I have just returned to my office after participating in an Interfaith Prayer meeting at Parliament House, Sydney. The gathering was held in memorial for mahatma Gandhi and dedicated to the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
It opened with peace songs on sitar and tablaa by a Christian and Hindu duet and concluded with a wonderful instrumental presentation on the hang and mridungam percussion instruments. Between the moving musical pieces were speeches by members of parliament, civil… Continue
Added by Jeremy Jones on January 31, 2010 at 11:28pm —
Mother, culture and religions
I choke every time I read about Mother. It reminds me how precious it is to tie the loose ends in life, expressing gratitude to the givers of benefit and recieveing blessings from your mother. Don't let a moment go by, pick up the phone and give her a call or better yet, go visit her. If she is not alive, there is a friends mother or a stranger that you can give that affection to. You'd be glad you did as I… Continue
Added by Mike Ghouse on January 31, 2010 at 1:30pm —
“Education develops the intellect; and the intellect distinguishes man from other
creatures. It is education that enables man to harness nature and
utilize her resources for the well-being and improvement of his life.
The key for the betterment and completeness of modern living is
education. But, ' Man cannot live by bread ...alone '. Man, after all, is
also composed of intellect and soul. Therefore, education in general,
and higher education in particular, must… Continue
Added by Ambassador YASUS AFARI on January 31, 2010 at 10:46am —
October 10, 2009
The BBC wonders what happened to global warming
Brian Micklethwait (London) Science & Technology
BBC Climate correspondent Paul Hudson asks What happened to global warming?:
This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.
No surprise to me about those dates. But yes indeed, big surprise that a BBC person is saying… Continue
Added by GPDC on January 31, 2010 at 8:20am —
“Life is all about timing…the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable becomes available, and the unattainable becomes attainable. Have the patience, wait it out; it’s all about timing.” ~ Stacey Charter
While I was driving, yesterday, I noticed a small fly on my car window. It walked the length and width of the glass several times, occasionally stopping as if to think of a new plan of action. Suddenly, it took off from the glass and flew around the car for a while,… Continue
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on January 31, 2010 at 8:10am —
headed by Director James McConnell
is focused on serving the spiritual communities and assisting them in developing, music videos, documentaries, commercials, viral videos all visual mediums that can help present a message of peace and hope in a time of great difficulty. Put McConnell's twenty plus years of major… Continue
Added by Sufi Films on January 31, 2010 at 4:30am —
Quote from gpdc second letter to the world 1988
“ God’s judgement upon human beings has begun although doomsday is over, the judgement in this world has already begun. This judgement affects nature in the entire world.
Temperatures would change from cold to hot and hot to cold, floods, accidents involving fire, earthquakes, and diseases which are unexpected and incurable.”
……Gpdc 2nd letter to the world dated 27.12.1988 as A reminder
So it won't be warm… Continue
Added by GPDC on January 30, 2010 at 8:58am —
Source: The Jakarta Post
The typical Malaysian problem
Anand Krishna , Jakarta | Sat, 01/30/2010 12:52 PM | Opinion
As pointed out by Azmi Sharom of University of Malaya in his dissertation (www.projectmalaysia.org
Added by Anand Krishna on January 30, 2010 at 5:19am —
Cuando partió mi hijas de 17 años, a ese viaje delicioso en el cual nos desprendemos de este ropaje viejo y molesto; llore y sufrí mucho por que era
una persona completamente ignorante de las obras del Señor. ¿Y cómo podría una
madre estar tranquila cuando ve partir al hijo, a sabiendas de que nunca más se
le vera? Es difícil aprender.
Sin embargo, gracias a la gran… Continue
Added by Maria Ruiz on January 29, 2010 at 11:30pm —
As I've maintained, Britain, despite its 350 years Colonial obligations is trailing behind America in recognising the true value or worth of Hindu Diaspora, in respective countries, who are contributory, solution delivering, peaceful and undemanding communities.
Added by Anant Manishanker Vyas on January 29, 2010 at 12:08pm —
The sun never stops shining behind the storm clouds. Although this is a scientifically proven fact, it is also the first thing people choose to forget when Mother Nature unleashes its fury. Quite similarly, whenever we are caught into a life storm, we get easily swept into the whirlwinds of fear and doubt, and forget about the cyclical nature of all things. We survive through the birth and death of loved ones, disease and marriage crisis, parental challenges and job uncertainties, but we seldom… Continue
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on January 29, 2010 at 5:55am —
If you are willing to recognize your problems, you will recognize that you have no problems. Your one central problem has been answered, and you have no other. Therefore you must be at peace. Salvation does depend on recognizing this one problem, and understanding that it has been solved. One problem–one solution. Salvation is accomplished. Freedom from conflict has been given you. Accept that fact, and you are ready to take your rightful place in God’s plan for salvation.
Your only… Continue
Added by Rev. Kristen Kloostra on January 28, 2010 at 2:24pm —
Inter-Religious Dialogue - Interfaith Center Spearheads Effort to Honor the Deceased
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Added by Zabrina Santiago Lindsay on January 28, 2010 at 1:42pm —
By KATHERINE LEAL UNMUTH
The Dallas Morning News,firstname.lastname@example.org
People of many religious and ethnic backgrounds gathered Sunday to exchange stories of genocide and war. The event was held at the Center for Spiritual Living and sponsored by the Foundation for Pluralism and the World Muslim Congress.
"We are obsessed with our own tragedies, and sometimes it's hard to acknowledge others' tragedies," said Mike Ghouse, chairman of the event.
Added by Mike Ghouse on January 28, 2010 at 1:38pm —
"There is no point in lamenting the world. There is no point in trying to change the world. It is incapable of change because it is merely an effect. But there is indeed a point in changing your thoughts about the world. HERE YOU ARE CHANGING THE CAUSE. The effect will change AUTOMATICALLY."
-Jesus Christ in "A Course in Miracles"
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Added by Rev. Kristen Kloostra on January 28, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Yesterday afternoon, my daughter and I watched “Barbie’s Diaries” together. In the story, Barbie, a teenager, dreams of being part of the popular crowd, but neither her beauty, nor her many talents, seem enough to buy her a ticket in.
She gets a glimpse of celebrity life when she briefly dates Todd, one of the popular boys in school, but inadvertently she steps on the wrong toes – those of Raquelle, Todd’s ex-girlfriend and the most popular, vicious girl in school.
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on January 28, 2010 at 6:04am —
Howard Zinn, Historian, Author, Activist Dies at 87 of a heart attack in Santa Monica ...
Added by John Ishvaradas Abdallah on January 28, 2010 at 12:10am —
Shared Concerns and Commitments
aimed to unite religious and civil society leaders for the common goal of “educating” the communities they serve about issues of shared concern. William Vendley, Secretary General of Religions for Peace and 2009 Parliament speaker describes the forum as a “very beautiful formula” that promotes religious diversity, and respect of others beliefs in cooperation. “When that happens, Muslims have said that they have become better Muslims and Christians said… Continue
Added by Alisa Roadcup on January 27, 2010 at 6:04pm —
All are heartly well come to moodbidr ,karnata ,india
tomarow our city carfestival 28 februvary
ancieant jain temple lord chandraprabha swamy holy bath
religious dance,pooja performance mass feeding
jain mutt moodbidri
Added by shree c k p swamiji on January 27, 2010 at 10:52am —
Should the UK ban the Muslim face veil?
By Vanessa Barford
Response: I don't understand how this is anywhere close to legal. The veil is a religious symbol, yes, but it's also part of an expression of modesty. You can't ban shirts and force women to walk around naked--no one would even consider it--so why can you ban the veil if the woman… Continue
Added by Laura Cathey on January 27, 2010 at 9:00am —