Tag: modernity

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    Cows are considered sacred by Hindus in India. They were the favorite animal of Lord Krishna, and they serve as a symbol of wealth, strength, and abundance. But people who want to protect these creatures must also deal with those who think cows are little more than a nuisance. More

    February 7, 2014 | Comments

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    As protests and rebellion break out across the Arab world, R & E looks back at the insights of scholars and experts on the compatibility of democratic values and Islam. More

    February 3, 2011 | Comments

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    “I think it’s fair to say that Islam has had some difficulty in coming to terms with modernity,” says sociologist of religion William Martin, who believes that the Gülen movement “offers a much more positive picture of what Islam can be.” More

    January 21, 2011 | Comments

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    Bhavana Gupta says her generation will go to a Hindu temple in New Delhi and say, “Let’s give the priest 500 rupees to have him do a good prayer service for us.” But the younger generation questions this traditional Hindu practice and asks why. More

    January 22, 2010 | Comments

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    "You can’t say that religious opinions made over 1, 000 years ago are valid for all times," says Gamal al-Banna, a reformist Muslim cleric in Egypt. "We must have a revolution in the understanding of Islam, a revolution almost like Martin Luther’s."

    August 7, 2009 | Comments

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    We have a story today about transformation in the Islamic Middle East -- moderate Muslims challenging the fundamentalists. The contest is being played out on satellite TV channels where young Muslim televangelists are preaching a combination of piety and modern life.

    May 16, 2008 | Comments

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    "I think that there is, in Celtic spirituality, a rhythm of seeing, which can alter the way that one approaches the world," says Irish poet and theologian John O'Donohue.

    March 9, 2001 | Comments