Parliament of the World’s Religions 2018
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The Parliament of the World’s Religions, the largest global interfaith gathering, will be held in Toronto from November 1 – 7 in Toronto, Canada. The gathering will welcome close to 10,000 delegates from 80 countries, representing nearly 200 religious, spiritual, and Indigenous traditions.
Our Human Ancestors Walked On Two Feet But Their Children Still Had a Backup Plan
Most people know him as being a maverick in the political arena, but he was also a friend of ISKCON devotees.
India Will Abolish All Single-use Plastic by 2022, Vows Narendra Modi
More than 3 million years ago, our ancient human ancestors, including their toddler-aged children, were standing on two feet and walking upright, according to a new study.
Indian Women Breaking Down Barriers to Religious Leadership
Country will also introduce a campaign against marine litter and a pledge to make 100 national monuments litter-free
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Gets Political in New Book
For more than a decade, Khadkikar, one of a growing number of Hindu priestesses, has solemnized marriage, birth and death ceremonies for Hindus in India and abroad.
Comedian Russel Brand Buys Vegan Cookies For Entire ‘Re:Birth’ Audience
Retired pope illustrates the relationship between faith and politics in highly anticipated new book that features a foreword from Pope Francis.
Late Beatle George Harrison Remembered On 75th Birthday
Brand’s audience at the performing arts center, Swansea’s Grand Theatre (UK) on Tuesday evening this week were treated to vegan Hare Krishna cookies; the massive order was reportedly paid for by the comedian himself.
ISKCON Helps to Protect Catholic Advertisements
The music industry remembered George Harrison, guitarist of The Beatles, on his birthday on Sunday, Feb. 25. He would have been 75 years old.
With Ancient Flora, UP Plans to Revive Govardhan Parvat
After being told it could not buy advertisement space for its annual “Find the perfect gift” Christmas campaign last year, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington sued the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for banning religious speech.
The Beatles - The Christmas Records Album Review
The Govardhan Hill's green cover had shrunk over the years and it was necessary to preserve its sanctity.
The Rise of Vegan Culture
Yoko Ono shoehorns her way onto the last disc, interviewing John about his favourite festive food (“corn flakes prepared by Parisienne hands, blessed by a Hare Krishna mantra”).
UNESCO Recognises India’s Kumbh Mela As ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ Of Humanity
Distant are the days of Annie Hall, when Woody Allen resigned himself to a plate of alfalfa sprouts and mashed yeast. Over the years, vegan eating has gone from tasteless to trendy to making inroads into the mainstream.
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.
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.