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Jahnabi Barooah

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Aspiring poet, translator and scholar of #Sanskrit and #Bengali. PhD student @UChicago. Previously at @Harvard, @HuffPostRelig & @Princeton.

15 Best Christmas Carols And Hymns Of All Time (LYRICS, VIDEOS)

huffingtonpost.com — Christmas carols and their lyrics have a rich and colorful history. For centuries, people have gathered together in villages, town squares, sheds and barns to celebrate the birth of Jesus by singing songs. Many attribute what is arguably the first Christmas hymn, Veni redemptor gentium ('O come, Redeemer of the Earth'), to St.

Do Atheists Have A Sexism Problem?

huffingtonpost.com — (RNS) Rebecca Watson meant it as a funny story, almost an aside. In a video blog, the popular skeptic blogger recalled a man following her into an empty elevator and inviting her up to his room after she spoke about feminism at a European atheist conference last June.

Linguā Latinā | Jahnabi Barooah

jahnabibarooah.wordpress.com — Salvēte! I write after immersing myself in a week of intensive lessons in Latin at the Harvard Divinity School (HDS). I'm going to start as a full-time student at HDS in the fall but no one, least of all I, could have predicted that I would choose to study Latin over the summer.

Pope Francis' First 100 days: What We've Learned So Far

huffingtonpost.com — By Alessandro Speciale Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) When Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world in February in becoming the first pope to resign in 600 years, he left behind a Roman Catholic Church weakened by scandals, beset by infighting and suffering from a general sense of isolation from the modern world.

Black Mormons See Lingering Prejudice, 35 Years After Ban On Blacks In Priesthood Was Lifted

huffingtonpost.com — SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) June 8, 1978, was a sacred, momentous event - a revelation - that catapulted Mormonism into a new era of global growth. On that day, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ended its ban on blacks in its priesthood, opening ordination to "all worthy male members," including those of African descent.

Church Of England Drops Opposition To Gay Marriage Bill

huffingtonpost.com — (RNS) Bishops in the Church of England, who had strenuously opposed a bid to allow same-sex marriage, signaled that they won't try to derail the bill after an overwhelming vote of support in the House of Lords. Church of England spokesman Steve Jenkins said that in the same way the church will eventually allow women bishops, England will eventually allow same-sex marriage.

Can A Christian Watch 'Game Of Thrones?'

huffingtonpost.com — (RNS) Is there anything morally redeeming about "Game of Thrones"? Does the hit HBO series even have a moral vision? The show is certainly entertaining, almost addictively so, and as "Games of Thrones" wraps up its third season on Sunday (June 9), the ratings reflect that popularity: a record of more than 5.5 million viewers have followed the ruthless struggles for power among the teeming clans of Westeros, the medieval-looking world created by fantasy novelist George R.R.

Catholic Leaders Urge Support For Boy Scouts After Shift On Gays

huffingtonpost.com — By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The U.S. Catholic Church's top liaison to the Boy Scouts of America is telling Catholic Scout leaders and troop sponsors that the BSA's new policy welcoming gay Scouts "is not in conflict with Catholic teaching" and they should continue to support scouting programs.

Evangelicals Launch $250,000 Immigration Campaign

huffingtonpost.com — (RNS) During the last attempt to overhaul the nation's immigration laws in 2007, the Southern Baptist Convention never fully embraced a bipartisan bill that died in the face of conservative opposition. But in a sign of how differently the 2013 immigration debate is playing out, the convention is joining other evangelical organizations in a $250,000 media blitz to push members of Congress to pass a bill.

Robert Ingersoll, America's Most Famous Forgotten Atheist

huffingtonpost.com — (RNS) Meet Robert Ingersoll, the most famous American atheist you've probably never heard of. A self-educated attorney and atheist, Ingersoll was a Victorian-era rock star who could pack theaters from Texas to New York with people who came from hundreds of miles around to hear "The Great Agnostic" lecture against religion.
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