Buddhist researchers seek to reveal link between heart, mind

Buddhism has long asserted a connection between the heart and the mind. The Sanskrit word citta and the Japanese word kokoro each translate to English as both “heart” and “mind.” Now, Buddhist researchers are trying to identify that connection.

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The Year of Mercy is a time to learn about Islam


Muslim pilgrims pray atop Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat Oct. 3, 2014, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Dec. 8 marks the opening of the Jubilee of Mercy, a yearlong celebration of God’s compassion. Pope Francis, who has made mercy the motto of his papacy, hopes that this year will be “a true moment of encounter with the mercy of God.” One way Catholics can become better acquainted with this divine mercy is by more deliberately encountering another religion that takes God’s mercy as its central focus: Islam.

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How the Interfaith Movement Engenders Mutual Understanding and Appreciation

Council for a Parliament of the World's ReligionsAs many people seek and strive for interfaith understanding in the areas of you own life, you might enjoy this list of interfaith principles from Ron Rolheiser, and this “interfaith minute” video interview from the Parliament of World Religions.

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G20 meet focuses on dialogue

Shoura Council Chairman Abdullah Al-Asheikh, right, and other delegates at the Third G20 Speakers’ Consultation Meeting in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)

Speakers at the G20 countries decided to form a mechanism of dialogue between energy producers and consumers to contribute to the growth and stability of the global economy and energy markets and they also vehemently condemned all forms of terrorism, racism, discrimination and xenophobia.

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Photographic Exhibit Celebrates Germany’s Religious Diversity

Religion Next Door Art Exhibition

(ENInews). A photography exhibition taking place this month at a historic monastery near the German city of Nuremburg takes visitors on a journey through the intimate spaces where the country’s many faiths are practised.

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