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Sarada Ashram at Ulundurpet in Tamil Nadu Grows 150 Varieties of Traditional Paddy and Herbal Plants

Sarada Ashram at Ulundurpet in Tamil Nadu is associated with he Ramakrishna Mission. The... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Stop Living for the Afterlife

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses the importance of making the most of this life instead of waiting for the afterlife:

ISIS Torches 1,800-Year-Old Church in Mosul; Priest Says City Is 'Now Empty of Christians'

Members of the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) reportedly torched a 1,800 year-old Catholic Church in Mosul, Iraq and have effectively left that city "empty of Christians" as believers fled the area in fear of their lives, according to Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako.

Alakhnath Mandir – Shiva Temple at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh

Alakhnath Mandir, located in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, is dedicated to Shiva. Alakhnath... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Don’t miss this: NY Times on Would-be Ambassadors of Shangri-La

“Tom Hugo seems to be well-versed in Chinese, and he evidently cares deeply about the Tibetan people,” writes Andrew Jacobs in his excellent piece from Monday’s New York Times. “There’s only one problem with Tom Hugo’s Twitter account.” You’ve probably already guessed what it is. As Jacobs goes on to explain, “Tom Hugo” is just one […]

Panic! at the Disco Turns Westboro Baptist Church Protest Into an HRC Fundraiser

When the band Panic! At The Disco (below) -- you might remember them from their 2006 hit song "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" -- visited Kansas City, Missouri for a show on Sunday night, they had special guests waiting for them: Westboro Baptist Church members, complete with their "God Hates Fags" signs. Show More Summary

Mosul's Last Christians Flee Former Christian Stronghold

After ISIS ultimatum forced them to convert, pay tax, or die. The few remaining Christians in what was once an ancient stronghold of the faithful have fled Mosul after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) left them with three...Show More Summary

Obama’s Executive Order Discriminates Against Christian Colleges, Organizations

President Obama signed an executive order today that will force Christian universities and organizations to hire people who disagree with God’s timeless design for marriage and relationships. The president ignored the request of faith leaders across the country who urged him to include a strong religious exemption.

The Rorschach Antichrist

Mapleton: putting the "false Christ" into Christmas. Note: As with all TV recaps, there may be some mild spoilers below for those who did not watch the episode. If you're only looking for a content advisory, I'll tell you: this HBO show,...Show More Summary

North Carolina: U.S. Senate Fails Attempted End-Run Around Hobby Lobby Decision

‘We need to stand vigilant in defense of our God-given freedoms against those who would seek to take them away.

If you are a giver of happiness you get joy and love - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

When you bring some relief and happiness to someone through selfless service, good... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Ramadan 2014 – A Creative Reflection on the Beautiful ADAM (African Diaspora American Muslims)

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This article comes on Day 24 of our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we are showcasing the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, writers, youth and more (one on each day of Ramadan) as part of our commitment to own our own narratives and show how we are one Ummah, [Read More...]

Breaking Free from the Church

In 2010, Pastor David Hayward (a.k.a. nakedpastor) left the ministry after 30 years. He didn't become an atheist, but he was tired of so much of what Christianity had become and his personal theology didn't match that of other church leaders. Show More Summary

Minnesota Vikings Coach Suspended After Calling for Gays to Be Nuked

An NFL coach has been suspended without pay for the first three weeks of the 2014 season for pejorative remarks he made about the LBGT community in 2012.

Cigarette Maker RJ Reynolds Ordered to Pay Wife of 36-Y-O Cancer Victim $23.6 Billion; Company Vows to Fight Verdict

The widow of a 36-year-old chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago was awarded record punitive damages of more than $23 billion by a Florida jury in a lawsuit against cigarette-making giant the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company last Friday, but the company has vowed to fight it.

Astronaut Uploads A Vine Showing Us What Fire Looks Like In Space – See What a Thunderstorm Looks Like From Space Too!

This Vine is part of a series of experiments called NASA Flame Extinguishment Experiment that observe how fire behaves in space, which will help scientists on Earth research new liquid fuels.

The West's Silence on Persecuted Iraqi Christians Is Worthy of Contempt, Rails British Academic

Following news that Iraq's dwindling Christians have been forced out of their centuries' old homeland over the weekend, a British academic and scholar of American history demanded to know why their plight had received such scant attention and called the status quo response "worthy of contempt."

Prayer Vigil for the Church in Iraq, Monday 28 July, St Thomas, Apostle, Washington DC

On Monday 28 July at St Thomas, Apostle, Washington DC, there will be a Prayer Vigil to pray for our beloved brothers and sisters who are being persecuted in Iraq. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 7pm following which there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight. Priests are invited to concelebrate the Mass, and there will be an opportunity for confession.

Texas Lawmaker Says Congress Will Find Solution to Border Crisis

As protests against the influx of illegal immigrants being transported to cities throughout the U.S. continues, Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, who led a bipartisan delegation to Central America last week, suggests that lawmakers are coming up with solutions to resolve the border crisis that will be attached to supplemental emergency funding President Obama is requesting.

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