Scriptural Reasoning (SR) is a tool for inter-faith dialogue whereby people of different faiths come together to read and reflect on their scriptures. Unlike some forms of inter-faith engagement, it is not about seeking agreement but rather exploring the texts and their possible interpretations across faith boundaries, and learning to ‘disagree better’. The result is often a deeper understanding of others and ones own scriptures, as well as the development of strong bonds across faith communities. SR is now practised globally, including in places affected by religion-related tensions and conflict.
A sports piece about a Muslim woman who does things. This is a surprise to some people.
According to a United Nations panel, more than one million Uighurs and other Muslims are held in what rights groups and activists call mass detention centres in the remote western region - a charge denied by Beijing. Over one million Muslims are in concentration camps to brainwash them of their culture and religion. This whole project of ethnic cleansing by the Chinese government is only possible with the silence and complicity of Islamophobic Western governments.
New Zealand has banned military-style semiautomatic weapons and assault rifles, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday, just six days after attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that left 50 people dead. Well, that was fast.
The FBIs main suspect, an African-American security guard named Gerald Wallace, had already admitted he was the one who called a Miami-area mosque to declare, "Im gonna kill you," but investigators were still shocked by what they found on Wallaces phone during their interview with him two years ago.
Wallace – a 35-year-old black man – had called the Ku Klux Klan over and over again because, he told investigators, "I do like what theyre saying."
In America, satire satirize satire.
Music has the power to transform. Lift the spirit. Build connections. Heal. Music can be a greater anxiety-reducer and help people cope with pain more than medication in some cases.
The strange class of materials known as quasicrystals has a new member. Researchers from Brown University describe a quasicrystalline superlattice that self-assembles from a single type of nanoparticle building blocks. This is the first definitive observation of a quasicrystalline superlattice formed from a single component.
Scientists have shown that their pioneering single atom technology can be adapted to building 3D silicon quantum chips -- with precise interlayer alignment and highly accurate measurement of spin states. The 3D architecture is considered a major step in the development of a blueprint to build a large-scale quantum computer.
An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.
Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, University of Michigan researchers have shown.
A federal judge recently approved a $1 billion lawsuit against Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY.N) and the Rockefeller Foundation. The lawsuit is seeking restitution for victims who were intentionally infected with syphilis during government experiments in Guatemala during the 1940s.
Oud is a resinous heartwood from the aquilaria species, an evergreen in the Thymelaeaceae family native to South East Asia. The heartwood is harvested and used for medicinal and perfumery purposes, many of a traditional or religious nature. The resinous heartwood only occurs in certain trees as a result of a fungal infection due to wounding. Only the aquilaria trees with this infection actually have the aloeswood. Other common English names for oud are aloeswood, calambac, agarwood, gaharu, and eagleswood.
For all your oud needs. I completely dig the oud oil.
[quote] (E)ach sufficiently dense, compact object in space generates an invisible sphere around it which determines how the laws of physics behave with growing distance. This sphere is a theoretical concept to help us understand the difference between small and big scales, rather than an actual physical membrane.
According to our theory, within this bubble the laws of ordinary Newtonian gravity that we see in our solar system hold for objects interacting with the massive body at the centre. Outside the bubble, the theory suggests that the gravitational pull by the central object can be significantly enhanced – even though there is not more mass present.
The bubble size would be proportional to the mass of the central object.
To our big surprise, our theory allowed us to explain the stellar velocities in galaxies a lot better than with Einstein’s general relativity, which allows for dark matter to exist. So there may actually be less mysterious dark matter out there than we think – and maybe even none at all. [/quote]
Senator Michael Bennet, of Colorado, has held his seat since 2009 and is possibly best known for not talking much. But Ted Cruz just set him off.
Quote: We may finally have found the long-elusive cause of Alzheimer’s disease: Porphyromonas gingivalis, the key bacteria in chronic gum disease. ... the good news is that a drug that blocks the main toxins of P. gingivalis is entering major clinical trials this year, and research ... shows it might stop and even reverse Alzheimer’s.