STATE RELIGION

Thais Debate Making Buddhism the State Religion“Placing Buddhism in the Constitution is all about power, and people will have to respond to the issue in terms of power. This is not realistic. It’s not Buddhist,” said Surichai Wun-Gaeo, a member of the junta-appointed legislature who heads Chulalongkorn University’s Center for Social Development Studies. “We need …

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ON THE INTER-FAITH, TRANS-NATIONAL, MULTI-CULTURAL FRONT

Interfaith Harmony In A Globalized SocietyIndia is where four of the world’s great faiths — Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism — were born, and four others came to us from West Asia and have flourished for centuries — Judaism, Zoroas- trianism, Christianity and Islam.indiatimes.com

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RELIGION’S GENOME PROJECT

Evolutionary theories addressed at ecumenical round table‘Can evolution make more progress than previous theoretical frameworks in making sense of religion?’episcopal-life.org

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THROUGH A TANGLE OF TUBES

Faith+Values: Taking the pulse of the soulAs demographics and medicine change, hospital chaplains find their focus and duties evolving. But their work remains constant and urgent — spiritual care for patients, families and medical staff members.startribune.com

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ROLE REVERSALS

Democrats find religion on campaign trailReversing recent political history, it’s the leading Republican candidates who for various reasons have so far been reluctant to speak too much about matters of faith.chicagotribune.com

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