Religion

‘Man-made God’ defies traditions and encourages inclusivity

Named as ‘Man-made God, Prem Prakash Ashram’, it symbolizes the belief that religion should always be inclusive and personal. By…

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Society direly needs common platform of religious and secular leaders

“Our religious leadership must be acutely aware of secular trends, including those generated by this age of science and technology.…

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In ancient Punjab, religion was fluid, not watertight

Buddhism was very popular in Punjab during the Mauryan and post-Mauryan period. [Eminent historian Romila Thapar’s speech at the History…

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13 Little-Known Jewish Funeral Traditions

In Israel, it is not uncommon for the funeral to take place at night if that is the first possible…

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The 1100-years old Holy Qur’an with a Persian Identity

Ahmad Hikani, the 9th century Persian scholar of Khorasan, Iran had extensive knowledge of Arabic to write the manuscript of…

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Shifting Identities in Modern Sindh – II

Between 1964 and 1979, Bhils and Kohlis in Kebhar experienced three waves of conversion efforts. In these waves, Ismaili missionaries…

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Shifting Identities in Modern Sindh – I

Between 1964 and 1979, Bhils and Kohlis in Kebhar experienced three waves of conversion efforts. In these waves, Ismaili missionaries…

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America and the Religion of Whiteness

In the U.S. today, two-thirds of white Christians practice a “religion of whiteness,” a new study finds. BY MICHAEL O.…

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Silenced histories, razed shrines

To promote peace in the subcontinent, India and Pakistan should think of ideas for positive engagement. Collaborative academic projects and…

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Preventing the Spread of Extremism by Understanding Sindhi Rural Society

Rural Sindh – which was long known for its diversity and progressiveness – is increasingly becoming more violent, intolerant, and…

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