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'People of every religion and ethnicity have equal rights under our constitution'
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today felicitated the Hindu community on the occasion of Durga Puja. The prime minister, in her message, said that the autumnal Durga Puja is not only a festival of Hindus, rather it has turned into a universal festival ...

Is Experience at the Heart of Every Religion?
Once we have been alerted to this process—from a) experience to b) preaching to c) orthodoxy, which then results in the repression of experience—we must ask another important question: If experience is actually at the heart of every religion, isn't ...

A 3-religion get-together
There were members of the Sikh Society of Rochester, an Indian religious group; devotees of Iglesia Cristo Lel Rey, an Hispanic, Spanish-speaking Pentecostal congregation; and members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, a largely white Christian ...

Religion and science: How faith can boost self-esteem
... demonstrate that a sense of divine support is a robust predictor of self-esteem,” researchers from the University of Toronto, the University of Calgary and the University of Texas, San Antonio, reported in the latest issue of the Review of ...

Harvardian Civil Religion
There is an implicit way to be here—and the here in this case is not some wildly nebulous concept in which the edges are constellational and ever expanding into dark matter, unattainable. No—the here is tangible, neat, an institution like Harvard ...

Reverend Sister Says Religion Will Not Unite Nigerians
Sister Aboekwe suggested the teaching of Islamic religion in Christian schools and vice versa, arguing that such will engender better understanding between Muslims and Christians alike. She said both Christians and Muslims worship the same god, and ...

Women's potential fallow under culture, religion
The Voices 4 Change says great potential of women in Nigeria lie fallow under cultural and religious norms because they are deprived opportunity to exploit their potential and talent. Team leader of V4C, Caroline Enye, said the country could not be ...

'Jesus People' – a movement born from the 'Summer of Love'
The movement incorporated meditation, the occult, Native American spirituality and Eastern forms of religion such as Zen Buddhism and the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (“the Hare Krishnas”). However, as writer and observer Charles ...

Why I believe religion is dying in Cornwall, and why it's a good thing | Opinion
Of course I do not believe religion will stop being a part of our lives as the world moves onwards, people will always want answers to the questions that have no solution. We all would love to believe in life after death as well, it's a much more ...

Massive turn out in Kalaburagi for independent Lingayat religion
They held saffron flags and banners and wore white Gandhi caps imprinted with Basaveshwara's image, while playing traditional drums, singing Vachanas of Basavanna and other social reformers of 12th century and raising slogans for independent religion ...

Religion and the moral order
This should not surprise us since the last available census (2011) puts those who are not into institutional religion at 13.3 per cent–a relatively large figure. Add to that the high percentage of nominal Catholics, ie who have had little or no faith ...

The big issue: it's no mystery – science and religion cannot be reconciled
In fact, there is already a great deal of work going on in this area, eg, at the Faraday Institute in Cambridge and the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science & Religion in Oxford. Major contributors such as John Polkinghorne and Alister McGrath would, I think ...

Can 'Game of Thrones' teach us about the meaning of life?
But as a scholar of American media and religion, I believe there's something else going on as well: “Game of Thrones” storytelling gives its audience the opportunity to contemplate and debate fundamental concerns about the meaning of human life ...