Amb. Zara Juan

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Update: Catholic Bishops and Republicans in America

 "America's Catholic bishops have been allies of the Republican Party for almost four decades.
The Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 launched the cooperation as Republicans quickly proclaimed themselves forever opposed to abortion. President Nixon and others thought it was a very good political strategy. They were right. Evangelicals, many Catholics, and the bishops came to the Republican side."
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Update: Why there is a schism in Islam?

"Sunnis Muslims make up about 85-90 percent of all Muslims worldwide, and Shi'a Muslims are the other 10-15 percent. Both sects accept Mohammed as the final prophet and both believe the Quran is the last revelation of Allah.

The division between the two groups began shortly after Mohammed’s death. The secular leadership of Islam, the Caliphate, was given to Abu Bakr, Mohammed's father-in-law, rather than to the person Mohammed had named as his successor, his son-in-law, 'Ali. The Muslims who supported 'Ali became known as the “Partisans of 'Ali” or Shi’a 'Ali, becoming shortened over time to Shi’a.

The Shi’a recognized as legitimate authorities only the successors to 'Ali, and to distinguish their recognized leaders from the secular Caliph of the Sunnis, they gave to their designated authority the title “Imam”, or spiritual leader of Islam."

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Update: Neuroscientific studies since 2004 claimed the minds of Buddhist meditators are stable, capable of greater compassion and have higher levels of activity in the part of the brain associated with wellbeing

The president of the Buddhist Council of NSW, Brian White, said interest in meditation was "generally increasing because of the scientific aspects becoming better known".

Venerable Thubten Chokyi, a Tibetan Buddhist nun and spiritual program co-ordinator at the Vajrayana Institute in Ashfield, said the mental pliancy and reduction of stress and anxiety that were byproducts of meditation were beneficial whether it was practised in a spiritual context or not. "Both have their place," she said.

The director of the Sydney Meditation Centre, Kevin Hume, who leads meditation classes for "highly educated professional people" said that while his clients were aware of scientific research on the benefits of meditation, the global financial crisis had been "far more significant in terms of the spike in numbers"."

'via Blog this'Buddhism expert wants science to rethink meditation claimsNeuroscientific studies since 2004 have claimed the minds of Buddhist meditators are more stable, capable of greater compassion and have higher levels of activity in the part of the brain associated with wellbeing.

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