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What’s in a Name? A look at the origins of modern confucianist and other religious symbols

A new look at ancient Buddhist and Confucian art and literature offers a glimpse of how Buddhist and other religions came to be revered as sacred objects.The research by Yale University historian of religion, Peter D’Souza, also looks at the early history of Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and other faith traditions.He notes that a key […]

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Which Islamic State group is most revered?

The Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS) has a long history of fighting and terrorizing religious minorities in the Middle East and North Africa, including Christians, Jews, and Shia Muslims.The group also seeks to impose strict Islamic law across much of the region.But its most well-known adherents are the people of Islam.Most of those […]

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Why the church doesn’t want us to worship sacred objects

The Roman Catholic Church is trying to change the way that it deals with sacred objects.A report released Tuesday by the Vatican Office of the Solicitor General said the Roman Catholic church is trying a new approach to its sacred objects policy, in a move that would not violate the church’s teachings on the meaning […]

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