News & Submissions 11/11/2009

November 11th, 2009 by sivodd

Herbalists call for legal remedy to protect traditional medicines
MEDICAL herbalists say their profession is under threat and they will no longer be able to prescribe traditional remedies such as St John’s Wort unless urgent action is taken by the UK government to regulate the sector. Read full story from news.scotsman.com

A living God cries after visiting Tawang and seeing first hand how the Chinese militia massacred the Tibetans – can India rescue Tibet from Chinese communists?

Tibetan spiritual leader, the living God Dalai lama sadly speaks about his ”dharma”, his escape from Tibet 50 years ago and the warm welcome he received in India. He came, he saw, he wept for all Tibetans. No one is there to rescue the Tibetans from the dark forces of communist China and its militia. Read full story from indiadaily.com

Uganda: Man Killed Over Sorcery
Police in Mbale are hunting for assailants who beheaded a 67-year-old man over witchcraft. John Wamb, was beheaded on Wednesday and his body dumped in a cassava plantation about 200 metres from his home in Marare village, Bungokho Sub-county. Read full story from allafrica.com

The leavening of diversity strengthens our military
Today, Veterans Day, we pause to honor those who have served our nation, in peacetime and in the crucible of war. Read full story from enidnews.com

Psychics Find Skeletal Remains In 100-Year-Old Mansion
But now, the historic Brooke County mansion is at the center of a police and paranormal investigation after skeletal remains were found hidden in a wall. Read full story from wtov9.com

Apology by heathen pol
Facing a storm of criticism, a newly minted city councilman who practices a “neo-heathen” religion apologized for how he characterized Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations as he discussed animal sacrifices in his own faith. Read full story from nypost.com

Judge Nixes S.C. License Plate with Cross
(AP)  A federal judge ruled Tuesday that South Carolina can’t issue license plates showing the image of a cross in front of a stained glass window along with the phrase “I Believe.” Read full story from cbsnews.com

Non-Christians focus on secular side of Christmas
Many of us have undoubtedly heard someone urging folks to tone down the commercialism of the holiday season and “keep Christ in Christmas.” Read full story from siouxcityjournal.com

NCAI resolutions focus on health care
PALM SPRINGS, Calif – An 18-page document reaffirming the nation-to-nation relationship in preparation for President Barack Obama’s historic first summit with tribal leaders was the longest and most detailed resolution passed at the National Congress of American Indians annual meeting in October, but it was only one of dozens of important issues the organization addressed. Read full story from indiancountrytoday.com

Non-Christian harassed at Purvis High
When 17-year-old Shaun Derusha informed his mother that he would be unable to return to Purvis High School until she met with his principal, Denise DeSadier thought he was joking. Read full story from studentprintz.com

Twelve Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Pagans
Pagans are among the newest and oldest of religions. The earliest Pagans were among the hunting and gathering peoples at the dawn of history, while today’s NeoPagans arose within the modern world and work within cutting edge businesses and sciences. If what you think you know about Pagans stems from Hollywood, sermons, or fragmentary news reports, most of what you know is probably wrong. With that in mind, here are twelve things most people don’t know about Pagans. Read frull story from beliefnet.com

Back to the Good Ol’ Days of Paganism?
When all is said and done, I think we might have been better off if the great monotheistic religions—Islam, Judaism and Christianity—had never gotten off the ground. Beautifully lucid and full of solace as the idea of one, just God is, imagine for a moment if history had gone a different way, and we’d all remained pagans of, say, the Greek sort. Read full story from firstthings.com

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