RELIGIOUS EVENTS IN HISTORY
On May 20, 325, Constantine I, who was the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity, convenes the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea to resolve the issue of the divine nature of God the Son and his relationship to God the Father. The council also constructed the first part of the Nicene Creed, established the uniform observance of the date of Easter, and the publishing of early cannon law. “I entreat you to remove the causes of dissension among you and to establish peace,” Constantine said at the opening of the council. Constantine also ordered the building of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the purported site of Jesus’ tomb in Jerusalem, which became the holiest place in Christendom.
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May 18: Visakha Puja-Buddha Day (Buddhist)
May 23: Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)
May 23: Lag B/Omer (Jewish)
May 30: Ascension of Jesus (Christian)
June 1: Laylat al Kadr (Islam)
“The Rational Bible: Genesis” by Dennis Prager
Many people today think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is not only outdated but irrelevant, irrational, and even immoral. This explanation of the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, demonstrates clearly and powerfully that the opposite is true. The Bible remains profoundly relevant - both to the great issues of our day and to each individual life. It is the greatest moral guide and source of wisdom ever written.
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om mani paddle hum: Pronounced “OHM MAH-nee PAHD-may HUMM.” An important mantra in Tibetan Buddhism, roughly translated as “(Homage to) the jewel in the lotus.” It honors the Buddha-nature of all beings.
RELIGION AROUND THE WORLD
According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of Jordan is:
- Muslim: 97.2 percent
- Christian: 2.2 percent
- Buddhist: 0.4 percent
- Hindu: 0.1 percent
- Jewish: 0.1 percent
- Folk: 0.1 percent
- Unaffiliated: 0.1 percent
- Other: 0.1 percent
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