Religion's Mighty Rivers
October 22nd, 2012
Written by Lori Hinnant - Associated Press in Religion's Mighty Rivers, Latest News with 0 Comments
PARIS (AP) — Twitter agreed to pull racist and anti-Semitic tweets under a pair of French hash tags after a Jewish group threatened to sue the social network for running afoul of national laws against hate speech, the organization said. The decision came a day after Twitter bowed to German law and blocked an account of a banned neo-Nazi group there. The freewheeling social network is increasingly...
February 16th, 2010
Written by Alakananda Mookerjee in Religion's Mighty Rivers with 0 Comments
Spiritually revered by nearly one billion Hindus and worshipped as a goddess, the Ganga River (or the Ganges as it is known in the West) is India’s “mightiest” river. Its pivotal place in the nation’s collective psyche is best captured in the words of its first prime minister who described it as “the river of India” whose saga “is the [very] story of India’s civilization and culture, of the rise...
May 6th, 2009
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in Religion's Mighty Rivers with 0 Comments
In 2002, Bruce Feiler wrote Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths. It became a New York Times booklist bestseller. In the book, Feiler goes to great lengths to show the common origin of the three major religious faiths—Christianity, Islam, and Judaism—by examining the defining role that Abraham plays in the lives of half the world's believers. The recount of Abraham's life is central in...