Archive for the category ‘RELIGION’


The Uighurs and China’s Long History of Trouble with Islam
Ian Johnson | The New York Review of Books – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 3rd, 2018 ( No Comments »)
Academic Withdraws from China-Backed Event for Uyghurs
Sena Guler | Anadolu Agency [Turkey] – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 3rd, 2018 ( No Comments »)
For China, Islam Is a ‘Mental Illness’ That Needs to Be ‘Cured’
Khaled A Beydoun – Al Jazeera
December 3rd, 2018 ( No Comments »)
About the Name “Hindu”
Sri Nandanandana das | Dandavats – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 3rd, 2018 ( No Comments »)
We Saw Nuns Kill Children: The Ghosts of St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphanage
Christine Kenneally | BuzzFeed News Investigation – TRANSCEND Media Service
November 12th, 2018 ( No Comments »)
Orthodox Church: Biggest Split in a Thousand Years Triggered over Ukraine
Alexander Titov – The Conversation
October 29th, 2018 ( No Comments »)
Vatican Conference on Peace Journalism: Empathy, Not Only Sympathy
Francesca Merlo – Vatican News
October 15th, 2018 ( No Comments »)
Who Are the Sikhs and What Are Their Beliefs?
Simran Jeet Singh – The Conversation
August 13th, 2018 ( Comments Off on Who Are the Sikhs and What Are Their Beliefs?)
Buddhist Councils: Means and Ends for Clarity and Revitalization
Tanka Prasad Pokharel – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 6th, 2018 ( Comments Off on Buddhist Councils: Means and Ends for Clarity and Revitalization)
Tao Te Ching
Lao Tzu – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 30th, 2018 ( Comments Off on Tao Te Ching)
Myanmar Bombs 60 Churches in 18 Months, Replaces Some with Buddhist Pagodas
Samuel Smith | The Christian Post – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 9th, 2018 ( Comments Off on Myanmar Bombs 60 Churches in 18 Months, Replaces Some with Buddhist Pagodas)
Blood Sutra: Whatever Happened to Buddhism, Religion of Peace and Compassion?
Paul Fuller – South China Morning Post
June 25th, 2018 ( Comments Off on Blood Sutra: Whatever Happened to Buddhism, Religion of Peace and Compassion?)
Pope Francis Tells Gay Abuse Victim: ‘God Loves You Just the Way You Are’
James Macintyre | Christian Today – TRANSCEND Media Service
May 21st, 2018 ( Comments Off on Pope Francis Tells Gay Abuse Victim: ‘God Loves You Just the Way You Are’)
Why Violent Buddhist Extremists Are Targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka
Andreas Johansson – The Conversation
April 30th, 2018 ( Comments Off on Why Violent Buddhist Extremists Are Targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka)
How Will I Explain Extremist Buddhism to My Children?
Khin Mai Aung | Lion’s Roar – TRANSCEND Media Service
January 29th, 2018 ( 1 Comment »)
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for World Communications Day
Pope Francis | Libreria Editrice Vaticana – TRANSCEND Media Service
January 29th, 2018 ( Comments Off on Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for World Communications Day)
A Perfect Marriage: Evangelicals and Conservatives in Latin America
Javier Corralesjan – The New York Times
January 22nd, 2018 ( Comments Off on A Perfect Marriage: Evangelicals and Conservatives in Latin America)
The Strength of the Lowly: The Theology of Liberation
Leonardo Boff – Other News
November 27th, 2017 ( Comments Off on The Strength of the Lowly: The Theology of Liberation)
Nuclear Disarmament Now a ‘Moral Imperative’ as Pope Francis Rejects Deterrence
Gerard O’Connell | America Jesuit Review – TRANSCEND Media Service
November 20th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Nuclear Disarmament Now a ‘Moral Imperative’ as Pope Francis Rejects Deterrence)
Myanmar and Buddhist Extremism
Paul Fuller – The Conversation
November 20th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Myanmar and Buddhist Extremism)
Why Krsna Comes to This World
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 14th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Why Krsna Comes to This World)
God Exists, the Rest Is Speculation
Kevin Barrett – Unz Review
July 24th, 2017 ( Comments Off on God Exists, the Rest Is Speculation)
Were There Two Buddhas?
Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana dasa) – TRANSCEND Media Service
April 3rd, 2017 ( Comments Off on Were There Two Buddhas?)
Righteousness & Lefteousness
Rabbi Yaacov Haber | Orchos Chaim – TRANSCEND Media Service
January 9th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Righteousness & Lefteousness)
What Is the Role or the Responsibility of Religious Leaders to Make World Peace?
Rui Siva (Radha-Govinda dasa) – TRANSCEND Media Service
January 2nd, 2017 ( Comments Off on What Is the Role or the Responsibility of Religious Leaders to Make World Peace?)
America’s Hare Krishna Movement, at 50, Is a Testament to Adaptability
The Economist - TRANSCEND Media Service
December 12th, 2016 ( Comments Off on America’s Hare Krishna Movement, at 50, Is a Testament to Adaptability)
Unveiling Islamic Polygamy
Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 12th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Unveiling Islamic Polygamy)
Women in Islam: The New Paradigm
Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 5th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Women in Islam: The New Paradigm)
Unholy Secrets: The Legal Loophole That Allows Clergy to Hide Child Sexual Abuse
Jack Jenkins | Think Progress – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 15th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Unholy Secrets: The Legal Loophole That Allows Clergy to Hide Child Sexual Abuse)
‘They Called Me Osama’ – A Documentary to Teach People about Sikh Religion
Ajay Ghosh – The Universal News Network
June 27th, 2016 ( Comments Off on ‘They Called Me Osama’ – A Documentary to Teach People about Sikh Religion)
From Just War to Just Peace
Bernt Jonsson – TRANSCEND Media Service
May 2nd, 2016 ( Comments Off on From Just War to Just Peace)
Did the Vatican Just Throw Out Its Just War Doctrine?
Erica Chenoweth, PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service
April 25th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Did the Vatican Just Throw Out Its Just War Doctrine?)
A Thai Monk Is Using Social Media to Preach Violence against Muslims
Abby Seiff and Rin Jirenuwat – Newsweek
April 11th, 2016 ( Comments Off on A Thai Monk Is Using Social Media to Preach Violence against Muslims)
Vatican to Host First-Ever Conference to Reevaluate Just War Theory, Justifications for Violence
Joshua J. McElwee - National Catholic Reporter
April 11th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Vatican to Host First-Ever Conference to Reevaluate Just War Theory, Justifications for Violence)
Grand Jury Finds 50 Priests Raped Hundreds of Philadelphia Children
Rmuse, Politicus USA – TRANSCEND Media Service
March 7th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Grand Jury Finds 50 Priests Raped Hundreds of Philadelphia Children)
Religion and Science – An Interdisciplinary Approach
Dr.Chandra P. Trivedi – TRANSCEND Media Service
November 23rd, 2015 ( 1 Comment »)
The Dangerous Rise of Buddhist Chauvinism
Yuriko Koike, Project Syndicate – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 3rd, 2015 ( Comments Off on The Dangerous Rise of Buddhist Chauvinism)
In Imitation of Christ: Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change
Celia Deane-Drummond – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
June 22nd, 2015 ( Comments Off on In Imitation of Christ: Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change)
‘Sea Change’ in Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal
Daniel Burke - CNN
June 15th, 2015 ( Comments Off on ‘Sea Change’ in Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal)
Two Hundred Verses about Compassionate Living in the Quran
Zia H. Shah, MD – The Muslim Times
May 25th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Two Hundred Verses about Compassionate Living in the Quran)
Discussing Islam: Western Logic Is Flawed
Sufyan Bin Uzayr – TRANSCEND Media Service
May 4th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Discussing Islam: Western Logic Is Flawed)
Victims of Clerical Sex Abuse Join Forces in Latin America
Marianela Jarroud, IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service
March 30th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Victims of Clerical Sex Abuse Join Forces in Latin America)
Spirituality in the New World Order: Is a One World Religious Authority in Formation?
Matthew Butler – The Conscious Reporter
March 23rd, 2015 ( 1 Comment »)
The Myth of Religious Violence
Karen Armstrong, tricycle – TRANSCEND Media Service
March 16th, 2015 ( 1 Comment »)
Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Silencing Techniques: As Terrifying As Child Abuse Itself
Candace Conti – The Guardian
March 9th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Silencing Techniques: As Terrifying As Child Abuse Itself)
Vatican Bank May Be Too Corrupt for Pope Francis to Save
Nicole Goodkind, Yahoo – TRANSCEND Media Service
February 9th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Vatican Bank May Be Too Corrupt for Pope Francis to Save)
How Movies Embraced Hinduism (Without You Even Noticing)
Nirpal Dhaliwal – The Guardian
December 29th, 2014 ( Comments Off on How Movies Embraced Hinduism (Without You Even Noticing))
Jesus, a Muslim Prophet
Sufyan bin Uzayr – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 29th, 2014 ( Comments Off on Jesus, a Muslim Prophet)
Let’s Be Honest, Islam Has a Problem Right Now
Fareed Zakaria – The Washington Post
October 13th, 2014 ( 1 Comment »)
The Myth of Religious Violence
Karen Armstrong – The Guardian
September 29th, 2014 ( Comments Off on The Myth of Religious Violence)
Pope Francis: ‘About 2%’ of Catholic Clergy Paedophiles
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 14th, 2014 ( Comments Off on Pope Francis: ‘About 2%’ of Catholic Clergy Paedophiles)
Child Abuse: The Cardinal Who Knew Nothing
Adam Brereton – New Matilda
March 31st, 2014 ( Comments Off on Child Abuse: The Cardinal Who Knew Nothing)
Old Testament Armed Forces
Philip Giraldi – The American Conservative
February 24th, 2014 ( Comments Off on Old Testament Armed Forces)
Do We All Worship the Same God?
Gadadhara Pandit – Huffington Post
November 18th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Do We All Worship the Same God?)
Atheist ‘Mega-Churches’ Take Root across US, World
Gillian Flaccus – TRANSCEND Media Service
November 18th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Atheist ‘Mega-Churches’ Take Root across US, World)
Irish Schoolchildren to Learn about Atheism
Henry McDonald – The Guardian
October 7th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Irish Schoolchildren to Learn about Atheism)
Richard Dawkins’ Tweets on Islam Are As Rational As the Rants of an Extremist Muslim Cleric
Nesrine Malik – The Guardian
August 12th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Richard Dawkins’ Tweets on Islam Are As Rational As the Rants of an Extremist Muslim Cleric)
The Six Types of Atheist
Andrew Brown – The Guardian
July 22nd, 2013 ( 1 Comment »)
Through the Wall of Fire — Reconciliation
Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 24th, 2013 ( 1 Comment »)
God, Guns and Automobiles
MaxMotorsDirect – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 24th, 2013 ( Comments Off on God, Guns and Automobiles)
The Lebanese Army Fears Rise of the Sunni Muslim Salafists
Robert Fisk – The Independent
June 17th, 2013 ( Comments Off on The Lebanese Army Fears Rise of the Sunni Muslim Salafists)
Sunni Clerics Call for Jihad against Syria’s Assad, Allies
Reuters, Newsmax – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 17th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Sunni Clerics Call for Jihad against Syria’s Assad, Allies)
Myanmar: Sectarian Strife and Universal Compassion
Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 3rd, 2013 ( Comments Off on Myanmar: Sectarian Strife and Universal Compassion)
Burma and Sri Lanka: Radical Strains of Buddhism
Alex Caring-Lobel – Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka
June 3rd, 2013 ( Comments Off on Burma and Sri Lanka: Radical Strains of Buddhism)
Myanmar: Rohingya Two-Child Policy Talk Draws Outcry
Lindsay Murdoch – The Sydney Morning Herald
June 3rd, 2013 ( Comments Off on Myanmar: Rohingya Two-Child Policy Talk Draws Outcry)
800 Tunisian Islamists Fighting in Syria, Minister Says
AFP – TRANSCEND Media Service
May 27th, 2013 ( Comments Off on 800 Tunisian Islamists Fighting in Syria, Minister Says)
Are Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar Elites Complicit in the Rohingya Ethnocide?
Maung Zarni – TRANSCEND Media Service
May 20th, 2013 ( 1 Comment »)
Myanmar: Defeating the Preachers of Hate
Benedict Rogers - Maw Kun Magazine
May 13th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Myanmar: Defeating the Preachers of Hate)
Thein Sein Faces Ethnic Cleansing Charge, Accepts Peace Prize on Same Day
Ty McCormick – Foreign Policy
May 6th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Thein Sein Faces Ethnic Cleansing Charge, Accepts Peace Prize on Same Day)
Peres to Meet Pope Francis at Vatican, Receive Medal for Peace
Arutz Sheva staff – TRANSCEND Media Service
April 29th, 2013 ( 2 Comments »)
(Português) O Sonho de Uma Civilização Realmente Planetária
Leonardo Boff – Carta Maior
April 29th, 2013 ( Comments Off on (Português) O Sonho de Uma Civilização Realmente Planetária)
Pogroms That We Cannot Ignore
David Aaronovitch – The Jewish Chronicle
April 22nd, 2013 ( Comments Off on Pogroms That We Cannot Ignore)
Burma: End ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims
Human Rights Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service
April 22nd, 2013 ( 1 Comment »)
Escaped Scientologist Goes Public about “Cult” Brainwashing and Labor Camps
JG Vibes – TRANSCEND Media Service
April 8th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Escaped Scientologist Goes Public about “Cult” Brainwashing and Labor Camps)
Genocidal Buddhists?: An Interview with Burmese Dissident Maung Zarni
Alex Caring-Lobel, tricycle – TRANSCEND Media Service
April 1st, 2013 ( Comments Off on Genocidal Buddhists?: An Interview with Burmese Dissident Maung Zarni)
Buddhist Nationalism in Burma
Maung Zarni, tricycle – TRANSCEND Media Service
April 1st, 2013 ( Comments Off on Buddhist Nationalism in Burma)
(Italiano) Papa Francesco I, Gesuita
Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service
April 1st, 2013 ( Comments Off on (Italiano) Papa Francesco I, Gesuita)
Violence Against Women Act and the US Catholic Bishops
Cristina LH Traina – Al Jazeera
March 25th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Violence Against Women Act and the US Catholic Bishops)
Cardinal Sins
George Monbiot – TRANSCEND Media Service
March 25th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Cardinal Sins)
Buddhist Nationalism in Burma
Maung Zarni, Tricycle – TRANSCEND Media Service
March 25th, 2013 ( 1 Comment »)
Pope Francis I, a Jesuit
Johan Galtung, 18 Mar 2013 - TRANSCEND Media Service
March 18th, 2013 ( 7 Comments »)
Sex Abuse Victims List ‘Dirty Dozen’ Papal Candidates
Mira Oberman, Agence France-Presse - TRANSCEND Media Service
March 18th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Sex Abuse Victims List ‘Dirty Dozen’ Papal Candidates)
Inside John Thavis’ Vatican Diaries: Sex and Lies
Barbie Latza Nadeau - The Daily Beast
March 11th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Inside John Thavis’ Vatican Diaries: Sex and Lies)
(Português) Bispo É Condenado por Pedofilia no Amazonas
Joana Queiroz – TRANSCEND Media Service
March 11th, 2013 ( Comments Off on (Português) Bispo É Condenado por Pedofilia no Amazonas)
(Castellano) Víctimas de Pederastia Piden Que Cardenal Mexicano No Asista al Cónclave
TeleSur – TRANSCEND Media Service
March 4th, 2013 ( Comments Off on (Castellano) Víctimas de Pederastia Piden Que Cardenal Mexicano No Asista al Cónclave)
The Divine Farce: Corruption and Infallibility at the Vatican
Joseph Grosso – CounterPunch
March 4th, 2013 ( Comments Off on The Divine Farce: Corruption and Infallibility at the Vatican)
Madrassa Students Take Part in Polio Eradication Program in Jammu & Kashmir
Rotary Club of Darhal Malikan – TRANSCEND Media Service
February 25th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Madrassa Students Take Part in Polio Eradication Program in Jammu & Kashmir)
The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI: Out with God’s Rottweiler
Binoy Kampmark - CounterPunch
February 18th, 2013 ( Comments Off on The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI: Out with God’s Rottweiler)
(Português) No Brasil, Dono da Igreja Universal Lidera Lista dos Pastores Evangélicos Mais Ricos do País
Antonio Carlos Lacerda - Pravda
February 18th, 2013 ( Comments Off on (Português) No Brasil, Dono da Igreja Universal Lidera Lista dos Pastores Evangélicos Mais Ricos do País)
Catholic Cardinal Stripped of Duties as LA Diocese Child Abuse Files Released
Reuters – The Guardian
February 4th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Catholic Cardinal Stripped of Duties as LA Diocese Child Abuse Files Released)
Is Islam a Terrorist Religion?
Dr. M. Ashaq Raza – TRANSCEND Media Service
February 4th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Is Islam a Terrorist Religion?)
Church Sex Abuse Files Unlikely To Lead To Charges, Experts Say
Harriet Ryan, Ashley Powers and Victoria Kim - Los Angeles Times
January 28th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Church Sex Abuse Files Unlikely To Lead To Charges, Experts Say)
Role of Religion in the World Community
Charles Mercieca, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service
January 14th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Role of Religion in the World Community)
Sri Lankan Buddhist Chauvinists Provoke Violence against Muslims
Gamini Karunasena and Wasantha Rupasinghe, WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service
January 14th, 2013 ( Comments Off on Sri Lankan Buddhist Chauvinists Provoke Violence against Muslims)
Overcoming the Scars of Our Caste Past
Anuttama Dasa for The Huffington Post – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 3rd, 2012 ( Comments Off on Overcoming the Scars of Our Caste Past)
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
Amy Goodman, Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service
November 26th, 2012 ( Comments Off on Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God)
Australia: One In 20 Priests an Abuser, Inquiry Told
Barney Zwartz – The Age
October 29th, 2012 ( Comments Off on Australia: One In 20 Priests an Abuser, Inquiry Told)
Dharma Traditions’ Perspective Enhances Religious Leaders’ Statement to G8
Keshava Sharma, ISKCON News – TRANSCEND Media Service
May 28th, 2012 ( Comments Off on Dharma Traditions’ Perspective Enhances Religious Leaders’ Statement to G8)
God’s Divine Maternal Qualities: Buddhism and Christianity in Perspective
Charles Mercieca, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service
May 28th, 2012 ( Comments Off on God’s Divine Maternal Qualities: Buddhism and Christianity in Perspective)
Pedophile Priests in Germany: ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Bishop Accused of Leniency
Anna Loll – Der Spiegel
March 26th, 2012 ( Comments Off on Pedophile Priests in Germany: ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Bishop Accused of Leniency)
Christian Jihad
Patrick Allitt – The American Conservative
February 13th, 2012 ( Comments Off on Christian Jihad)
Public Statement – A plea to put an end to massive killing in Bangkok
International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) - TRANSCEND Media Service
May 24th, 2010 ( 1 Comment »)
After Religion Fizzles, We’re Stuck with Nietzsche
Chris Hedges - Truthdig
May 17th, 2010 ( Comments Off on After Religion Fizzles, We’re Stuck with Nietzsche)
ABUSE IN THE CHURCH: THE DEMONS OF POPE BENEDICT XVI
Alexander Smoltczyk – Spiegel
April 5th, 2010 ( Comments Off on ABUSE IN THE CHURCH: THE DEMONS OF POPE BENEDICT XVI)
A PERSONAL ISSUE, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SCANDAL
John Cory - Reader Supported News
April 5th, 2010 ( Comments Off on A PERSONAL ISSUE, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SCANDAL)
PEDOPHILIA IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: COVERUP OPERATION AT THE VATICAN?
Mike Whitney – Global Research
April 2nd, 2010 ( Comments Off on PEDOPHILIA IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: COVERUP OPERATION AT THE VATICAN?)
PENANCE DEMANDS ACTION
Eugene Robinson - Truthdig
April 2nd, 2010 ( Comments Off on PENANCE DEMANDS ACTION)
THE FALLIBILITY OF THE INFALLIBLE POPE
Peter Wensierski – Spiegel
March 26th, 2010 ( Comments Off on THE FALLIBILITY OF THE INFALLIBLE POPE)