DailyO (blog)How did Hindus become Hindu and why Hindutva is not HinduismDailyO (blog)So Hindu originally had a geographical connotation - from the Persian perspective - to #denote "the land beyond the Sindhu"; the term wasn't coined to denote any religious meaning. The suffix "stan" - indicative of a geographical place - was added to read more...

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Sakdiyah Ma’ruf grew up watching bootleg videos of Roseanne Barr and Jerry Seinfeld. Now she is breaking ground as a stand-up #comedian who wears a hijab while openly mocking #religious fundamentalists. Sakdiyah Ma’ruf is a comedian in Indonesia. Now she is breaking ground as a stand-up comedian who wears a hijab while openly mocking religious fundamentalists. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption toggle caption Claire Harbage/NPR Sakdiyah Ma’ruf is a comedian in Indonesia. Now she is breaking ground as a stand-up comedian who wears a hijab while openly mocking religious read more...

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A #bill that would establish one of the most expansive school-choice programs in the country has received the green light from a panel of #lawmakers and is headed to the House Education Committee. With certain Republicans skittish about including religious schools in the program, Senate Bill 193 was retained last session for lawmakers to mull over the details during the read more...

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Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe making of #the #modern #religious mind: "Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution that Made Our Modern Religious ...Pittsburgh Post-GazetteBy 150 BCE, many Jewish sects began to emerge with absolute claims on Jewish identity and the role of the Temple in Jerusalem---who should run it and how it should be run. (Some of these sects are familiar as the Pharisees, the Sadducees and read more...

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Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe making of #the #modern #religious mind: "Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution that Made Our Modern Religious ...Pittsburgh Post-GazetteBy 150 BCE, many Jewish sects began to emerge with absolute claims on Jewish identity and the role of the Temple in Jerusalem---who should run it and how it should be run. (Some of these sects are familiar as the Pharisees, the Sadducees and read more...

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Origin of the word Appearing circa 1300, the verb convert is derived from the Latin ‘convertere’ and Vulgar Latin ‘convertire’ via Old French ‘convertir’. It was used to mean ?to transform or #turn around?, w#ith ‘veretere’ meaning ?to turn, to bend?. Originally, it was used in the religious sense when denoting a person that had read more...

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The TabletFrench priest #receives #human #rights award for genocide researchThe TabletAt the Hill ceremony, he was awarded the 2017 Lantos Human Rights Prize for uncovering lost stories of those killed in the Holocaust and placed in mass, unmarked graves and for collecting evidence of the genocide of Yezidis, a Kurdish religious ...Georgetown Professor Receives Human Rights Prize for Holocaust ResearchGeorgetown University The Hoyaall 2 news read more...

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Upholding the International Religious Freedom ActHuman Rights First (blog)Friday marked the 19th anniversary of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act. It was originally passed in response to growing #religious persecution globally, a problem that remains urgent today as multiple crises around the world threaten the read more...

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Today is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the church door in W#ittenberg. It is known as Reformation Day. It has inspired Ken Haley to consider a #team of religious read more...

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Human Rights WatchIndonesia's 'Religious Tolerance Model' FantasyHuman Rights WatchBut Indonesia's #religious minorities are well aware of the glaring gap between their government's religious freedom rhetoric and the far more abusive reality. Vice President Kalla should publicly recognize that touting an illusory, ?model of religious ...and read more...

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DEBORAH CROMBIE:  Is it that time of the year already??? Yes, officially, as it's the day after Halloween. We can start talking about Christmas. But if you need a little help easing into the Christmas spirit, here's a story from author Ellen Byron that will warm up the old skeptical cockles.  And we all need a dose of Cajun, right? Especially at Christmas.Here's ELLEN BYRON with: A CHRISTMAS CONUNDRUMGiven my book?s title ? A CAJUN CHRISTMAS KILLING ? I wanted to share this story.When I worked as an entertainment journalist, I was a regular contributor to Redbook magazine. My beat read more...

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MAHWAH -- The Ramapough Lenape Indian #tribe call the patch of land along the Rampo River "Split Rock Sweet Water," a prayer ground where #religious ceremonies are held for the roughly 3,700 registered tribe members who live in Mahwah, Ringwood and Hillburn. But to neighbors in the Polo Club housing association, who pass the site whenever they leave their million-dollar homes, the property is an unpermitted read more...

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Todd Starnes never cares about the facts, only in advancing his personal religious and political #interests at any #cost. read more...

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Some Indonesians Fear Country's Religious Intolerance Is GrowingValley Public RadioJakarta, Indonesia, has the second-largest population of any metropolitan area in the world right after Tokyo. This year, just after the U.S. inaugurated a new president, Jakarta chose a new governor. The campaign played on identity politics, and it read more...

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Some Indonesians Fear Country's Religious Intolerance Is GrowingKTEPJakarta, Indonesia, has the second-largest population of any metropolitan area in the world right after Tokyo. This year, just after the U.S. inaugurated a new president, Jakarta chose a new governor. The campaign played on identity politics, and it ...and read more...

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Some Indonesians Fear Country's Religious Intolerance Is GrowingKTEPJakarta, Indonesia, has the second-largest population of any metropolitan area in the world right after Tokyo. This year, just after the U.S. inaugurated a new president, Jakarta chose a new governor. The campaign played on identity politics, and it ...and read more...

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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), a body established to investigate claims of #abuse at public institutions, religious organisations, voluntary groups and private institutions, has launched read more...

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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), a body established to investigate claims of #abuse at public institutions, religious organisations, voluntary groups and private institutions, has launched read more...

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The Brand New Testament, a 2015 independent film from Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael, is a surreal, subversive comedy that parodies the theodicies dreamed up by religious apologists. When I heard about its premise, I had to see it for myself. In Van Dormael’s vision, God exists, and he’s a cruel, foul-tempered old man, like read more...

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The Brand New Testament, a 2015 independent film from Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael, is a surreal, subversive comedy that parodies the theodicies dreamed up by religious apologists. When I heard about its premise, I had to see it for myself. In Van Dormael’s vision, God exists, and he’s a cruel, foul-tempered old man, like read more...

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