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A Thousand Buddhas

The vast region of Central Asia, stretching from the Caspian Sea to central China, has always been one of the most mysterious and tempting corners of the world. It is this huge territory that became known as the Silk Road — an extensive network of trade routes between East and West that lured merchants with the fat profits to be made. The Silk Road influenced the history of the world and produced numerous artifacts, a vast collection of which is now on display at the State Hermitage Museum in an exhibition entitled “The Caves of A Thousand Buddhas: Russian exhibitions on the Silk Road.”

Dalai Lama To Speak At Gillette Stadium, Foxboro MA, In May

The spiritual leader of Tibet and Nobel Peace Laureate will host two talks on Saturday, May 2. A ticket will get you into both talks. The Morning talk will be an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. The second talk will be on “A Path to Peace and Happiness.”

Dobson resigns as chairman of Focus on the Family

Dobson, 72, will continue to host Focus on the Family’s flagship radio program, write a monthly newsletter and speak out on moral issues…

Obama administration moves to rescind abortion rule

Seven states, including California, Illinois and Connecticut, as well as two family planning groups, have filed lawsuits challenging the Bush rule, arguing that it sacrifices the health of patients to religious beliefs of medical providers.

Italy hands over church to Russia

President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia traveled to the southern Italian city of Bari for the hand-over ceremony later Sunday, which aims to boost ties between the two countries and improve often-tense Roman Catholic-Russian Orthodox relations.

Russia built the church in the early 20th century to welcome its pilgrims who traveled to Bari to pray near the relics of Nicholas of Myra, a fourth-century saint associated with Christmas and much revered by Russian Orthodox faithful. …

Author: Bill

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