By Meng Qingsheng and Li Yang
When did Christianity first appear in China? Well, you may come across a much reasonable answer by examining the over 4,000 stone tablets at Xi'an Beilin Museum, or Stele Forest, located in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
By Chris Boulous
Fairfield, Australia -- Sweatshop Women: Volume One was officially launched at the 2019 Sydney Writers' Festival earlier this month. The book features short stories and poems by 22 culturally diverse women from western Sydney exploring issues of love, faith, home and history and is part of an ongoing push by Sweatshop to bring more stories from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to...
By Ji Suk Yi
Growing up in Rogers Park, Atorina Zomaya was immersed in her Assyrian culture, learning the language and sharing bountiful traditional meals with family and friends. But while all the elder relatives prepared elaborate meals, the recipes weren't always shared with the younger generation.
By Jacqueline Taylor
Language is the gatekeeper of knowledge. Every language carries with it a unique set of knowledge which it gathers and passes on through generations. One could argue we were only put on this earth to teach future generations what we have learned. When a language is lost, we lose more than just words, we lose untold customs, cultures, traditions, and wisdom.
By K.A. Martin
The drum resounds through St. George's Church, Edappally, as those attending the day's Mass at the old church gather in silence. The sanctuary, holy of holies, is all lit up and the windows bring in the low morning light on an overcast day. Father Cyril Thayil looks eager as he gets ready to offer the rare Mass in East Syriac at the church, which is into the annual feast of St. George.
Archaeologists studying a group of five unique stone tablets dating to the first millennium in Babylonia and Assyria have announced that they reveal a hitherto unknown level of astronomical understanding. Events and appearances in the night sky have been recorded for thousands of years. Following the solar and lunar cycles allowed people to predict seasonal change which enhanced outdoor survival.