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Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:19 AMPaul H. Williams - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In Jainism, an ancient Indian religion, a Tirthankara, also known as a Jina (victor), is a “savior who has succeeded in crossing over life’s river of rebirth and has made a path for others to follow”. Tirthankaras were much venerated, and...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:23 AMPaul H. Williams - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jainism is an ancient Indian religion that is believed to have originated in the Indus Valley Civilisation. Its main principles are ahimsa (non-violence), anekantavada (non-absolutism), and aparigraha (non-possessiveness). Practitioners, called...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:25 AMPaul H. Williams - Sunday Gleaner Writer

For the past three week,s Family and Religion explored Sikhism, a monotheistic religion said to have been founded by Guru Nanak Div in the late 1400s. Some people tend to associate it with Jainism, an ancient Indian religion, but it is regarded as...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:14 AMPaul H. Williams - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Sikhism is a monotheistic religion that emerged in the Punjab region of India in the late 1400s. Guru Nanak, who was born in 1464, is credited as its founder. He was succeeded by nine other gurus, the last one being Govind Singh, who ended the line...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:48 AMPaul H. Williams - Sunday Gleaner Writer

For the past few weeks Family and Religion has been exploring the Yahweh religion. This exploration was motivated by the stand-off and the dramatic removal of children by the police and military from the Qahal Yahweh compound in Paradise, St James...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:28 AMPaul H. Williams - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As his citation was being read, The University of the West Indies’ (UWI) professor emeritus of English, Edward Baugh, stood very still with his eyes fixed to the ceiling of the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre in St Andrew. He did not fidget. It was...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams - Sunday Gleaner Writer

For 27 years, Liguanea Lodge 1479 has been hosting an art auction, its main annual fundraising event. This year, the event was held on Thursday, May 16, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston According to lodge master Dr Clarence David McGaw,...

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