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China 'rescues' 190 children from Xinjiang religious schools

Sep 15, 2014

China 'rescues' 190 children from Xinjiang religious schools

A sweep on illegal religious activity in the capital of China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang has resulted in 190 children being "rescued." #China #Religion #Chinese government #children #Schools #Xinjiang region
EC reprimandeds Yogi Adityanath for 'provoking feelings of enmity'

Sep 11, 2014

EC reprimandeds Yogi Adityanath for 'provoking feelings of enmity'

Two days ahead of by-polls in UP, the Election Commission on Thursday reprimanded controversial BJP MP Yogi Adityanath for "provoking feelings of enmity" during a recent speech in Noida and asked the state poll officials to ensure filing of an FIR against him. #Uttar Pradesh #Religion #BJP #NewsTracker #Noida #Election Commission #hate speech #Yogi Adityanath #EC #by-polls
If the world had followed Vivekananda's message, 9/11 could've been avoided, says PM Modi

Sep 11, 2014

If the world had followed Vivekananda's message, 9/11 could've been avoided, says PM Modi

If Swami Vivekananda's message of universal brotherhood had been followed by the world, history would not have witnessed 9/11 in the US, said Modi. #World #India #Terrorism #US #9/11 #TheySaidIt #New York #Swami Vivekananda #World Trade Centre #PM Narendra Modi #Parliament of Religions
Four arrested in Bihar for converting Dalit man to Islam

Sep 11, 2014

Four arrested in Bihar for converting Dalit man to Islam

Four of the seven people accused of forcing to convert a Dalit family to Islam have been arrested in Bihar's Sitamarhi district, police said on Thursday. #India #Religion #Islam #bIhar #Dalits #Hindu #Conversion #Bihar village
Why MF Husain's Ganesha painting was removed from JW Marriott exhibition

Sep 10, 2014

Why MF Husain's Ganesha painting was removed from JW Marriott exhibition

A report on The Times of India says that Husain's painting was a part of 75 artists' works that were being exhibited in JW Marriott, Mumbai. However, a guest at the hotel took offense to the painting and wrote a scathing letter to the hotel, following which the exhibitors removed the work. #Hinduism #MF Husain #MF Husain's Ganesha painting #protests against MF Husain's paintings #Hindu religion

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If religion is paraded in public, why can't it be publicly criticised?

Dec 19, 2013

If religion is paraded in public, why can't it be publicly criticised?

Religion is supposed to be a personal equation between man and God. But is it actually? #OnOurMind #World #India #Religion #Blasphemy #Public life
Imagining India: A sacred geography bound by Hinduism

Jun 21, 2012

Imagining India: A sacred geography bound by Hinduism

A scholar of Hinduism at Harvard envisions India as a "sacred landscape" that existed as a geographical entity in people's cultural imagination long before cartographers, and modern historians, gave it a formal form. #Religion #Hinduism #Faith #Geography #Diana L. Eck

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Imagining India: A sacred geography bound by Hinduism

Sep 18, 2014

A Vote Against Inequality?

Katie Engelhart views the Scottish vote as a manifestation “of the increasingly hot debate about rising global inequality and what we should do about it”: Scotland’s pro-independence movement differs from similar movements in places like Catalonia, K...
Imagining India: A sacred geography bound by Hinduism

Sep 13, 2014

Ashya King's father says he'll go against religion and allow son to have blood transfusion

Despite Ashya's parents being devout Jevovah's witnesses, 51-year-old father Brett King says that when it comes to a straight choice, his son comes before his religio...
Imagining India: A sacred geography bound by Hinduism

Sep 17, 2014

To Save the Church: Embrace Atheism as the True Religion and Religion as The True Atheism | Frank Schaeffer

We are in the era of the multiverse (meta-universe) a hypothetical set of infinite or finite possible universes. If we're in a multiverse reality, then our laws of physics only apply in our particular bubble, not everywhere. This is bad news for phys...