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What it’s like to teach ‘world religions’ in Pakistan

I grew up in a Christian family and studied Christian theology. I also studied Islam at university. For five years, I have lived between Melbourne and Lahore in Pakistan. In Lahore, I taught a subject called “world religions” at a Muslim university. I named my course “The Wisdom of the World’s Religions” and it covers […]

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The Kashmiri monk who helped spread Buddhism across Asia

Javanese folklore contains the story of a late 4th century Hindu king named Vadhaka who converted to Buddhism. According to legend, one night Vadhaka’s mother dreamed of a holy man coming to Java on a flying boat. The very next day, a Kashmiri monk named Gunavarman reached the shores of the island. Upon Gunavarman’s arrival, […]

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Sri Lanka – China cracks down on Buddhism in Tibet

(MENAFN- Colombo Gazette) The latest annual report published by the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy describes Tibet as a “giant open prison”. A Freedom House report said the human rights situation in Tibet was between Syria and North Korea. In “The State of Human Rights in the World” published by Amnesty International, the […]

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China cracks down on Buddhism in Tibet

The latest annual report published by the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy describes Tibet as a “giant open-air prison”. A Freedom House report said the human rights situation in Tibet was between Syria and North Korea. In “The State of Human Rights in the World” published by Amnesty International, the situations in China […]

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E-Cigarettes and Religion: Beliefs Vapers Should Know

E-Cigarettes and Religion: Beliefs Vapers Should Know Sponsored Content Religious views on smoking and vaping are very diverse. Some cultures around the world even use tobacco for religious purposes. While some religions do not use tobacco and vaping in their practices, they do not condemn it either, and their followers can enjoy it freely. On […]

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How do the religious beliefs and political leanings of the Class of 2025 compare to their other survey responses?

Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series about the Class of 2025 based on an investigation by The Chronicle. You can learn more about our methodology and our limits hereor see all of our investigative coverage here. We asked respondents from the Class of 2025 about their religious beliefs and political leanings. Then, […]

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Best Religious Beliefs in Civ 6

Once a player has selected one of the best Pantheons in Civilization 6 and attracted a Great Prophet, they can then found a Religion. This will force fans to make several tough decisions, as they will have to select multiple religious beliefs, each granting their own special bonuses and perks. For players having difficulty choosing […]

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Patrick Duffy converted to Buddhism to sleep with his future wife married for 13 years

Patrick Duffy converted to Buddhism after meeting Carlyn Rosser. When they first met she was married to another man, but Buddhist lovers found a way to make their relationship work for decades. Patrick Duffy played the superhero in the sci-fi classic “Man From Atlantis”. His career in the movie industry dates back to the 1970s. […]

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Police detail sectarian beliefs of mother accused of child deaths

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Newly released documents into the complex investigation of a woman accused of conspiring to kill her children and her husband reveal sordid details of a sectarian belief system of “zombies” and ” vibrations, “as well as a decaying marriage and affair. Documents from the Chandler Arizona Police Department provide detailed insight […]

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Juror excused from Elizabeth Holmes trial over religious beliefs

The juror, a Buddhist, said the trial caused him anxiety. October 7, 2021, 10:06 • 5 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article A juror was excused from Elizabeth Holmes’ trial on Wednesday, citing religious beliefs. “I’m a Buddhist, so I practice compassion, you know, love and forgiveness,” Juror #4 told U.S. District […]

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An obscure battle over religious beliefs and COVID-19 vaccination continues

“There are thousands and thousands of people I have helped with religious exemptions,” Corrigan calmly assured people who continued to listen to his advice long after 11pm. “We are the majority and we have been silent.” None of the major religions officially oppose vaccination, but that hasn’t stopped a growing cottage industry from helping people […]

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Between tribal, Christian and Buddhist beliefs, the communities of Arunachal Pradesh try to protect their origins and their practices

As the number of Christian adherents continues to grow and there is a resurgence among indigenous believers in the tribal faith, Christian leaders believe there is room for both groups. It was a humid April afternoon. The sun had been beating down on us relentlessly for three days and it seemed like we were going […]

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Define “sincere religious beliefs” that could excuse compulsory vaccination against COVID-19? | CDF Labor Law LLP

The fact that a religious belief is genuinely held by a candidate or employee is seldom at issue in most religious discrimination lawsuits. With both the EEOC and DFEH directives requiring employers to accommodate an employee who has a sincere religious belief that prevents an employee from receiving any of the COVID-19 vaccines, the question […]

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Study: Beliefs about the Hereafter Affect Sustainability Practices

May 13, 2021 What people believe happens after death guides their perception of Earth and their behavior, including whether they choose to recycle or buy energy efficient devices, according to a new study. Research from Arizona State University and the University of Wyoming found that religious beliefs about the afterlife predicted how people value and […]

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Labor law: employers cannot impose religious beliefs and practices on their workers | Economic news

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits religious discrimination and harassment, including requiring employees to accept their employer’s religious beliefs and practices as a condition of employment. “These former employees were asked to start each day with a discussion of Bible principles and how those principles applied to their work and personal lives. It […]

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New Year Nuisance in China: New Regulations to Control Religious Beliefs | world news

NEW DELHI: The openly atheist Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has taken a much more aggressive stance against religious practices in recent years under Xi Jinping’s leadership, including creating new rules limiting foreign influence on religion in China. . Its intention was to forcibly align religions and religious institutions remained aligned with the ideology of the […]

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Tina Turner finds form of Lord’s Prayer in Buddhism – within her religious views

Singer-songwriter Tina Turner, also known as the Queen of Rock & Roll, has been very open about her religious beliefs and what led her to become a Buddhist. Tina Turner’s life has been full of ups and downs. The 60s and 70s were probably the most difficult decades of her life, as that was when […]

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China’s Sinicization Policy of Tibetan Buddhism Unintentionally Tries to Control People’s Religious Beliefs, Says CTA-ANI Chairman

Dharmsala (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Sept. 1 (ANI): Calling the policy directions proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping “misguided” and “unrealistic,” Tibetan Central Administration (CTA) Chairman Dr Labsang Sangay said China’s policy of Sinization of Tibetan Buddhism is a misguided attempt to control the religious belief of the Tibetan people and the system of reincarnation.“China’s policy […]

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EEOC: United failed to accommodate Buddhist pilot’s beliefs in drug treatment

Dive brief: United Airlines violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by refusing to change its drug treatment program to accommodate the beliefs of a Buddhist pilot, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit (EEOC c. United Airlines Inc., n ° 20-cv-9110 (DNJ July 20, 2020)). The pilot […]

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Control over CCP members’ religious beliefs intensifies

Authorities across China are adopting strict measures prohibiting Party members from any affiliation with traditional Chinese religion and spiritual practices. by Hu Ke In May last year, CCP members in Anshan, a prefecture-level city in northeast Liaoning Province, received “ten bans on religious beliefs.” Not only do they prohibit Party members from holding religious beliefs, […]

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Revealed: Most (and Least) Religious Countries in the World Based on Religious Beliefs 2020

Somalia is once again seen as the most religious country in the world, according to the survey by CEOWORLD magazine in partnership with the Global Business Policy Institute, a characterization of 148 countries based on a survey of more than 370,000 citizens of the world . Niger is the second most religious nation, according to […]

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Religious beliefs and spiritual inclination of Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is a devout Christian and he practices Christianity. He is often seen invoking the Lord during his matches on the ATP Tour. The Holy Cross around his neck clearly demonstrates his religious beliefs. Reports indicate that the Serbian regularly reads Christians’ holy book, the Bible. ADVERTISING The article continues under this ad Novak […]

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Religious Beliefs In Japan 2020

Kunozan Toshogu Shrine in Shizuoka, Japan. Shintoism is a unique indigenous religion in Japan. Most of those who practice Shinto worship in shrines and kami do not belong to a truly organized Shinto organization. Folk or Shintoism not organized as no formal ritual to become a member. Currently, there are approximately 100,000 Shinto shrines and […]

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Buddhism is coming home in a new Japanese form – OZY

Ruma Roka is a practicing Hindu and visits temples. But for at least 20 minutes every morning and evening, the 57-year-old’s home in the Delhi suburb of Noida echoes Buddhist chanting. nam-myoho-renge-kyo. Founder of a non-profit organization, Roka works with hard of hearing and hard of hearing children and youth. It’s hard work, but singing […]

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Caodaism (Dao Cao Dai) Religious Beliefs

Beautiful interior of the central house and Holy See of the Cao Dai faith in Tay Ninh, Vietnam. Editorial credit: RM Nunes / Shutterstock.com. Caodaism, also known as Cao Dai, was founded in Vietnam in 1926 as a mixture of several other religions including Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. This belief system began in […]

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When Beliefs Cross Borders – Asian Scientist Magazine

AsianScientist (August 30, 2018) – By Sim Shuzhen – Religions are nearly impossible to contain, as people move from place to place, and so do their beliefs, cultures, and worldviews. Evangelical movements are further accelerating the spread and influence of religions, and in today’s globalized, hyper-connected, social media-fueled world, religions have gained mobility. How has […]

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Religious Beliefs In Bangladesh

The Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is located in the eastern part of the Bengal region in South Asia. It was separated from India and then Pakistan after the Indian subcontinent gained independence from Britain. The nation is only behind Indonesia, Pakistan and India in the world‘s Muslim population. Most Bangladeshis are Sunni […]

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Religious beliefs in Guinea (Conakry)

The Great Mosque of Conakry in Guinea, one of the largest mosques in West Africa. Guinea has a population of just over 10 million with 24 ethnic groups. There is freedom of religion in Guinea although Islam is the dominant religion demographically, socially and culturally. Over 85% of Guinea’s population is Muslim while 10% follow […]

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Religious beliefs in Myanmar (Burma)

Theravada Buddhist temples in the Bagan Archaeological Zone in Myanmar, some of which date back nearly 1,000 years. Myanmar is a Southeast Asian country bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal. It lies between Bangladesh and Thailand in Asia. The country is often referred to in the Western world as Burma. Myanmar was […]

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Religious Beliefs In Malaysia 2020

The “floating mosque” of Kota Kinabalu on its man-made lagoon in the Malaysian state of Sabah in Borneo. Malaysia is a Muslim-majority country with significant religious minority populations of Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, and practitioners of traditional Chinese religion. According to the 2010 population census, 61.3% of Malays are Muslims, 19.8% are Buddhists, 9.2% are Christians, […]

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Religious Beliefs In Nepal

The famous Hindu temple of Pashupatinath in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hinduism According to local traditions and many historians in Nepal, the country was founded by a Hindu sage who was called Ne in prehistoric times. Ne had moved to Kathmandu valley and it was he who named the country Nepal and it was he who chose […]

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Religious Beliefs In Taiwan

Mengjia Longshan Temple is a Chinese folk religion temple in Taiwan. About 81% of Taiwan’s population is affiliated with some religious organization. Religion in Taiwan is diverse and includes aspects of traditional Chinese culture. Taiwan’s constitution allows freedom of worship. Religious beliefs and practices have evolved over time due to various immigrant influences and interactions […]

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Religious Beliefs In Venezuela 2020

A Roman Catholic cathedral on Isla Margarita, Venezuela. Venezuela is a South American country located along the Caribbean Sea. It has a diverse population of 31 million whose ancestry was influenced by the Spanish colonial era and European immigration that took place in the mid-20th century. Today, the major ethnic groups in the country are […]

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Religious Beliefs In Bolivia

Cathedral of San Lorenzo, Bolivia. Bolivia, officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a country located in the western region of central South America. The country is the largest landlocked country in the Americas and is bordered by several South American countries, including Brazil, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, and Argentina. Bolivia has a multi-ethnic […]

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Religious beliefs in the Dominican Republic

A church located in the Dominican Republic. Roman Catholic Christianity is the most followed religious group in the country. The Church has contributed enormously to the socio-economic development of the Dominican Republic through the projects it initiated especially before the country obtained its independence. Among the projects initiated by the Church are schools and hospitals. […]

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Examining the Demographics of Buddhism in America – Buddhistdoor Global

Title page of the PRRI report. Image reproduced with the kind permission of the author The study of Buddhism in America has long grappled with a seemingly simple question: how to determine exactly who is a Buddhist? In a recent scholarly article, J. Gordon Melton and Constance Jones write: “Assessing the size of the Buddhist […]

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Buddhism is my religion, not your decorations – The Temple News

As a freshman, I spent the last few weeks getting used to my new home in Edge and visiting other student dorms. It has been an exciting and eye-opening experience so far, but there is one issue I would like to address. In no time, I have already seen tons of tapestries hanging on the […]

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Nurturing the roots of Chinese Buddhism in Africa – Buddhistdoor Global

I was born Simon Manase Masauko in Malawi on April 23, 1978. I received the name Dharma Ben Xing, which means “awakening” or, more literally, “the original root of awakening”, in 2000 from the famous Buddhist monk Venerable Master Hui Li, the first Mahayana monk from Taiwan to come to Africa and spread humanistic Buddhism. […]

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Islam and Buddhism are more alike than you think

Grade 12 student Jessica Robinson argues that Islam and Buddhism are more alike than you might think. SINCE the dawn of mankind, humans have attempted to answer the most complex and confusing questions in the universe through religious beliefs. Questions such as why are we here? How did we come? Religions around the world have […]