Ancient frescoes reignite debate over women priests
Fresco with a figure with outstretched hands one of the contested images showing a woman with outstretched hands
The re-opening of a labyrinth of catacombs in Rome has reignited a debate...
Silbo gomero: A whistling language revived
By Laura Plitt
See Video too http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20953138
On a Spanish island, an ancient whistling language that once seemed to be dying out is now undergoing a revival.
The night has not yet fallen in La Gomera, one of the smallest...
American-turned-Sikh to restore ancient gurudwaras
Smriti Malaviya, Hindustan Times
An American-turned-Sikh has vowed to restore all the Sikh shrines in India and Nepal visited by Guru Nanak Dev Saheb to...
Jesus May Have Had a Wife, Ancient Text Suggests
Papyrus fragment makes first reference to Jesus' spouse.
The papyrus fragment is believed to date to the fourth century.
for National Geographic News
Published September 19, 2012
When he lived 2,000 years ago...
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An Ancient Buddhist Model For Today's World
by LEWIS RICHMOND
In my ongoing effort to find ways to adapt Buddhism to modern American life, I have long been influenced by the example of Vimala-Kirti, the "householder sage" of ancient India (pictured). According to the Vimala-Kirti Sutra...
By Cathy Lynn Grossman
(RNS) When uncounted thousands have died in a disaster such as last week's earthquake and tsunami, where will the Japanese people find spiritual strength?
Experts on Japanese culture say they'll find it in the critical, comforting rituals of religion...
Preserving ancient string instruments
Amritsar, February 22
A unique museum and a music school of the Chief Khalsa Diwan here are doing yeoman service in preserving ancient stringed instruments.The museum, located inside Diwan’s orphanage premises here, has scores of string and folk...
Tu B'Shvat, long ago the annual date set aside in ancient Israel for determining the age of trees, essentially as a tax matter, today marks what has come to be known as the "Jewish New Year for Trees." In that fact, it is not unique -- it is one of four "new years" events...
I found this quote from Sri Aurobindo whereby atheism does not contradict faith in God. It is a good example of paradoxical reasoning which I enjoy practicing. "Atheism is a necessary protest against the wickedness of the churches and the narrowness of the creeds. God uses it as a stone to smash...
Islam center's eerie echo of ancient terror
by Amir Taheri http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/islam_center_eerie_echo_of_ancient_iRTMW6TprkULnaA1Nqi9xM#ixzz0z9Tx8UNi
Should there be a mosque near Ground Zero? In fact, what is pro posed is not a mosque -- nor even an "Islamic cultural...
December 22, 2006
It comes as a surprise to many that in ancient "spiritual" India, atheistic materialism was a major force to reckon with. Predating even the Buddhists, the Carvaka is one of the earliest materialistic schools of Indian philosophy, named after one Carvaka, a great...
A prayer used some 2,000 years ago, still in use by monks and nuns in far away caves and monasteries but mostly unknown to the rest of the world, is the subject of a new documentary feature film and book. It's called Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer and focuses on a prayer thought to have first...
Ancient doorway to afterlife discovered in Egypt
Ancient doorway to afterlife discovered in Egypt - Yahoo! News
CAIRO (AFP) – A large red granite false door from the tomb of an ancient queen's powerful vizier has been discovered in Luxor, Egypt's culture minister said on Monday...
Archaeologist sees proof for Bible in ancient wall
Archaeologist sees proof for Bible in ancient wall - Yahoo! News
JERUSALEM – An Israeli archaeologist said Monday that ancient fortifications recently excavated in Jerusalem date back 3,000 years to the time of King Solomon and support the...
Newly Discovered Archaeological Sites In India Reveals Ancient Life
BERNAMA - Newly Discovered Archaeological Sites In India Reveals Ancient Life
LONDON, Feb 23 (Bernama) -- Newly discovered archaeological sites in southern and northern India have revealed how people lived before...
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Logic and Language in Ancient China
A survey of Contemporary Studies
THEORIES ABOUT LANGUAGE IN CLASSICAL CHINA
"Technically, classical China had semantic theory but no logic. Western historians, confusing logic...
I found this on the site of a professor's blog. If you choose to watch the video embedded in this story you may find it horrifying. Although the video has been on many Internet sites since it was first aired, some of you may not have seen it. Please be warned.
Anver Emon on Honour Killings...
Aug 13, 2009 - 9:33 AM
New interest in ancient art
In training. Students at the Yudh Gatka Akhara school use a Soti, a stick used in training in place of an edged weapon, in Gatka, an ancient form of martial arts for the Sikhs. Torstar Network
Gatka, the traditional...