9 Steps to Creating a Landing Page That Reads Your Prospects’ Minds

9 Steps to Creating a Landing Page That Reads Your Prospects’ Minds

So you’ve decided to create a landing page to promote your new product or service. But how do you know if your landing page will convince your readers to convert? There are a number of things you can do to ensure your readers are enticed by your landing page and want to know more information. In this post, we’re going to figure out exactly what you need to do to produce a mind-reading landing page. But first, let’s start with…

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Black Girl Magic: Black Women Are Looking to Astrology During a Seismic 2020

Black Girl Magic: Black Women Are Looking to Astrology During a Seismic 2020

July 6, 2020   Mani was only 16 years old when she discovered her gift of channelling at a Christian camp. “When I went home I told my mum, she told me that she also receives messages,” she remembers. “About a year ago, I started integrating astrology with these other spiritual gifts: channeling, intuitive knowledge, and dream interpretation. After that I found the … Read more about Black Girl Magic: Black Women Are Looking to Astrology During a Seismic 2020

Vows for Freedom

Vows for Freedom

July 6, 2020   Erica Orta and Kerry Vadasz, inmates at the Ohio Reformatory for Women, received the sixteen bodhisattva precepts in October 2019 in a formal commitment to Zen practice. This was the fourth jukai (literally, “receiving the precepts”) held at the prison since 2012, when Laura Taylor, who has been serving a life sentence since she was 17, became the first inmate to take the precepts, Buddhism’s guidelines for ethical conduct. Here, the three women reflect on the obstacles they…

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Dearborn mosque: Woodmere Cemetery shutting out Muslims from graves they already purchased

Dearborn mosque: Woodmere Cemetery shutting out Muslims from graves they already purchased

July 6, 2020   More than two dozen religious, political and community leaders gathered Friday morning, before noon prayer at the American Moslem Society mosque in Dearborn, to call attention to a legal fight with nearby Woodmere Cemetery.  At issue, the mosque — the oldest in Michigan — said the 150-year-old cemetery is preventing Muslims from being buried there and seeking to take advantage of them. And, its religious leaders added, it’s affecting Muslims throughout the state.  “All we want from the new management… Read…

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Maine, Vermont next in fight over aid to religious schools

Maine, Vermont next in fight over aid to religious schools

July 2, 2020   A U.S. Supreme Court decision that says states can’t cut religious schools out of programs that send public money to private education could breathe new life into efforts to force Maine and Vermont to help fund religious educations. A lawsuit by three families in Maine who want the state to pay for for religious school tuition is already pending in the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. A separate case in Vermont that would allow…

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Federal judge blocks COVID-19 restrictions on New York religious services

Federal judge blocks COVID-19 restrictions on New York religious services

July 2, 2020   A federal judge eased Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus-fueled restrictions on religious institutions Friday, lifting a capacity cap on services as churches, mosques, temples and similar facilities. U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe issued a preliminary injunction Friday blocking New York from enforcing its prior cap, which limited religious institutions to 25% of their capacity in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening process and … Read more about Federal judge blocks COVID-19 restrictions on New York religious services

Buddhist Temple in Grafton offers calm from present storm

Buddhist Temple in Grafton offers calm from present storm

July 2, 2020 On a quiet hillside in the woods off Route 140 in Grafton, a Buddhist temple is doing its part to stay connected to its followers and spread its message of calm and compassion in a world roiled by the coronavirus pandemic. Its weekly insight meditation group now convenes on Zoom, as does its biweekly class that teaches the foundations of Buddhism to members’ children. The temple’s Facebook page posts words of wisdom and live streams the soothing…

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A Sikh business owner was told to “go back your country” before being run over by a car. Now the community is demanding justice.

A Sikh business owner was told to “go back your country” before being run over by a car. Now the community is demanding justice.

July 1, 2020   Sikh community members in Colorado and around the country are calling for hate crime charges in Jefferson County, two months after a Lakewood store owner was run over by a driver and told to “go back to your country” during a brutal assault that left the man hospitalized for months. On Tuesday, 29 civil rights organizations and interfaith groups signed a letter, urging First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir investigate the April 29 assault on… Read more…

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Filipino American who had strict religious upbringing launches Queer Youth of Faith Day

Filipino American who had strict religious upbringing launches Queer Youth of Faith Day

July 1, 2020   When Jun Young came out at the age of 45, he thought back to his childhood. He was raised in a Catholic household in the Philippines, where he was taught early on that being gay was against God’s will. So when he realized around the age of 12 that he was attracted to other boys, he kept it locked away for more than three decades. “I felt like I didn’t really have a choice,” Young told…

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Alabama death row inmate hopes courts will allow chaplain by his side at execution

Alabama death row inmate hopes courts will allow chaplain by his side at execution

July 1, 2020   Charles L. Burton Jr. doesn’t want to be alone when he dies. The death row inmate hopes a federal court will make sure that does not happen. Burton, who was sentenced in 1992 for participation in a murder during a robbery, filed suit last year after the state of Alabama denied a Muslim inmate from having an imam serve as a spiritual adviser at his execution, citing state policy that only allowed Christian clergy to serve as…

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