Nepal: The First Baha’i Community in the World

NELSON, Nepal — In the tiny, overcrowded settlement of Nelson, just 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Kathmandu, a Baha`i community has established itself.A dozen men and women sit in their living rooms, each surrounded by their children.A sign over their doors proclaims Bahaism as the world’s first non-Baha’ish community, and one woman wears a […]

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What do Buddhism and Buddhism’s adherents believe?

The term “Buddhists” was coined in the 1920s by a British scholar to describe followers of Indian religion who believed that all living beings were created by God, with no soul, and had no identity.Today, it refers to adherents of various religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity, but it’s often used interchangeably.The Oxford Dictionary defines […]

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Jeff Bezos’ religious legacy in Nepal

The founder of Amazon.com Inc. said on Wednesday he will serve as an honorary bishop for the Nepalese government, after an outpouring of support from the religious community.Jeff Bezos, a founder of the online retail giant, is the only major billionaire who has never been ordained a bishop, but has made a point of visiting […]

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