The Dalai Lama spoke to a crowd of thousands Tuesday at the Gwinnett Arena as part of a visit to Emory University. His Holiness is a Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory and the Buddhist leader of Tibet, who lives in exile in India. His public talk focused on how people can be responsible citizens in the 21st century. The Dalai Lama said contributing to our global society requires education, compassion and conversation.
A Walker County high school football coach is coming under fire for allegedly violating the separation of church and state. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation said in a letter to Walker County Schools that Ridgeland High School coach Mark Mariakis is violating the First Amendment.
Jewish and Muslim communities are coming together for a weekend of interfaith dialogue. It's part of a worldwide effort to foster cross-cultural events being organized by the New York based Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.
Halloween this year falls on a Sunday and that's not sitting well with some Georgians who keep the day as religious. They successfully have pushed some city leaders to urge residents to send their kids trick-or-treating on Saturday. And that's led to confusion in Savannah and Macon. Some neighborhood groups had planned for trick-or-treating on Sunday.
A parent and pastor says Warner Robins High School needs to get rid of its mascot. He says its wrong to speak out against evil on Sunday and send son to school there on Monday. School officials say they have no plans to make changes.