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The Miftahul Huda Mosque in the village of Balai Harapan, following the September 3, 2021 attack. On September 3, 2021, several dozen members of a group calling itself the “Muslim Community Alliance” (Aliansi Umat Islam) burned down the Ahmadiyah Community Mosque in Balai Harapan village, Sintang, West Kalimantan. Before the attack, the Muslim Community Alliance …

Representative Henry Cuellar of Texas is the only remaining anti-abortion Democrat in the US House of Representatives. He has survived challenges from the left over the years because of his close ties to his border district and his appeal to voters who share his more moderate approach. But with the The Supreme Court is now …

Kerala is known for its puzzles and dramatic paradoxes. Both positive and negative types. Among them is the famous development model of Kerala itself, which helped the state achieve social progress even when it remained economically backward. Among the negative paradoxes are the coexistence of women’s empowerment and extreme patriarchy; progressive politics and regressive social …

Donald Trump speaks at the Austin Convention Center for the American Freedom Tour on May 14, 2022 (Photos by Maggie Quinlan) Whatever I tell you next about the American Freedom Tour’s stopover in Austin, it should be taken in this context: When a former President of the United States speaks, the reporters should be there. …

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said he should have thought twice before converting a disused council chamber office into a prayer room, following attempts by a group of Satanists from the use for a blessing. Key points: Tom Tate says prayer room should have been called ‘RU OK room’ The room is no longer accessible …

Activist Leung Wing-lai was in prison when he first met Cardinal Zen. In 2018, while Leung was serving time for unlawful assembly, Zen visited him in a remote Hong Kong prison. On the day of the visit, Leung recalls being pulled from the prison workshop and led to a small outdoor space to have his …

The Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has led many to recognize that the end justifies the means relentlessness of the American religious right. It must also be recognized that the movement’s half-century-long assault on reproductive freedoms has accompanied a larger crusade: the attempt to dismantle, brick by brick, …

Reading time: 4 minutes In this dispatch from Hot Docs 2022 reviews, we discuss three films about loss. And whether it’s the loss of innocence, family or freedom, they all share a desire to delve into the past to understand it and try to build a better future. Moreover, all three use the documentary form …

The call came from one of the many people Wanda Howard Battle considers family, whether related or not. They were asking him to do something different: lead tours of one of the most historic places in the country, the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in his hometown of Montgomery. His mind returned to his …

ISLAMABAD: Renowned religious scholars met on Sunday with former Prime Minister of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, and gave him their full support for his “movement for the real independence of Pakistan”. Academics, representing all major schools of thought and prominent religious figures and Mashaykh declared their full support for the PTI movement when meeting with …

Catholic Faith Technologies (CFT), an innovative technology partner for today’s dioceses and organizations, today announced that its partner, the Dominican Charism Initiative, has been recognized for its series “The Call to Truth” with a Bronze Stevie Award for Achievement in Product Innovation – Computer Services and Software. “As more religiously sponsored ministries rely on lay …

Use the word socialism over the past decade and you’ll likely conjure up images of political ads claiming control of the United States by the country’s “coastal elites.” But from the turn of the 20th century to the end of World War I, socialism was commonplace in much of the country, including finding a substantial …

News that the U.S. Supreme Court was planning to overturn its nearly 50-year precedent protecting a person’s right to an abortion spread across Florida and Tampa Bay on Tuesday, sparking a variety of reactions ranging from fear to elation to confusion. For anti-abortion leaders, the leaked ruling was the decisive victory in the long-running battle …

A citizen holds a placard during a peace vigil organized by citizens against what they say is an increase in hate crimes and violence against Muslims in the country, in New Delhi, India, April 16 2022. – Reuters/File The Indian government is preparing for a Holocaust-like Muslim genocide, the organization says. India is preparing for …

(April 27, 2022 / JNS) The state of Israel today must not let “the dangerous gene of factionalism” dismantle it from within, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Wednesday. Speaking at an opening event of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, the Prime Minister said: “The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising …

India The change would allow tribal communities to identify as Sarna instead of Hindus, Christians or others Indian tribes at a protest meeting demanding a separate religious code ahead of the upcoming national census in New Delhi on April 25. (Photo: Bijay Kumar Minj/UCA News) Posted: April 26, 2022 05:24 GMT Updated: April 26, 2022 …

Orrin G. Hatch, the oldest Republican senator in history who was part of Utah politics for more than four decades, died Saturday at age 88. His death was announced in a statement from his foundation, which did not specify a cause. A staunch conservative on most economic and social issues, he has also teamed up …

The Delhi High Court on Friday said student activist Umar Khalid’s speech in Amravati in February 2020, which forms part of the indictment against him in the Northern Riots ‘wider conspiracy’ case -east Delhi, was offensive and heinous. “It’s offensive, heinous. Don’t you think? These expressions being used, don’t you think they incite people? You …

VENICE (JTA) – Through a narrow, frayed sottoportico, or Venetian lane, and across a wooden walkway, there is a wide plaza surrounded by rows of multicolored buildings. Entering the Jewish ghetto in Venice is a bit like traveling back in time. On March 29, 1516, the Venetian Senate locked up the city’s Jews near a …

Indonesia Radical groups influenced by Islamic State ideology never give up their fight Police help academic Ade Armando (centre) after he was assaulted by protesters during a demonstration against attempts to extend the presidential term in Jakarta on April 11. (Photo: AFP) Posted: April 18, 2022 10:28 GMT Updated: April 18, 2022 10:29 GMT The …

Faith-based films have become a new way of framing elements related to traditional Christian values ​​and beliefs. The fact that moviegoers are expecting something huge from the highly anticipated sequel to The passion of Christ is only slightly indicative of the importance of the audience for these films. They’re doing incredibly well (the first god …

Rwadari Tehreek urges the new Sharif government to overcome religious hatred, allow minorities to elect their own representatives and take action to end violence against women and children. A few days ago, a 12-year-old Christian girl was raped by a Muslim neighbor in Karachi. Islamabad (AsiaNews) – Christians and other minorities in Pakistan have hailed …

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Basheer was a young Taliban fighter barely out of his teens when the Islamic State group took control of his village in eastern Afghanistan nearly eight years ago. Militants rounded up villagers identified as Taliban and killed them, often beheading them, forcing their families to watch. Basheer escaped and lived in …

Earlier this month, Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina made headlines for making unusual remarks on a podcast — specifically, claiming her GOP colleagues were into orgies and cocaine. “The sexual perversion that’s going on in Washington, I mean being some kind of young guy in Washington with an average age of probably 60 …

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! An attempted murder suspect, originally released from prison on a BLM-backed bail fund after allegedly targeting a Democratic candidate for mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, was taken into federal custody on Thursday. Quintez Brown, a 22-year-old civil rights activist and former intern and newspaper columnist, is accused of …

Published on: 04/06/2022 – 07:58Amended: 04/06/2022 – 07:56 Jerusalem (AFP) – A key member of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party said on Wednesday she was quitting her coalition government, in a surprise move that leaves it without a parliamentary majority. Idit Silman’s announcement left Bennett’s coalition, an alliance of parties ranging from the …

(Each Saturday, a religious leader offers a personal perspective in this space. To be part of this series, email [email protected]) The gospel text for this Sunday in many Christian denominations is John’s account of the woman who anointed Jesus. Like other texts for these days approaching Holy Week, it is dark in tone, and this …

Ukrainian forces retake areas near Kyiv for fear of booby traps On Saturday, Ukrainian troops moved cautiously to retake territory north of the country’s capital, using cables to remove the bodies of civilians from the streets of a town for fear Russian forces had trapped them before leaving. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned in his …

Another major setback for Pakistan’s Imran Khan-led government as its two other lawmakers resigned from the ruling alliance on Tuesday to join the opposition ahead of the vote on the no-confidence motion against the 69-year-old leader on April 3. In a desperate bid to save his government, Khan has now resorted to witchcraft, the opposition …

After her first Oscar nomination this year for her supporting work in Jane Campion’s The power of the dog Now seems like the perfect time to revisit Jesse Plemons’ outstanding filmography thus far. He’s an actor who constantly gets involved in impressive projects, and that streak only seems to continue. RELATED: Best Supporting Actor/Actress of …

Ranchi: Tribals blocked Hinoo Chowk on Thursday after the Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) demolished the perimeter wall of their socio-religious sthal in Sarna by order of the High Court. The blockade continued until late in the evening, disrupting traffic on the road to the airport.“Our community built this border by pooling money and made shramdaan. …

New York, March 21, 2022 – Swedish authorities should conduct a prompt and thorough investigation into the recent attack on journalist Ahmet Dönmez and determine whether he was targeted for his work, the Committee for the Protection of Human Rights said Monday. journalists. On Saturday March 19, in Stockholm, unknown persons rammed Dönmez’s car from …

With tensions at North Stanly High School recently heightened by a post resurfacing on social media, students and parents met with staff and members of the Stanly County Schools Central Office (SCS) to discuss the situation. SCS Superintendent Dr. Jarrod Dennis and Director of Community Engagement Melissa Smith, along with Deputy Superintendent Dr. Amy Blake-Lewis, …

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals across Haiti have gone on strike to protest a rise in gang-related kidnappings as supporters burned tires and blocked roads on Tuesday. The three-day strike that began on Monday has closed public and private health facilities in the capital Port-au-Prince and beyond, with …

A place called Anxiety, for example, shows suffering and anxiety in various areas of life and ends with a message that reads: “Jesus also suffered from anxiety”. Another ad, WrongIy Judged, follows a group of heavily tattooed youths as they wander the streets and, unexpectedly, bring food to the homeless. This place appeals to our …

SIX PARIS PRESIDENTIAL (left to right, top): Vice President Leni Robredo, former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., labor leader Leody de Guzman, Mayor of Manila Isko Moreno, Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senator Manny Pacquiao. (FILE PHOTOS) Leodye de Guzman #2 ■ March 6 – Statement released on its youth agenda, including establishment of the Universal Students …

An artist’s conception shows a spaceship on a 5,000 year journey. (Jörgen Engdahl / Courtesy of Discovery+) Amazon founder Jeff Bezos wants millions of people to live and work in space – that’s why he founded his Space company Blue Origin more than two decades ago. But what if living in space turns out to …

Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine is driving a wedge into the Orthodox Church. While the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, justified the war in Moscow, it was condemned in Ukrainian Orthodox churches, as well as by some priests in Russia. “The Moscow Patriarchate had been silent about the war for a …

Published on: 08/03/2022 – 03:04 Aden (AFP) – Women and girls in Yemen bear the brunt of a seven-year civil war that has stripped many of their freedoms and crippled state institutions, preventing them from seeking help. A strict interpretation of Islam is enforced in areas controlled by Houthi rebels and mass displacement, with millions …

(March 3, 2022 / JNS) The Sovereignty Movement recently organized a tour of Judea and Samaria for public figures, journalists, social media influencers and others to explore the complexities and dichotomies of life in the region. The February 23 meeting – under the leadership of Yehudit Katzover and Nadia Matar – focused on explaining the …

Despite their busy schedules, Task Force Liberty soldiers assigned to help at-risk Afghans continue their movement took time to conquer the Norwegian ruck march here recently. The walk requires participants to complete the 18.6-mile movement on foot under cover of darkness while carrying at least 25 pounds. The qualifying time depends on gender and age …

God Quest Bennett was born 30 years ago. His parents named him Jordan Micah Bennett, and that’s the name the software engineer/artificial intelligence researcher used legally until 2020, when he changed his name. He kept his father’s surname and added his mother’s maiden name for his middle name. The name change had absolutely nothing to …

The Buddha’s teaching was, at first sight, intended for wandering beggars (skt: sramana). However, it differed radically from sramanic religious movements that preceded, because the notion of well-being has become a central concern. Part of the reason the Buddha came to the Middle Way (Skt: madhyama-pratipada) was because enlightenment could only be achieved in a …

Published on: 02/23/2022 – 13:42 Beirut (AFP) – Lebanon has foiled a plan by the Islamic State group to carry out three suicide attacks targeting Shiite religious compounds in the southern suburbs of Beirut, the Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday. “A terrorist group had recruited young Palestinian men in Lebanon to carry out major bombings …

On the 57th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, we take a look at some of the activist’s most memorable quotes. Malcolm X was a prominent human rights activist who rose to prominence as the chief spokesman for the Nation of Islam. He has been credited with laying the foundations of the Black Power …

Kingdom Story Company and Lionsgate announced Friday that Kelsey Grammer, Anna Grace Barlow, Jonathan Roumie and more have joined the cast of jesus revolutiona film inspired by the true story of a national spiritual awakening in the early 1970s and its origins within a community of hippie teenagers in Southern California. Kelsey Grammer has joined …

When I first heard it, it puzzled me. The ignoring command is heard in several versions. “Don’t question the science.”https://hl.nwaonline.com/news/2022/feb/16/religion-dont-question-the-science/”Follow the science.”https://hl. nwaonline .com/news/2022/feb/16/religion-dont-question-the-science/ “Accept the science.” Having worked in the scientific community for 22 years, I learned that scientists question everything. I like what a friend of mine said. “Not questioning the science? That’s …

On January 27, 1952, Khwaja Nazimuddin, addressing an open session of the Council of the Muslim League, declared that only Urdu would be the state language of Pakistan. Waves of protests started and the [Communist] party realized that a mass movement could be led around the resurrection of the language question. The All-Party State Language …

Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi leader Hafiz Naeemur Rehman said on Saturday that the religious party’s “historic sit-in” in front of the Sindh Assembly had changed the dimension of politics in Karachi and provided Karachiites with hope for restoration of the glory of the city. He said this while addressing a workers’ convention at the party secretariat where …

With the who passed of retired Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong in September 2021, the movement known as Progressive Christianity lost one of its most revered writers. Now is an opportune time for those who identify with liberal Christianity to take a critical look at its legacy. Do his ideas make a useful contribution to …

‘Niyi Akinsiju argues that instead of promoting abhorrent ethnic nationalism, more Nigerians should awaken to the need for leadership that will ensure transparency in government and integrity in governance. It is important to explain why The Nigeria Agenda chose Kano for its first national advocacy campaign. It is the result of a rationalization that was …

BEIRUT — US officials hailed the death of Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi last week as yet another wound to an organization whose reach and power had already been drastically reduced. But terrorism analysts have warned that his death does not erase the group, whose members have continued to seek refuge and plan …

SSoon after, I came across a tape from 1996 with a recording of Mullah Omar himself talking about those early days in front of a large crowd of mullahs. My Pashto teacher was there when Omar spoke, reflecting on that time, and the teacher had recorded the speech. This was the first documented recording I …

Hello. We cover the potential fallout from US sanctions on Russia, the defeat of Islamic State fighters in Syria and China’s pandemic surveillance state. The United States is playing tough with Russia The most punitive sanctions that President Biden has threatened in an effort to deter an invasion of Ukraine could devastate the Russian economy. …

By Zach Swaim The artwork on the traffic control box that was the subject of last year’s controversy is due for a freshen up once again in early spring. The Zionsville Cultural District is calling on local artists to submit design ideas to the organization’s Artist Review Board for arbitration. Carla Howie, chair of the …

For the first time in over 75 years, not only are there no Indian advisers in Afghanistan, but there are now Pakistani advisers in their place. This alone may be worth the price Pakistan will continue to pay for its victory in Afghanistan. File image of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. PA For the first …

carlson As I expected, my January 13 Facebook post received a variety of responses. The message read, “I’M JUST GOING TO GO OUT AND SAY IT. Racism and the refusal to face the place of racism in our history is THE spiritual crisis of our time. The most difficult task facing the biblical prophets was …

TWH – The 18th annual conference on Current Pagan Studies took place Jan. 15-16 on Zoom. The conference is one of the few opportunities for pagan or pagan-friendly scholars to engage in scholarly discourse on modern paganism. The conference had 25 sessions. Some were experiential. Below are brief summaries of ten sessions from the weekend …

When [BR] Ambedkar and others in the anti-caste movement drew attention to the “Brahminical philosophy” or Brahmanism the Communists were uncomfortable with in usage. For them, Brahmanism was, at best, a historical trend that in the past had sought to justify a birth-based social order, and they did not believe the term served a critical …

It’s certainly no coincidence that the debate over the most important suffrage legislation in more than a generation is coming to a head as we celebrate the holiday dedicated to America’s preeminent civil rights icon. . While it’s a stretch to call the politically dominant conjecture about John Lewis’ Voting Rights Act a real “debate,” …

Joseph F. Naumann is Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. by Bishop Joseph F. Naumann Each year, on the third Monday in January, our nation observes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, commemorating the life and legacy of a great American hero. Dr. King is recognized as the leader of the civil …

Columbus, Ohio – Chief Glenna Wallace spent the summer solstice last June walking the narrow asphalt path that surrounds Serpent Mound, a low, serpentine wall of earth built by her ancestors. hundreds or even thousands years ago. Wallace, who heads the Shawnee Tribe of Eastern Oklahoma, was joined by Chief Ben Barnes of the Shawnee …

The activities of the International Conference on Mesopotamian Religions and Beliefs were attended by religious and political figures from all over northeastern Syria, the commissioner of the American International Committee for the Protection of Religious Freedom Nadine Meanza, the co-chair of the Movement for Democratic Society Gharib Hesso, and Syrian Women’s Council spokesperson Lina Barakat, …

Highlighting some of the best pro-life stories from the past year including 2 premature babies now heavyweights in the Guinness Book of Records! As the pro-life movement across the country gears up for the March for Life in just a few weeks, and Catholics across the country pray for an end to abortion as the …

On January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden became the first Commander-in-Chief to use the words “white supremacy” in an inaugural address. Calling “the cry for racial justice in preparation for four hundred years” and its corollary, “a rise in political extremism”, he called white supremacy “internal terrorism which we must face and which we will …

The highest listed caste population among Indian states is fragmented and wants better representation Punjab is the state with the highest percentage of the listed caste population in India at nearly 32%, yet the community has not seen the emergence of strong leaders in major political parties. Clear caste divisions within the SCs, the landlessness …

This one is a little different from the others, but bear with me. In early September, the Jewish people celebrated the Hebrew New Year 5782. It is also a shmita year, a 12-month sabbatical for the planet that takes place every seven years. Described in Leviticus and Deuteronomy, shmita (rhymes with pita) is a year …

Israel comes from approved a plan to double the 25,000 or so settlers in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. The annexation of the territory by Israel in 1981, which it seized by force in 1967, is “null and void” under international law (Resolution 497). The transfer of population to illegally annexed territory is a war …

Editorial Board (The Jakarta Post) Jakarta ● Mon, December 27, 2021 2021-12-27 09h00 0 56e7e6cab961fcf1e14f31817c0891a3 1 Editorial Indonesia, NU, Yahya-Cholil-Staquf, Islam, pluralism To free When journalists and analysts refer to Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) as the largest Islamic organization in Indonesia, they are essentially trying to show in the least controversial way how influential it is …

Whether Jinnah wants an Islamic state or a state for Muslims is as contested a subject as it gets. I will try to substantiate the latter by taking examples from his personal and political life, values, ideals, public statements and practices. Jinnah went to London in 1892 to become a lawyer. He takes an active …

Syed Junaid Altaf, MD, Empyrean Skyview Projects, believes Patnitop will become the country’s hottest tourist destination over the next few years. Interview extracts: How has this region, in UT J&K and Patnitop in particular, developed as a leisure destination over the past two years? How has it been for Skyview by Empyrean so far? As …

The end of another Christmas season (with Hannukah already a distant memory) seems an appropriate time to watch ‘the nays’. Not the chronological nothings of the ancient Romans, but the real accelerating masses of our contemporaries who are changing historical perceptions of God and religion. For the record, none (pronounced nonz) in the ancient Roman …

ALLENTOWN, Pa., (AP) – Instead of waiting and hoping for more parishioners to show up in a time of declining church attendance, a pastor in Allentown plans to bring prayer and study to the Bible to the community – through local tattoo shops. “People don’t come to churches,” Reverend Kathryn Dinkelacker-Swan of Emmanuel United Methodist …

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said on Saturday that the Hindu scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita, do not belong to any particular language, region or religion, but to all of humanity. The speaker said the historic land of Kurukshetra guides the whole world in its way of life. “Mahatma Gandhi believed that the Bhagavad Gita is …

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday unveiled the statue of legendary Sikh revolutionary Baba Maharaj Singh Ji, the first martyr of Jang-E-Azadi, in Rabbon Uchi village in Ludhiana district. Later he also paid homage to Gurdwara Damdama Sahib in the village. CM Channi was accompanied by MP Fatehgarh Sahib Dr Amar Singh, MP …

The new year begins with new titles from bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst I start again on Monday, Joyce Meyer The power to thank you, the memoir of ice hockey star and Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne, and many more. non-fictional works January 3 God, grades and diploma: the surprising impact of religion on academic success …

The Pakistani army demolished the walls of the Lal Qila field near the headquarters of the MQM (Muttahida Qaumi Movement) in Azizabad in Karachi during an operation carried out late on Saturday / Sunday night. This demolition is obvious Rawalpindi’s attempt to forcibly stop the huge Sindhi congregation scheduled for December 9 – Martyr’s Day, …

MUNICH (AP) – No supporters will be allowed in the stadium when Bayern Munich host Barcelona in the Champions League next week due to tougher coronavirus measures, the governor of the German state of Bavaria said on Friday. Markus Söder has confirmed that Bavaria will exclude fans from sporting events from Saturday. German federal and …

The Supreme Court which shocked the world by defending reproductive rights in 1992. Photo: AFP via Getty Images After today’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, it appears that much of the mystery surrounding the court’s focus on abortion rights has been reduced to a question of details and …

People often ask me what it’s like to be queer or trans in China. This was the number one question I encountered when I returned to Melbourne after three years in Shanghai, much of it devoted to reporting on China’s LGBTQI + community. Often the question is asked with a frown and heavy tone because …

Indian culture and religion do not lack continuity. They have evolved over time, but have kept the meaning and core values ​​intact. A dilemma that is often posed as a question to Indians is the alleged lack of cultural continuity from pre and protohistoric times (mainly Sindhu-Saraswati / Harappan culture) to ancient and later modern …

INA COURT November 19 speech Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, gave a humiliating speech U-turn. Barely a year after he passed a trio of agricultural reform laws through Parliament, he announced their repeal. The shame was not only to have given victory to the horde of peasants mounted on tractors who had been …

Hutterite women and children from the Milford colony in Alberta. The size of the polka dots on the scarf indicates which specific group the women belong to. (Credit: Eye Ubiquitous / Universal Images Group via Getty Images) This is a map on religion – and evolution. It shows the geographic distribution of Hutterite settlements across …

In early 2007, I spoke at the preview release of Amazing Grace at the Parliamentary Theater in Canberra. It was the story of the courage of Independent MP William Wilberforce, resisting even attacks from fellow Christians who claimed that faith had nothing to say about slavery. Afterwards, a few members of the Christian coalition took …

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the role of devadāsÄ«, sometimes referred to as temple dancers, was hotly debated in South Asia. Looking at the dancers’ own writings, social historian Davesh Soneji writes that The devadāsis used a long-standing tradition to assert that they had a legitimate position in their nation undergoing modernization. …

WASHINGTON (RNS) – US Senator Raphael Warnock and United States Representative Terri Sewell, both Democrats and an ordained minister, pleaded for the protection and extension of voting rights on Thursday, November 18, defending the “sacred” right to vote in a broad discussion that also addressed the question of whether God is black. Both lawmakers appeared …

Retired Air Force Col. Ron Scott Courtesy of Ron Scott Upon retirement, Air Force Col. Ron Scott watched a video of Air Force Academy coaches and players affirming their commitment to anti-racism in July 2019, he and others were “a little worried,” Scott said. “Our concern was that they unwittingly endorsed a group that coined …

Abuja, Nigeria, November 15, 2021 – Nigerian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Luka Binniyat and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On November 4, police in Barnawa, a town in northern Kaduna state, arrested Binniyat, a freelance journalist who contributes to the American newspaper. The epoch of …

The Nawab of Junagadh (Muhammad Mahabat Khanji III) joined the Dominion of Pakistan on August 15, 1947. Junagadh like Sir Creek and Kashmir are unresolved issues on the United Nations agenda. On November 9, India invaded and annexed Junagadh. The annexation of the princely state shows that India was determined to annex all 565 princely …

By Brynn Tannehill | FAIRFAX COUNTY, Virginia – LGBTQ + leaders, the public, media and Democratic officials need to consider what the self-proclaimed “Gender Critical” movement is (that is, TERF, or “Trans-Exclusionary Radical”). Feminist). This is not a bunch of people who just have “reasonable concerns” or who just think the trans movement has gone …

Images showed hundreds of ultra-Orthodox protesters pushing police to try to reach women Clashes broke out in Jerusalem on Friday morning between hundreds of ultra-Orthodox protesters and police as members of the “Women of the Wall” movement came to pray at the Western Wall site. The “Women of the Wall” regularly come to the site …

Armida Barelli and Father Mario Ciceri will be declared “Blessed” on April 30, 2022. A pioneer of denominational feminism and a Catholic priest who ministered tirelessly during World War II will be beatified in April. Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, will preside over the beatifications of Armida Barelli …

ISLAMABAD, November 2 (APP): From the massacre of the Golden Temple in 1984 to the current situation of minority rights, the memory of Sikhs in India is marked by a series of tragedies. Operation Bluestar to target Sikhs at their holiest temple in Amritsar is a bloody tale – written by then Indian Prime Minister …

Traditional and religious authorities in the Haut-Est region called on the government to ratify and implement the provisions of Convention 190 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) to protect workers against abuse and harassment in order to promote decent work. This, they said, would fill gaps in the country’s laws, especially the labor law and …

Reformation Day is recognized annually on October 31 following tradition after 1517 the German monk Martin Luther nailed his opposing theological arguments against the Catholic Church to the gates of Wittenberg Castle Church. The event started the Protestant religious movement. The beautiful Lutheran Church of the Savior in Olive Branch honored the event by hosting …

Editor’s Note: EarthBeat Weekly is your weekly newsletter on faith and climate change. Below, the October 29 edition. To get EarthBeat Weekly delivered to your inbox, sign up here. The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon region ended two years ago, but its message about protecting tropical forests and defending the lives of the people …

John Locher / AP Jim Marchant speaks on November 3, 2020, during a Republican Election Eve party in Las Vegas. Marchant, who is now running for Nevada’s secretary of state, spoke this weekend at the Patriot Double Down event at the Ahern Hotel. At a four-day convention in Las Vegas attended by far-right conspiracy theorists, …

While going to visit the Precieux-Sang church in Saint-Boniface, I got lost. There was road construction going on and I missed my turn somehow. I managed to find my way, however, when I spotted this distinctive spiral roofline in the distance. Etienne Gaboury is one of Manitoba’s foremost architects, and Précieux-Sang is perhaps his most …

Quebec’s Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge, unveiled the new curriculum that will replace the province’s current ethics and religious culture curriculum. The new program, called Citizenship and Culture Quebec, represents a “major transformation” and will include an emphasis on critical thinking, the minister said. The current program, called ERC and compulsory for students, has been …

John (Jack) Francis McDermott, 88, of Sarasota, Fla., Died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Allendale Community for Senior Living. Jack was born on November 5, 1932 in Dublin, Ireland, the first child of Delia (Nee Regan) and John McDermott. The family settled in Newark after moving from Ireland …

Episode 6 takes great strides and takes the story of “Foundation” in a new direction. The Galactic Empire appears to be facing imminent danger and chaos from several angles, and the Emperor may soon have to take some drastic action. The Anacreon plan is also gaining momentum, and a mysterious artifact called “Invictus” could be …

Elder David Bednar and Elder Gerrit Gong discuss the relationship between Latter-day Saints and Muslims. (Courtesy of intellectual reserve) A copy of the forthcoming pamphlet entitled “Muslims and Latter-day Saints: Beliefs, Values, and Lifestyles”. (Courtesy of intellectual reserve) Elder David Bednar and Elder Gerrit Gong discuss the relationship between Latter-day Saints and Muslims. (Courtesy of …

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, October 16, 2021 / 9:44 AM Speaking in a video call on Saturday, Pope Francis told members of grassroots movements that Catholic social education has useful principles that can help people of all faiths make the world a better place. “The social teaching of the Church does not have all …

Sitting in a prison cell in the mid-1980s, I hit rock bottom. During these years, I have moved away from previous thoughts of becoming a lawyer or a teacher. Instead, I had a religious experience in my senior year of college and headed to the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif., To immerse myself in …

Another political divide is shaking American universities, this one rooted in India, and it has resulted in a federal lawsuit against the University of Pennsylvania. The Hindu American Foundation, headed by Philadelphia Co-Founder and Executive Director Suhag A. Shukla, asked the US Department of Education Civil Rights Office to investigate Penn’s treatment of students and …

The Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Castries, Bishop Michel Francis, calls on Sunday worshipers to put up with the current COVID-19 protocols a little longer to help reduce and improve the current situation on the island regarding the deadly virus. As part of the COVID-19 protocols implemented by the government to curb the spread …

In Iraq, a coalition of parties led by Muqtada Al Sadr, known as the Sadrist bloc, is poised to play the kingmaker role, having organized a massive base of supporters to secure more than 70 seats on the Council of Representatives of Iraq. 329 members. As in the last national elections in 2018, Al Sadr …

Suhas Palshikar (‘Why the unity of the opposition‘, IE, September 4, rightly called for broader changes on which any attempt to unite the opposition must be based, beyond the simple tactic of winning the elections. One of these major changes concerns what he calls “the effort to redefine nationalism”. In an IE article two years …

Fall is officially here. In October, as the leaves begin to fall and our gardens drop their last leaves, the air itself is darker. It should perhaps come as no surprise to me that the anti-vaccine movement has taken a sinister turn as well. It is not surprising, but it is deeply disturbing. The vehemence …

At this week’s House of Delegates meeting, by a near unanimous vote, members passed a resolution calling for an escalation of actions to pressure Mayor Lightfoot to agree to a security deal. Given what we heard yesterday at the bargaining table – no more of the same lies, dishonesty and, if you can believe it, …