By Michelle Boorstein for The Washington Post on 10 Jan 2013
Sitting on the floor chanting Sanskrit phrases under soft lights isn’t for everyone, but it’s for a lot more people than it was a few decades ago, when Sanskrit chanting was reserved for the Hare Krishna. Demand is suddenly so great that kirtans are being offered at many local studios for yoga, which, like meditation, has become a gateway to the transcendent for millions of secular Americans who still, in some quiet corner, believe in God.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed new legislation that makes a course on the fundamentals of religion mandatory in all schools. It wasn’t clear if that means lessons on Orthodox Christianity or world religions generally.
By Kevin Eckstrom for Religion News Services on 27 Dec 2012
From the nuns to the “nones,” religion dominated the headlines throughout 2012. Faith was a persistent theme in the presidential race, and moral and ethical questions surrounded budget debates, mass killings and an unexpected focus on “religious freedom.”
Exactly a year ago, a news rocked the Indian parliament about an imminent legal ban on the Bhagvad Gita, Hinduism's revered text and philosophical treatise, in Russia, forcing Moscow's intervention. A year later, a bigger crisis looms. A cocktail of religious idiosyncrasy and byzantine municipal laws is leading to ISKCON's eviction from its only temple in Moscow on January 15.
By Kelly Hughes for Religious Press Release Services on 19 Dec 2012
A majority of Americans (81%) report that they have experienced God’s love, according to a new study. Even more have felt God’s love increasing their compassion for others (83%), showing that for many Americans, the experience of divine love and benevolence are inseparable
By Jonathan Benson for NaturalNews.com on 19 Dec 2012
Hidden inside every stalk of broccoli and every floret of cauliflower is a substance so powerful at preventing and treating cancer that not even the drug industry is capable of matching its efficacy, both in terms of safety and potency.
By Reuters Staff for blog.reuters.com on 12 Dec 2012
The graceful and inspiring Catholic church that has dominated Paris since the 12th century, survived the Hundred Years War, the French Revolution and two World Wars is being readied for an invasion of camera-wielding birthday visitors.
By Dr. David Jockers for NaturalNews.com on 7 Dec 2012
Poor sleep is a very serious threat to an individual's health. Poor sleeping habits lead to altered hormone balances and circadian rhythms. This process accelerates the aging process and speeds up the development of degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and osteoarthritis among others.
By Jonathan Landsman for NaturalNews.com on 6 Dec 2012
To increase your energy it's important to consider the health of your thyroid and adrenal glands. Like the brake and the gas pedal in your car - you must make sure that both are working at their highest ability for optimal health.
By Rachel Hiles for Religious Press Release Services on 28 Nov 2012
While Faure takes a critical view of the exchange between Buddhism and science, his criticism is predicated on the belief that this dialogue is nonetheless necessary and—if some of the deep misconceptions that have shaped it are cleared up—potentially fruitful.