Sunday reflection with Fr. Robin Gibbons – October 3, 2021

Twenty-seventh Sunday in ordinary time – In my youth the issue of divorce was still a very controversial issue, being a Catholic and a priest, I was expected to answer questions regarding pastoral care, indicating the party line when asked about it. teaching of the Church, but then showing pastoral support and concern for something that more often than not …

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Guest column | Mahatma Gandhi: a leader for the ages

As an Indian in a foreign land, I would inevitably be asked, “Have you heard of Gandhi? Do you know it ? No matter where I was – Brazil, Colombia or Ecuador – everyone was in awe of him. Of course, as an Indian, I was well acquainted with the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the struggle for the freedom …

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26th GCM kicks off in Clement Town, hosts lose 4-2 to Shimla FC

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMHALA, October 2: The eagerly awaited 26e Gyalyum Chemo Memorial Gold Cup (GCMGC) 2021 kicked off on Friday with the opener played between host Dhondupling FC and Shimla United, the first losing the game 2-4. The Tibetan National Sports Association (TNSA) will lead the 12-day tournament among ten teams from India and Nepal divided into two groups …

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Dalai Lama-inspired Himalayan cafe in Scotland hits fundraising goal

Nothing is permanent, therefore everything is precious. Here is a selection of some events, ephemeral or not, in the Buddhist world this week Edinburgh’s Dalai Lama Inspired ‘Himalaya Café’ Survives by Reaching Fundraising Goal The Himalayan Café in Edinburgh, Scotland recently avoided closure thanks to a fundraising campaign started by its owner, Reka Gawa. Daughter of Tibetan refugees, Gawa was …

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A comparative analysis of the influence of contraceptive use and fertility desire on the length of the second birth interval in four countries in sub-Saharan Africa | BMC Women’s Health

Design and implementation of the study Surveys (DHS) conducted in four sub-Saharan African countries: DR Congo DHS (2013/14 DRCDHS), Ethiopia DHS (2016 EDHS), Nigeria DHS (2018 NDHS), South Africa DHS (2016 SADHS). DHS is cross-sectional in design and provides population-based health indicators to help policy makers and program managers design and evaluate programs and strategies to improve the health of …

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Swastika graffiti found in Manistee, Michigan

Swastikas have been found with graffiti in the town of Manistee, in the US state of Michigan, according to the Manistee News Lawyer earlier this week. The report came a week after the same symbol, widely associated with Nazi Germany, was found painted on roads in neighboring Filer township. “My husband and I have removed several swastikas from the Riverwalk …

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Report – Radio Free Asia

China’s claims that Beijing’s 70-year rule has improved the lives of Tibetans and that Tibet has always belonged to China distort current realities and ignore historical facts, the Tibetan government-in-exile based in China said this week. India in a new report. In a report released Thursday, a day before the Chinese National Day of October 1, the India-based Tibetan Central …

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Eriko Tsogo and his family bring Mongolia to Meow Wolf

Eriko Tsogo as his alter ego, Bounce Back Qween. Photo by Sarah Banks Compass The artist team built the “Mongovoo Temple,” a synthesis of Mongolian culture and religion, in Meow Wolf’s new permanent exhibition in Denver. By Angela Ufheil 5280 October 2021 Eriko Tsogo often recounts his father’s artistic career in Mongolia. Tsogtsaikhan “Tsogo” Mijid’s enthusiasm for experimental and expressionist …

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Religious exemptions from COVID vaccine increase in CT hospitals, officials say

At Bristol Health, a small independent health system with 1,800 employees, 98% of workers were vaccinated by the September 15 deadline. But while the hospital’s mandate to get vaccinated against COVID has pushed the majority of unvaccinated people to get vaccinated, it has also resulted in an increase in the number of workers enjoying religious exemptions. Bristol this year approved …

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