August 2011 Blog Posts (85)

The Sacred Table: Biblical Wisdom vs. Disposable Products

by Rabbi Mary Zamore

from Huffington Post

Many, many years ago, when I was in college, I had a handful of friends who were hardcore environmentalists. They wore tie-dye, did not wear make-up or shave, and they carried around a cup and chop sticks. Sharing many of their core values, I admired these friends, but was too conventional to emulate their…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on August 8, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

Dear Religious Americans: How Many Atheists Do You Know?

For the last several years, my work as an interfaith activist has been largely defined by a single question: "Wait -- you do interfaith work, and you're an atheist?!"

That question, posed by religious people (to be fair, I've gotten that question from many atheists, though usually for a different reason-for more on that, check out this recent piece I wrote on atheists and…

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Added by Chris Stedman on August 7, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments

An Atheist and Franz Kafka’s “The Castle”

This was first presented as “The Power of Kafka’s Castle,” at the Conference on Retaliation, California State University Fullerton, January 28, 2011. It was later revised and presented as “Kafka’s Castle: Revisited,” at The Balancing Act Conference, Claremont Graduate University, March 26, 2011. It is now going to published as “Kafka’s Castle: Revisited,” in Voices of…

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Added by Kile Jones on August 7, 2011 at 11:55am — No Comments

truth and non violence and 8 karmas

Karma is the mechanism that determines the quality of life. The happiness of a being's present life is the result of the moral quality of the actions of the being in its previous life.

A soul can only achieve liberation by getting rid of all the karma attached to it.

Karma is a logical and understandable way of making sense of good and evil, the different qualities of different lives and the different moral status of different types of creature, without having to involve rules…

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Added by shree c k p swamiji on August 6, 2011 at 5:23pm — No Comments

chaturmasa  why१. आत्मा से परमात्मा की ओर जाने के लिए atma become paramatma २. वासना से उपासना कि ओर जाने के लिए  vasana to upaasana३. अहं से अर्हम की ओर जाने के लिए  aaham se arham४. आसक्ति से अनासक…

chaturmasa  why

१. आत्मा से परमात्मा की ओर जाने के लिए atma become paramatma



२. वासना से उपासना कि ओर जाने के लिए  vasana to upaasana

३. अहं से अर्हम की ओर जाने के लिए  aaham se arham

४. आसक्ति से अनासक्ति की ओर जाने के लिए aaskthi se aanasaakthi

५. भोग से योग की ओर जाने के लिए  boog se yoga

६. हिंसा से अहिंसा की ओर जाने के लिए violence to non violence

७. प्रदर्शन से दर्शन की ओर जाने के लिए  pradarshan  to darshan

८. मिथ्यादृष्टि से सम्यग्दृष्टि की ओर…

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Added by shree c k p swamiji on August 6, 2011 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Your books, your reflections: The frames we use for our learning

From Frankenstein to The New Jim Crow and Whose Gospel, you delved into the questions that shape your work as communal leaders. I am left with questions…

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Added by Inter-Religious Dialogue on August 5, 2011 at 7:04pm — No Comments

The Harry Potter Phenomenon: What a Post-Potter World Might Mean for Religion and Society

by Nicolas Cable

from State of Formation

It is in most instances quite difficult to gauge cultural and generational shifts in society through the present lens. Social movements, political or otherwise, that we have witnessed throughout the ages, have oftentimes been labeled as such years or decades after the fact. Most times…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on August 5, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Technology and the Interfaith Movement

by Lauren Santerre

Click here, copy-cut-paste, press the “like” button on Facebook. Chances are, you may know the reference for these short phrases. We have entered the technological revolution. Some of us have come along with angst, confusion and maybe even a bit of dread. Others of us choose to dive right in, so much so that we read every new article about the latest technology.

I probably fall somewhere in the middle of this spectrum, realizing that to avoid…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on August 5, 2011 at 9:15am — No Comments

Rev. Frankenstein: Seminary and Chasing the Monster

When I first read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, I knew I would never be the same.  I was a 21-year-old English major completely enthralled with Gothic literature, but nothing prepared me for the monster I was about to meet in between the pages of a now tattered book.

Much like the day I first picked up Frankenstein, when I began seminary I had no idea about the monster I was about to meet…

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Added by kaanestad on August 5, 2011 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

St. Paul's Cathedral

Guest Post

by Matt Shannon

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Added by Suzanne Morgan on August 4, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Sharing Shabbat

Guest Post

by Susan Neiburg Terkel

a member of Temple Beth Shalom, Hudson, Ohio

 

 

This winter our temple decided to open its doors to anyone in a small Midwestern town who wanted to learn about a Jewish worship service. We are the only Jewish organization for miles around; our own members come from our town and from many little towns nearby. What is interesting about our congregation is that it is liberal -- a member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) -- and that…

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Added by Suzanne Morgan on August 4, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Hindu Community Makes Its White House Debut

by Joshua Stanton

from Huffington Post

Hinduism is hardly new to the United States. Swami Vivekenanda is thought to have first introduced it when he visited as part of the World’s Parliament of Religions at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. He…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on August 4, 2011 at 10:13am — No Comments

Revenge is the motive of Leon Filman’s testimony

Anand Krishna’s Trial

Revenge Is the Motive of Leon Filman’s Testimony

Source: http://suaramerdeka.com/v1/index.php/read/news/2011/08/03/92705/Kesaksian-Leon-Filman-Bermotifkan-Dendam

03 August 2011 | 22:58 West Indonesia Time Zone

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Added by Nugroho Angkasa on August 4, 2011 at 4:13am — No Comments

Museum or Memorial, and Why It Matters: Thoughts on Religious Symbolism

Put yourself in the shoes of a family member of a 9/11 victim, visiting the 9/11 Memorial for the very first time on September 11th, 2011.  You wander through the eight-acre Memorial quadrant for a while, finding solace among the trees, a core of quiet within the Big Apple. You follow the sound of falling water to one of the twin reflecting pools, marking the footprints of the fallen Towers, and stand at the rim watching the water flow…

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Added by James Croft on August 4, 2011 at 4:01am — No Comments

Technology and the Interfaith Movement

by Lauren Santerre

Click here, copy-cut-paste, press the “like” button on Facebook. Chances are, you may know the reference for these short phrases. We have entered the technological revolution. Some of us have come along with angst, confusion and maybe even a bit of dread. Others of us choose to dive right in, so much so that we read every new article about the latest technology.

I probably fall somewhere in the middle of this spectrum, realizing that to avoid…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on August 3, 2011 at 5:09pm — No Comments

"Looking for Answers: The Questions I Roll With"

by Project Interfaith Intern, Mike Siref

A lot of people have questions as children about how the world works. I am no different. When I was very young, I wondered what made me different? Why didn't my legs work like most other kids? Was I strange? I stopped asking those questions when...

To read more click here…

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Added by Project Interfaith on August 3, 2011 at 7:57am — No Comments

Hindu Community Makes Its White House Debut

Hinduism is hardly new to the United States. Swami Vivekenanda is thought to have first introduced it when he visited as part of the World's Parliament of Religions at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. He received a standing ovation from the 7,000 people in audience, whom he declared his "Sisters and Brothers of America."

In spite of Vivekenanda's…

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Added by Joshua Stanton on August 3, 2011 at 4:15am — No Comments

Giving Voice to Wisdom and No Place for Hate

by Ralph Singh

Wisdom Thinkers Network

Ten years ago, Gobind Sadan USA, a Sikh spiritual center north of Syracuse, was a victim of arson. It was the first attack on a place of worship following September 11th, and the first to come under Governor Pataki’s newly signed legislation against hate crimes.

As we gathered amidst the charred remains, a light shone through a window frame, and we learned that our holy scripture, Guru Granth Sahib, had not burned. Not only had it not…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on August 2, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tennessee: Why Muslims and the LGBTQ Community Should Be Allies

This year, two notable controversies have been brewing in Tennessee: a proposed bill that would forbid educators from using the word "gay" in the classroom, and a court battle to determine if Islam is a religion. (The verdict? Islam is in…

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Added by Chris Stedman on August 2, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments

What to think and what not

We, people of the world knows what to eat and what not to eat but not yet matured about what to think and what not to think. Mind door never closed except sleep – feeding bottles comes from all the corners – news, radio, t v, mobile, men, incident, and so on.

In this respect - to reach one and all- electronic Medias works place an important role.

My contribution; Think positive thoughts only.

Pleas donate your contribution.

Added by N.Shubhakara Jain on August 2, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments

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