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By John T. Hatfield, Benjamin J. Hubbard, James A. Santucci

At the present time, with all the controversies surrounding faith within the colleges and within the public sphere, it will look extra vital than ever that lecturers and librarians have a short resource to brand new, right, impartial details to offer to buyers and scholars and to notify their lecture room practices. The authors of this booklet (all are or were professors of faith at quite a few popular universities) do exactly that. utilizing this dictionary of faith and tradition, instructor may have entry to the knowledge they should construct impartial classrooms.The concept for this e-book got here out of the event of training school room academics in public colleges as they attempted to construct lecture room environments grounded in admire for the various cultures and religions represented. In his foreword for the ebook, institution administrator, David Hubbard discusses the necessity to improve the knowledgeable eye in educators so we can see their school rooms from the point of view of individuals from all spiritual ideals. The e-book is prepared to hide such a lot all the identified (and little recognized) religions in the USA from the Bahai religion to Zoroastrianism. every one part covers themes: Origins, ideals, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, major Subgroups, universal Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, school room issues, inhabitants facts and additional Readings in addition to noting present web content addresses if to be had. even though there are various courses to religions in the United States, this ebook has the original area of interest of taking a look at each one faith because it may possibly have an effect on instructor perform in the school room and different pupil groups-thus its entice public and college libraries in addition to school room academics and different formative years leaders.

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E. Most prominent are the Wisdom Sûtras, of which there are longer and shorter versions (including the Diamond and Heart Sûtras), the Lotus Sûtra, and the Pure Land Sûtras, to name just a few. E. onward. Practices Buddhism began as a practice designed to overcome any opinion or emotional state that bound one to this world of suffering. Meditation (see "Beliefs" above), in which the mind is in a calm, observant state, is the principal practice of the majority of Buddhists. Not every Buddhist school practices meditation, however.

3 percent refused to answer. Some scholars have raised questions about the accuracy of the survey results as they apply to the non-Christian religions. For example, Kosmin and Lachman report that there are 527,000 adult Muslims in the United States. Even if we double this number to account for Muslim children, the number of Muslims would be far less than the total reported by Muslim researchers. Some of these scholars have theorized that Muslims contacted in the survey either listed themselves as Christians or refused to answer because of their minority status and the strong anti-Muslim sentiments in this country.

Usually, lanterns are placed on small boats and set adrift on a river or other body of water. New Year's Day. A celebration by Buddhists in the Chinese, Vietnamese, and, in part, Korean communities. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the celebration takes place around February. Sri Lankans, Thais, Laotians, Burmese, and Cambodians celebrate the new year according to a different calendar, generally on the 13th or 14th of April. This day is considered a good time to perform acts of merit. Page 9 Main Subgroups Preliminary Remarks Buddhism today is generally identified according to three traditions or yâna (vehicles): Theravâda, 2 Mahâyâna, and Vajrayâna.

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