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BG 350: Conserve & Adapt

Episode Description: Soryu Forall is a teacher and leader at the Center for Mindful Learning. The second part of Soryu’s conversation with host Vincent Horn delves into the spaces between tradition and innovation. Soryu shares his gratitude for the traditional teachings he learned in Asia, and explains how useful those teachings are today. Show More Summary

Christian Fat Shaming and the Trouble with Gluttony

High obesity rates in America are not the result of a mass deficiency in will power. The post Christian Fat Shaming and the Trouble with Gluttony appeared first on OnFaith....

Why Does President Obama Oppose Netanyahu Speaking to Congress?

Susan Rice, President Obama's National Security Advisor, told TV talk show host Charlie Rose that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech before Congress about Iran is "destructive" to the relationship between the United States and Israel.

Rebuilding Community Trust: Consulting Tools to Drive Mosque Growth and Efficiency

By Wadud Hassan  A Study on the Islamic Center of Nashville An edited version originally published in the Islamic Horizon Jan/Feb 2015 issue Yusuf Islam also known as the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Cat Stevens, who came...Show More Summary

Hell is for Sale and the Folks Behind DAMNED Want to Purchase the Infamous Michigan Town

A couple of weeks ago, Hell went on sale.The infamous Michigan town is worth just under a million dollars. And now that it's being sold, the people running an art show known as DAMNED want to purchase the space the build their own permanent exhibition space:

Ada County Highway District Commission (in Idaho) Votes for Prayer at Meetings, Despite Overwhelming Opposition

The Ada County Highway District Commission (in Idaho) has thrown the Constitution under the bus with their 3-2 vote to allow prayers during public meetings. What's amazing, though, is how many people were publicly opposed to the decision:

Lawsuit Challenges Unconstitutional Discrimination Against Humanist Inmates in North Carolina Prison System

Yesterday, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of prisoner Kwame Jamal Teague. Teague is a Humanist who's currently serving time at Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton, North Carolina. Show More Summary

Christian School With Openly Gay Student Athletes Issues Vague Statement Condemning Homosexuality

Drew Davis and Juan Varona are two openly gay volleyball players at Erskine University, a private Christian school in South Carolina. Their sexual orientation hasn't been a secret -- it has even been publicized -- but the players have...Show More Summary

A Fling Without Fear: South Korea Legalizes Adultery; Birth-Control Stocks Surge

For the last 62 years, adultery was against the law in South Korea, drawing prison sentences of up to two years for both lovers. That ended yesterday.South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a law that made adultery a crime, saying it violates the East Asian nation's constitution. Show More Summary

BG 351: Building an Inclusive Community

Episode Description: JoAnna Harper is a Buddhist teacher with Against the Stream and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. In this episode JoAnna joins host Emily Horn to explore inclusivity and diversity in the Buddhist community, starting with an examination of how the Buddha taught inclusivity in the first sanghas. Show More Summary

Where The Mind is Without Fear: Denison, Nimoy, and Avijit Roy

American Buddhist pioneer Ruth Denison has passed away at the age of 92. She suffered a massive stroke a few weeks ago and was in hospice care. Ruth Schäfer was born in Germany, where she saw first hand the horror of the Nazis and then immediately after World War II, suffered abuse from Russian soldiers [...]

Conquer falsehood by truth – Mahabharat

O sexual desire! I know thy root. Thou art born of thought. I shall not think of thee and... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

How Do I Stand Up to Marijuana, Gay and Radical Islamic Propaganda?

In cities across America, advocates of the well-funded and well-organized "Yes we Cannabis!" movement are in full swing. So too are the proponents of "Marriage Equality Through Same-sex Unions" and "Islam is a Religion of Peace" promoters.

HTC One M9 Leaks, Rumors Prior to March 1 Launch

The HTC One M9, HTC's next flagship phone will be launched on March 1, during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Unconfirmed reports also say that the company will launch another phone that will feature a bigger screen size than that of the M9, which remains unnamed. It is not clear however what the exact release dates are for the HTC smartphones.

Bobbi Kristina Brown Suffers Seizures While in Coma

Bobbi Kristina Brown's recovery had a major setback this week as she had seizures while in her medically-induced coma.

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney to Wed at Singer's Malibu Mansion

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney just got engaged on Valentine's Day, and new, details about their upcoming nuptials have emerged via a report from Life & Style.

Rand Paul Slams Hillary on Libya, Obama for Arming Islamic Rebels, Now ISIS, in CPAC Defense Hawk Speech

In tackling conservative criticisms that his stance on foreign policy isn't strong enough, potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., assured an adoring crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that national defense is indeed the top priority of the federal government.

Kate Middleton Not Rushed to Hospital; Duchess Continues Official Engagements as Due Date Nears

Was Kate Middleton rushed to the hospital due to a "terrifying health scare"? Rumors from tabloids stated that she had intense labor pains.

Warryn and Erica Campbell Call for Ministry Volunteers on Social Media

Warryn Campbell is asking for volunteers to be a part of the ministry in his new church.

Taylor Swift Bonds with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian at 2015 Brit Awards

It looks like Taylor Swift is about to add Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian to her list of celebrity friends as the "Shake it Off" singer bonded with them at the 2015 Brit Awards.

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