Documents now accessible at the Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative website include:
“Invitation Package for Possible Board of Advisors (at www.cpcsc.info )” (589 p.; 3.65 MB)
and the following supporting documents (most of which are included in the "Invitation Package" document):
1 page introduction
5 page introduction
20 page Introduction
1 page short…Continue
Added by Stefan Pasti on November 16, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
This is my Pope, and I am a Muslim.
There was a paucity of moral leadership in the world, a leader who can confidently bring about a balance and not let the equilibrium of the society go off. Thank God for this angel; Pope Francis, today, after studying him for over six…
This article originally appeared in Newsweek's The Daily Beast
U.S. Army Major Kamal Singh Kalsi comes from a long tradition of military veterans. His great grandfather served in the Royal British Army. Both his father and grandfather saw combat while serving in the Indian Air Force. So when recruiters…Continue
Added by Simran Jeet Singh on November 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Religious leaders, theologians, priests, rabbis and imams are often asked to pray for the city, for peace or to open an event. How should you pray? How should you refer to the Deity?
Jim Coffin, executive director of Interfatih Council of Central Florida offers his reflections on this task, and how how Christian principles such as the Golden Rule guide him in his language.…Continue
Added by Graeme Sharrock on November 10, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
As I write this, I am sitting at my kitchen table while my ten-year old, home from school today with a fever, watches a movie upstairs. It is a bright, beautiful fall day in Austin, Texas—and part of me wants to turn off my computer and my cell phone, make a pot of soup, and sit on the couch under the covers with my son. Maybe I’ll do those things later.
Now, though, I’m watching my news feed for more stories about last week’s…Continue
Opponents of female ordination have an arsenal of arguments against allowing women into the ministry. One of the most well-worn comes from the Pastoral Epistles, likely written by a disciple of Paul’s: Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness. I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent. (1Ti…Continue
Added by Tasi Perkins on November 7, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
I'm back. Do you like magic? Are you creative? Of course you are and even if you don't like magic it is what you do. It is our nature.
Here is something I just finished writing. You can use the link or just read the copy and paste that follows it.
Added by Mystic Tourist on November 5, 2013 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Peace, shalom, is not simply a normal…Continue
Added by mary jane miller on November 1, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
One of the biggest festivals in India, Diwali, begins November 3. Similarly important as Christmas in the United States, celebrations will be held by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains in and outside of India. Globally, Diwali is observed by both religious and nonreligious, as well as by other religious communities celebrating the joyous season in secular ways.Observing the official holiday in India falls this year on November third because it is the fifteenth day of the Katrina month on the Hindu…Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 1, 2013 at 2:53pm — No Comments
One of the biggest festivals in India, Diwali, begins November 3. Similarly important as Christmas in the US, celebrations will be held by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains in and outside of India. Globally, Diwali is observed by both religious and nonreligious, as well as by other religious communities celebrating the joyous season in secular ways.Observing the official holiday in India falls this year on November third because it is the fifteenth day of the Katrina month on the Hindu…Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on November 1, 2013 at 2:49pm — No Comments
For many years, an indelible delegate to the Parliament has not been found within the 1893 Parliament’s archival history on this site. The Parliament is pleased to introduce the name Virchand Gandhi to the roster of dynamic Indian delegates…Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on October 30, 2013 at 5:33pm — No Comments
The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the election of a new trustee. Dr. Paul Eppinger brings a wealth of experience promoting interfaith dialogue by new…Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on October 30, 2013 at 4:28pm — No Comments
Ancient faith was influenced by the natural world. Originating in ancient Europe as a Celtic Fire festival, the Pagan holiday of Samhain, marks the end of the harvest season, heralds the beginning of winter; the dark half of the year, and honors death. Samhain, (pronounced SAH-win, or SOW-in) is also the Gaelic name for the month of November, the literal…Continue
Added by The Parliament of Religions on October 30, 2013 at 4:01pm — No Comments
(note: Rachel Friedman is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley – previously she double majored in theology and Arabic studies at Georgetown University. She specializes in classical Arabic literature and Islamic Studies, particularly classical debates about the inimitability (iʿjāz) of the Qurʾān. Her other academic interests include the…Continue
Added by Tasi Perkins on October 30, 2013 at 12:50pm — No Comments
As we turn the year from Dragon to Snake in the Chinese calendar, it might be a good time to reflect on how we name years. Specifically, Western academic types might want to revisit the practice of using the designators CE (Common Era) and BCE (Before the Common Era). There are other calendars in common use across the globe. Currently it is 169…Continue
Via Tikkun Daily:
Religious accommodation in the workplace seems to be gaining strength in recent times. Last month, corporate America received a huge setback as retail giant Abercrombie and Fitch was found by a federal judge to have discriminated against a Muslim clerk who wore a hijab to work and was subsequently fired. While that story took the nation, especially…
Added by The Parliament of Religions on October 30, 2013 at 9:59am — No Comments
dear soul simple live is safe life for innocent people
great old personality lived very simple live
Added by shree c k p swamiji on October 29, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments
Siddha Bhagwa is liberated soul and free from the bondage of any karmas and is bodyless entity.
Every Soul has potential to be Siddha Bhagwan.
Siddhas are higher than Arihants since they have destroyed all the karmas and are liberated from this worldArihants are the living teachers who show us the path to the liberation, and therefore, we pay them the homage first
Siddhas have eight attributes
No, Siddhas do not accumulate karmas…Continue
Added by shree c k p swamiji on October 29, 2013 at 2:34pm — No Comments