Religious Traditions: Editor's Picks

Collection with 22 media items created by Transterra Editor

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Female Monks in Thailand 1
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
By Biel Calderon
01 May 2013

Two Bhikkhunis (female buddhist monk) visited Ven. Dhammadarsa Bhikkhu (male buddhist monk) at Wat Plak Mai Lai, a forest monastery in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. May 2013.

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Bamiyan Buddhas Timelapse Video
Bamyan, Afghanistan
By johnjournalist
30 Apr 2013

A timelapse video of the buddhas of Bamiyan destroyed by the Taliban.

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Christians in Ras al-Ayn (7 of 7)
ras al Ain, Syria
By Mais Istanbuli
03 Jun 2013

Concierge of the Armenian church. Many Christians today feel trapped between the various military forces in Ras al-Ayn. The city has become a wire of checkpoints. The Kurdish militia controls some of them, while others are kept by the Free Syrian Army, and some are supervised by the Islamic Jabhat al-Nusra.

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Kalimandir - Hinduism and "Babas" of ...
Rome
By Francesco Pistilli
11 Sep 2013

What is smoked in the conical clay pipes is a varied mixture of ganja (marijuana flower and leaf), charas (a form of hashish handmade in India from the cannabis plant, which grows wild in the Himalayas) and tobacco. Smoking chillum is common among the sadhus.

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Sheikh of Georgian Muslims
Tbilisi, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
19 Oct 2012

Vagif Akperov, Sheikh of Muslims of Georgia, inside the Tbilisi mosque.

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Youth are Beating the Drums as They a...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
25 Nov 2012

The Day of Ashura is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram.
It is commemorated by Shi'a Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH (in AHc: October 9 and in AHt: October 10, 680 CE).

For Shi'as, commemoration of Ashura is not a festival, but rather a sad event, while Sunni Muslims view it as a victory God has given to his prophet, Moses . This victory is the very reason, as Sunni Muslims believe, Muhammad mentioned when recommending fasting on this day.Sunnis also commemorate this day as the day of victory for Islam. The martyrdom of Hussain, gave new life to the message of Islam. Sunnis gather at the mosques, to remember the noble sacrifice made by Hussain and his companions, hold seminars and take out procession in the remembrance of this great martyr of Islam.
For Shi'as, it is a period of intense grief and mourning. Mourners, congregate at a Mosque for sorrowful, poetic recitations such as marsiya, noha, latmiya and soaz performed in memory of the martyrdom of Husayn

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Two Anti-Zionist Jewish Rabbis Visit ...
Sidon, Lebanon
By Video Cairo Sat
02 Apr 2012

Sidon, Lebanon | April 2, 2012

Two anti-Zionist Jewish rabbis visited the Lebanese southern city of Sidon on Monday, April 2, and met with former parliamentarian Usama Saad, stressing that they are "Jews, not Zionist" and that they have come with a message of peace and human rights.

The two rabbis are American members of Neturei Karta, a group of anti-Zionist Jews who do not believe in the state of Israel, wore badges on their chests with a Palestinian flag under which is a small Israeli flag crossed out with "X" sign.

SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss:
"With help of the Almighty I pray that He bestow upon me His Wisdom that I maybe worthy of conveying His Truth to sanctify His Name and bring peace to the world. We have come here to have the privilege and honor of meeting with Dr. Usama Saad. First of all, the history is a rich history of people standing up for what people call human rights and godliness. We could say the godly rights, the requirement of God."

The people of the Lebanese southern city of Sidon were surprised to see two rabbis touring their city and visiting Jewish sites in the city's old alley named "Gaza Alley" which used to be called "the Jews Alley".

They also visited an impoverished house of a Palestinian refugee family in Sidon, wishing for them peace and safe return to their land.

The two rabbis joined the south Lebanon march dubbed "Global March to Jerusalem" against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, marking the annual Earth Day at the Lebanese-Israeli borders.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 2, 2012
Shooting Location: Sidon, Lebanon
Publishing Time: April 2, 2012
Length: 0:01:17
Video Size: 65 MB
Language: English
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SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of the two anti-Zionist rabbis meeting with former parliamentarian Usama Saad, son of famous martyred politician Maroof Saad
2- SOUNDBITE 1 (English) - Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss:
"With help of the Almighty I pray that He bestow upon me His Wisdom that I maybe worthy of conveying His Truth to sanctify His Name and bring peace to the world. We have come here to have the privilege and honor of meeting with Dr. Usama Saad. First of all, the history is a rich history of people standing up for what people call human rights and godliness. We could say the godly rights, the requirement of God."
3- Various shots of the two anti-Zionist rabbis visiting the old Jewish sites in Sidon at the Gaza Alley that used to be called in the past Jews Alley
4- Various shots of the two rabbis visiting an impoverished house of a family of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

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Buddhist Theravada Initiation Ceremony 1
Mae La refugee camp,Mae Sot, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
15 Mar 2013

Ta Pwe is the Karen terms for the initiation ceremony in the Buddhist Theravada tradition, which refers to the celebration marking the samara ordination of boys under age of 20. /the two friends have a rest in a friend's home, as the visit around the camp is taking its toll.

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Muslims & Christians demonstrate toge...
Cairo, Egypt
By Yasmin Al Tellawy
14 Jul 2013

Muslim and Christians show they are together as one against President Morsi as they protest in Tahrir Square

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Kalimandir - Hinduism and "Babas" of ...
Rome
By Francesco Pistilli
11 Sep 2013

Milon mela performer with a Shiva mask, the sacred mask of ancient Indian colors and texture. It was homemade in Nimdi village (India) for a Ganesh Cchauwdance.

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The Jewish community in Livorno (8 of...
Livorno, Italy
By Nili Bassan
15 Apr 2013

Livorno, Italy, Rabbi Yair Didi, praying at the new synagogue.

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The Three Gems of the Buddha 13
Yangon, Myanmar
By Spike Johnson
16 Oct 2013

The doorway to a 969 supporter's house. In areas of town where ethnicities are mixed, families use flags and stickers outside their houses to determine they're affiliation, and iron bars for safety.

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Fire works going on during Tazia
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
25 Nov 2012

The Day of Ashura is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram.
It is commemorated by Shi'a Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH (in AHc: October 9 and in AHt: October 10, 680 CE).

For Shi'as, commemoration of Ashura is not a festival, but rather a sad event, while Sunni Muslims view it as a victory God has given to his prophet, Moses . This victory is the very reason, as Sunni Muslims believe, Muhammad mentioned when recommending fasting on this day.Sunnis also commemorate this day as the day of victory for Islam. The martyrdom of Hussain, gave new life to the message of Islam. Sunnis gather at the mosques, to remember the noble sacrifice made by Hussain and his companions, hold seminars and take out procession in the remembrance of this great martyr of Islam.
For Shi'as, it is a period of intense grief and mourning. Mourners, congregate at a Mosque for sorrowful, poetic recitations such as marsiya, noha, latmiya and soaz performed in memory of the martyrdom of Husayn

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Dervishes of Prizren (20 of 23)
Prizren, Kosovo
By Michael Biach
22 Mar 2013

A young Sufi man has pierced his cheeks with a metal skewer after dancing himself into religious trance during an annual gathering of a Sufi order in Prizren, Kosovo.

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From Runes to Ruins - Anglo Saxon Pag...
United Kingdom
By Tom Rowsell
20 Apr 2014

FULL DOCUMENTARY VIEWABLE ON REQUEST

From Runes to Ruins is the first ever documentary film about Anglo-Saxon paganism. Independently produced and funded, it is unique in its emotive and artistic approach to religious history.

All over Britain there are people whose lives are influenced by the largely forgotten culture of the Anglo-Saxon barbarians who founded England. There are landmarks, place names and aspects of our language which are remnants of Anglo-Saxon paganism. It is from Woden, the god of war, that we take the name for the third day of the week, Wednesday (Woden’s day). There are many places around England named after Woden, like the ancient earthwork of Wansdyke which was probably a cult-centre of the god. In this film, Tom Rowsell, an expert in the paganism of early medieval England, travels around the country looking at places like Wansdyke and talking to people whose lives are influenced by the Anglo-Saxons and their pagan religion. The film features all kinds of peculiar characters; like neo-pagans worshipping Thor in Oxfordshire, the leader of the London Longsword Academy and historical re-enactors who like nothing more than to get dressed up in armour and swing axes at each other.

From Runes to Ruins combines amusing and characterful interviews with informative history all presented with beautiful cinematography and an original and haunting synth soundtrack.

Despite the significance of Anglo-Saxon paganism to the history of Britain, no one has ever made a documentary exclusively on this subject. In this film, Thomas Rowsell reveals a forgotten aspect of English history that many are oblivious to, by uncovering paganism in runes and ruins

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Female Monks in Thailand 9
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
By Biel Calderon
01 May 2013

One Samaneri (Buddhist novice nun) during the Almsround (food begging) near Wat Songkdhammakalayani, the first temple gathering fully ordained nuns in Thailand since 1960. People from communities around the monastery feed the Bhikkhunis (female Buddhist monk) in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. May 2013.

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Religious practices in Egypt.
Egypt
By May Kamel
30 Oct 2013

Video about : Poet religious practices related school " Refaiya "in Egypt.

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The Last Church in Benghazi (7 of 14)
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
14 Apr 2013

In Acts, attention is given to the religious persecution of the early Christians, as in the case of Stephen's martyrdom and the numerous examples are Paul's persecution for his preaching of Christianity.

As their numbers increase, the Christians begin to be increasingly persecuted. Some of the apostles are arrested and flogged, but ultimately freed. Stephen, one of the first deacons, is arrested for blasphemy, and after a trial, is found guilty and executed by stoning by the Jews, thereby becoming the first known Christian martyr.

Peter and the apostles continue to preach, and Christianity continues to grow, and begins to spread to Gentiles

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The Commemoration of Ashura in Bahra...
Al Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
20 Nov 2012

Ashura is commemorated by Shi'a Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH (October 10, 680 CE).
On the 20th of November, hundreds of Bahrainis mourned the loss of Hussein.
Diverse religious groups gathered to share this memory with shiite in the Bahraini capital, the city of Al-Manama.

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A Well Decorated Battle Horse as it i...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
25 Nov 2012

The Day of Ashura is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram.
It is commemorated by Shi'a Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH (in AHc: October 9 and in AHt: October 10, 680 CE).

For Shi'as, commemoration of Ashura is not a festival, but rather a sad event, while Sunni Muslims view it as a victory God has given to his prophet, Moses . This victory is the very reason, as Sunni Muslims believe, Muhammad mentioned when recommending fasting on this day.Sunnis also commemorate this day as the day of victory for Islam. The martyrdom of Hussain, gave new life to the message of Islam. Sunnis gather at the mosques, to remember the noble sacrifice made by Hussain and his companions, hold seminars and take out procession in the remembrance of this great martyr of Islam.
For Shi'as, it is a period of intense grief and mourning. Mourners, congregate at a Mosque for sorrowful, poetic recitations such as marsiya, noha, latmiya and soaz performed in memory of the martyrdom of Husayn

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Sunni Men Praying at the Sheikh's Fun...
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Randa Mirza
21 May 2012

On Sheikh Ahmad Abed Al-Wahed's burial day, different Sunni groups across Lebanon swore allegiance in solidarity with revolutionaries against the Iran-Syria axis. Sunni extremists are now part of major Sunni gatherings and sit-ins.