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Five Religious Facts About Former President Barack Obama’s New Book: ‘A Promised Land’

(RNS) – Former President Barack Obama’s new book ‘A Promised Land’ lists just four pages in its index under the ‘faith and’ category. But the title of the 44th US president’s book evokes biblical imagery – a land promised by God to his people – and Obama includes the role of religious institutions, religious leaders […]

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Buddhism, Aaron Burr, Brendan Byrne and Other New Jersey Facts | Albright

Historically speaking, did you know that: Brownfields: When New Jersey was in the midst of the Industrial Revolution, hundreds of thousands of people worked in brownfields. Buddhism: Buddhism is centered on the teachings of a 6th century sage, Siddhartha Gautama, who wandered across India and Asia from North India. There are between 3 and 4 […]


Stressed by COVID, Internet users discover the calming practice of Buddhism

(RNS) – When the pandemic hit the United States in March, Heather Hopkins suddenly had less to do and nowhere to go. Facing feelings of stress and uncertainty, she began to reflect on her life. “It gave me the time and space to think about what’s important in my life, what I want out of […]

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5 religious facts about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, a Black Baptist with a Hindu family

This story has been updated to reflect the results of the election. (RNS) — Few, if any, running mates have had as much exposure to world religions as Kamala Harris, the 55-year-old California senator who just became vice president-elect. Harris’ ethnic, racial, and cultural biography represents a slice of the American population that is gaining […]

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5 religious facts about Whitney Houston, who should be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

(RNS) – Whitney Houston, one of pop music’s most famous names, will be posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this weekend. While perhaps best known for hits like “Greatest Love of All” and “How Will I Know,” Houston continues to have another claim to fame: her 1996 soundtrack “The Preacher’s Wife.” […]

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Dalai Lama begins three-day online teaching for Russian Buddhists – Buddhistdoor Global

His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses the virtual audience. Photo of Ven. Tenzin Jamphel. From dalailama.com His Holiness the Dalai Lama started a three-day teaching on Nagarjuna Commentary on the awakening of the spirit (Skt: Bodhichitta Vivarana; Tib: Changchub Semdrel) on November 5, at the request of Russian Buddhists, via video link from his residence […]