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Spiritual Life

Boston takes on new religious profile

Venerable David Chutiko (right), vice abbot at the Wat Buddhabhavana of Massachusetts, greeted Jaswant Singh Chani, president of the New England Sikh Study Circle, during a symposium in Cambridge. Venerable David Chutiko (right), vice abbot at the Wat Buddhabhavana of Massachusetts, greeted Jaswant Singh Chani, president of the New England Sikh Study Circle, during a symposium in Cambridge. (JODI HILTON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
By Rich Barlow
August 11, 2007

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Boston's religious profile is no longer reflected solely in the words of the Bible, beloved by the city's Puritan founders, or "The Last Hurrah," the novel inspired by its Catholic-tinted politics. The local lexicon of faith has been augmented by the Koran, the scriptures of Hinduism, and by the texts of other traditions imported since the loosening of American immigration ... (Full article: 744 words)

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