The Splainer Why is Jerusalems Temple Mount so disputed?

The Splainer Why is Jerusalems Temple Mount so disputed?

The Splainer Why is Jerusalems Temple Mount so disputed? The ‘Splainer (as in “You’ve got some ‘splaining to do”) is an occasional online feature in which RNS staff give you everything you need to know about current events to hold your own at the water cooler. Jerusalems Temple Mount is the holiest site in the world for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims — a place where millions of people have prayed for a millennia. Yet, often, it is a launching pad for deadly attacks and counterattacks. The most recent…

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The small Minnesota town about to get the world’s first public Satanic Temple monument

The small Minnesota town about to get the world's first public Satanic Temple monument

The small Minnesota town about to get the world’s first public Satanic Temple monument The organisation claims that it does not worship the devil. Rather, it is a “nontheistic religious organization” devoted to art, free speech and individuality Minnesota : Veterans Memorial Park in tiny Belle Plaine, Minnesota, is packed with remembrances for the town’s men and women in uniform. Soon, it will get one more: A solemn black cube holding an upturned helmet, its sides adorned with upside-down pentagrams. The Satanic Temple announced on Friday that it had received…

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Your Religion News: April 15, 2017

Your Religion News: April 15, 2017

Your Religion News: April 15, 2017   Yiddish classes continue April 23Religion : GREENFIELD — Temple Israel of Greenfield continues its 11th series of Yiddish classes, “What Yiddish Tells Us about Being Jewish,” on Sunday morning, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes are scheduled for April 23 and May 7 and 14. You can drop in at any time. The class is taught by Yosl Kurland. Classes focus on the relationship between the Yiddish language and Jewish religion, culture and philosophy and are designed to accommodate students with some,…

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Sword Fight Erupts at Sikh Temple in India

Sword Fight Erupts at Sikh Temple in India

Sword Fight Erupts at Sikh Temple in India A violent sword fight broke out between two rival Sikh groups at India’s Golden Temple in Punjab today. According to local reports, up to 12 people were injured in the fighting that took place at the holiest shrine in the Sikh religion. Video footage shows dozens of Sikh men fighting and chasing each other with swords on the steps outside the shrine. UNICEF invited India to a poo party. Read more here. The fighting was over who would be allowed to speak…

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First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years Coming to Iceland

First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years Coming to Iceland

First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years Coming to Iceland A neo-pagan revival of the religion practiced by the Vikings has become one of Iceland’s fastest-growing faiths. Now, plans are under way to build the country’s first shrine to the ancient Norse gods since Iceland converted to Christianity more than a millennium ago. When the Vikings first settled in Iceland in the 9th century, they brought with them a deep devotion to a pantheon on Norse gods. Wooden carvings of deities such as Odin, Thor, Freyr and Frigg adorned their temples,…

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SATANIC TEMPLE STATUE IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO INSTALLATION ON AK CAPITOL GROUND

SATANIC TEMPLE STATUE IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO INSTALLATION ON AK CAPITOL GROUND

SATANIC TEMPLE STATUE IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO INSTALLATION ON AK CAPITOL GROUND GOVERNMENT CANNOT DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN RELIGIONS, SAYS SATANIC TEMPLE. A Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission subcommittee has formally granted its approval for a public hearing on the Satanic Temple’s proposal to install a statue of Baphomet at the Arkansas State Capitol. Satanic Temple Baphomet Statue One Step Closer to Installation on AK Capitol Ground TWEET THIS Senator Jason Rapert, a Republican, had earlier successfully lobbied for a Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol, and The Satanic Temple’s initiative…

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RUSSIA SETS THE STAGE FOR RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY WITH NEW BUDDHIST TEMPLE

RUSSIA SETS THE STAGE FOR RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY WITH NEW BUDDHIST TEMPLE

RUSSIA SETS THE STAGE FOR RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY WITH NEW BUDDHIST TEMPLE MOSCOW’S FIRST BUDDHIST TEMPLE, SYMBOLIZING RUSSIA’S RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND PROMOTING FRIENDLY INTER-CONFESSIONAL AND INTER-ETHNIC RELATIONS, WILL BE BUILT IN RUSSIA’S CAPITAL BY 2017. A first in Moscow, a Buddhist temple is being constructed under the premise of promoting acceptance of diverse religious beliefs and facilitating relations between various ethnic and religious groups. In the spring of 2015, ground will be broken for the construction of the temple; it’s expected that the temple will be complete by 2017.  With a…

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