Consciousness News July 2021

News Links and Info on Religious and Spiritual Issues – Last Updated 31st of July 2021

What drives belief in conspiracy theories, a lack of religion or too much? New psychology research suggests that belief in pure evil can put blinders on people’s thinking
The divine Dante Are New Iranian Criminal Laws Curtailing Freedom Of Religion Or Belief?
Whakapapa: how Māori belief is helping England find team spirit Three People Believing They Were Jesus Were Once Brought Together For A Very Unethical Experiment

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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