Monks ordained trees in the 1980s and ’90s as a means of protest. #Buddhism #trees
Why Some Buddhist Monks Ordain Trees | JSTOR Daily
Buddhist monks in Thailand began tying trees with their traditional colored robes in the 1980s, as threats to ecology increased.
Once-in-a-lifetime' Hajj trip cancellations hit thousands of Muslim pilgrims
#HajiUK #Hajj2010 #Hajj1441
How Hajj cancellations have affected Muslims in Leicester
Many people save up for years to be able to perform the pilgrimage to Mecca - but Saudi authorities have banned foreign pilgrims this year
Monks seek recognition for Ayodhya as Buddhist site - Telegraph India
Monks seek recognition for Ayodhya as Buddhist site
One-day hunger strike demanding share in land allotted for ram temple
Yogi Bhajan Turned an L.A. Yoga Studio into a Juggernaut, and Left Two Generations of Followers Reeling from Alleged Abuse via @LAMag #3HO #KundaliniYoga #YogiBhajan #newreligiousmovements
Yogi Bhajan Turned an L.A. Yoga Studio into a Juggernaut, and Left Two Generations of Followers Reeling from Alleged Abuse
A revered yoga figure's legacy is being reevaluated as former followers come forward with allegations that they endured relentless sexual, emotional, ...
Without church or internet, many South Africans turn to liturgies at home via @RNS
Without church or internet, many South Africans turn to liturgies at home
(RNS) — ‘The church in South Africa, still, is rooted in the Mass experience,’ said a parish priest of Our Lady of Peace in Johannesburg...
The Jehovah’s Witnesses pivot to a virtual format for their global conventions amid concerns that Jehovah’s Witnesses are being persecuted for their religion in Russia. @kathrynmaepost has the story here:
Jehovah’s Witnesses move global conventions online amid COVID-19 pandemic
(RNS) — Jehovah's Witnesses have moved their large-scale conventions, which have been held every year since 1897, online due to COVID-19.
“Drive-in Church” enables members to park in spaces with open spots on either side of their vehicles.
At California church: Praise the Lord and honk your horn
After months of online worship, Barbara Aikens Walker was relieved finally to gather in-person with her church on July 5 — even if it was from insid...
US Churches Were Eager to Reopen. Now They Are a Major Source of Coronavirus Cases. More than 650 coronavirus cases linked to churches and religious events across the country since the beginning of the pandemic, with many of them erupting over last month
Churches Were Eager to Reopen. Now They Are Confronting Coronavirus Cases.
The virus has infiltrated Sunday services, church meetings and youth camps. More than 650 cases have been linked to religious facilities during the pa...
The Rise of Religious Radicalisation among Diaspora Albanians #radicalization #Islamism #albanians
The Rise of Religious Radicalisation among Diaspora Albanians | Balkan Insight
Neglected by their ‘homelands’, some diaspora Albanians are being targeted for religious radicalisation as they seek to connect and reinfo...
Bishop Donald J. Hying of Madison June 24 denounced comments by a Black Lives Matter activist who said statues of Jesus Christ that depict him "with European features" need to come down "because they support white supremacy." #BlackLivesMatter #Jesus
US bishop denounces activist's call to destroy statues of Jesus- UCA News
Anti-racism activist Shaun King asked for the destruction of white artistic depictions of Jesus
July 23, 2020 - Virtual seminar - "Religion and Forced Displacement in the Eastern Orthodox World" - Relationship between religion-state relations, forced displacement, religious diplomacy and human security in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Register:
Religion and Forced Displacement in the Eastern Orthodox World - The Foreign Policy Centre
L’action sociale musulmane en Suisse: un engagement désintéressé? – Alma & Georges #Islam #actionsociale #Suisse
L’action sociale musulmane en Suisse: un engagement désintéressé?
Baptiste Brodard a passé l’action sociale musulmane en Suisse au crible de sa thèse. Là où certains croient discerner un agenda politique, v...