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Florida Muslims Condemn the Boston Attacks
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Florida Muslims Condemn the Boston Attacks

ORLANDO, Fla., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — In the name of God Most Gracious Most Merciful Florida’s Muslim leaders that represent over 100,000 Muslims today issued a joint statement condemning the tragic bombings in Boston and the loss of innocent lives. Events such as this remind us to stand firm in our religious and American […]

Definition of an Ashkenazi Jew
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Definition of an Ashkenazi Jew

The exact definition of Jewishness is not universally agreed upon—neither by religious scholars (especially across different denominations); nor in the context of politics (as applied to those who wish to make Aliyah); nor even in the conventional, everyday sense where “Jewishness” may be loosely understood by the casual observer as encompassing both religious and secular […]

AJC: German Government's Shameful Delay on Pensions for Nazi Ghetto Survivors
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AJC: German Government’s Shameful Delay on Pensions for Nazi Ghetto Survivors

BERLIN, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Jewish Committee (AJC) Berlin Office has conveyed its deep disappointment directly to government coalition parties in the German parliament for their rejection of a draft resolution that would have allowed World War II ghetto survivors to receive pensions as of the year 1997. “The chances of finding […]

Africa: We're Ready for an African Pope
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Africa: We’re Ready for an African Pope

LONDON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — **Exclusive survey by CNN and mobile phone crowd-sourcing company Jana reveals more than 80% of Africans believe their continent is ready for an African pope** More than 80 percent of Africans believe the continent is ready for an African pope, but only 61% think the world is ready, according […]

Controversial Televangelist Robert H. Schuller Leaves Unexpected Legacy In Granddaughter's Provacative New Book God & Boobs.
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Controversial Televangelist Robert H. Schuller Leaves Unexpected Legacy In Granddaughter’s Provacative New Book God & Boobs.

LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Robert H. Schuller’s first grandchild, Angie Schuller Wyatt, today announced the release of her first book, God & Boobs: Balancing Faith and Sexuality. The provocative book is already raising eyebrows and rattling religious cages, precisely what Schuller Wyatt had in mind when she decided to tackle the […]

The legend behind Saint Valentine
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The legend behind Saint Valentine

Bishop Demetri of the Orthodox Research Institute, in a keynote address, states that “St. Valentine was a priest near Rome in about the year 270 A.D, a time when the church was enduring great persecution. His ministry was to help the Christians to escape this persecution, and to provide them the sacraments, such as marriage, […]

Papacy Of Pope Benedict XVI Highlighted His Pastoral, Scholarly, Holy Life, Says Cardinal Dolan
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Papacy Of Pope Benedict XVI Highlighted His Pastoral, Scholarly, Holy Life, Says Cardinal Dolan

Sad he will resign but grateful for his eight years of selfless leadership Reached out to religiously threatened in Middle East, poor in Africa, world’s youth Highlighted value of human life WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued this statement moments […]

Annual Catholic Charities "Keep the Dream Alive" Mass & Awards Ceremony Recognizes Contemporary Heroes for their Commitment to Reducing Poverty
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Annual Catholic Charities “Keep the Dream Alive” Mass & Awards Ceremony Recognizes Contemporary Heroes for their Commitment to Reducing Poverty

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) and the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington DC honored Martin Luther King, Jr., by presenting awards to contemporary heroes working to keep his dream alive. Hundreds of people attended the “Keep the Dream Alive” Mass & Awards ceremony, which took place at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church in […]

The Early History of Tibet Buddhism
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The Early History of Tibet Buddhism

In the reign of King Thothori Nyantsen (5th century CE),  a basket of Buddhist scriptures arrived in Tibet from India. Written in Sanskrit, they were not translated into Tibetan until the reign of king Songtsän Gampo (618-649). While there is doubt about the level of Songtsän Gampo’s interest in Buddhism, it is known that he married a Chinese Tang Dynasty Buddhist princess, Wencheng, […]

Where did Ramtha religion come from, and are there underlying motives?
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Where did Ramtha religion come from, and are there underlying motives?

Where did Ramtha religion come from? Why has it generated 6000 followers? Like a lot of other religions it has some dubious facts behind it? It was started by JZ Knight in 1977 who has been ridiculed by her ex husband as a fraud out to make money. However this was disputed and below we […]