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On an Indian Reservation, a Garden of Buddhas

October 31, 2010

Author: Jim Robbins

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/01/us/01monks.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

On a rural American Indian reservation here, amid grazing horses and cattle, a Buddhist lama from the other side of the world is nearing completion of a $1.6 million meditative garden that he hopes will draw spiritual pilgrims.

 

 

“There is something pure and powerful about this landscape,...

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American Muslims Mix Modern, Traditional Routes to Marriage

October 31, 2010

Author: Stephen Magagnini

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/10/31/3141339/american-muslims-mix-modern-traditional.html

A mosque in northeast Sacramento recently hosted an evening of speed-dating for 48 singles looking for love American Muslim style.

 

Every four minutes, the men played musical chairs, moving one seat to their left to chat up the next woman across the table....

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Russia’s Atheists Organize to Protect and Promote Secularism

October 30, 2010

Author: Paul Goble

Source: The Georgian Daily

http://georgiandaily.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20317&Itemid=72

At a time when religious organizations are seeking an ever greater role in Russia’s public life and when clashes among them are increasingly frequent, Russia’s atheist community has formed a new public movement to defend secularism, a principle enshrined in the Russian...

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American Indian and Christian Beliefs Blend At Michigan Church

October 29, 2010

Author: Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Source: The Huffington Post

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/29/american-indian-and-christian_n_775645.html

Smoke wafts upward as the Rev. Mike Peters blows on the Knick-Knick, a sacred herbal blend of spearmint leaves, red willow bark, sage, sweet grass and bayberry bush.

 

"As the smoke goes up, the Creator's...

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