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Board Diversity Is A Necessity, Singapore Official Says, Sets Bold Goal For 2020 - Forbes

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 03:37

Forbes

Board Diversity Is A Necessity, Singapore Official Says, Sets Bold Goal For 2020
Forbes
The remainder, Eurasians and other foreigners, represent almost all religious faiths – Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism. All this ethnic mix is crammed into an area of a little over 700 sq. km, making Singapore stand ...

uReport: Join Kindred Spirits Orchestra for musical evening at Flato Markham Theatre - yorkregion.com

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 18:12

yorkregion.com

uReport: Join Kindred Spirits Orchestra for musical evening at Flato Markham Theatre
yorkregion.com
Originally commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for their Chinese New Year Celebration Concert in 2017, Rejuvenation: A Taoist Journey is a musical portrait of the ancient philosophy known as Taoism. Award-winning Canadian composer Vincent Ho ...

Religious Studies Plays Key Role in Exposing Students to Other Religions - The Chronicle of Higher Education (blog)

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 18:02

Religious Studies Plays Key Role in Exposing Students to Other Religions
The Chronicle of Higher Education (blog)
Unless a student is fortunate to take a high-school class on world religions, it is serendipity for many to even have a conversation with someone of a different faith or tradition unless they live in a diverse area. College may also be their first ...

Tea explored at NMU - Marquette Mining Journal

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:01

Marquette Mining Journal

Tea explored at NMU
Marquette Mining Journal
Chinese tea and tea preparation tools were used to share China's tea culture at a Student Leader Fellowship Program event taught by Dr. Gaonan Xu. (Journal photo by Cecilia Brown). MARQUETTE — China's tea culture was explored at Northern Michigan ...

Tube 'thought of the day': The station where it started - BBC News - BBC News

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 06:17

Tube 'thought of the day': The station where it started - BBC News
BBC News
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see. These aphorisms do not come from the inedible innards of a fortune ...

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Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea taught Pagan path to many | The Wild ... - The Wild Hunt

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 17:43

The Wild Hunt

Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea taught Pagan path to many | The Wild ...
The Wild Hunt
TWH — Writer Kat Kimbriel was 16 years old when she read the first three Earthsea novels by Ursula K. Le Guin, the acclaimed science fiction/fantasy writer who died Jan. 22 at the age of 88, and who long ago had become an inadvertent teacher for many ...

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Fly away - Jakarta Post

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 17:04

Jakarta Post

Fly away
Jakarta Post
Fly away Followers of Buddhism, Taoism and Kong Hu Cu (Confucianism) set free 888 munia birds at Tien Kok Sie Temple in Pasar Gede, Surakarta, Central Java, on Sunday. Called Pao Oen, the ritual is performed as a plea for God's forgiveness and is part ...

Group questions relevance of AGC's Syariah division after apex court ruling - The Sun Daily

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 06:00

The Sun Daily

Group questions relevance of AGC's Syariah division after apex court ruling
The Sun Daily
PETALING JAYA: The interfaith council yesterday hit out at the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) over the setting up of a Syariah and Harmonisation of Law division, claiming it was a lopsided department meant to help the Muslim community. The Malaysian ...

Wife of former Saints player describes his 'battered mind' in New ... - NOLA.com

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 07:49

NOLA.com

Wife of former Saints player describes his 'battered mind' in New ...
NOLA.com
Safety Rob Kelly, a second-round pick in 1997, played four seasons in New Orleans.

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Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three to Release 'High Magick' Memoir - Loudwire

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:18

Loudwire

Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three to Release 'High Magick' Memoir
Loudwire
Magick is an incredibly deep, meaningful, spiritual tradition that equals the Eastern practices of Buddhism and Taoism in beauty. It's an ancient discipline that lets you literally change reality by working with the divine energies of creation.” Echols ...

Is Star Wars abandoning the ideals that created it? - Bam! Smack! Pow!

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:10

Bam! Smack! Pow!

Is Star Wars abandoning the ideals that created it?
Bam! Smack! Pow!
It is no secret that Star Wars has a heavy Eastern influence when it comes to stories and characters. Star Wars creator George Lucas has been very open about how his films were influenced by Japanese cinema and storytelling. Lucas was heavily ...
Rian Johnson Explains Why There's No Funeral for Han Solo in 'The Last Jedi'Collider.com
'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Likely to Drop First Ad During Super BowlHollywood Reporter
Andy Serkis Teases Snoke's Possible Return in 'Star Wars: Episode 9'/FILM

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Respect court decision on conversion case, Muslim group told - The Malaysian Insight

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 21:52

The Malaysian Insight

Respect court decision on conversion case, Muslim group told
The Malaysian Insight
AN interfaith group and a lawyer have urged an Islamic pressure group to stay out of the Federal Court ruling on the unilateral conversion of M. Indira Gandhi's three children. The Malaysian Consultative Council on Buddhism, Christianity, Sikhism and ...

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Lives: Raymond M. Smullyan *59 - Princeton Alumni Weekly

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:06

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Lives: Raymond M. Smullyan *59
Princeton Alumni Weekly
... me a bachelor of arts degree, based partly on courses I had never taken, but had successfully taught, such as calculus. I then went to Princeton University for my Ph.D. in mathematics in 1959.” A long teaching and writing career followed, with ...

The age of ambivalence - Global Times

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 07:29

The age of ambivalence
Global Times
The event also uses yübu, dance steps used in ancient Taoism rituals featured by moving forward and backward at the same time, as the Chinese theme, hoping to illustrate to the audience the importance of looking for a new way of cultural thinking. Gong ...

Where are the Muslims? — Faris Iskandar Abdul Rahman - Malay Mail

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 06:36

Where are the Muslims? — Faris Iskandar Abdul Rahman
Malay Mail
FEBRUARY 1 — It's not something new to hear cases involving conflict of religions in Malaysia such as the recent Indira Gandhi's case of religious conversion on children. Then I came across a group called Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism ...

Chinese Christians Can't Celebrate Laba Festival? - China Christian Daily

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 20:28

Chinese Christians Can't Celebrate Laba Festival?
China Christian Daily
The purpose of the sacrifice was to express thanks for the protection of ancestors and grace from the spirits, as well as pray for harvest in the coming year. Second is the cultural influence of Buddhism. Because Buddhism didn't do well in China at ...

CNN: Was 'The Last Jedi' officially Buddhist or a dose of Hollywood existentialism? - GetReligion (blog)

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:09

GetReligion (blog)

CNN: Was 'The Last Jedi' officially Buddhist or a dose of Hollywood existentialism?
GetReligion (blog)
In the '70s and '80s, the interstellar saga explored Eastern traditions, mainly Buddhism and Taoism, just as many "spiritual, but not religious" dabblers were doing the same. At the turn of the millennium, "Star Wars" caught the McMindfulness craze ...

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Court: Both parents must consent to child's conversion - The Star Online

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 23:03

The Star Online

Court: Both parents must consent to child's conversion
The Star Online
PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has set aside the unilateral conversion of kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi's three children to Islam, ruling that both parents must give consent beforehand. In a landmark decision, the five-man Bench, chaired by Court ...
Apex court's ruling on unilateral conversion a victory for all Malaysians, interfaith group saysMalay Mail
NGO, interfaith body urge police to reunite Indira with daughterFree Malaysia Today
Interfaith group wants Putrajaya to expedite reconversion of Indira Gandhi's childrenThe Malaysian Insight
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Amit Khanna: Mahatma and anarchy - Gulf Today

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:33

Gulf Today

Amit Khanna: Mahatma and anarchy
Gulf Today
Much before he turned a Mahatma, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a strong proponent of anarchy. Anarchy is a political school of thought which aspires for a stateless society based on voluntary self-governance. Over centuries, many philosophers — like ...

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China Focus: Chinese culture wins more hearts overseas - Xinhua

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 06:29

China Focus: Chinese culture wins more hearts overseas
Xinhua
"It is a story that has caused me to spend countless hours researching the Chinese culture and Taoism with the hope of getting a perfect understanding about the basics," she said in a post on fictionpress.com. As early as the 1980s, Chinese kung fu ...

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