Tag: Religion

Advancing International Religious Freedom- US Presidential Executive Order 2020

Religious communities and organizations, and other institutions of civil society, are vital partners in United States Government efforts to advance religious freedom around the world. It is the policy of the United States to engage robustly and continually with civil society organizations—including those in foreign countries—to inform United States Government policies, programs, and activities related to international religious freedom.

Why I Am Not a Christian: Bertrand Russell-1927

Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear. It is partly the terror of the unknown, and partly, as I have said, the wish to feel that you have a kind of elder brother who will stand by you in all your troubles and disputes. Fear is the basis of the whole thing—fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death.

দেবতায় মনুষ্যত্ব আরোপ-রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর Devatai Manusatta Arop-Rabindranath


গ্রীসীয়গণ এমন অসভ্য ছিল যে, কুটুম্ব মাংস ভক্ষণ করিত, অথবা কুটুম্ব মাংস ভক্ষণ করা অন্যায় মনে করিত না? রজনী ও প্রভাত সম্বন্ধে এক সমস্যা শুনিয়াছিলাম, যে, জন্মাইয়া মাকে সন্তান খাইয়া ফেলিতেছে। উপরি-উক্ত গ্রীসীয় কাহিনীও কি সেরূপ কোনো একটা রূপকমূলক হইতে পারে না? যদি ইহা সত্য হয় যে, গ্রীসীয়গণ কুটুম্বকে ভক্ষণ করিত না ও কুটুম্ব ভক্ষণ করা পাপ মনে করিত, তবে তাহাদের দেবতাদের কেন কুটুম্ব মাংসে প্রবৃত্তি জন্মিল। যদি বল, অসভ্য অবস্থায় এককালে হয়তো গ্রীসীয়গণ আত্মীয়দিগকে উদরসাৎ করিয়া অধিকতর আত্মীয় করিত, সেই সময়েই উক্ত কাহিনীর আরম্ভ হয়—তবে, যখন সভ্য অবস্থায় গ্রীসীয়দের সে বিষয়ে মত ও আচরণ পরিবর্তিত হইল, তখন তাহাদের বিশ্বাসও পরিবর্তিত হইল না কেন?

Lautsi and Others v. Italy -ECHR 18/03/2011

Dissenting opinion-Effective protection of the rights guaranteed by Article 2 of Protocol No. 1 and Article 9 of the Convention requires States to observe the strictest denominational neutrality. This is not limited to the school curriculum, but also extends to “the school environment”. As primary and secondary schooling are compulsory, the State should not impose on pupils, against their will and without their being able to extract themselves, the symbol of a religion with which they do not identify. In doing so, the respondent Government have violated Article 2 of Protocol No. 1 and Article 9 of the Convention.

UGC NET Syllabus in Comparative Study of Religions

Comparative Study of Religions: Comparative religion is the branch of the study of religions concerned with the systematic comparison of the doctrines and practices of the world’s religions. In general the comparative study of religion yields a deeper understanding of the fundamental philosophical concerns of religion such as ethics, metaphysics and the nature and form of salvation. Studying such material is meant to give one a richer and more sophisticated understanding of human beliefs and practices regarding the sacred, numinous, spiritual and divine. In the field of comparative religion, the main world religions are generally classified as Abrahamic (aka Western Asian or Western), Dharmic (aka Indian) or Taoic (aka East Asian or Far Eastern).

Historical Matters Concerning Xinjiang : Full Text

To survive and develop, religions must adapt to their social environment. The history of religions in China shows that only by adapting themselves to the Chinese context can they be accommodated within Chinese society. The 70-year history of the PRC also shows that only by adapting to socialist society can religions in China develop soundly. We must uphold the principle of independence and self-management of China’s religious affairs, and prevent all religious tendency that seeks to divest itself of all Chinese elements.

Church and Religion

Church and Religion

Avatar- Intervention by Hindu supreme Being in a cosmic catastrophe or restoration of creation in its pure form. Abecedarian – A 16th-century sect of Anabaptists centered in Germany who had an absolute disdain […]