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From the cushion to the couch: Buddhism’s powerful influence on psychotherapy

By Ira Rifkin — April 5, 2022
(RNS) — Your therapist might be a Buddhist, and you'd never know it.

Activists seek to preserve ‘sacred’ land Japanese immigrants acquired before CA’s anti-immigrant land laws

By Alejandra Molina — April 1, 2022
(RNS) — 'When you remove these things from the landscape that tell other views, other chapters of American history, people lose that connection, and they don’t often consider them part of American history.'

Religious diversity: Corporate obstacle? Or asset?

By Kathryn Post — April 1, 2022
(RNS) — Some US companies are embracing religious diversity as good for people and for business.

With eye to China investment, Taliban now preserve Buddhas

By Samya Kullab — March 28, 2022
MES AYNAK, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban’s spectacular reversal illustrates the powerful allure of Afghanistan’s untapped mining sector.

Americans’ support for LGBTQ rights higher than ever, even as white evangelicals lag

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 17, 2022
(RNS) — While Republicans and white evangelical Protestants are among the least likely to support three key policies regarding LGBTQ rights, their support still has increased overall in the past seven years.

How Silicon Valley’s ‘Techtopia’ turned work into religion

By Yonat Shimron — March 8, 2022
(RNS) — In her new book, 'Work Pray Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley,' Carolyn Chen examines how high-skilled workers have disinvested from organized religion and are instead finding belonging, identity, purpose and transcendence at the office.

Doug Emhoff highlights Black interfaith contributions as new project launches

By Adelle M. Banks — February 24, 2022
(RNS) — As the Black Interfaith Project launches, Emhoff said his interfaith marriage with Kamala Harris followed the discovery that their joint values were rooted in their different faiths.

A 300-year-old church hopes to connect with spiritual but not religious neighbors

By Bob Smietana — February 15, 2022
(RNS) — Facing a future where organized religion is on the decline, Trinity Episcopal Church hopes to offer spiritual community for the nones.

New academic journal will challenge notion that religions hate queer and trans people

By Alejandra Molina — February 11, 2022
(RNS) — 'When we say a particular religion hates queer people, we’re erasing the queer people in that religion,' said Melissa M. Wilcox, a religious studies professor at the University of California at Riverside.

What is walking meditation?

By Brooke Schedneck — February 5, 2022
(The Conversation) — The late Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh popularized the contemplative practice around the world.

Five stories NBC probably won’t cover at the Beijing Olympics

By Ashwin Verghese — February 4, 2022
(RNS) — NBC owes the victims of China’s oppression equal time.

Tibetans in India demonstrate against Beijing Olympics

By Shonal Ganguly — February 4, 2022
NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of Tibetan exiles held a protest rally while denouncing the Beijing Winter Olympics and demanding freedom for their region.

On Lunar New Year, Chinese pray outside shut temples

By Sam McNeil — February 1, 2022
BEIJING (AP) — The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important annual holiday in China.

There is much more to mindfulness than the popular media hype

By Pierce Salguero — February 1, 2022
(The Conversation) — A scholar studying the relationship of Buddhism and medicine explains how the popular media has misrepresented mindfulness.

How Thích Nhất Hạnh changed the world beyond Buddhism

By Vanessa Zuisei Goddard — January 31, 2022
(RNS) — The determination that fueled his peace efforts may not square with the soft-spoken teacher many knew.
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