• Holi Festival in Mathura, India
  • In the early morning hours, monks can be seen walking on their alms  round in Kanchanaburi, Thailand
  • Christians Celebrate Good Friday
  • Dome of the Rock located in the Old City of Jerusalem
  •  A Hindu Sadhu with white ash applied on the body and the face, blesses an Indian devotee woman
  • People praying in Mengjia Longshan Temple in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Hanging Gardens of Haifa are garden terraces around the Shrine of the Báb on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel
  • Ancient interior mosaic in the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora
  • People praying in the Grand Mosque in  Ulu Cami
  • Monuments of Saints Cyril and Methodius
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine is located in Kyoto, Japan
  • Jewish father and daughter pray at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Christian women worship at a church in Bois Neus, Haiti.
  • Ladles at the purification fountain in the Hakone Shrine
  • Pilgrims praying at the Pool of the Nectar of Immortality and Golden Temple
  • Savior Transfiguration Cathedral of the Savior Monastery of St. Euthymius
  • Entrance gateway of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple Kowloon

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Wikipedia defines religion as follows:

an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence. Many religions have narratives, symbols, and sacred histories that are intended to explain the meaning of life and/or to explain the origin of life or the Universe. From their beliefs about the cosmos and human nature, people derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle. 

While it will be impossible to cover the vast spectrum of activities encompassed by the description above, WorldReligions.com presents an array of current news from various religions as well as an in-depth look at the beliefs and practices of each of the top twelve religions of the world.

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News From World Religions

Greensburg adoption, foster program shuts down amid legal battle

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Greensburg, Pa., Nov 19, 2019 / 06:35 pm (CNA).- Catholic adoption and foster care agencies in Pennsylvania are continuing to close their doors as Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) continues a legal battle with the city...

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Federal judge allows Christian school's suit to go forward in voucher case

19-11-2019

Baltimore, Md., Nov 19, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- A federal district court judge on Thursday denied Maryland's motion to dismiss a suit by a Christian school against the state superindentent of schools. The school complains it was barred from...

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More funding needed to deliver real reform in prisons, Senate committee hears

19-11-2019

Washington D.C., Nov 19, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- More funding for prisons is essential to properly implement criminal justice reform, the director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) told senators on Tuesday. “We have never had adequate resources to provide...

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Pastors and Teachers: First Pray for God’s Presence

19-11-2019

The effectiveness of our theological instruction depends ultimately on the presence and activity of the Holy Spirit. I have been a professor in the theology department at Whitworth University for the past sixteen years. Most of my students think I am...

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Bishop Flores: With respect to migration, uphold both law and compassion

19-11-2019

Brownsville, Texas, Nov 19, 2019 / 03:05 pm (CNA).- In an interview earlier this month, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville urged that US immigration law be respected, but that that law also consider the reality facing immigrants. “The United States has...

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For pregnant women in Cuba, Project Hope offers alterative to abortion

19-11-2019

Havana, Cuba, Nov 19, 2019 / 01:34 pm (CNA).- With much of Cuban society today losing a sense of the value of human life, a Polish nun on the island has created an initiative to offer practical help and support...

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What Is the Threefold Training?

19-11-2019

Buddhist training falls into three categories: sila (discipline or ethical living, samadhi (concentration), and prajna (insight or wisdom). The post What Is the Threefold Training? appeared first on Lion's Roar.Read more: https://www.lionsroar.com/what-is-the-threefold-training/

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