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Earliest Jesus Depiction May Have Been Discovered In Ancient Egyptian Tomb

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 30, 2014

by  Antonia Blumberg

A team of Catalan archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be one of theearliest depictions of Jesus in an ancient tomb in Egypt.

The Archaeological Evidence For Jesus

The Archaeological Evidence For Jesus

The researchers uncovered an underground structure in a series of buried tombs that date to the 6th and 7th centuries. Among the Coptic, or early Christian, images painted on the walls was what lead researcher Josep Padró described as “the figure of a young man, with curly hair, dressed in a short tunic and with his hand raised as if giving a blessing.”

Synagogue excavated at Gamla.

Synagogue excavated at Gamla.

“We could be dealing with a very early image of Jesus Christ,” Padró told La Vanguardia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Inter-Faith Understanding Is More Important Than Ever in Leadership

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 14, 2012

By Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of Britain

The Alpha Leadership conference taking place today in London is a reminder that despite all the negative news about religion, a different face of faith is visible and real the world over. The Alpha course on leadership, which was begun under Nicky Gumbel of the Holy Trinity Church in London, has been taken by 18 million people world-wide and is all about spreading a gospel of compassion and service to others. A similar message is given out from the remarkable Rick Warren’s church in Southern California where his congregation now numbers in excess of 100,000 people and his global reach extends to every nation on earth.

But such work is not confined to the Christian religion. There are extraordinary Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist organisations that do great work and show selfless sacrifice in some of the poorest and most forgotten parts of the world. 40% of the healthcare in Africa is delivered by Faith groups, notably the Catholic Church.

When we began the Tony Blair Faith Foundation four years ago, there was a lot of scepticism as to whether there really was any interest in inter-faith understanding. Weren’t religion and religious people bound to be introspective and uninterested in the faith of others? Today we are active in 20 countries, thousands of people take part in our programmes and we have volunteers in over 140 nations. The truth is that the numbers of people who have Faith is growing, such growth is not at all limited to the developing world and it is simply impossible to comprehend politics in certain parts of the world – e.g. the Middle East – without comprehending the importance of Faith.

However, the exclusivist and sometimes hostile face of Faith cannot either be denied. There is a struggle in the world of Faith that reflects the broader struggle within society. This is a struggle between the open-minded and the closed-minded. I am a Christian and will remain so. This means that there are certain beliefs I hold dear. But I can, without reducing my Christian commitment, surely accept that someone else, brought up in a different tradition, holds a different set of beliefs, holds them as strongly as I hold mine, and I can respect that person and his/her right to believe as he/she does. In an era of globalisation, in which we are far more likely to share society together because society is becoming more diverse and the internet is creating a more global sense of community, the existence of such respect and mutual understanding becomes essential. Read the rest of this entry »

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When There Is Peace Among Religions

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 26, 2012

By Steve McSwain,  Author, Speaker, Executive Coach…and, the Voice for the Spiritual but Not Religious

 Comment: Religion is religion if it unites people, religion is not religion if it divides people and that is the politics in the name of religion because the basic of every religion is the same:

Slightly over a year ago, I picked up my iPad one morning and began drawing the image you see in this post. I named it the Unity pendant. I designed this to be a kind of “brand” for my speaking and coaching on matters related to spirituality and interfaith acceptance and cooperation — even theinterfaith comedy show a Jewish friend and a professional comedian, Mark Klein, and I have created. I have long felt that the Dalai Lama is right when he said, “When there’s peace among religions, there will be peace in the world.” I had those words inscribed on the outer rims of the pendant.

It’s true — embarrassingly true. Many of the conflicts between nations, peoples and cultures throughout history have been motivated and sustained by religion and religious differences. Virtually all religions start out well but it isn’t long before a kind of collective ego takes over and things get insane. I’ve written extensively about what goes wrong in most religions, Christianity notwithstanding, in the book, “The Enoch Factor: The Sacred Art of Knowing God“: Read the rest of this entry »

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Archbishop Of Canterbury Rowan Williams: Lord’s Prayer Should Be Taught In Schools

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 31, 2012

Yes these days discipline is lacking everywhere. Without discipline we can not think about wonderful world. And this could be helpful to be there:

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that the Lord’s Prayer should be taught in school, as a survey reveals that almost 50% less children know the Christian orison than their parents did at a similar age.

Dr Williams told the BBC that the Lord’s Prayer should be taught to children, stressing that the litany was “not a very big or complicated thing.”

“I’d like to see schools introducing children to the Lord’s Prayer, so that they know it’s there, they know what it means and why it matters and then they can make up their minds later about whether they want to use it.”

“Not that you’ve got to pray this, but that it’s something that’s really, really important to lots and lots of people, and it can change their lives.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Russia To Celebrate Anniversary Of St. Basil’s Cathedral

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 11, 2011

Very rich history!
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World’s Muslim Population Expected To Grow Twice As Fast As Non-Muslims In 20 Years: Report

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 27, 2011

Really? What will happen that time then?
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40 Percent Of Americans Still Believe In Creationism

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 21, 2010

Really? If I will pass this news to the people in the remote area of my country, even they could be surprised.
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Bhutanese national of Nepali origin sentenced for screening movies on Christianity

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 20, 2010


A Bhutanese court has slapped a three-year jail-term to one of its citizens of Nepali origin on charge of attempting to promote civil unrest by screening movies on Christianity.

Prem Singh Gurung, 40, was convicted by Gelephu Dungkhag Court on October 6 for screening movies on Christianity in Gongaon and Simkharka villages, Bhutan’s national daily Kuensel reported.

He was arrested on May 21 by Bhutanese police based on complaints filed by the villagers.

The villagers said, Gurung invited them saying he would show some Nepali movies, but showed movies on Christianity in between.

Both the villages are at least a day’s walk from the nearest motorable road and do not have electricity. Gurung is said to have carried projector and generator to the villages to screen the movies.

The news became public late as Bhutanese authorities did not want to reveal the case.


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Quran Burning CANCELED: Dove World Outreach’s Terry Jones Drops Offending ‘Stunt’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 9, 2010

By burning Quran, problem will not be sorted out. Problem will be sorted out by creating environment to shake hands wholeheartedly.
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World’s Most Stunning Cathedrals & Basilicas (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 16, 2010

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Mathematics and the Religious Impulse

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 9, 2010

Huffington Post By Karl Giberson, Ph.D

The most trivial part of the relationship between science and religion, and yet one that generates lots of debate, is the simple question of compatibility: Can they co-exist? I have written a bit about this, but I have to confess that this question is boring. Establishing that two things can exist at the same time is not an engaging enterprise, because it leaves unanswered the question of whether either of those things should exist at all. Pornography, as we know, is compatible with unbridled free enterprise (yawn). But should either, or both, of those things exist? Now that is a real question. Read the rest of this entry »

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The End of Times: Do Scientists and Fundamentalists Concur?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 8, 2010

Now be careful. Do not do any sin.
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