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RNS Opening Budget — Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A number of sacred sites are threatened by the Indian government’s plans to develop the Tawang River valley for its hydropower, to provide electricity to the region and beyond. The Buddhist Monpa, nomads who tend yak, […]

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RNS-Buddhist-Dams: In remote Himalayan India, Buddhist monks and Indigenous tribe fight government dams
TAWANG, India (RNS) — A number of sacred sites are threatened by the Indian government’s plans to develop the Tawang River valley for its hydropower, to provide electricity to the region and beyond. The Buddhist Monpa, nomads who tend yak, sheep and goats below snow-capped peaks, have organized to oppose any project that would destroy the monasteries, hot springs and temples that dot their homeland. By Priyadarshini Sen. 986 words. (category: i)

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RNS-RCA-Split: The Reformed Church in America faces rupture over LGBTQ gridlock
(RNS) — This week, North America’s oldest denomination will confront its gridlock over LGBTQ ordination and same-sex marriage. Votes cast by delegates at the Reformed Church in America’s General Synod in Tucson, Arizona from Oct. 14-19 will chart the course for the already-splintering denomination. By Kathryn Post. 1,200 words. (category: a)