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  • Growing Beef Trade Hits India's Sacred Cow

    World Religion News | Article Link 

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    Hindu devotees worship a sacred cow on the eve of Gopastami in Hyderabad on November 3, 2011. The cow is regarded by Hindus as gau mata, or maternal figure, and has had a long-stan..

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  • Archaeologists dig up fabrics dating back to kings David and Solomon

    Religion News Service | Article Link | by Michele Chabin

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    JERUSALEM (RNS) Israeli archaeologists have discovered fragments of “remarkably preserved” 3,000-year-old fabrics, leather and seeds dating to the era of the..

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  • Galileo vs. God: The Father of Modern Science on Religion, Truth, and Human Nature

    Brain Pickings | Article Link | by Maria Popova

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    “As I’d like to show Galileo our world, I must show him something with a great deal of shame,” Richard Feynman famously wrote in lamenting the “actively, inten..

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  • What’s Life Like in America’s First City With a Muslim-Majority City Council?

    The Nation | Article Link | by Tom Perkins

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    Just after the Paris attacks, right before the San Bernardino shooting, and during a campaign season in which Donald Trump has made bigotry a pillar of his candidac..

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  • Why pray?

    Aeon | Article Link | by Benjamin Dueholm

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    'Gods change up in heaven, gods get replaced, prayers are here to stay.’ So wrote the late Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai. Anyone not sharing his conviction might consider a vis..

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  • Meet The Benedictine Monk Of Silicon Valley

    Buzzfeed | Article Link | by William Alden

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    Like many techies, Brother Eckhart Camden wears a hooded garment to work. But his uniform is not a hoodie, strictly speaking. Instead, Brother Eckhart wears a black..

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  • Iran’s persecution of the Baha’i has been met by silence from Rouhani–and the world

    Quartz | Article Link | by Ramin Ahmadi

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    In all my years as an Iranian-American, I have never heard so much discussion about Iran. In the halls of Congress, on the Sunday morning talk shows, at any number of..

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  • Iran’s Sikhs get a better deal than many other minorities

    Quartz | Article Link | by Bobby Ghosh

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    Every Iranian I meet on my trip is astonished to hear there’s a Sikh temple, or “gurdwara,” in Tehran. I wouldn’t know of it myself but for Iranian-American author Hoom..

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  • The Big Bang Is Hard Science. It Is Also a Creation Story.

    Nautilus | Article Link | by Barry B. Powell

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    In some ways, the history of science is the history of a philosophical resistance to mythical explanations of reality. In the ancient world, when we asked “Where..

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  • Mutation Helps Create the Most Durable Religions

    Nautilus | Article Link | by Jim Davies 

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    When people think of religions, they tend to turn to of the big five: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Although these are the most popular religi..

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