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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 devadāsī, 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 …