Consciousness News July 2021

News Links and Info on Religious and Spiritual Issues – July 2021 (updated weekly)

Indian Hindus turn to honoring ‘corona goddess’ to quell pandemic Most Indians, including most Hindus, do not practice yoga
PRRI Census of American Religion maps changing religious identities in U.S. Former employee sues Liberty University for discrimination based on sex, religion, race
WILL WE SOON BE ABLE TO TEST THEORIES OF CONSCIOUSNESS? How this reunited Dundee interfaith group is working to end religious prejudice

Former Redditch Mayor’s book ‘Wicca and Spells Made Simple’ makes top 100 Meet Alachua’s Resident Horse Riding Teacher and Wiccan Priestess
Big Sur fire 87% contained, state parks and Buddhist monastery spared UCSB Takes on Noble Task of Helping to Translate Vast Tibetan Buddhist Canon
Siberian Baroque: 10 beautiful churches in which Orthodoxy meets Buddhism Hindus, Christians being forcibly converted in Pakistan’s Sindh: US lawmaker

Belinda Carlisle on punk, cocaine, body image and Buddhism: ‘I was born a little bit of a rebel’ Zen for Daily Living: Cognitive psychology and Buddhism
Increase In Hate Speech, Propaganda Against Baha’is in Iran: Indian Bahai Body The Right Chemistry: John Dee mixed science and the occult
Mainers’ connection with nature is fueling an increased interest in witchcraft Thai Catholics and Buddhists strengthen ties

Is Your Faith in God or Government? Politics Becoming the New Religion in America The number of religious Americans has been declining for decades, but a new study suggests that trend is stalling
Religion at the Supreme Court: What happened this year and what’s coming next? A horn-wearing ‘shaman.’ A cowboy evangelist. For some, the Capitol attack was a kind of Christian revolt.
ON RELIGION: Supreme Court punts, again, on major religious liberty case Cardinal Cupich highlights the role of religion in American democracy

Americans are as divided as ever, and religion is the wedge Scientists pinpoint brain circuit for spirituality
Researchers identify brain circuit for spirituality and religiosity Survey shows youths give less importance to religion, people open to online methods of worship
GOP’s shameless use of religion Supreme Court sides with Amish who argued septic systems violate their religious beliefs

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