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Iskcon
Apr 03, 2007
Jewish Ritual Baths Attracting New Interest

LIVINGSTON, N.J. - They used to be everywhere there were Jews. Mikvahs, ritual purification pools used by observant Jewish women, have been considered so important to Jewish communities that even a sacred Torah could be sold to build one.

Jeff Diamant
Iskcon
Mar 02, 2007
ISKCON: Serbia ‘Stalls’ Granting Legal Status to ISKCON, Other Religions

Only three religious communities - the Seventh-day Adventist and United Methodist churches and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) - appear to have been given legal status under Serbia's controversial Religion Law, Forum 18 News Service has found.

Drasko Djenovic
Iskcon
Mar 02, 2007
Books: The Dawkins Confusion: Naturalism ad absurdum

Richard Dawkins is not pleased with God:The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction. Jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic-cleanser; a misogynistic homophobic racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal....

Iskcon
Mar 01, 2007
WORLD: Indian Finance Minister Asks for Billions to Help Poor

MUMBAI: Buoyed by a strong economy, India’s finance minister called on Wednesday for billions of dollars in investment in agriculture and education to spread the benefits of growth more evenly.

Iskcon
Feb 28, 2007
HEALTH: Garlic ‘Stinks’ at Lowering Cholesterol, New Study Shows

When it comes to lowering cholesterol levels, garlic stinks, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Stanford University School of Medicine
Iskcon
Feb 28, 2007
Anti-Conversion Law comes into force in Himachal

SHIMLA: An Anti-Conversion Law has come into force in Himachal Pradesh with Governor V S Kokje giving his assent to it. It has become the first Congress-ruled state to adopt legislation banning illegal religious conversions.

Iskcon
Feb 27, 2007
Companies See Increased Interest in Spiritual Tours

They plan to take a lot of photos and record the experience when they go on a faith-based trip to Italy and Bosnia in May. The Grand Rapids couple will visit the Vatican, as well as religious sites in Monte Ste. Angelo, Loreto and Lanciano. In Bosnia, the city of Medjugorje holds a place where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to children every day since 1981.

Mary Radigan, Religion News Service
Iskcon
Feb 22, 2007
Catholic Priests Move Against Child Marriages in India


By Achal Narayanan





CHENNAI, India (RNS) Roman Catholic priests in some districts of West Bengal, India, have punished Christians who were found to be forcing minors into marriage.

 


Catholics who allowed children to be married have even been excommunicated, according to a BBC News report from Kolkata. Their children have been denied baptism and the "guilty" families have been barred from attending church functions.

Iskcon
Jan 25, 2007
ISKCON to Distribute Prasadam at India’s Airmen Recruitment Rally

Airmen recruitment rally from today Friday January 12 2007 10:41 IST MANGALORE: The pandal is set in Football Pavilion near Nehru Maidan and a set of officers from Indian Air Force (IAF) descended on Wednesday to ensure that country’s first massive Airmen recruitment rally in 2007 works in a clockwork manner.

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