it has a lot of clichés attached to it. We wanted to offer more of a raw, honest look at meditation as something that feels more accessible, rather than the mystical faraway ...  


Free Will Astrology

TheStranger.comTheStranger.com - Sep 18, 2018
ARIES (March 21–April 19): "The flower doesn't dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes." So says poet and philosopher Mark Nepo in The Book of Awakening. Now I'm transmitting his observation to you. I hope it will motivate you to expend less ...  


Indicting Amazon, archbishop of Canterbury slams modern capitalism as 'reincarnation of an ancient evil'

Washington PostWashington Post - Sep 13, 2018
A diverse roster of politicians has demanded Amazon, the retail giant whose commercial aspirations seem without bounds, change the way it does business. President Trump has repeatedly charged the company, whose owner, Jeffrey P. Bezos, owns The ...  


Man Charged With Greenport Commercial Burglaries: Cops

Patch.comPatch.com - Sep 5, 2018
According to Southold Town Police, Juan Lopez, 44, of Riverhead, was arrested on Tuesday at 6:27 p.m. and charged with two counts of third degree burglary, felonies, for burglaries at Front Street Station and the ParaPsychology Foundation, which took ...  


Hugh Wyatt Explores The Spirituality Of Sonny Rollins

27east.com27east.com - Sep 4, 2018
... ancient Egyptian magic, certain mystical practices including Sufism and Ahmadiyya—a late 19th century Islamic revival movement that was also explored by John Coltrane and other jazz musicians—as well as obscure religions like Rosicrucianism.  


Shamanism workshop set

Mount Desert IslanderMount Desert Islander - Sep 9, 2018
MOUNT DESERT — Richard Parker will offer a workshop on modern shamanism and shamanic meditation Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Northeast Harbor Library from 9 a.m. to noon. “Shamanism is not a religion but a method to gain insight into oneself and one's ...  


Hecate: Holding Court Over Ancient Greek Witchcraft, the Moon, and Ghosts

Ancient OriginsAncient Origins - Sep 16, 2018
According to Greek mythology, Hecate was a goddess primarily associated with magic and witchcraft. Her sphere of influence also included the moon, night, crossroads, ghosts, and necromancy . Although she was considered to be a powerful goddess, ...  


Corporations must stop exploiting aspects of Wicca
Talon Marks - Sep 12, 2018

Wicca, which was the religion the Sephora and Pinrose collaboration tried to exploit until it received so much backlash that the companies stopped production, is an example of a religion constantly being monetized. Some alternative clothing companies ...  

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga with Hannah

Lymington.comLymington.com - Sep 11, 2018
The Natural Health Hub is Lymington's health and well-being centre offering an extensive selection of complementary therapies. Services include acupuncture, homeopathy, mindfulness, empowerment coaching, counselling/psychotherapy, reflexology, ...  

Ashtanga Yoga

Vail Athletic Club and Two Arrows Coffee Co. to host Ashtanga yoga practice and coffee social

Vail Daily NewsVail Daily News - Aug 21, 2018
The Vail Athletic Club and Vail's new Two Arrows Coffee Co. are teaming up to host a special ashtanga yoga practice and coffee social on Monday, Sept. 3. This event is designed to celebrate the practice of yoga in the Vail Valley and the community that ...  

Bhagavad Gita

Transformation of Hinduism, origins of the Bhagavad Gita, and how it doesn't tell just one truth

India TodayIndia Today - Sep 3, 2018
Krishna, whose birthday we celebrate with Janmashtami every year, is supposed to have been the mouthpiece of the messages in the Bhagavad Gita. The Gita is most popularly known as the "holy book of Hindus", but did you know that there are actually ...  

Reiki Healing

Moorpark rescue helps the sheepish find inner peace

Camarillo AcornCamarillo Acorn - Sep 14, 2018
The Moorpark-based nonprofit founded by Heron and Perera uses the rescued herd in therapy programs and reiki healing sessions. Reiki is a Japanese form of healing that is used to treat physical, emotional and mental ailments through energy and touch.  

Falun Gong

White House reviews handing of folder to Donald Trump by photographer from pro-Falun Gong newspaper Epoch Times

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Sep 18, 2018
“They support the Falun Gong because they are Falun Gong practitioners,” Xia said. “It's a way to accumulate their merit. They are not professional journalists and they do not follow the protocols professional journalists abide by. That's how they can ...  


Michelle LeClair's New Memoir About Her Escape From Scientology

WAMCWAMC - Sep 17, 2018
For years, Michelle LeClair, former President of Scientology's international humanitarian organization, tried to reconcile her sexual orientation with the anti-gay ideology of the church. Michelle finally ended her marriage, found the love of her life ...  

Tarot Cards

Should You Buy Your Own Tarot Deck?

Refinery29Refinery29 - Sep 13, 2018
Despite its origins as a recreational deck of cards in Renaissance-era Italy, tarot has taken on an air of mysticism. And its esoteric reputation has fueled an ongoing myth that tarot neophytes must have their first deck bestowed unto them as a gift ...  

Hare Krishna

Hare Krishna!

Nepali timesNepali times - Sep 7, 2018
Swami Prabhupada was the initiator of the Hare Krishna movement, and the documentary of his life leaves viewers in awe of the man's audacity. They will also be provoked into thinking about his philosophy, one that touched so many lives globally.  


The Vedas and the Principal Upanishads – III

IndiaFactsIndiaFacts - Sep 15, 2018
Raja (2006) notes a 'complete equality between men and women is found in all parts of Vedic literature, from Samhitas to the Upanishads'. Not only the gods and goddesses but some of the Vedic poets were women. Furthermore, there is no mention of child ...  


Does Nike Make Shoes Featuring the 'All-Seeing Eye' Symbol?

Snopes.comSnopes.com - Sep 14, 2018
The symbol showcased on these Nike shoes is not evidence that the company has “officially embraced satanism.” Rather, these images show that the company has embraced an NBA star who expresses some odd (and false) ideas about the universe.  

Handwriting Analysis

This handwriting analysis research institute in Pune completed 25 years, here is what the founder has to say

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Sep 9, 2018
This year, marks the 25th anniversary of the Handwriting Analysis Research Institute, which was founded by Ghanekar in 1993. Technically, it has been 36 years since he has been practising as an independent graphology expert. At the institute, he offers ...  


Ghosts get on the board
Lowell Sun - Sep 16, 2018

WESTFORD -- Westford Academy topped Waltham, 21-6, in a Dual County League Large School football game on Saturday afternoon for its first win of the season. Westford 21, Waltham 6. The Grey Ghosts were up 7-6 at halftime. Westford (1-1) then sealed ...  


AFL Finals 2018: Melbourne Demons land in Perth for preliminary final against West Coast

The West AustralianThe West Australian - Sep 21, 2018
Melbourne will complete their preparations for tomorrow's preliminary final against West Coast by training at Optus Stadium this afternoon. The bulk of the Demons squad arrived in Perth at lunchtime after some of the older players flew in yesterday.  


A Discovery Of Witches episode 2 review: Vampires get busy in Venice

MetroMetro - Sep 21, 2018
Namely, if witches created vampires. The increased presence of Owen Teale as Peter Knox definitely correlates with the episodes' superior quality, managing to overcome some of the scripts' clunky lines as he expresses desire to 'uncreate' vampirism ...  


Arts & Entertainment
Noozhawk - Sep 21, 2018

As part of an annual global event called Thrill the World, at exactly 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, hundreds of World Dance zombies will rise from the lawn of the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Garden to perform Michael Jackson's iconic “Thriller” dance.  


Angels instructional league roster

MLB.comMLB.com - Sep 18, 2018
Players work on specific parts of their game and get offseason workout plans while often playing a handful of games against nearby teams to provide low-key competition to put what they are working on into practice. Here's a look at the Angels roster ...  


Do Aliens Exist? Blink 182 Co-Founder and Ex-Pentagon Official Are Determined to Prove We're Not Alone

NewsweekNewsweek - Sep 20, 2018
In the private sector, Elizondo soon found an unlikely ally in his quest for the truth: Tom DeLonge, the former frontman for the pop/punk band Blink-182, the group behind a song called “Aliens Exist.” Turns out DeLonge actually believed it. In 2017, he ...  

Christian Priest

Protest against Bishop Franco Mulakkal in Kerala enters day 12; demonstrators demand priest's arrest

FirstpostFirstpost - Sep 19, 2018
A Christian priest, whose Save Our Sisters (SOS) Action Council has emerged as the platform of various organisations and people who had initially launched the agitation, said the protest was at a crucial stage and insisted that the bishop should be ...  

Catholic Priest

Catholic priest awaits trial in alleged assault of San Diego seminarian

NBCNews.comLos Angeles Times - Sep 22, 2018
A Catholic priest has been suspended from his duties at a Carlsbad church as he awaits trial on a charge that he groped an adult seminary student earlier this year. Juan Garcia Castillo, 35, has pleaded not guilty to one misdemeanor count alleging ...  

Catholic Bishop

Catholic bishop in India arrested after being accused of raping nun

CNNCNN - Sep 21, 2018
New Delhi (CNN) A Catholic bishop in India's southern state of Kerala was arrested Friday in the alleged rape of a nun, according to a police official. Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been accused of raping a nun multiple times between 2014 and 2016 in a ...  

Catholic Pope

Pope Francis: The Controversial Catholic Leader

NowThis NewsNowThis News - Sep 12, 2018
Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1936, Catholic Pope Francis was the son of Italian immigrants who fled the fascist dictatorship of Benito Mussolini. Bergoglio dedicated his life to the Roman Catholic Church in 1958 when he ...  

Protestant Pastor

Martin Niemöller before the Nazis finally came for him
The Christian Century - Sep 18, 2018

He was the Protestant pastor Martin Niemöller, famous for defying Hitler, and she was Else Niemöller, his wife of 27 years. They were standing at the entry of the crematoria at Dachau concentration camp outside Munich, where he had been jailed from ...  

Jewish Rabbi

From Babur to Dara Shukoh: Fluid sexuality was never 'unnatural' during Mughal era

DailyODailyO - Sep 16, 2018
Sarmad was a Jewish rabbi who had migrated from Kashan to Mughal India and eventually joined Dara Shukoh's services. Some accounts claim that this rabbi had converted to Islam while others suggest that he was an atheist and an agnostic. His execution ...  

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