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Reflections on the Purpose of Life: Catholic theologian Fr. Sebastian Athappilly

Fr. Sebastian Athappilly (b. 1949) is an Indian Catholic priest and theologian. He is a member of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), a Catholic religious congregation. He studied Philosophy (Bachelor’s and Master’s) from Jnana Deepa Vidya Pitha, Pune and Theology (Bachelor’s from the Pontifical Athenaeum Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram [DVK], Bangalore, and Master’s and Doctorate from the Austrian University of …

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The Dalai Lama ‘s Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, noted Buddhist spiritual guide, is one of the most widely-respected voices today for global peace and interfaith understanding. In this book, he makes a passionate appeal to the world for peace at a time of serious and seemingly constantly-multiplying conflicts. The peace that the Dalai Lama calls for is rooted in a secular ethics …

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For 26 yrs, Muslims have taken care of this temple

MUZAFFARNAGAR: About a kilometre into the road that leads to Laddhewala in Muzaffarnagar city, a dirty signpost welcomes visitors to this small, nondescript locality. The lanes soon start getting narrower, about 4-foot-wide, between rows of concrete houses. In one sleepy corner of an alleyway, cramped between two buildings, is a solitary temple left behind by its Hindu households sometime in …

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