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Tenkawa Shrine and World Religious Conference (2)

Vol. 47 – Tenkawa Shrine and World Religious Conference (2) The Tennkawa shrine was established in the Hakuho period created by Emperor Temmu. Below is a story from Mr. Mikinosuke Kakisaka of Tenkawa Shrine, head abbot. (About 2,700 years ago, the first emperor, Jimmu pray in front of the rock ‘Kannabi” at Tennkawa’s “Manai” and made […]

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Parliament of the World’s Religions

Vol. 46 Although I have been experiencing extraordinarily various experiences in my life so far, I was truly amazed by the following experience. There is a conference called “Parliament of the World’s Religions” founded in 1970. Representatives from various religions from all over the world join the international non-governmental organization (NGO), and to aim at […]

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New Census Data Show US Becoming More Diverse

New York, N.Y. All races and ethnic groups grew in the U.S. over the last year, but the Asian and Hispanic populations continued to be the fastest-growing, according to the annual count released Thursday by the Census Bureau. The census reports that across all races and ethnic groups, the non-Hispanic white population grew the slowest. […]

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Elephants Kneel to Pay Respect to Late Thai King Bhumibol

Bangkok, Thailand Eleven elephants from Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya knelt in respect for the country’s late king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, during a procession in Bangkok on Tuesday.                                                           […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 19, 2016

World Heritage Site Le Morne Cultural Landscape in Mauritius   New York, NY: Secretary-General visited two UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage sites linked to the history of slavery in Mauritius: Aapravasi Ghat, which testifies to indentured servitude in the 19th century, and Le Morne Cultural Landscape, where runaway slaves formed small […]

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Protecting Cultural Heritage from Combatants and the Universal Values

New York, N.Y. Safeguarding cultural property that combatants aim to damage encompasses part of larger endeavours to defend human rights and universal values, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling on the international community to intensify efforts to protect such treasures and end their illicit trafficking. Residents of Timbuktu pass by Djingareyber Mosque, one […]

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In a Perfect World, There Will Always Be Lindos

Word handed down by our tireless leader, Greta, was that we must leave the elegant and endlessly accommodating Rodos Palace early for our day in Lindos, an hour’s drive down the coast, if we hoped to beat the heat. What she didn’t warn us was that it isn’t just the heat you need to handle, […]

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New York Pride March Celebrates Life, Mourns Loss in Orlando

New York, N.Y. “We are Orlando!” exclaimed the master of ceremonies, draped in U.S. stars and stripes, at the start of New York’s 46th annual Pride march. NYC Pride Parade 2016. Photo: Valentine Camano/J. Luce Foundation. The LGBT celebration, which extended more than 30 blocks along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue Sunday, attracted a record breaking 32,000 marchers, […]

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