UNESCO Recognises India’s Kumbh Mela As ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ Of Humanity
Vrindavan and Barsana Have Just Been Declared Official Pilgrimage Sites: What Does It Really Mean?
The UNESCO expert committee observed it was the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on earth.
Leonardo DiCaprio Battles Climate Change With Plant-Based Beyond Meat Investment
The government of Uttar Pradesh on Friday announced that Vrindavan and Barsana are now tirtha sthal – official pilgrimage sites. In a special meeting at the Vairagi Baba Ashram on Parikrama Marg, sants of Braj lauded the government’s move.
The Ancient Power of Chanting (Mantra) Validated by Modern Science
“Livestock production is a major contributor to carbon emissions,” DiCaprio said in a statement. “Shifting from animal meat to the plant-based meats developed by Beyond Meat is one of the most powerful measures someone can take to reduce their impact on our climate.”
The History of the Persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya
Russell Brand Marries Again, With an India-themed Party
Chanting (mantra) is an ancient technology that, as modern science reveals, connects us in a very real way to the farthest reaches of the universe.
How Religious Literacy Can Save Lives
Brand, a practising Hindu, continues to prove his fascination with India.
More Doctors Are Warning Patients to Eat Less Meat
Religious literacy enables doctors and nurses to better treat a diverse set of patients.
Catholic Groups Launch Conversation about Female Deacons
And more major medical groups are endorsing a diet heavier in plants.
US Southern Baptists Condemn White Supremacy
Their actions follow the appointment of a panel of experts set up by Pope Francis to consider the controversial question.
Parliament of World Religions on Climate Change
Southern Baptists reversed course and adopted a statement denouncing “alt-right white supremacy,” calling it “antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Oldest Homo Sapiens Bones Ever Found Shake Foundations of the Human Story
Recently, the Parliament of World Relegions issued a statement.
Trump on Paris Accord: 'We're Getting Out'
Doing Good and Doing Well: Faith-based Investing Converts the Skeptics
Idea that modern humans evolved in East Africa 200,000 years ago challenged by extraordinary discovery of 300,000-year-old remains in Moroccan mine.
Russia: Pokémon Go Blogger Found Guilty of Inciting Religious Hatred
They increasingly see the socially responsible agenda as good business; and, perhaps more important, so do investment firms that are responding to the growing demand for portfolios that reflect a client’s values.
Barack Obama Says Fighting Climate Change Means Reforming Food—And Cutting Back on Steak
A Russian blogger has been convicted of inciting religious hatred for playing “Pokemon Go” in a church, and given a suspended sentence.
Russian Court Bans Jehovah's Witnesses As Extremist
“I think people naturally understand that big smokestacks have pollution in them and they understand air pollution, so they can easily make the connection between energy production and the idea of greenhouse gases,” Obama said.
Indian Court Gives Ganges, Yamuna Same Rights as a Human
Russia's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Jehovah's Witnesses were an "extremist" organization and must disband and hand over all property to the state, local media said. The religious grouping confirmed the ruling about its "liquidation" in Russia.
New Zealand Temple Reborn After 2011 Earthquake
A court in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has granted the same legal rights as a human to the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Indians.
Religious Groups, Leaders Respond to New US Immigration Policies
There are going to be a lot of tears and smiles in Christchurch, New Zealand from March 3rd to 5th. During what’s set to be an emotional three-day festival, devotees will see their brand new temple open after their old one was destroyed in a devastating 2011 earthquake. And they’ll see their beloved deities, Nitai Gaurachandra, reappear after being smashed to pieces in the disaster. Devotees first purchased Bealy Manor in 1983, and opened it as a temple in January 1986.
Discord in Angela Merkel's Government After Environment Ministry Bans Meat at Official Functions
“I keep asking, where are God’s borders?” he said. “If Jesus was a Mexican, would Donald Trump deport him?”
Pope Appears to Back Native Tribes in Dakota Pipeline Conflict
A row has broken out in Angela Merkel’s government after the environment minister banned meat at official functions. Barbara Hendricks claims eating meat is damaging to the environment.
India Just Banned All Forms of Disposable Plastic In Its Capital
Thousands of tribe members, environmentalists and others set up camps last year on Army Corps land in the North Dakota plains as protests intensified.
East Africa's Rising Jewel
India’s capital city Delhi has introduced a ban on disposable plastic. Cutlery, bags, cups and other forms of single-use plastic were prohibited by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
On 5th January 2016, The ISKCON Dar Es Salaam, centre was opened by Gopal Krishna Goswami. A Yagna and Abhishek were performed to please their Lordships Sri Sri Gaura Nitai. The ceremonies were performed by Seva Atula Das, Radhadyuti Das and Caitanya Visnu Das. Local devotees had travelled from Nairobi to perform Kirtan at the festivals.