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Three-Faced Stone Reveals the Last Jain Temple in Telangana – World Religion News

Inscriptions tell the story of how a temple for the 24th Jain Thirthankara, Sri Vardhamana Mahaveera, was constructed 850 years ago.

Located in the Karimnagar district in the Indian state of Telangana was an ancient three-faced stone. The stone remained hidden in the village without anyone recognizing its historic value. Until recently, when an elder in the village named Chepyala Madhusudhan Rao brought it to the attention of Dr. Dyaavanapalli Satyanarayana, a historian. Dr. Satyanarayana deciphered the inscriptions on the stone, and found it related to the history of Telangana and Jainism in the state.

Source: Three-Faced Stone Reveals the Last Jain Temple in Telangana – World Religion News

700 March in Warsaw To Commemorate Doctors and Nurses Who Worked in Ghetto – Breaking News – Forward.com

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — Some 700 people marched through the streets of Warsaw to commemorate those who in the Warsaw Ghetto worked as doctors, nurses and medical service helping those in need and when it was necessary helping them die.

Source: 700 March in Warsaw To Commemorate Doctors and Nurses Who Worked in Ghetto – Breaking News – Forward.com

Vatican emissary squashed Archbishop Nienstedt investigation, memo says | Lexington Herald-Leader

MINNEAPOLIS – Ramsey County dropped criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for failing to protect three boys from an abusive priest Wednesday and released documents that disclosed a social connection between that priest and former Archbishop John Nienstedt.

Source: Vatican emissary squashed Archbishop Nienstedt investigation, memo says | Lexington Herald-Leader

Attack in Nice Turns Spotlight on City’s Religious Divisions – The New York Times

NICE, France — There is the Nice of popular imagination, the old-world resort dotted with palm trees and cafes that look out on the Mediterranean Sea, suffused with an incandescent light prized for centuries by artists.
Then there is the other Nice, one that begins to show its face a few blocks inland from the seaside Promenade des Anglais, the majestic arc of a boulevard where 84 people were killed by a 31-year-old Tunisian immigrant at the wheel of a 19-ton truck. This Nice is home to many Muslim immigrants from North Africa, including a secular middle-class that has lived alongside non-Muslim French, and is also a place that local officials estimate has sent as many as 100 young people to fight in Syria with extremists.

Source: Attack in Nice Turns Spotlight on City’s Religious Divisions – The New York Times

Gurdwara Sahib Stockton: The Sikh Temple is a sanctuary of Peace and reminder of Home | SikhNet

A number of Sikhs have been living in the United States of America for 125 years, now. Currently, their population in the U.S. is 700,000. Amarjit Singh, a U.S. based Sikh and an ex-President of the committee of Gurdwara Sahib Stockton, said that wherever there are Sikhs, there must be a Gurdwara. He further asserted that it is not only because it is a place for their religious worship but it is a part and parcel of their culture which holds the entire community together.

Source: Gurdwara Sahib Stockton: The Sikh Temple is a sanctuary of Peace and reminder of Home | SikhNet

On a Somber Sunday, ‘One Nation Under God Examines Its Soul’ – The New York Times

DALLAS — Fearful that the nation is locked in a spiral of violence and discord, many Americans took what refuge they could in church on Sunday. In tiny storefronts and suburban megachurches, worshipers mourned the deaths of five Dallas police officers at the hands of an African-American sniper who was aiming to kill white officers at a demonstration against police violence. They also grieved for two African-American men killed in shootings by the police in Baton Rouge, La., and Minnesota.

Source: On a Somber Sunday, ‘One Nation Under God Examines Its Soul’ – The New York Times