PRAYAGRAJ, India (RNS) — A reality TV star-turned-transgender activist is using the ancient Hindu tradition of akharas to go beyond activism's limits to change religious attitudes toward her community.
(Global Sisters Report) Sr. Alphy Thaikadan said she and other nuns experienced 'inter-religious dialogue at the grassroots' level while caring for an average of 250 patients a day at the dispensary during India's Kumbh Mela festival.
(RNS) In "Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler," airing on PBS beginning Tuesday (Dec. 16), American pilgrims travel to some of the most sacred sites in the world: Jerusalem, Mecca, the Ganges River, the Shikoku Trail, Osun-Osogbo and Lourdes.
(RNS) Popular pilgrimage features protagonists who go on long, transformational journeys of both feet and faith. It is that transformational nature that separates pilgrimage from travel -- pilgrimage is a vocation, not a vacation.