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Kashmir Muslim shrine destroyed in blaze

A Sufi Muslim shrine, revered by both Muslims and Hindus, has been destroyed by fire. The 350-year-old wooden Peer Dastageer Sahib shrine was located in the city of Srinagar in…

Pakistan curriculum teaching jihad to children

Speeches on jihad, and lessons on “Understand Hindu-Muslim differences and the resultant need for Pakistan” and “India’s evil designs against Pakistan” are part of lessons for Class V students in…

Pakistan police charges “retarded” Christian man with blasphemy

A 25 year-old mentally disabled Christian man has been allegedly charged with blasphemy in Pakistan. Ramzan Masih lives with his father in the city Sukeheki, about 90 miles away from…

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Christians decline, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, atheists up in Australia

Reflecting changes elsewhere in the Western world, the religious map of Australia is dramatically changing. Christianity is on the decline, while Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and atheists continue to grow. Though…

Pakistan’s “deadly sins” may lead to nuclear conflict, Bangladeshi envoy warns

Bangladeshi envoy to India, Ahmad Tariq Karim, has said that Pakistan’s “mindset” may lead to a nuclear confrontation with the democratic state of India. In a 19-page document sent to…

Bangladesh returns Muslim refugees to Myanmar

Recent violence between Muslims and Buddhists in Myanmar has sent many fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh. The Muslim Rohingya are a minority in the Buddhist-majority nation. A number of violent incidences…

Studies show meditation can improve health: mind and body

Several recent studies have shown that meditation has a positive effect on wellbeing. Michael Posner is a co-author of the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,…

Yoga takes over Times Square, New York

More than a thousand yoga practitioners  converged on Times Square, New York, today, to find tranquility, and to celebrate the summer solstice in Manhattan’s busiest location. Despite the temperature soaring…