The 80-year-old Nobel Peace Laureate canceled planned visits in the United States in October at the advice of doctors who urged him to rest for several weeks.
(RNS) Jesus said ‘You must become like a child.’ Maybe that’s part of the appeal in the new trend of adult coloring books, which fans describe as “meditative” and “centering.” But can coloring really be considered a spiritual practice?
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) See this book? It was in my hotel room here in Malaysia. It’s in hotel rooms around the world. But here, this book is banned if it is written in Malay, the official language of the country’s 30 million people.
YANGON (Reuters) Myanmar’s Committee for the Protection of Race and Religion has pushed through four laws that critics say effectively legalize discrimination against women and the country’s minority Muslims ahead of the country’s first free vote in 25 years.
NAYPYIDAW (Reuters) Myanmar’s president signed into law a fourth controversial bill championed by radical Buddhists but decried by rights groups as aimed at discriminating against local Muslims.
(RNS) Reba Riley, a “former Evangelical Poster Child,” describes her struggle to heal from wounds inflicted by institutional Christianity in a millennial memoir of spiritual exploration.
(RNS) A new HBO documentary tells the story of Lobsang Phuntsok, who gave up being a Buddhist teacher in the U.S to start a remote orphanage.
OAKLAND, Calif. (RNS) Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, who follows the Zen tradition, calls on Buddhists not to ignore those ways they may be different, whether it’s because of their color, gender or sexual orientation.
NEW DELHI (RNS) Despite growing momentum for equal rights across India, openly LGBT people face fear of prosecution.