We are excited to announce that we will be officially accepting nominations on a bi-annual basis and therefore are calling for nominations and self- nominations for Contributing Scholars for our online forum, State of Formation.
State of Formation is a community conversation between young leaders in formation. Together, a cohort of seminarians, rabbinical students, graduate students and the like – the future religious and moral leaders of tomorrow – will work to…Continue
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by Amie Ferris-Rotman
A cache of ancient Jewish scrolls from northern Afghanistan that has only recently come to light is creating a storm among scholars who say the landmark find could reveal an undiscovered side of medieval Jewry.
The 150 or so documents, dated from the 11th century, were found in Afghanistan’s Samangan province and most likely…Continue
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Last week I received a phone call from a random, unkown person. When I picked up the phone, this fellow asked, “Is this Karen Leslie Hernandez?” I happily replied, “Yes, it is,” and he proceeded to say the following (and I am paraphrasing as best I can remember because after the first comment, my mind was reeling): “You are a Muslim-loving b-tch. Your whorish theology is an insult to my religion. You are not a Christian, but a pathetic excuse for what you call yourself.” At that…Continue
Added by Karen Leslie Hernandez on January 31, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments
2 Ajit-Nath Emblem:
Birth Place: Ayodhya (Vinita)
Place of Nirvan:
View Shri Ajit-Nath Jinpuja
Jyesth Krishna 15
Magh Shukla 10
Magh Shukla 10
Posh Shukla 11
Chaitra Shukla 5
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By Fatemeh Fakhraie
From Common Ground News Service
Portland, Oregon – People, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, often tell me that I can’t be both a Muslim and a feminist. At a recent book reading in Oregon, for example, a male audience member asked me, “How does that even work?” These questions demonstrate some of the rigid misconceptions individuals have about Islam and feminism; many people think that…Continue
MOODABIDRI (DK DISTRICT): The foundation of Jainism has been laid on the principles of non-violence, peace and compassion. "Standing atop the hill, He has been spreading the message of sacrifice, abdication, sublimity and non-violence. That is what Lord Bahubali signifies. The values He stood for are more relevant than ever before in these troubled times,'' said Moodabidri Jain Mutt seer Charukeerthi Bhattaraka.
"Bahubali, the crown prince of Paudanapura, realized that 'mind was the…Continue
Added by shree c k p swamiji on January 29, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments
Almost everybody worries. It can be a healthy response to life, preventing us from being reckless, or stimulating us to do our best to take control of a situation.
Worries are basically fears. Everyone gets scared, but we all handle fear in different ways. Sometimes, it's easier to dwell on a fear than to do something about it, or to accept that there is nothing to be done. Lack of confidence could be to blame. We may not believe that…Continue
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In my recent post, Divine Assistance, I wrote of spirit guides. In that piece the spirits I mentioned were the spirits that animate us. These, in my view, are the most important spirits. If our spirit is angry, resentful, depressed then our spirit is dark and it attracts other dark spirits. We create a place, like a harbor, to keep, nurture and develop, a durable presence. Other…Continue
By Karen Armstrong
From the Guardian
Ever since the Crusades, when Christians from western Europe were fighting holy wars against Muslims in the near east, western people have often perceived Islam as a violent and intolerant faith – even though when this prejudice took root Islam had a better record of tolerance than Christianity. Recent terrorist atrocities have…Continue
This post is written in conjunction with the “Religion and Law in the U.S.” course dialogue project and is directed by Grace Yia-Hei Kao.
In a recent unanimous and precedent-setting Supreme Court ruling, a “ministerial exception” was given to Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School regarding employment discrimination. Cheryl Perich, a “called teacher” at Hosanna-Tabor, was fired…Continue
After the people revolution in the 80s in the communists countries,now it is arab world..what happen to the people ?why they all have lost their fear? After GOD divine vibration cover the whole world and attach to every humans being in 1980s inccidents happen, HE took away the fear from the people and get them to go aganst their selfish leader..without any spirtual or political leader only GOD...
from Huffington Post
The 2012 Sundance Film Festival began Jan. 19 and will continue until Jan. 29 in Park City, Utah. Sundance takes place annually in Utah and is the largest independent cinema festival in the United States. …Continue
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As is common, I discovered that it was time for me to add a blog post. I sat for some time wondering what in the world I might write about, I only knew it was what I was going to do. 'Divine' finally revealed itself, I pondered, Divine what... Assistance. OK. What is that? Let me find out.
Actually I am well practiced at divination and the above process is an example of it. I seek divine assistance in everything I do. My life is that of a singular devotion, to God. I also place all…Continue
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Mystically speaking, "responsibility" is not just personal, but interconnected (just as much karmically so). Nothing in this universe happens without affecting the collective and the greater, just as much as the immediate. In this way,…Continue
Added by Spencer Perdriau on January 27, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
I am happy to reproduce below a summary of the proceedings of the "One Reality, One Humanity, Converging Paths" symposium, held in Honolulu on 9/10/11. Among others, the recommendations also suggest a follow-up symposium, possibly in Honolulu, in the latter half of 2012 or 2013. Your comments in this will also be highly appreciated. This is my first attempt to send a relatively large file (8 pages). I apologize if this does not go through…Continue
By Daood Hamdani
From Common Ground News Service
Ottawa – This May, as Muslims mark the twentieth anniversary of the induction of Al-Rashid mosque in Fort Edmonton Park, the country’s largest living history museum, the spotlight will be on the leadership role of Muslim women in this historic event.
Fifty years after they burst onto the front line to help complete the construction of…Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on January 26, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments
Game is to enjoy, life is to lead. What is happening today. We are wasting our life in name of game. Each and every person irrespective of his post,position including media has been playing to win the game and not lead the life.
Game is slow poison - covered almost entire world - it has been eating our life. Our in time action may save the world from man made disaster.
Added by N.Shubhakara Jain on January 25, 2012 at 8:55pm — No Comments
By David Briggs
From Huffington Post
What do Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn, Hispanic Catholics in central Nebraska, megachurch evangelicals in Houston and South Asian Muslims in suburban Detroit have in common?
More than many people could ever imagine.
Forget the popular cultural images from shows such as HBO’s “Big Love” that revive stereotypes linking…Continue
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I've worked ardently against xenophobia, Islamophobia & bias of all kinds. My piece at the Wash Post asks: Are there EFFECTIVE WAYS TO COMBAT STEREOTYPING & HATE, which are EASY, PLEASURABLE & UNEXPECTED? http://www.was…Continue
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