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Pagan News Beagle: Faithful Friday, August 19

Sikhs raise money to fight cancer. A Christian parent considers how to talk about politics with his children. And a look at the state of traditional Chinese religion in Taiwan. It's Faithful Friday, our weekly segment about faiths and religious communities from around the world! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

Religious activism can take many forms and have many goals. While many think about religious activists in the context of fighting for religious liberty or advocating issues close to their faith's values, that's not the only way they can get involved. The Huffington Post has a profile of several Sikh activists who worked together to bike for funding to fight cancer.

Many religions place a large premium on families and childrearing. Buddhism is not among them. So how does a Buddhist raise their children in accordance with their values? The staff at Lion's Roar consider.

Speaking of religious parents, what should a religious parent tell their children about politics? At Patheos, Christian parent Stephen Mattson shares his five guidelines.

In some religions, like Christianity or Islam, the divine feminine is a bit obscured, foregrounded by a more obvious focus on patriarchal figures. But in Hinduism that frequently isn't the case. Hinduism Today takes a look at the importance of the goddess in modern Hinduism.

Many Westerners don't necessarily think of Taiwan as an especially religious country but, in comparison to its mainland equivalent at least or even Japan it very much is so. Taiwanese newspaper The News Lens examines the role of traditional Chinese Folk Religion (aka Shenism or Shenjiao) in modern Taiwanese citizens' lives.

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