Novel new religions find followers among Russia’s disillusioned

Novel new religions find followers among Russia's disillusioned

Novel new religions find followers among Russia’s disillusioned Novel : Priest Sergei Chevalkov lit a candle before a photo of Sergei Torop in Abode of Dawn in the Siberian region in Russia. (KEVIN SULLIVAN/WASHINGTON POST) By Kevin Sullivan, Washington Post  |  July 22, 2007 ABODE OF DAWN, Russia — Six miles from the nearest road, in the vast Siberian wilderness, a bearded man in flowing white linen robes sat at his kitchen table and talked about his crucifixion at the hands of Pontius Pilate 2,000 years ago. In a voice…

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Exploring the Monotheistic Religions of the World

Exploring the Monotheistic Religions of the World

Exploring the Monotheistic Religions of the World Those who follow a monotheistic religion believe in the existence of a single god. This includes many of the well-known faiths including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. In contrast, some believe in multiple gods and these are known as polytheistic religions. The gods of polytheistic religions cover an infinite diversity of personalities and spheres of influence, This is because they are viewed as limited in some way, either having formal areas in which they work or having particular and unique personalities and interests in…

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6 Belief Types Used in the World’s Religions

6 Belief Types Used in the World's ReligionsCollage of religious images (based on existing wiki files) - a larger, higher resolution version of File:Religious collage.jpg

6 Belief Types Used in the World’s Religions There are many religions and spiritual movements in the world. The majority can be grouped into one of six categories based on their fundamental beliefs. This is not to say that they each believe the same thing, but that their belief structure may be similar. From the single god of monotheism religions to the ‘no god’ of atheistic beliefs, in order to understand spiritual beliefs, it’s important to understand how they compare to one another. Examining these six types of belief is…

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The Guardian view on religion and violence: context is everything

The Guardian view on religion and violence: context is everything

The Guardian view on religion and violence: context is everything Guardian : There are no religions that are entirely pacifist because there are no societies entirely free of conflict. What matters is how the holy books are read Lord Pearson of Rannoch, the Ukip peer, has complained three times in the House of Lords that he cannot access the website called the Religion of Peace from there, and has been told three times that it is classed by parliament’s internet service as a racist hate site – and, in the…

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Officially, China’s Communist Party believes in atheism, but it makes an exception for two religions

Officially, China’s Communist Party believes in atheism, but it makes an exception for two religions

Officially, China’s Communist Party believes in atheism, but it makes an exception for two religions Officially : China has for decades feared the power of organized religion. But religious suppression has intensified in recent years under the rule of president Xi Jinping—alongside a broader crackdown on civil society—according to a report (pdf) by Freedom House released yesterday (Feb. 28). For example, Chinese authorities have systematically been destroying churches and taking down crosses, while persecution against Muslims in the western Xinjiang region has become “very high.” Buddhism and Taoism, however, are…

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“Best Ever” Parliament of World’s Religions Finds Harmony in 50 Faiths

“Best Ever” Parliament of World’s Religions Finds Harmony in 50 Faiths

“Best Ever” Parliament of World’s Religions Finds Harmony in 50 Faiths The best qualities of the world’s many religions were on display in Salt Lake City, Utah last week where the Parliament of the World’s Religions convened. Roughly 10,000 people representing 50 faiths attended, taking part in discussions focused on ending violence, tackling climate change and addressing income inequality. The gathering also featured its first Women’s Assembly addressing religion’s role in empowering women and its responsibility for dignity and human rights of women. Sikhs Set Up Free Bakery Near War…

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