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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 […]

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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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Buddha Purnima 2020: Interesting Facts and Teachings of Lord Buddha to Share on Buddha Jayanti

Buddha Purnima commemorates the birthday of Prince Siddhartha Gautama who later became ‘Lord Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. It is believed that Lord Buddha attained enlightenment (bodhi) by meditating under a Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya. The followers of Buddhism observe Buddha Jayanti by following various festivities. The day highlights Lord Buddha’s teachings such […]

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8 wild and sprawling facts about Mongolia

A country of just over 3 million people in East Asia, Mongolia is often overlooked, especially compared to its dominant neighbors Russia and China. But this landlocked country has a rich mosaic of cultures, geography and political history that is definitely worth exploring. Here are eight fascinating facts about Mongolia. 1. Mongolia is totally landlocked […]

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7 facts about Buddhism that will surprise you | Buddhist Beliefs | Buddhist history

From reincarnation to koans to the selection of the Dali Lama, Buddhism is a fascinating and unique way of life that has some surprises in store for those who do not know it. Stemming from the ancient teachings of the Buddha, it is currently the 4th largest religion in the world, with more than 495 […]