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Himaneesh Bhagat, 7, has been visually impaired since birth. Her father, who runs a confectionery business, left no hospital unvisited near their home in Jalandhar and across Punjab, before their search for a suitable hospital ended with PGI Chandigarh. But even after more than two years of treatment, Himaneesh hasn’t benefited much. About a year …

“Masc 4 masc”. “No fem”. “Discreet only”. These are phrases you’ll see a lot on hookup apps like Grindr and Scruff. And while most users will attribute it to a matter of “preference”, some argue that this aversion to outward manifestations of homosexuality is a symptom of a much larger problem: internalized homophobia. But what …

In the grip of the pandemic and its declining relevance in society, the Church of England is struggling to keep the faithful from going astray. Perhaps for the first time in a thousand years, the number of people claiming to be Christians in England and Wales is close to falling below 50%, according to data …

With over 30,000 madrassahs, they often serve free education, food and sometimes shelter to around 4 million poor children across Pakistan: Major General Asif Ghafoor told reporters in 2019. 27,000 d ‘of them are registered with the government – 5,000 of which are now registered under madrasah reforms since 2019 – while the rest operate …

Here is the full text of the letter: AT Shri Ramnath Kovind President of India Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India To copy Chief Justice of India President of the Rajya Sabha Lok Sabha speaker Shri Amit Shah, Minister of the Interior Presidents Bhartiya Janta Party, Congress Party, AITC, BSP, Samajwadi Party, CPI (M), …

Perhaps the best way for us to dust off this story is to see the incarnation through the eyes of those elders for whom it would have been a revolutionary reversal of expectations. Can we hear it through the ears of those who had heard the expression “Son of God” applied only to Augustus Caesar, …

“He came to his own, and his own did not receive him. But to all who received him he gave them the right to become children of God, to those who believe in his name” (John 1: 11-12). Have you ever thought about why Jesus was rejected by the religious leaders of his day? He …

Recently I was watching news related to developments in Punjab. Suddenly I was intrigued by the new lexicon used by some media houses to describe Sikh social stratification. The new buzzword was “Dalit-Sikh”. This baffled me because according to tenants of the Sikh gurus, whom most of us in India follow as revered gurus, do …

The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) will launch an 11-day campaign on Monday, pushing for the enactment of a “strict” law against “illegal” religious conversions and legal provisions to ensure that tribals converting to Islam and to Christianity do not get the right to the reservation benefits and other facilities available to the listed tribes under …

VATICAN CITY – The consecration of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s first cathedral marks the latest advance in religious tolerance in the tightly-controlled Islamic majority region, although the number of churches in the Arab nation continues to be small, despite a booming Catholic immigrant population. On December 10, Cardinal Luis Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican Congregation …