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'This is who I am,' Kodo Nishimura says. 'I am not going to try to be something else.'
Devotees prevent authorities from arresting Phra Dhammachayo the temple s 72 year old abbot who faces allegations that he accepted embezzled funds
4th UPDATE In postings on social media Swadhin Bharat Vidhik Satyagrah s followers describe themselves as political and social revolutionaries Their demands include the abolition of elections and cheaper fuel for everyone
The INC could weather its worst crisis but may emerge a weaker institution
They re not a religion in the Philippines They re a religion in the world
The Iglesia ni Cristo stresses obedience even if it goes against your personal wishes – a strictness that a sociologist sees as part of the reason for its success