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By Samantha Calvert for Religion News Services on 25 Oct 2012
“Almost without exception, the perpetrators of animal cruelty crimes are the same individuals who carry out aggressive and violent acts including assault, partner and child abuse" claims leading psychologist Professor Eleonora Gullone, Associate Professor in Psychology at Monash University, Australia.
By Lauren Markoe for Religion News Services on 19 Oct 2012
It's something that has haunted Kevin Miller ever since he became a Christian at age 9 at summer camp: hell. The questions posed by "Hellbound?" -- does hell exist and if so, who goes there? -- are no longer so anxiety-producing for Miller, a Canadian writer and director who has worked on projects with both religious and nonreligious themes.
By Anirban Ghosh for The Times of India on 18 Oct 2012
The holy Ganga is a poison river today. It's so full of killer pollutants that those living along its banks in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Bengal are more prone to cancer than anywhere else in the country, says a recent study.
By Juergen Baetz for Associated Press on 11 Oct 2012
The road to heaven is paved with more than good intentions for Germany's 24 million Catholics. If they don't pay their religious taxes, they will be denied sacraments, including weddings, baptisms and funerals.
By Music News Desk for tunes.broadwayworld.com on 11 Oct 2012
Due to the global success of Sir Ivan's single Hare Krishna from I Am Peaceman, Worldwide Records entered into a full distribution deal with Sir Ivan's New York based label, Peaceman Music. Hare Krishna went to # 10 on Billboard Magazine's Dance Club Songs Chart in the U.S. in April 2011.
By Dan Merica for religion.blogs.cnn.com on 11 Oct 2012
The percentage of Americans 30 and younger who harbor some doubts about God’s existence appears to be growing quickly, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. While most young Americans, 68%, told Pew they never doubt God’s existence, that’s a 15-point drop in just five years.
The premiere’s venue, the prestigious Urania National Movie Theater in Budapest, was completely sold out ten days before the event. Nearly 500 people—mostly paying members of the general public, along with media, crew members and their families—packed into the plush theater, which was built in the 1880s and resembles a Rajasthani palace.
By Catherine McCormack for Australian Yoga Journal on 2 Oct 2012
In the 1990s, internationally acclaimed kirtan artist Carmella Baynie was riding the early success of a pop music career. The Sydney-based singer had landed a record deal, her first single was charting well and life had become a blur of television appearances, long days in the recording studio and late-night gigs.
For Rabbi Hahn, “Bhakti Fest allows me to broaden the idea of a congregation. Alongside the swamis and other kirtan artists, I find that I can show just how beautifully Jewish wisdom stands side by side with the other great traditions and holds its own.”
By Samantha Calvert for Religious Press Release Services on 2 Oct 2012
“For a long time, animal protectionists have been calling for stricter penalties for those convicted of animal abuse. And the usual measures, including fines and community orders, seem a pretty weak-kneed response to those who deliberately inflict cruelty."
By Food For Life Global for ISKCON News on 21 Sep 2012
Leading consciousness magazine, VERITAS, published a three page article on Food Yoga written by director of Food for Life Global, Paul Rodney Turner (Priya Vrata). The article is an introduction to food yoga, but also shares many of Paul's early experiences as a monk and humanitarian.
Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization has developed a novel variety of genetically-modified wheat that contains an altered protein and enzyme-suppressing mechanism that some scientists are now saying could cause serious problems for the human liver.
By Pew Forum Communications for Religious Press Release Services on 21 Sep 2012
Even before the recent turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa – including attacks on U.S. embassies and the killing of an American ambassador – the region was experiencing increasing hostilities and tensions involving religion.
Despite the fact that sanctified places usually captivate us with their beauty, and thus increase our reverence and appreciation towards them, a recently released short film about the holy River Yamuna offers a more disturbing truth. It’s a reality to which many would rather close their eyes.
By David D. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times on 20 Sep 2012
When the protests against an American-made online video mocking the Prophet Muhammad exploded in about 20 countries, the source of the rage was more than just religious sensitivity, political demagogy or resentment of Washington, protesters and their sympathizers here said.