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Happy Valley latest in British crimes TV division to capture large audiences

BBC1 success follows Broadchurch, Line of Duty, The Fall and Hinterland as UK matches US and Scandinavia for drama There was little clue in Happy Valleys title. But after six weeks, millions of viewers are finding themselves anxiously counting down to the conclusion of the latest British television police drama to grab the attention of audiences and critics. Sarah Lancashire has given what critics agree is an astonishing performance as Sgt Catherine Cawood in a show that follows a year of hit ho… [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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WikiBooks: Bahai Faith

WikiBooks: Bahai Faith
The Bahá'í Faith is a monotheistic religion founded by Bahá'u'lláh in nineteenth-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind. There are an estimated five to six million Bahá'ís around the world in more than 200 countries and territories.In the Bahá'í Faith, religious history is seen to have unfolded through a series of divine messengers, each of whom established a religion that was suited to the needs of the time and the capacity of the people. These messengers have included Abraham, the Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad and others, and most recently the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh. In Bahá'í belief, each consecutive messenger prophesied of messengers to follow, and Bahá'u'lláh’s life and teachings fulfilled the end-time promises of previous scriptures. Humanity is understood to be in a process of collective evolution, and the need of the present time is for the gradual establishment of peace, justice and unity on a global scale.The word “Bahá'í” (pronounced /bəˈhaɪ/) is used either as an adjective to refer to the Bahá'í Faith or as a term for a follower of Bahá'u'lláh. The word is not a noun meaning the religion as a whole. It is derived from the Arabic Bahá’, meaning “glory” or “splendour”. The term “Bahaism” (or “Baha'ism”) has been used in the past, but the correct name of the religion is Bahá'í Faith.

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Happy Valley latest in British crimes TV division to capture large audiences

BBC1 success follows Broadchurch, Line of Duty, The Fall and Hinterland as UK matches US and Scandinavia for drama There was little clue in Happy Valleys title. But after six weeks, millions of viewers are finding themselves anxiously counting down to the conclusion of the latest British television police drama to grab the attention of audiences and critics. Sarah Lancashire has given what critics agree is an astonishing performance as Sgt Catherine Cawood in a show that follows a year of hit ho… [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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Bahai prayers for unity

The Bahai faith has its very foundations in religious unity.

The concept that religion should be used as a means to bring us together instead of dividing us, has eluded us all for far too long.

It’s time we all start realising that our salvation lies in our unity.

O my God! O my God! Verily, I invoke Thee…

Omy God!  O my God!  Verily, I invoke Thee and supplicate before Thy threshold, asking Thee that all Thy mercies may descend upon these souls.  Specialize them for Thy favor and Thy truth.

O Lord!  Unite and bind together the hearts, join in accord all the souls, and exhilarate the spirits through the signs of Thy sanctity and oneness.  O Lord!  Make these faces radiant through the light of Thy oneness.  Strengthen the loins of Thy servants in the service of Thy kingdom. 

O Lord, Thou possessor of infinite mercy!  O Lord of forgiveness and pardon!  Forgive our sins, pardon our shortcomings, and cause us to turn to the kingdom of Thy clemency, invoking the kingdom of might and power, humble at Thy shrine and submissive before the glory of Thine evidences.

O Lord God!  Make us as waves of the sea, as flowers of the garden, united, agreed through the bounties of Thy love.  O Lord!  Dilate the breasts through the signs of Thy oneness, and make all mankind as stars shining from the same height of glory, as perfect fruits growing upon Thy tree of life.

Verily, Thou art the Almighty, the Self-Subsistent, the Giver, the Forgiving, the Pardoner, the Omniscient, the One Creator.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá

  God grant that the light of unity may envelope the whole earth, and that the seal, ‘the Kingdom is God’s’, may be stamped upon the brow of all its people.

Bahá’u’lláh

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Do your students struggle with misplaced commas or muddled tenses? Here are the best lesson resources on teaching good grammar Do your students often confuse the subject with the object, or the comparative adjective with the superlative? The Guardian Teacher Network has collected a range of lesson resources on grammar to help you bring clarity to your pupils sentences. The first worth mentioning is eight parts of speech , a succinct guide to English grammar. Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, a… [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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Sainsburys kiss-in held after lesbian couple told they were disgusting

Brighton supermarket swamped with protesters after two women threatened with ejection after sharing a kiss in the aisles Brighton kiss-in in pictures As the crowd surged indoors shortly before 6.30pm, Luke Wassell and Lewis Jones found themselves in the vegetable aisle, wedged between the sweet potatoes and the bags of spinach. Though both are gay, they are friends rather than partners, and so I guess Ill have to kiss a vegetable, said Wassell, glancing around him for a suitable candidate. Were … [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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Ed Miliband under fire from senior Labour figures as Tories take poll lead

Prescott accuses party leader of being far too timid while Tony Blairs chief fundraiser tells him to be more friendly to business Ed Miliband has come under fire from senior figures in his own party as a poll showed the Tories moving into a two-point lead. The Labour leader was accused by party grandee John Prescott of showing a severe lack of ambition in a damning assessment of his far too timid strategy and underwhelming conference performance. Continue reading…… [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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Jonathan Ross withdraws from hosting Hugo SF awards after fans and writers strike bac

Presenter, comic-book writer and science fiction fan Ross derided on Twitter for previous controversies Neil Gaiman rounds on fans after Jonathan Ross withdraws from Hugo awards Jonathan Ross has withdrawn from hosting science fictions biggest awards ceremony, the Hugos , after authors and fans were outraged at the news that he would be presenting the prizes at the World Science Fiction Convention in London this summer. Organisers of the convention announced on Saturday morning that they were ve… [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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Western liberations are grotesque experiments just look at Libya | Antony Loewenstein

I feel like Ive been writing the same column for over a decade: humanitarian interventions by the west end up destroying the countries they try to save Libya was sold as a glorious, liberating war. Londons Tory mayor Boris Johnson wrote in March 2011 that the overthrow of dictator Muammar Gaddafi was of course a good idea. He was cautiously optimistic that a Western-led military campaign would not be a disaster like Iraq in 2003. What kind of democracy do we hope will bloom in the desert soil, a… [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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Scientists urge global wake-up call to deal with climate change

Climate change has advanced so rapidly that work must start on unproven technologies now, admits US National Academy of Science Climate change has advanced so rapidly that the time has come to look at options for a planetary-scale intervention, the National Academy of Science said on Tuesday. The scientists were categorical that geoengineering should not be deployed now, and was too risky to ever be considered an alternative to cutting the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. Cont… [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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The next iOS update will likely block your favorite game emulator

If youre using iOS, youd better not get too attached to your favorite unofficial game emulator – theres a real chance that you wont have an easy way to load it before long. The GBA4iOS team has noticed that the iOS 8.1 beta fixes a loophole that lets you install third-party emulators and other unapproved apps simply by rolling back the date on your device. This wont prevent you from installing emulators if youre willing to jailbreak, but youll have to give up the luxuries afforded by official s… [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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Do white people really know how to have more than one black friend? | Rebecca Carroll

A system that locks in white privilege does not engender effortless friendships. We know that going in, but white people learn the hard way Every white person accused of being racist has one black friend: Stephen Colbert has Jordan Carlos , Cliven Bundy has Jason Bullock , Lena Dunham has Donald Glover , Miley has Pharrell . The black friend is the vaccination against the most deadly social disease imaginable: being called a racist. But according to a recent survey from the Public Religion Resea… [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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Israeli president warns on Arab-Jewish relations

Reuven Rivlin calls on both sides to reach out a hand and stop the cycle of bloodshed Israels president has delivered a sharp warning on declining Arab-Jewish relations on a visit to the scene of a massacre by Israeli police of 47 Arab villagers in 1956. Reuven Rivlin the first sitting Israeli president to visit Kafr Qasim on the day of towns annual commemoration of the killings acknowledged the massacre as a terrible crime and murder of the innocents for which the state of Israel had apologised… [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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Trial begins for murder of lama who brought Tibetan Buddhism to the west

Two men charged with killing Akong Tulku Rinpoche, who established the Samye Ling centre in Scotland Two men went on trial in the city of Chengdu in south-west China on Wednesday for the murder of three men including a leading Tibetan lama who made his home in Britain. Akong Tulku Rinpoche , who set up the wests first Tibetan Buddhist centre in Scotland and later founded others across Europe, was stabbed to death in Chengdu in October last year along with his nephew, Loga, and his assistant, Chi… [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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Why did the US help the Kurds in Iraq but leave Isis to massacre them in Syria? | Cal

The fall of Kobani is a microcosm for a policy that is doomed to fail. It was an avoidable tragedy Air strikes hit Isis positions as jihadists push into Kobani Live: Islamic State fighters battle Kurdish militia for Kobani Observing fighters for the Islamic State (Isis) march closer and closer toward the key Syrian town of Kobani over the past week has felt like watching a bitterly suspenseful action movie unfold. Unlike other central Syrian towns that have been pounded to the ground mostly out … [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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Religious leaders should divest from fossil fuels, says UN climate chief

UN climate chief urges faith groups to tell followers not to invest in fossil fuel companies Religious leaders should pull their money out of investments in fossil fuel companies and encourage their followers to do the same, according to the UNs climate chief. Christiana Figueres, who is speaking at St Pauls Cathedral on Wednesday night, urges faith groups to find their voice and set their moral compass on climate change, in an article published in the Guardian . Continue reading…… [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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Wooden skyscrapers could be the future of flat-pack cities around the world

The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly plyscrapers. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow When American engineer William Le Baron Jenney designed the worlds first skyscraper in Chicago in 1884, no one believed in his unconventional technologies. His lightweight steel frame relieved a structure of its heavy masonry shackles, enabling it to soar to new heights. P… [Read full article]Read more popular articles on
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