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How to avoid a Buddhist funeral in the Middle East

A Buddhist funeral is a religious ceremony where the deceased is cremated and buried.Many countries in the region have outlawed the practice of cremation, although many still practise it.The United Nations says the practice is a form of torture.Al Jazeera’s Ali Abunimah reports from Cairo.

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Sacred objects: the confucians

Confucianists believe the universe is the creation of a divine being, and objects such as the mandala and the mandarin tree are sacred.They believe the world began with the arrival of the Chinese emperor Tzu-li, who was the first to arrive on Earth.These days, the belief in a divine Creator has come to be synonymous […]

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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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‘I was told to kill myself’: The tragic story of a Sioux tribal man who was told he had to kill himself

The story of Ojibway Nation member George Davenport is a testament to the incredible resilience of a community that faced the threat of annihilation and resistance.On February 3, 1862, George Daugherty and his brother, James, along with a band of armed settlers, led a group of six Ojibo, a Sioux tribe, to the banks of […]

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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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How to spot the Cheyenne Sacred Objects

In Cheyennes sacred objects are objects that are considered sacred by the Cheylas people.It is considered that this includes objects that may be buried or buried with.This is especially true in the mountains of Cheyeton.Here, there is a large community of people who maintain the cultural heritage of their home area.This also extends to the […]

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