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Testing the Fates at Chao-Tian Temple in Beigang, Taiwan

Rachel Chang | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Rachel Chang

I looked down at the two wooden objects on the concrete floor, baffled. "See? They're smiling at you," my grandma said. It wasn't until years later when I that I stopped by the Chao-Tian Temple (also called Matzu Temple) and tried to understand the significance of the block throwing.

Bubble Watch: Who Will Get Final NCAA Spots?

Posted 03.17.2013 | Sports

For better or worse, there's still time for teams to secure a bid in the NCAA Tournament. Given the limitations of the field of 68, however, every spo...

Houses of Worship in New York City

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York

Just as New York has an abundance of cultural events, it has an extraordinary range of spaces to accommodate them--many of which are houses of worship.

Bubble Watch: Kentucky, Virginia Among Teams With Work To Do

Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports

With the NCAA Tournament's dance card filling up, college basketball teams still on the bubble are running out of time to bolster their claims for a s...

What Would Jesus Have On His iPod?

Harris Silver | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Harris Silver

While I always thought it was preposterous to ask what would Jesus drive, it does seem reasonable to ask what would Jesus listen to -- which is what Hillel Tigay asked when he started on a journey to create a modern album of ancient music

Slurping Kitten Teaches Kids About Forgiveness

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 12.22.2012 | Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer

This year, my son learned more than he ever has about what it means to seek forgiveness after he does something wrong.

What Michele Bachmann Said at the Temple

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Michele Bachmann recently visited a Chicago synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur. Her unwanted presence there drove many attendees to leave, and to later donate to her opponent in the Congressional race in Minnesota. Here are a few things she said that pissed them off:

Buddha Doodle -- 'Temple'

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.23.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Whose House Are You Building? The Message of Haggai

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Maybe "success" in a church is a lot less about how many people are in the pews on Sunday morning and a lot more about how many people in the community find sacred space within the church's everyday life.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Must-Sees In Myanmar

Kensington Tours | Posted 07.30.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Don't be surprised if monks and nuns share the same status as rock-stars and celebrities -- it is truly unlike any place you know!

Buddhist Monk Accused In Alabama Temple Killing

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion

A Buddhist monk has been charged with beating to death the head monk of his temple. According to NBC-affiliate WTVA, Vern Phdsamay, 32, was arrest...

Honoring W.E.B. Du Bois 2012

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 06.24.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

The Board of Trustees at the University of Pennsylvania appointed Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies on February 17th 2012. This short video captures the day's activities.

Promises Made In Secret

Samuel Brown | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
Samuel Brown

In general terms, secrecy can suggest bad motives or suppressed scandal, but we must simultaneously recognize that there are times and places where respectful silence is still appropriate.

The Hidden Pleasures Of Guangdong

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.30.2012 | Travel
Arthur Rosenfeld

Somehow, perhaps alchemically, my Taoist persuasion connected me to a unique subset of Chinese culture, opened secrets of the city and beguiled me with the charms of surrounding Guangdong, a province that most tourists, drawn to the more frequently-visited tourist areas in China's northern throw, never see.

LIVE: Late Friday NCAA Action

Posted 03.16.2012 | Sports

With No. 15 Norfolk State knocking off No. 2 Missouri on Friday afternoon, all the favored teams on the NCAA Tournament schedule for Friday night are ...

One American Mosque: Two Crazy Acts

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

There is a bright line distinction, though, between both crazy acts: one is driven by knowledge and love, while the other by ignorance at best, and hatred at worse.

The Neck And The Site Of The Temple

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 04.03.2012 | Religion
Kevin Bermeister

In the time it takes for the brain's signals to pass through the neck's constricted channel, Jewish mystics identify that the transference of a thought into its physical interpretation occurs.

Lao Buddhist Temple of Colorado Needs Help to Rebuild After Devastating Fire

Gil Asakawa | Posted 02.06.2012 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

Colorado's Laotian community woke up on Monday to a terrible tragedy: The Lao Buddhist Temple of Colorado was burning down, the flames and smoke engulfing the building in less than half an hour.

PHOTOS: Wild Monkeys Get Their Own Buffet

Posted 11.29.2011 | Weird News

The Monkey Buffet Festival, held each year in Lopburi, Thailand, is meant to promote tourism in the area and to give the local monkey population somet...

Wall Street Protest, Circa 1967

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Abbie Hoffman's merry band of pranksters took a tour of the NYSE on August 24, 1967. The tour ended at a gallery overlooking the trading floor. Hoffman and his friends rushed to the railing, and began throwing money onto the heads of the traders below.

Thailand : Buddha's Animal Kingdom

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.19.2011 | Travel
Wendy Diamond

"All living things fear being beaten with clubs. All living things fear being put to death. Putting oneself in the place of the other, let no one kill...

Mongolia's Beauty

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Howard Steven Friedman

2011-06-22-Screenshot20110622at2.17.16PM.pngDuring my brief visit to Mongolia, I was able to visit some of the museums, temples, architectural sites as well as take a few trips to the countryside. Please enjoy the pictures.

Making New Friends at the Indian Rat Temple

Alex Budak | Posted 08.14.2011 | Travel
Alex Budak

The Karni Mata Temple is a beautiful marble temple, but upon arriving and removing one's shoes, the carving on the doors make it clear that this is no ordinary Hindu temple.

Hindu Women: Hear Them Roar

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

Women throughout Hindu history have demonstrated their ability to stand up to the status quo, to right wrongs, or to simply lead the way, and have done so with elegance and humility.

Taiwan's Beauty: Part 2

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Howard Steven Friedman

2011-03-18-taiwan.jpgThis set includes many photos from the eastern part of the island including their mountains, hot springs, fish markets as well as a few more of their interesting warning signs.