Posts Tagged ‘ceremonies’

The Queen’s funeral: following in a long tradition of state ceremonies

Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey in London will be attended by royalty, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world. London’s police force says the event will be the biggest security operation it has ever undertaken. But how will the funerals of other world leaders compare to that of Britain’s longest-serving […]

Gay Swedish Priest Vows to Stop Performing Marriage Ceremonies For Straight Couples

The LA County Department of Public Health responded to criticism of the maskless Emmys by claiming the rules didn’t apply because it was a television production event – despite the fact that workers were still made to wear masks. There was uproar on Sunday as celebrities packed themselves into the Event Deck at LA Live […]

Columbia University hosting 6 separate graduation ceremonies based on income level, race, ethnicities

Columbia University is planning to hold six additional graduation ceremonies for students according to their race and other aspects of how they identify. The New York City school’s website details graduation ceremonies for Native, Asian, “Latinx” and Black students taking place for Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies and Barnard College at the end of April. Another dubbed “FLI Graduation” is for “first generation and/or […]

Bethlehem health chief calls to cancel Christmas ceremonies amid COVID spike

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Photos: Public Iftar ceremonies in Ramadan

ISNA | Ahmad Zohrabi: During the holy month of Ramadan, observant Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. After evening call for prayer, some break their fast during public Iftar banquets held every night in the mosques, parks, and many charity centers.     Source Article from

Understanding the Dieta Protocol for Participating in Ayahuasca Ceremonies

Dylan Charles, EditorWaking Times  Many people are finding their way to the Amazon to experience plant medicine ceremonies, or are finding local events hosted by traveling shamans and facilitators. As shamanic medicine traditions morph into newer westernized versions, much of the esoteric and important cultural knowledge about how best to prepare for and receive […]

Photos: Muharram mourning ceremonies in Iran’s northern historical village

ISNA l Ashkan Shabani, Sajjad Yousefi, Mehdi Motamed & Mona Hoobehfekr: Millions of Shia Muslims across Iran, including Masouleh in Iran’s northern Gilan province, are mourning the anniversary of martyrdom of the third Imam, Hussein bin Ali (AS), and his companions in the 680 AD Battle of Karbala.   Source Article from

Photos: Muharram mourning ceremonies in Tehran

Tasnim | Mohammad Hassan Aslani: Millions of Shia Muslims across Iran, including Tehran, are mourning the anniversary of martyrdom of the third Imam, Hussein bin Ali (AS), and his companions in the 680 AD Battle of Karbala.   Source Article from

After mob attacks alternative Memorial Day ceremonies, Israeli education minister criticizes ceremonies not mob

Alternative Memorial Day ceremonies in Israel joining both Israelis and Palestinians have been assaulted by angry mobs – and the government is rather silent. And when Education Minister Bennett opens his mouth about it, it’s no better. Memorial Day in Israel, which occurred last Sunday, is officially known as ‘Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel […]

Thai AirAsia X begins direct flights to Tehran

An inaugural flight, serviced by an Airbus A330-300, was launched directly between Tehran and Bangkok on June 22, Nadda Buransiri, CEO of Thai AirAsia X, said, Newswit website reported. The flight was operated between Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport and Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport. Thai AirAsia X now flies to Tehran 3 times a […]

White House: Obama aide won’t testify on Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a senior adviser to President Barack Obama won’t testify before a House committee about how he promoted the Iran nuclear deal to the public. White House counsel Neil Eggleston says in a letter to the House oversight committee that allowing deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes to testify […]

DNC Vice-Chair Tulsi Gabbard Resigns, Throws Support Behind Bernie Sanders

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Female shooter in California pledged allegiance to Daesh

The female shooter involved in this week’s killing spree in California had pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Daesh terrorist group, according to three US officials familiar with the investigation. Tashfeen Malik, 27, and her husband Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, stormed a holiday party in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, killing […]

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