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Los Angeles clinic serving all, inspired by Islam

Apr 30, 2014

UMMA Clinic proves essential resource in South Los Angeles By Robert Fulton During the past two years, Gloria Ayala has engaged in a major health kick, much to the disappointment of her mother. The 53-year-old resident of South Los Angeles exercises m...

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FOX40
Sikhs Claim Courthouse Weapons Ban Infringes on their Freedom of Religion

Apr 29, 2014

YUBA CITY-

A group of orthodox Sikhs is challenging federal and state laws that prohibit weapons inside courtrooms.

Chanting and holding signs Tuesday, dozens of Sikhs stood up for what they say is freedom of religion. Freedom to wear a …


Appeal Democrat
Worshipers attend Sutter Buttes Easter Sunrise Service

The sky was ablaze in yellow, orange and red as the sun peaked over the Sierra Nevada, much to the delight of hundreds of worshipers huddled in the Sutter Buttes on Easter morning. ...

Consciousness and Health
When the Extraordinary Becomes the Ordinary in Health Care

When the Extraordinary Becomes the Ordinary in Health Care

When asked during a recent AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) interview on Reddit what he thought about spontaneous remission of cancer, David Agus, M.D., was quick to respond: “We need to focus on outliers. The physics world has learned the most by explaining the outliers. We have ignored them unfortunately.”


Outliers – in medical parlance,...

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Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Should churches be taxed because of increased political involvement?

Editor’s note: I’ve been wondering more and more about this issue, based on what I’m observing in politics. It goes back to the days when John Stoos used to comment on this blog in overt political ways, but it has … Continue reading

The Sacramento Bee
Bible-reading programs in vogue, but fewer Americans overall reading Scripture

Bible-reading programs in vogue, but fewer Americans overall reading Scripture


Bonnie Grotheer prays after a Bible study session Friday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in midtown, where a group has set out to read the entire Bible in 90 days at a pace of 12 pages a day.

In their quest to read the Bible cover to cover in three...

Consciousness and Health
Arianna Huffington and "The Kingdom of Heaven Within"

Arianna Huffington and "The Kingdom of Heaven Within"

Standing in line to hear Arianna Huffington speak at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall last month – one of only a small handful of men in a sea of women – was an eye-opening experience for this first-time visitor to the renowned columnist’s prodigious fan club. Who knew that this politician turned publisher...

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Consciousness and Health
The Role of Spirituality in Health Care

The Role of Spirituality in Health Care

In 2002, Dr. Donald Moss, then president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), decided to devote his entire annual meeting to exploring “the role of spirituality in health care.” Given the growing interest in the subject at that time, this seemed like a good idea – just not one...

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The Sacramento Bee
Folsom’s Chabad center welcomes new Torah

Folsom’s Chabad center welcomes new Torah

Parham “Avi” Shekarlab, 42, of El Dorado Hills had the honor of writing the last word in a new Torah for the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Folsom. The Torah is the sacred text for the Jewish faith and comprises the five books of Moses.


Rabbi's including Yossi Grossbaum, right,...

Consciousness and Health
Keeping California On The Cutting-Edge of Health Care Reform

Keeping California On The Cutting-Edge of Health Care Reform

It’s no secret that California is the bellwether of health care reform, at least from a legislative standpoint. Years before Obamacare came on the scene, politicians as diverse as Democrat Assembly Member (also Senator) Sheila Kuehl and Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed a variety of plans that incorporated many elements now included in the...

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