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Trump Cannot Define Us With a Hyphen

Jim Moore | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Jim Moore

I watched the Clinton and the Trump speeches on Friday, June 11. Clinton at Planned Parenthood, Trump at the Faith and Freedom conference. Both in DC....

Suwa Shrine in Kobe, Japan

Jacqueline Hadel | Posted 04.08.2016 | Travel
Jacqueline Hadel

First gate to walk past. Torii. A traditional Japanese gate serving as the entrance to a Shinto shrine or any Japanese Buddhist temples. For the Japa...

12 Spiritual Rituals That Honor The Arrival Of A New Baby

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.07.2016 | Religion

The birth of a child can be an auspicious and sacred time for a family. Beliefs and rituals surrounding this important rite of passage vary from cultu...

Travel The Fiery Red-Orange Halls Of Fushimi Inari-Taisha

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion

When January rolls around, thousands of believers travel to the Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine in Kyoto, Japan to pray for good fortune in the New Year. ...

Harajuku's Magic Wishing Well Draws Crowds Rain or Shine

Gail Nakada | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Beautiful Meiji Shrine is already on most tour itineraries. The perfect stop before or after a ramble through Harajuku. Two very different -- but always compatible -- sides of this culture.

Faith As Inoculation At Tokyo's Health Temples

Gail Nakada | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Koganji has been drawing hopeful health seekers to Sugamo since 1656. Believers come to pray to the powerful Togenuki Jizo statue.

Mount Kōya: One Of Japan's Enduring Sacred Mountains

Ethan Lindsay | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Ethan Lindsay

These narratives imbue Mount Kōya with a profound sanctity, a serenity that one finds at a sacred site believed to be inhabited by miracle-working saints and resident deities.

Seeking Enlightenment From Spirits And Forests In Japan

Katherine Marshall | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The hope is that, listening to such wisdom can point toward ways to confront the threats that face our forests and our environment and give us the wisdom and determination to act upon them.

Japanese Look To Ancient Traditions For Strength

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Cathy Lynn Grossman USA Today (RNS) When uncounted thousands have died in a disaster such as last week's earthquake and tsunami, where will the Ja...

How Japan's Religions Confront Tragedy

CNN Belief Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Proud of their secular society, most Japanese aren't religious in the way Americans are: They tend not to identify with a single tradition nor study r...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Babies and Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Sorta weird how this became the globe-trotter episode. I'd seen Babies a few weeks ago and was going to go with it as the sole focus of the show, then...


Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Heaven, may I be a Yurikamome amid Chrysanthemum flowers at Gion Matsori? High over Yasaka, show me a bird's eye view of Kannon, the god of mercy Bo...

One Nation Under Democracy

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael DeJong

One might have thought that Obama would slant more towards the Constitutional First Amendment of Separation of Church and State, and forgo the tradition of "Prayer Breakfasts."