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Friday Night Music: The War on Drugs

When I want to get in the mood for writing, I listen to music that helps energize me. But when I’m feeling the need to relax, I prefer to space out with something mellow, and The War on Drugs fits the bill. Here’s one of my favorites from their 2014 breakthrough album Lost in the [Read More...]

Friday Links: Self-Defence Initiatives and Instagram Fashionistas

This week’s Friday Links were compiled by Eren and Samya.  Australia Racism and sexism is creating a toxic mix for the hundreds of thousands of Muslim women living in Australia, says Dr. Mehreen Faruqi as they have become the most likely targets of those retaliating and venting their anger in the aftermath of terrorist incidents. Dr. […]

Ted Cruz Needs to Explain Why He Spoke at Event Hosted by Pastor Who Wants Gay People Executed

I posted about this earlier this month, but it's still appalling that Pastor Kevin Swanson said that homosexuals should be put to death, as it says in the Bible, only to add that he didn't want people to take action on that immediately...Show More Summary

-Russian Orthodox Church Fully Supports Putin’s ‘Holy War’ in Syria

(Russian Orthodox Cross) While churches in the West usually oppose any kind of war, leaders in the Russian Orthodox Church not only support Putin’s intervention in Syria but look upon it as a ‘Holy War’ to save the Middle Eastern Christians which make up 10% of the population in Syria.  Here’s the story from the […]

Muslimah Media Watch Has Moved!

Salaams and hello, dear MMW readers, Welcome to our new site! I’m excited to announce to you that Muslimah Media Watch has moved as of today.  You can now find us here at  Our archives will stay up at our old Patheos site, but after today, all new content (as well as our archives up to this point) […]

Rob Bell's Successor Steps Down as Pastor of Mars Hill: 'Being a Pastor Is Not Who I Am'

The teaching pastor who took over for controversial author and Pastor Rob Bell at Mars HIll Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan, announced Sunday that he will soon be leaving the church and explained that "being a pastor is not really who I am."

Give Each Other Space

Be it any relationship, if we do not give each other space hen it is not a good... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Celine Dion Prepares for Last Christmas With Husband

Singer Celine Dion says she's keeping a positive attitude despite the bleak outlook for the health of her ailing husband of 21 years, Rene Angelil.

Carmelite Chapel and Choir Renovated in Loretto, PA

The Carmelite Monastery of Saint Thérèse in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, recently received beautiful renovations to their public chapel and nun’s choir. Among the renovations which were carried out under the patronage of Saint Joseph were a new altar, altar rail, and tabernacle. Show More Summary

Calling Islam a “Religion of Peace” is Unfair to Islam

Of all the empty slogans tossed around this election season, “religion of peace” is one of the most mindless. Less than a week after the terrorist attacks in Paris, Hillary Clinton offered a remix of this familiar slogan: "Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Show More Summary

In exclusive first interview, Mingyur Rinpoche reveals what happened during his four years as a wandering yogi

Mingyur Rinpoche says the best part of his time as a wandering yogi was his near death experience, which taught him to rejoice in everything. The post In exclusive first interview, Mingyur Rinpoche reveals what happened during his four years as a wandering yogi appeared first on Lion's Roar.

100 Black Pastors to Endorse Donald Trump on Monday

A coalition of about 100 African-American pastors are scheduled to meet with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday and are reportedly going to announce their support for the real estate mogul's presidential bid.

Tracy Morgan on Coma: 'Do You Know What God Said to Me?'

Comedian Tracy Morgan said he spoke to God while hospitalized in a coma following his highly publicized six-car accident, and he's not joking.

Pope Francis Warns of 'Catastrophic' Event If COP21 Leaders Fail to Protect Environment

Pope Francis has warned that there will be "catastrophic" consequences for the planet unless global leaders agree on a plan to reduce the use of fossil fuels and tackle climate change.

Inside the Winter 2015 Buddhadharma magazine

In this Buddhadharma, we look at the Buddha's life story, Buddhist-Catholic dialogues at the Vatican, and how Gen X teachers are changing Buddhism. The post Inside the Winter 2015 Buddhadharma magazine appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Can We Awaken to the Ecological Crisis?

Buddhists, says David Loy, have often been slow to open their eyes to the problem of climate change. He examines key teachings to understand why. The post Can We Awaken to the Ecological Crisis? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Review: Stephen Batchelor’s “After Buddhism”

In his latest and most ambitious work, "After Buddhism," Stephen Batchelor makes a sustained and serious attempt to argue for his vision of Buddhism. The post Review: Stephen Batchelor’s “After Buddhism” appeared first on Lion's Roa...

Forum: The Road Ahead

Gen X teachers from across traditions are transforming the vision and landscape of American Buddhism. The post Forum: The Road Ahead appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Dear Prisoners: A Thanksgiving Letter to those in Guantanamo Bay Prison in Cuba

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By Dr. Maha Hilal The U.S.-lead “War on Terror” in response to the 9/11 attacks lead to a myriad of disastrous policies that largely and indiscriminately targeted Muslims and Muslim Americans. One of the biggest stains on the American legacy in this regard is the Guantanamo Bay prison to house an exclusively Muslim male population. [Read More...]

Book Briefs for Winter, 2015

Rory Lindsay reviews "A Historical Atlas of Tibet," "The Buddha on Wall Street," "Buddhisms: An Introduction," "The Chan Whip Anthology," and more. The post Book Briefs for Winter, 2015 appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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