Religious Gurus

‘Black Faith and HIV’ aims to end the epidemic by involving religious leaders

HIV disproportionately affects African Americans. So, given the important role that faith-based organizations play in Black communities, it makes sense to engage faith leaders to help end the HIV epidemic. That’s exactly the goal of Black Faith and HIV, a new initiative launched by the Faith Coordinating Center at Wake …

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Keep your words — FG, Sanwo-Olu, Sultan, CAN warn Nigerians, religious leaders, others

As political campaigns for the 2023 general elections begin on Wednesday across the country, the Federal Government, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Sultan of Sokoto and Head of Nigeria’s Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs , NSCIA, Mohammed Abubakar and President, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Daniel Okoh have called on …

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Catholic Charities, other groups step up to help migrants transported by bus in Chicago

CHICAGO — When buses full of migrants sent from Texas arrived outside Chicago’s Union Station, a consortium of public service providers and nonprofits sprang into action. The groups had been told that Texas Governor Greg Abbott would be sending people to Chicago, but they received no official notice of when …

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Reviews | Obscene anti-Mormon chant marks dark irony in church history

Matthew Bowman is Associate Professor of History and Religion and Howard W. Hunter Professor of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. How did we get to the point where fans seated in the student section of Autzen Stadium at the University of Oregon in Eugene sung “F— …

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Pentagon likely rushed denials of religious exemption requests for COVID-19 vaccine, watchdog says

The army may have moved too quickly in refusing religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccination. The Pentagon’s inspector general has warned that mass denials of religious exemption requests are “worrying,” according to an internal memo obtained by Military.com. “We have seen a trend toward generalized assessments rather than the individualized …

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Festival of the Faiths designed to open dialogue for a stronger community – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather forecast

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The 10th annual “Festival of Religions” is scheduled for Sunday and faith leaders have said these events are key opportunities to create open dialogue between diverse groups and a stronger community as a result. Charlie Wiles, executive director of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation, said, “Our individual …

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Latino NJ clergy leader promotes ‘social justice’ in new book

NEWARK, NJ — Reverend Bolivar Flores, vice president of the New Jersey Coalition of Latino Pastors and Ministers, recently hosted a signing event in Newark for his latest book, “Hispanic Religious Leaders and Civic Engagement.” Flores – a vocal immigration advocate who has been among New Jersey advocates speaking out …

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How teaching tolerance can promote peace

The top concept note recognizes that education is “a foundation for peace, tolerance, other human rights and sustainable development”. However, the summit agenda does not focus on how to harness the power of education to promote these important values. Prioritizing tolerance education can help promote peace, stability and human rights. …

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Reviews | Gerson was right on the Christian right

How I wish every Christian would read Michael Gerson’s powerful and eloquent September 4 opinion piece, “Trump should fill Christians with rage. How come he doesn’t? As Mr. Gerson wrote, many Christians learn to accept Jesus as their personal savior rather than follow Jesus’ teaching. Why can’t they do both? …

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Societies cannot survive without the social glue that binds people together: President Halimah

SINGAPORE: Societies cannot survive, let alone thrive, without the social glue that binds people together, President Halimah Yacob said Tuesday (September 6) at the International Conference on Cohesive Societies (ICCS). In her keynote address to the second edition of the global interfaith event, she noted that the pandemic – and …

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Sex scandal casts shadow over centuries-old legacy of Murugha math

By MK Ashoka Bangalore, September 4 (IANS): The alleged sex scandal involving Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru of Chitradurga Murugha Math is going to be a stain in its history, along with the reverence from people and rulers that it had received from the pre-independence era. Thousands of worshipers following …

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Vatican Defends Pope After Ukraine War Comments

Pope Francis during his August 24 general audience, where he condemned “the madness on both sides” of the war in Ukraine. CNS/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters The Vatican has hit back at criticism of Pope Francis’ recent comments on the war in Ukraine, which led the Ukrainian government to file a formal …

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Wisconsin faith groups denounce Supreme Court ruling on separation of church and state

Several Wisconsin advocacy groups, including some from the Jewish community, released a joint statement to ‘decry’ a U.S. Supreme Court decision that sided with a Seattle-area coach who led post-game prayers. Wisconsin organizations said the decision is a threat to the American tradition of separation of church and state. The …

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First Cardinal of S’pore keen to promote religious harmony in the region

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s first cardinal aims to promote religious harmony in Asia, strengthening dialogue between different religions. Cardinal William Goh, who was one of 20 new cardinals officially installed by Pope Francis at a ceremony in Vatican City on Saturday August 27, said in an interview with the Straits Times …

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Pakistani Christians charged with blasphemy released on bail

(Photo: Getty/iStock) Pakistan’s Supreme Court has granted bail to three Christians accused of blasphemy. Among the defendants are Raja Warris, a lay leader of the Anglican Church of Pakistan, who was arrested on January 5, 2021 and charged under Sections 295-A and 298-A of the Pakistan Penal Code for a …

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Politicians must work to unite Nigeria – UACC GO

The General Overseer of the United Apostolic Church of Christ (UACC) Worldwide, Reverend James Boyo Owoyemi has called on politicians to avoid actions and words that could cause disaffection and disrupt the peace of Nigeria as they are working towards the 2023 general elections. The cleric urged young people to …

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Angry Jesus | National Catholic Journalist

“Woe to you, hypocrites, who lock the door to the Kingdom of Heaven before anyone else. You do not enter yourselves, nor allow entry to those who try to enter” (Matthew 23:13). 2 Thess 1:1-5, 11-12; Matt 23:13-22 In the Gospel of Matthew, when Jesus arrives in Jerusalem for the …

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Nicaragua’s Ortega government arrests Catholic Bishop Rolando Álvarez

Comment this story Comment Federal police raided the home of a Catholic bishop in northern Nicaragua at dawn on Friday and arrested one of President Daniel Ortega’s most prominent critics as the government moved closer. in addition to silencing all dissent in this Central American country. Authorities placed the bishop, …

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Missouri preacher scolds church for not buying him designer gift

Placeholder while loading article actions A Missouri pastor rained down a fiery sermon on his flock on a Sunday this month, berating parishioners for not following God. Reverend Carlton Funderburke condemned his congregation not for having sinned too much, loved God too little, or done too little good deeds in …

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Lagos stakeholders accept total okada ban in the state

Stakeholders across the efforts in Lagos on Tuesday decided that the state government should move forward to impose a total ban on the operations of commercial motorcycles, commonly known as Okada, in the state. Stakeholders reached the resolution during the stakeholder forum themed: “Okada Ban: What Next”, which included representatives …

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Church leaders to Kenyans amid delayed poll results

The Kenyan electorate went to the polls on August 9 to elect the President, Governors, Senators, MPs, Women Representatives and Members of County Councils (MCAs). While most elective positions have been declared, Kenyan officials Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) are still tabulating and verifying presidential results at the Bomas …

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FBI investigates Southern Baptist Convention for alleged mishandling of clergy sexual misconduct cases

Placeholder while loading article actions The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s second-largest religious group, said Friday the Justice Department was investigating several branches of the denomination following an internal report that showed mishandling of sexual abuse cases. The investigation is linked to a recent bombshell report commissioned by the SBC, …

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Local pastors will gather in Batavia on Friday to denounce the ReAwaken America tour

Standing in in front of a Faithful America mobile billboard Calling on Christian nationalist speakers at an event headlined by disgraced General Michael Flynn to ‘stop twisting our faith to attack democracy’, a group of local faith leaders and national clergy will speak at an event in press and will …

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Part 3: President Oaks Speaks on Religious Liberty for All of God’s Children – Church News and Events

The following is part 3 of a three-part series on religious freedom. Part 1 is titled, “Why is religious freedom important? » and Part 2 is titled, “Religious freedom is at the heart of what it means to be human.” ROME, ITALY — President Dallin H. Oaks has spoken about …

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Religious and traditional leaders are key to domestic tax mobilization

Stakeholders at the report presentation ceremony Research by GIZ Governance for Inclusive Development (GovID) has shown that religious and traditional leaders are uniquely placed to shape public behavior and opinion on the fulfillment of civic duties such as paying taxes. The study, “Promoting Accountable Governance through Active Engagement with Religious …

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Is there a Doctor in the Church? The need for Christian thinkers

Sint-Katelijne-Waver/ flickr Threats to the Gospel As a student of the Patristics, I am familiar with the theological debates and controversies surrounding the Trinity and the person of Christ. Theological novelties surrounding these fundamental Christian doctrines abounded as many new Christians sought to infuse their Gnostic influences—sometimes by force—into the …

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Clergy continues to call for humanitarian trip to Russia for Brittney Griner’s return amid White House negotiations

When asked if the Biden administration would support a religious delegation to Russia if negotiations with Russia failed, John Kirby told the Grio, “I don’t want to speculate on a speculation here.” Lawyers continue to call for a religious delegation trip to Russia to return WNBA star Brittney Griner to …

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Faith Leaders Urge Congress to Fund Aid for Families Torn Apart by Trump’s ‘Cruel’ Family Separation Policy – Baptist News Global

More than 400 religious leaders and faith groups signed a letter Aug. 1 urging Congress to fund social and legal services for immigrants who are victims of the Trump administration’s infamous family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border. Organizations such as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Fellowship Southwest, Southern Baptist Convention’s …

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Photo of Asantehene kneeling before the Archbishop of Cantebury appears

play the videoThe Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II kneeling before the Archbishop of Canterbury in England All over the world, people directly in line with the royal lineage pride themselves in great reverence and especially for kings, queens and other high ranking leaders of society, there are different ways in …

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The disturbing comments of Michael Rainville and the harmful silence of Linea Palmisano

On July 8, Minneapolis City Councilman Michael Rainville held a public safety meeting for his Ward 3 constituents during which he made several troubling generalizations about recent downtown crime. He said in particular that he “went to a mosque in the northeast to meet former Somalis and tell them that …

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Malawi: Education in Crisis – Minister Nyalonje

Education Minister Agnes NyaLonje told education stakeholders and development partners on Monday that education is in crisis. She said recent data from the World Bank shows that 90% of 10-year-olds in sub-Saharan Africa, which includes Malawi, cannot read a simple text or story and understand it. According to the minister, …

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Killing of innocent Nigerians must stop, Bishop tells FG

The Bishop of Ile-Oluji Anglican Communion Diocese, Bishop Abel Ajibodu has advised the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to the killing of innocent Nigerians. Ajibodu revealed this at the Bishop’s Charge for the First Session of the Fourth Synod held at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Ile-Oluji, …

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Blows, Indifference in Kogi, Abuja on APC Muslim – Muslim Ticket

House ” Features” Blows, Indifference in Kogi, Abuja on APC Muslim – Muslim Ticket The discussion and controversies raging among Nigerians over the ruling APC’s decision to field two Muslims as presidential and vice-presidential candidates continued with many respondents polled in both countries. Abuja and Kogi expressing their dismay, while …

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US House of Representatives passes bill protecting same-sex marriage

The United States House of Representatives past a bill this week protecting the right to same-sex marriage. It prohibits anyone from denying the validity of a marriage based on the couple’s race or gender. The fate of the legislation is uncertain in the US Senate. Those who drafted the bill …

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SDSR: religious, cultural leaders and parents dialogue on the fight against teenage pregnancies in Kabarole

Religious leaders, cultural leaders, parents and youth are ready to dialogue on feasible measures to address the rising cases of teenage pregnancy and other sexual and reproductive health issues in Kabarole district and parts of the city of Fort Portal. Organized by Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) as part of the …

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US places of worship tighten security after shootings

LOS ANGELES– Reverend Steven Marsh never thought he would see the day when his church in Laguna Woods, Calif. — a town of 16,500 populated largely by retirees — was spending $20,000 a month on security. Then a gunman opened fire May 15 during a luncheon at the Presbyterian Church …

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Religious leaders remain key to ending sexual and gender-based violence – NGO

By Ruth Oketunde The Abiodun Essiet Initiative for Girls (AIEG), a Non-Governmental Organization,says religious leaders play a key role in ending sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the country. The initiative’s executive director, Ms. Abiodun Essiet, said so on Thursday during a day of “raising awareness at the town hallon …

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Academics around the world hail resounding success of Hajj

Saudi Gazette report MECCA – Prominent Islamic scholars and religious leaders from around the world who came to perform the Hajj hailed the resounding success of this year’s annual pilgrimage. They made the remarks during the receptions hosted by Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Al-Issa, Secretary General of the Muslim World League …

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Miyetti Allah calls for a sacrificial and tolerant life among Nigerians

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has called on Nigerians to embrace a life of sacrifice and tolerance. MACBAN Southeast Zone President Gidado Siddiki made the call in a message from Sallah to the Muslim Ummah, governments and people of the zone. Eid-el-Kabir is celebrated annually by …

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CM Adityanath holds law and order meeting before Kanwar Yatra, Bakrid

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday held a meeting with officials regarding the law and order situation ahead of Kanwar Yatra, Bakrid and other upcoming festivals. “Anti-social elements will try to spoil the environment, but we must be vigilant and talks must take place …

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As Beijing cracks down on Tibetans, Xi Jinping preaches human rights to world leaders

As the human rights situation continues to deteriorate in Tibet, with the Communist Party monitoring every individual’s life through an Orwellian system, Xi Jinping preaches and promotes human rights to the rest of the world. China is in bad shape. And this can be due to many reasons. First of …

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A columnist discusses his new book and the relationship between Christian faith and mental health issues

John with a hard copy of his book, Choosing Joy. On Tuesday this week, my memoir Choosing Joy was published. It explores the relationship between the Christian faith and the mental health issues I live with (anxiety and depression). It illustrates both how certain Christian beliefs and the way they …

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Ky. Catholic Church Holds ‘Unprecedented’ Apology Service to LGBTQ+ Community

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) — On the last day of Pride Month, a church in Lexington apologizes to the LGBTQ+ community. Leaders of St. Paul’s Catholic Church have said they want to redress the church’s discrimination and lack of compassion. “I felt betrayed by an institution. A divine institution, and my …

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CAN advises Anambra residents on COVID-19 vaccination

The Christian Association of Nigeria, Anambra State Chapter and community leaders have advised Nigerians to receive the first, second and booster dose of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination at all health centers primary health. They made the call on Tuesday, during the Technical and Social Mobilization Committee of Anambra, a project …

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Kamala Harris says voters have final say after SCOTUS rule overturns Roe v. wade

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris joined many pro-choice voices in condemning the conservative-majority Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 1973 abortion rights ruling Roe v. Wade. In his closing remarks, Harris said voters would have the final say on reinstating the landmark decision. In his words Speaking at a conference …

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Adina named ambassador for Plan International’s ‘She Leads’ campaign

Ghanaian singer, Adina Thembi, has been named brand ambassador for Plan International’s ‘She Leads’ campaign. The campaign aims to empower girls and all actors in society to recognize the challenges faced by girls and the steps to be taken to address this national problem. The nationwide media campaign was launched …

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The Rise of Joyless College | American Institute of Enterprise

What do young adults need to be happy? A recent article about the elimination of Stanford University fraternity houses and other “themed” residence halls got me thinking about this question. In an article entitled “Stanford’s War on Social Life” published in Palladium magazine, Ginevra Davis reports about how once – …

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A novice’s sadhusongo | The star of the day

Deborah Zannat Mon Jun 20 2022 12:00 AM Last updated on: Mon Jun 20 2022 12:00 AM Deborah Zannat at Fakir Nahir Shah’s Hemashram in 2016. Photo: Olivier Remualdo, All rights reserved “> Deborah Zannat at Fakir Nahir Shah’s Hemashram in 2016. Photo: Olivier Remualdo, All rights reserved In the …

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Brother Cook praises the work of the Commission of Religious Leaders of NY at BYU

When New York State considered legalizing prostitution in 2019, Reverend Que English was already the head of an anti-human trafficking organization apparently named for the time being: Not On My Watch, Inc. She was grateful that Not On My Watch didn’t have to be left alone. Alongside him were his …

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UK cancels first flight to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda

A soldier carries a child from a group believed to be migrants is brought to Dover, England by Border Force following an incident on a small boat in the English Channel on Tuesday June 14 2022. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP) Andrew Matthews PA LONDON Britain canceled a flight due to …

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uttar pradesh: “spiritualism has helped Covid warriors” | Lucknow News

Lucknow: Even though skillful planning by the state government controlled the spread of coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh, a divine interface helped the cause in a unique way, according to Additional Chief Secretary Rajneesh Dube.Dube, who was previously head of the medical training department, said, “Three types of fear frighten the …

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It’s time to let go of religious hatred (Opinion)

By Asad Mirza June 10: For the past fortnight, the largest minority in the country has been undermined because of a controversy that is not of a political but religious nature. The incident is linked to controversial remarks made by some ambitious politicians, trying to get noticed by their …

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How Republicans Pass Abortion Bans Most Americans Don’t Want | Abortion

On April 10, 2019, the Ohio Legislature easily passed SB 23a bill banning abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, as early as the sixth week of pregnancy. It was a decision that should have carried considerable political risk in Ohio, a state narrowly divided between Democrats and Republicans. …

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Muslim clerics and civil society in Kashmir Valley condemn killings of minorities

Several religious leaders adopted a joint resolution, saying that “plurality is a basic and fundamental fact of Kashmiri society and everyone must understand this pluralistic nature of Kashmiri society.” Several religious leaders adopted a joint resolution, saying that “plurality is a basic and fundamental fact of Kashmiri society and everyone …

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Vory shares new track “Daylight” with Kanye West

Voryit is new song “Daylight” has come. As fans will note, the track, featuring the artist formerly known as Kanye West– was originally intended to be part of the larger donda experience last year. As has since been confirmed, however, the song will now live on as a second track …

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Do the Sangh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi like the Sikh community?

These days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government are busy projecting themselves as great supporters of the Sikh community. The last significant event to promote this image took place on April 21, the day of the 400th anniversary of the birth of the ninth guru of the Sikhs, Guru …

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Punjab CM calls for a mass movement to save water and the environment

SEECHEWAL (Jalandhar): Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday called for the start of a mass movement to save water and the environment in the state. The Chief Minister, who was here to take part in a ceremony marking the 34th anniversary of the death of Sant Avtar Singh here …

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An introduction for men at work on women at work

Male employees, who consider themselves progressive and meritocratic, can sometimes find themselves distraught as implicit and/or explicit accusations pile up that they are “dinosaurs” with regressive ideals. They might find themselves gently drifting away from roles that require significant engagement with overseas customers and partners, or roles that require innovative, …

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Gyanvapi: Court should follow law not faith

Can the wrongs of history be righted by exacting vengeance today? The raging controversy over the Gyanvapi Mosque stresses the indisputable urgency of answering this question. Gyanvapi Mosque is undoubtedly a legacy of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (1618-1707). The destruction of Hindu temples by Aurangzeb is also beyond doubt. But Aurangzeb’s …

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How Egypt can become a hub for spiritual and religious tourism

How Egypt can become a hub for spiritual and religious tourism Mosaic of the Holy Mother in the dome of the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mary in Zeitun, Cairo, Egypt. Image by Ike Gomez via Flickr. The spiritual soul of Egypt flows like an underground river. Beyond the …

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Karnataka government denies removing chapters on Narayana Guru, Vivekananda from textbooks

Karnataka Education Minister BC Nagesh said on Thursday that no chapters on social and religious reformers Narayana Guru, Basavanna and Swami Vivekananda had been removed from textbooks. The statement came amid allegations that references to Narayana Guru and Periyar, which were present in the chapter of the previous version of …

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Shiv Sena protests alcohol ban at J&K – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

Shiv Sena activists protesting the alcohol ban at J&K. Excelsior CorrespondentUDHAMPUR, May 17: Seeking a complete ban on the sale of alcohol in Jammu and Kashmir, the Shiv Sena Udhampur unit today staged a strong protest and called on the government to focus more on creating opportunities employment opportunities for …

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Congress divides Punjab on religious grounds: AAP

Congress divides Punjab on religious grounds: AAP Chandigarh, May 15 (UNI) The Aam Aadmi party attacked Congress on Sunday following the resignation of former PPCC chairman Sunil Jakhar from the big old party. Speaking to the media with AAP Punjab Chief Spokesperson Malwinder Singh Kang at the party headquarters here …

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When Pasoori dancer Sheema Kermani used the sari and dance to challenge the Zia regime in Pakistan

In Pasoori (i.e. conflict), Coke Studio’s recent Technicolor music video that links India and Pakistan over its Punjabi lyrics and heart-pounding beat, features a dancer, in a large black bindi and a temple border mustard saree. She moves back and forth, pivoting gracefully in an old Karachi haveli, to a …

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This sex-loving Bay Area town is still going strong

It was also the time when high-level evangelists were pushing for the expansion of human consciousness. Former Harvard Professor Timothy Leary urged young people to take psychedelic drugs and “turn on, listen and give up”. Meanwhile, former self-taught car salesman Werner Erhard promoted an intense seminar program called ESTdesigned to …

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SC asks the center to make a decision

The Centre’s shifting positions on who can grant minority status angered the highest court Center changing goalposts over ‘minority status’ leaves supreme court furious Supreme Court Tuesday dissatisfaction expressed on the Center taking different positions on the issue of identification of minorities, including Hindus, at the state level and directed …

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The Sikh community of Shediac celebrates the religious holiday with a celebratory parade

The Sikh community of Shediac gathered on Sunday to celebrate the religious festival of Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi marks the establishment of Sikhism in 1699 and the start of the harvest season. Prabhjot Singh took part in what he says is the first nagar kirtan in New Brunswick. The tradition involves a …

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Breathe at These Hudson Valley Retreat Centers

Adobe Stock / Marcin Immerse yourself in serene areas of the Hudson Valley as you meditate, learn different techniques, and practice mindfulness. By Robert Rubsam and Greta Stuckey Meditation has been part of religious practice for thousands of years, advocated from Athens to Osaka by many philosophers, gurus and teachers. …

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As Row Kicks Off In TN Over ‘Pattina Pravesam’ Ban, A Look At The Ritual And The Controversy About It

A divisional revenue officer’s decision to ban the age-old practice of carrying a pooch’s head in a palanquin during a ritualistic procession has sparked outrage in Tamil Nadu. The ‘Pattina Pravesam’ rite at Dharmapuram Adheenam in Mayiladuthurai district sparked outrage among rationalists, forcing the RDO to ban the ritual, alleging …

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I’m a tan pro, my £1 trick will instantly get rid of fake orange tan palms and it’s already in your bathroom

TWO fake tan enthusiasts have gone viral after sharing a cheap trick to remove orange spots from your palms in seconds. Those who have used fake tan before – whether on an ad hoc basis or on a more religious basis – know how important it is to get the …

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Ramadan Recipes: Saffron and Cardamom Cookies

DUBAI: In the Muslim world, Ramadan marks the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and is a time when millions of people practice fasting from food and drink, focusing on self-reflection and spiritual growth. But more recently, the “intermittent fasting” trend has been heavily promoted by health gurus, celebrities, and …

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Three dimensions of a festival

There is much debate in the country about whether religion and its ceremonies should be private in homes, temples or public spaces. No celebration, especially religious, should block roads or inconvenience people, regardless of the religion to which one belongs. At the same time, at least speaking of the Hindu …

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Interfaith Trolley offers inspiration and a whirlwind tour of religion in America

CHICAGO (RNS) – In America’s third-largest city, it’s possible to take a crash course in world religions in just a few miles – from the majestic and ecumenical Christian Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago on the Chicago’s south side at the humble Masjid Al-Taqwa, which meets in …

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Sikh Gurus: Without Sikh Gurus Indian History Is Incomplete: Yogi | Lucknow News

By: Godhooli Sharma LUCKNOW: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday his government was organizing programs to honor Sikh gurus, highlighting the cause they fought for as such events motivate young people to embrace the rich culture and history of the country. The CM was speaking as the chief guest …

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Five Indians, all Muslims, languishing “illegally” in a Bangladesh prison, awaiting repatriation

By our representative Up to six Indian citizens, all Muslim and in their 20s, languish in Bangladeshi prisons, even though five of them have served their prison terms, a West Bengal-based human rights defender said. alleging that the Indian authorities showed no sympathy towards their timely repatriation, resulting in “irreparable …

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tegh bahadur: Guru Tegh Bahadur: Ninth Sikh Guru who taught unwavering courage in the face of tyranny | India News

NEW DELHI: Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth guru of the Sikhs, is a revered figure not only for his contribution to the philosophy of universal brotherhood, but also for demonstrating how to make the ultimate sacrifice without flinching in the face of tyranny. Guru Tegh Bahadur is known for confronting …

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Fox Valley Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi at Menasha Temple

MENASHA – It was a day of celebration and respect for Sikh culture and faith in Fox Valley Sikh Temple on Sunday. People from across the region gathered at the gurdwara, a Sikh place of worship, in Menasha to celebrate Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi is celebrated on April 13 or 14 every …

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Why Sikh Women Like Me Embrace the Power of the Turban

Sikhs across Britain and around the world celebrate Vaisakhi (Getty) On April 14, Sikhs across Britain and around the world celebrate Vaisakhi, an annual festival traditionally associated with harvest time for farmers. Vaisakhi is also a religious occasion, marking the birth of the Sikh Khalsa order, a way of life …

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EXCITEMENT AHEAD OF LEICESTER’S VAISAKHI PARADE – Pukaar News • Leicester-based news agency

Members of Leicester’s Sikh community shared their excitement ahead of this year’s Vaisakhi festival parade, which will take place in the city for the first time since 2019. Thousands of Sikhs are expected to march through the city center on May Day to mark the Vaisakhi festival, which celebrates the …

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Congress takes Hindutva route as Chhattisgarh government celebrates Ram Navami Day – Reuters

Express press service RAIPUR: The Congress-led state government has stepped up the timely execution of its ambitious project: the “Ram Van Gaman Tourist Circuit” which runs from north to south of the state as religious tourism , ahead of assembly elections scheduled in Chhattisgarh next year. As part of it, …

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The Prime Minister’s favorite BJP leader Dr Raju has appealed to Jathedar Akal Takht.

AMRITSAR: After Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Jathedar of Akal Takht Giani Harpreet Singh in Akal Takht today held a closed meeting with Dr. Jagmohan Singh Raju IAS, a senior BJP leader close to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Trust. On this occasion, Jathedar Harpreet Singh and Dr. Raju …

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Amid global uncertainty, U of T course asks undergraduate students to ponder: What is happiness?

What is happiness? Are you happy? Do you even want to be happy? These are the fundamental questions that the University of Toronto Kevin Lewis O’Neill poses in her popular — appropriately enough — named undergraduate class “Joy.” “We are bombarded with this expectation of being happy, and happiness acts …

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The gods of ‘Techtopia’ give and they take away

ABeing someone who grew up in Silicon Valley, I sometimes forget how special this place is. There are, for example, certain cafés and brunch restaurants where you can hear entrepreneurs talking to venture capitalists any day of the week. It’s not uncommon to be approached by strangers and asked to …

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The impossibility of Christian transhumanism

Photo credit: BriYYZ from Toronto, Canada [CC BY-SA 2.0]via Wikimedia Commons. So-called “Christian transhumanism”, or the attempt to merge the transhumanist agenda with the precepts of Christian theology, existed for some time. But there has recently been a resurgence of interest in the project. The book Religious transhumanism and its …

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Yoga yesterday and today | This is local London

In the 21st century, yoga is generally considered the prefix for mom. It is considered to be the slightly more interesting and witty form of exercise that is raved about by at least one friend in everyone. Its popularity is undeniable, a survey in 2019 said up to half a …

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Chhattisgarh Congress Government in search of ‘date of birth’ of Lord Ram’s mother

Express press service RAIPUR: The Congress-led government of Chhattisgarh is now aiming to shed light on the date of birth of Mata Kaushalya, mother of Lord Ram, and has requested the help of historians, experts in addition to religious gurus to trace and reach a consensus. Chhattisgarh happens to be …

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Why the BJP juggernaut is not riding high in Punjab

The state is immune to Modi’s charm and Sangh’s tactics; among the main reasons are its strong regional identity and its lack of interest in municipal politics Today, driven by their economic interests, the people of Punjab would rather have cordial relations with Pakistan and peace on their border than …

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Bangladesh’s 500-year-old Sikh community

The history of Sikhism in Bangladesh dates back to the 15th century. Yet this vibrant community has remained relatively obscure March 25, 2022, 11:30 a.m. Last modification: March 25, 2022, 1:09 PM I entered the Gurdwara Nanak Shahi in the University of Dhaka area in search of Taposh Lal Chowdhury, …

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