Cuban Santeria: The Way of the Saints

Catholicism isn’t the only way that Cubans show their faith. Over half the population practices some form of Santeria, an African religion brought to Cuba with the slave trade. Though since then it’s taken on a distinctly Cuban flavor. Hilda is the matriarch of Ravela town. She’s the unofficial problem solver – the one you…

Mother Teresa declared a saint in Vatican ceremony

The Vatican has made Mother Teresa a saint in the Catholic Church. The canonization mass, led by Pope Francis, was held in St Peter’s Square with an audience of some 100-thousand people. The Sisters of Charity, a religious community, provided bus rides and pizza to some 15-hundred homeless people… in the spirit of the Saint…

Food As A Religion | Adam Melonas | TEDxCambridge

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven So it all started with a very, seemingly innocent little phrase: an apple a day keeps the doctor away. This little phrase, it marked the beginning of one of the greatest takedowns in marketing history. With this one phrase, we nullified the greatness of Adam and Eve…

Haitian Revolutions: Crash Course World History #30

Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History. And apparently it’s Revolutions Month here at Crash Course, because today we are going to discuss the often-neglected Haitian Revolutions. The Haitian Revolutions are totally fascinating and they involve two of my very favorite things: 1. Ending slavery, and 2. Napoleon getting his feelings hurt….

El poble en festes

THE FESTIVALS Due to its heritage, Xeresa owns a rich religious tradition. Local festivities take place at summertime and venerate Saints featuring Saint Rafael, Saint Isidore, the Holy Trinity, the Virgin of Carmen, the Virgin Mary of Sorrows and the patron saint, Saint Antonio de Padua. During the Festivals, the village is decorated, people celebrate…

Adaptation LSF – Saint-Félix

Bonjour, Je m’appelle Yoann, je suis comédien LSF au sein d’Accès Culture. Nous sommes heureux de vous proposer un nouveau spectacle adapté en langue des signes : “Saint-Félix”, écrit et mis en scène par Elise Chatauret. Après un travail d’enquête dans le village de Saint-Félix, elle nous propose la transposition sur scène d’un hameau français….

Religion as a virus – 60 Second Adventures in Religion (4/4)

Sixty second adventures in religion. Number four, religion as a virus. Richard Dawkins is an atheist, evolutionary biologist and probably not someone you should ask to be a godfather. He said that religion and science can’t sit side by side because belief in God doesn’t stand up to scientific scrutiny. But religion is still so…

An Introduction to Keith Thomas’ Religion And The Decline Of Magic- Macat History Analysis

Belief in the powers and effects of magic was widespread in medieval and early modern Europe. But what eventually led to its decline? Published in 1971, Keith Thomas’ book, Religion and the Decline of Magic, tries to answer that question by examining the complex relationship between magic, religion and science in England in the 16th…

愛 ● 常傳 – 流芳濟世 之 臺下十年功 St. Francis of Assisi Musical: Behind the Scenes

In early 2013 an important event took place in the Roman Catholic Church a new Pope was elected on March 13 Since Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation for health reasons on February 13 the world focused their attention on his successor The new Pope (Cardinal) Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina is of Italian descent…