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Lawmakers ask Obama for religious diversity summit - Religion News Service

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Lawmakers ask Obama for religious diversity summit
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A “Starter Library” for Contemplative Activists :: The Must-Reads on Contemplative Spirituality for People with Active Lives | gravity

A “Starter Library” for Contemplative Activists :: The Must-Reads on Contemplative Spirituality for People with Active Lives | gravity | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
A starter library for contemplative activists – must-reads on contemplative spirituality for people with active lives http://t.co/MuxN4jqrAm
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The Second Largest Religion Of Each Country (Map)

The Second Largest Religion Of Each Country (Map) | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
This map shows the second largest religion of each country. Fascinating. (Click map to enlarge.) (H/t Samuel Wade) Related articles Religion in America's states and counties, in 6 maps World Religi...
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Americans Claim to Attend Church Much More Than They Do

Americans Claim to Attend Church Much More Than They Do | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
The nation is becoming more secular, but the perceived social desirability of going to church remains.
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5 Hindu Traditions to Include In Your Interfaith Ceremony - Huffington Post

5 Hindu Traditions to Include In Your Interfaith Ceremony - Huffington Post | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
5 Hindu Traditions to Include In Your Interfaith Ceremony
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... a couple and their families through the sacrament of marriage.
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The spirituality of creativity - Burlington County Times

The spirituality of creativity - Burlington County Times | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
The spirituality of creativity
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BEVERLY — An exhibit that spotlights the interaction between spirituality and creativity in the life of an artist will be on view March 23-30 in the parish hall at the historic St.
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Facebook 'Love And Religion' Survey Reveals Interfaith Romances - Huffington Post

Facebook 'Love And Religion' Survey Reveals Interfaith Romances - Huffington Post | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
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Facebook 'Love And Religion' Survey Reveals Interfaith Romances
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Interfaith relationships are a modern reality, but some countries and religious affiliations are more open to them than others.
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Christmas non-religious holiday for half of Americans: Survey - Press TV

Christmas non-religious holiday for half of Americans: Survey - Press TV | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
Press TV Christmas non-religious holiday for half of Americans: Survey Press TV But a new survey shows that while nine in 10 Americans take part in the holiday that theologically commemorates the birth of Jesus, only about half actually see it as a...
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The Top 10 Religion Stories Of 2013 - Huffington Post

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The Top 10 Religion Stories Of 2013
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2013 was a huge year for religion news.
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On painting and spirituality

On painting and spirituality | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
Going to an art gallery is like going to church — a spiritual experience. But what makes a painting worthy of veneration?
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Sikh man gets $50000 after religion discrimination case in US - Firstpost

Sikh man gets $50000 after religion discrimination case in US - Firstpost | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
Firstpost Sikh man gets $50000 after religion discrimination case in US Firstpost New York: A New Jersey car dealership will pay monetary compensation to a Sikh man to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by him which alleged that he...
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Why Do Hindus Light Lamps During Diwali

Why Do Hindus Light Lamps During Diwali | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
However with the changing modern times, earthen lamps have been replaced by candles in many of the houses. (A picture essay : Why Do Hindus Light Lamps During Diwali ?
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Of note: Diwali celebration is not exclusive to Hindus and is commonly celebrated by many

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The irony of religious education? It needs to include atheists and humanists - The Guardian (blog)

The irony of religious education? It needs to include atheists and humanists - The Guardian (blog) | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
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LOOK: 10 Enchanting Meditation Spots

LOOK: 10 Enchanting Meditation Spots | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- of course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.
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Religion on the school calendar - Washington Post

Religion on the school calendar - Washington Post | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
Petula Dvorak’s Nov. 14 Metro column, “Montgomery board offers lesson in intolerance,” implied that the Montgomery County Board of Education should have agreed to list Eid al-Adha as a religious holid...
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Crafting Your Own Ceremony, From Religion to Commitments - Racked NY

Crafting Your Own Ceremony, From Religion to Commitments - Racked NY | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
Crafting Your Own Ceremony, From Religion to Commitments
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You've found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with—the hard part's over. Now, you must decide—what's your ceremony going to be like?
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Cardinal Tauran: Interfaith religious leaders must promote peace in society - Vatican Radio

Cardinal Tauran: Interfaith religious leaders must promote peace in society - Vatican Radio | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
Cardinal Tauran: Interfaith religious leaders must promote peace in society
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In this situation, religious leaders must work to promote a “pedagoy of peace” and be outspoken in their condemnation of terrorism and injustices.
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Interfaith group prays to support gay rights at Idaho Statehouse - KTVB

Interfaith group prays to support gay rights at Idaho Statehouse - KTVB | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
Interfaith group prays to support gay rights at Idaho Statehouse
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BOISE -- A group of pastors and worshipers has committed to praying in support of gay rights at the Idaho Statehouse on a weekly basis.
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Panel: religious freedom essential for global human rights - Catholic News Agency

Panel: religious freedom essential for global human rights - Catholic News Agency | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
Catholic News Agency Panel: religious freedom essential for global human rights Catholic News Agency The work of protecting religious freedom, Lantos-Swett said, is essential because its concerns “define who we are as a people.” “If we don't do the...
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How religious art makes secular museums into sacred spaces - Deseret News

How religious art makes secular museums into sacred spaces - Deseret News | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
How religious art makes secular museums into sacred spaces Deseret News When visitors reached the end of the show, which culminated in a masterpiece from the museum's permanent collection, many viewers kissed the Plexiglass over the work — the...
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Pope Francis Condemns Racism And Declares That “All Religions Are True” At ... - Iranian

Pope Francis Condemns Racism And Declares That “All Religions Are True” At ... - Iranian | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
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“Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas.
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Millennials, make up your mind! On religion, they want it both ways - Salon

Millennials, make up your mind! On religion, they want it both ways - Salon | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
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Millennials, make up your mind! On religion, they want it both ways
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Through IFFP and through my parents, I learned to marry the two religions, so to speak, because they do share the basics: Love your neighbor, be generous.
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The unavoidable need for religious dialogue | INTERFAITH - Bainbridge Island Review

The unavoidable need for religious dialogue | INTERFAITH - Bainbridge Island Review | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
The unavoidable need for religious dialogue | INTERFAITH
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An interfaith marriage in the early and middle parts of the 20th century meant a Swedish Lutheran married a German Lutheran.
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Maps of cultural and legal differences in Europe.

Maps of cultural and legal differences in Europe. | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
Maps of Europe by language, religion, population density, hair & eye color, etc. (Interesting: Maps of Europe by language, religion, population density, hair & eye color, etc.
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Sacred Space Model Exhibit Teaches Interreligious Understanding ...

Sacred Space Model Exhibit Teaches Interreligious Understanding ... | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
On its opening and closing day, Morgan presented a 30-minute PowerPoint and shared the story of how the events of 9/11 convinced her that interfaith understanding was desperately needed. By sharing what religious ...
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Divinity school graduate presents memoir on interfaith marriage - Duke Chronicle

Divinity school graduate presents memoir on interfaith marriage - Duke Chronicle | Religious Diversity | Scoop.it
Divinity school graduate presents memoir on interfaith marriage
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The couple also detailed some of the challenges they faced in building their interfaith relationship and home.
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