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Pakistani Officials Claim Facebook Has Removed 85% of Reported “Blasphemous” Content

According to reports from the Pakistani English-language newspaper Dawn, Facebook has blocked approximately 85% of blasphemous material reported on the social network. There's reason to be skeptical about the claim, but it's disturbing to think Facebook might be complicit in this kind of censorship.

Launch of the Chicagoland Church Planting Alliance

The Moody Church hosted the inaugural meeting. Church planting can be hard, lonely work. Church planters often plod along, encouraging their flock without a peer network with which to share triumphs and frustrations. As discussed here on The Exchange, one of the key issues facing church planters is maintaining spiritual, physical, and mental health. Show More Summary

Religious Father of Slain Indian Atheist Says He Will Join His Son’s Group in Solidarity

More than a week after the brutal slaughter of Indian atheist activist H. Farook (below), his father is doing something incredibly courageous: Vowing to pick up where his son left off.

How the Study of History and Literature Directs Us To the Liturgy...Or At Least It Ought To

I recently heard a lecture as part of a series entitled The Bible and the Liturgy, given by Fr Sebastian Carnazzo, one of a series of in which he explains how the Bible is primarily a liturgical document. The study of Scripture in the...Show More Summary

Trump Making Progress in First 60 Days | Family Policy Briefing

It’s hard to believe President Trump has only been in office for 60 days. Autumn Leva, policy director for Family Policy Alliance, tells us there’s good news and better news when it comes to the issues we hold dear. We take a look at...Show More Summary

Hawaii Lawmakers Table Assisted-Suicide Bill for Now

Hawaiians took action last week and succeeded in getting an assisted-suicide bill deferred in a House committee. Thousands of people called or emailed their legislators urging them to oppose any bill that would allow a doctor to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to a terminally ill patient. Show More Summary

Looking into the human mind

19 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : The Zennist

In order to receive the mysterious Zen transmission that is outside the Zen narrative of words and their shifting meanings we have to first look inward to the human mind. We can't use the mind like we do in school....

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 29, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

19 hours agoReligion / Hinduism : Hindu Blog

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Pratipada... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Cheti Chand 2017 Date – Sindhi New Year in 2017

19 hours agoReligion / Hinduism : Hindu Blog

Cheti Chand is the Sindhi New Year and is observed on the first day of the Sindhi Chet... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Ugrasena – Story of Father of Kamsa

19 hours agoReligion / Hinduism : Hindu Blog

Ugrasena was the father of Kamsa and the ruler of Mathura. His story is mainly found in... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Food Cooked by Sita in the Ramayana and What Did Mata Sita Eat In Lanka?

19 hours agoReligion / Hinduism : Hindu Blog

The food that was cooked by Mata Sita in Ramayana was so delicious that it is part of... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Swamini Vimalananda Thoughts

19 hours agoReligion / Hinduism : Hindu Blog

Meditation is prescribed as a balm to remove all the stress and strain of life. Even... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Easter Service Theme: How To Brand & Promote Your Easter Service

Easter Service Theme: How To Brand & Promote Your Easter Service Easter service is one of the biggest events of the year for most churches, when church attendance spikes through the roof for this special event. With such an opportunity...Show More Summary

Zaid Karim, Private Investigator, Part 8 – Badger

I was heartened by Badger’s prediction that Safaa and I would reunite. He possessed deep insights. His prognostications always came true, a fact that I could not explain but had learned to trust.

See Us Clearly: A Buddhist’s View of Transgender Visibility

In recognition of the International Transgender Day of Visibility, Ray Buckner shares a personal view of what it means to be Buddhist, gender-queer, and trans. The post See Us Clearly: A Buddhist’s View of Transgender Visibility appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Send your writing to Lion’s Roar, Buddhadharma, and LionsRoar.com

We're always on the lookout for engaging writing (and, art) that speaks to Buddhist experiences and teachings. The post Send your writing to Lion’s Roar, Buddhadharma, and LionsRoar.com appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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