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  • Issues of trust, mistrust define society: Column 17 Aug 2019 22:39 Quincy Valley Post Register By Rich Elfers Trust: “Firm belief in the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing; confidence or reliance. The condition and resulting obligation of having confidence placed in one.” (Wordnik.com) Trust is what makes societies function …
  • Godparents have come a long way since ancient Christian times 17 Aug 2019 22:09 Australian Broadcasting Corporation Posted August 18, 2019 08:00:00 When Sam Carmody was asked to be a godfather to his sister's son, he was "very touched", if a little confused about what the role would involve. Despite "quite a Catholic upbringing", Mr Carmody — who …
  • Danny McBride hopes ‘Righteous Gemstones’ has a prayer 17 Aug 2019 21:46 Pocono Record Online Danny McBride doesn’t mind doing the heavy comedy lifting when he’s creating TV shows like “Eastbound & Down” or “Vice Principals.” The approach has worked; both productions found success. Things are a little different with McBride’s latest creation, …
  • Vocational Education and Training in Xinjiang 17 Aug 2019 20:56 Afghanistan Times The State Council Information Office of  the People’s Republic of China August 2019 Contents Preface I. Urgent Needs for Education and Training II. Law-Based Education and Training III. Content of Education and Training IV. Protection of Trainees’ Basic …
  • Inside Track: Savarkar No RSS Fan 17 Aug 2019 20:06 Indian Express The radical reformist Savarkar and RSS chief M S Golwalkar never really got along. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is today venerated as the father of Hindutva by the Sangh Parivar. They seem unaware that some of Savarkar’s beliefs fly in the face “of …
  • Hindutva incursion in akharas, Nagas last men standing 17 Aug 2019 20:03 Deccan Chronicle Ascetic Games is an in-depth look into the world of Hinduism’s most flamboyant “holy men”, the Naga Sadhus. They are integral to the Kumbh gatherings. They provide spectacle and inspire awe, with their nudity, their dreadlocks, their ash-covered bodies. …
  • New Canaan’s Grounded Meditation ushers students into inner peace 17 Aug 2019 18:54 Fairfield County Business Journal Diane Nickelberg at Grounded Meditation in New Canaan. Photo by Phil Hall When Diane Nickelberg was planning to open a meditation center, she realized some of her prospective students were aware of the practice without actually knowing what it entailed. “ …
  • Church attendance linked to Black male obesity 17 Aug 2019 17:27 Florida Courier DURHAM, N.C. – Church might be good for the soul, but it can be bad for one’s waistline, says a new report from Duke University.  Research from Duke’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center for Social Equity shows that Black men attending church almost daily were …
  • A Summer Camp on the Border, Where the Border Crisis Feels Far Away 17 Aug 2019 17:12 International Herald Tribune EDINBURG, Tex. — The Hawks wore blue. The Foxes were in green. The teams gathered outside in the pit, in the shade beneath a collection of trees. The dust was soon flying in a game of gaga ball, a summer camp staple that is a fast-paced, low-slung version …
  • A revealing look at America’s most controversial charter school system 17 Aug 2019 16:46 The Washington Post Success Academy Charter Schools are both the highest-performing and most criticized educational institutions in New York, and probably the country. They have suffered some media hits, such as a video of one of their teachers ripping up a student’s math …