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Members of the Southern Baptist Convention are in shock after the denomination released a long-awaited report this week detailing a clergy sex abuse crisis within the denomination. Shockwaves “run through all levels of Southern Baptist society,” Report by Ruth Graham and Elizabeth Dias in the New York Times. Among the revelations are “allegations that top …

The Bhagavata Purana brings to light the inscrutable power of the Supreme Lord through the narration of the war between Dhruva and the yakshas. Shortly after Dhruva ascended the throne and began his virtuous reign, his brother Uttama was killed by a Yaksha while on a hunting expedition. Dhruva wished to avenge his death. So …

Chloe Knox loves being part of a team. During her three years as a student at the University of Virginia Law School, she worked with other members of the Federalist Society to organize a national conference, the Virginia Law Review edited alongside her classmates and coordinated with state officials to fairly prosecute criminal cases. For …

By PTI NEW DELHI: Congress on Tuesday accused the BJP of conspiring to ‘break up’ India by dividing people on religious grounds and said the big old party would undertake ‘yatras’ across the country to unite the people. The party gave the slogan “Bharat jodo” to unite India and a 75 km yatra will be …

Sunday’s Lebanese legislative elections offer the possibility of change – however small – from the corruption, neglect and stagnation that have ruined the country’s economyensured relative impunity for the devastating 2020 Beirut port explosion and enabled the extremist group Hezbollah to secure a greater proportion of seats in the Legislative Assembly. Sunday’s turnout in Lebanon …

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has pledged to prioritize stamping out insurgency and banditry, if elected president in 2023. Fayemi made the pledge on Friday when meeting with delegates in insurgency-torn Borno State in northeast Nigeria. In a statement released by Femi Ige, on behalf of the campaign organization, Mr Fayemi said he had the …

HONG KONG (AP) — Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 90-year-old Catholic cleric arrested by Hong Kong police on national security grounds, has long been a fierce critic of Beijing’s control over religion and political monopoly, as well as Vatican efforts. reach a working agreement with the ruling Communist Party. Zen walked out of a police station …

think for yourself April newsletter Editor’s Note: April’s Letter of the Month reacted to a story about Governor Ron DeSantis signing a bill limiting tenure at Florida’s public universities. We worry so much about the perceived indoctrination of our children by busy teachers, math books, CNN, etc. The solution is simple: teaching your children to …

A friend of his recently lost a lot of weight, and while he had previously struggled with acting, he received four reminders after losing weight. “It’s part of the business,” he said. “If you want to play the ingenue, the attractive guy, there’s a certain social norm you have to fit into.” Stunts in the …

Although some have different ideas on how to achieve this, they all agree that saving lives must start now. TOLEDO, Ohio — With all the murders in Toledo, there has been a call for religious leaders, hoping they can do something to stop the violence. Although some have different ideas on how to achieve this, …

News Office (The Jakarta Post) Jakarta ● Sun 1 May 2022 2022-05-01 12:46 0 e16ff64e7ecc29b4174149122302e572 1 Company Idul-Fitri-2022,Ramadan-2022,hilal,Ministry-of-religious-affairs,Muhammadiyah,Nahdlatul-ulama Free The Ministry of Religious Affairs will announce on Sunday evening whether the first day of the month of Syawal, which marks the celebration of Idul Fitri, will fall on Monday. The ministry will organize a isbat …

Our society has developed a bit of consternation about people kneeling on football pitches. First, there was former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality. Donald Trump’s response: “Take that (expletive) off the pitch.” Sigh. On April 25, the United States Supreme Court heard the case of Joseph …

​What is the meaning of citizenship in the MENA region? What analytical insights does the focus on citizenship have to offer? Why doesn’t citizenship play a bigger role in the analysis of state, society and politics in the MENA region? ​Citizenship is not the term that comes to mind when analyzing politics and society …

(Photo: Catherine Ashmore) The success of Margret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has been such that, since its publication in 1985, it now finds itself positioned alongside other major dystopian novels of the 20th century, drawing comparisons to Orwell’s ‘1984’. and Huxley’s “Brave New World”. Like them, it entered the cultural mainstream, spawning plays, films, a …

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that no responsive government can ignore the role of religious and traditional leaders in tackling insecurity in the country. Speaking yesterday at an Iftar dinner with religious and traditional leaders, the President said his administration would continue to rely on valuable advice and guidance from members of revered institutions to …

A local council raises eyebrows after appointing a specialist religious adviser. The Gold Coast is synonymous with sun, surf and now – for the past few weeks – spiritual guidance. Taxpayers are the ones hoarding the money to hear God’s message, which is being delivered by evangelical pastor, Sue Baynes, who has been a friend …

Norma Jean (Kuhn) Berens, 85, of Victoria, Kansas, died Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Society of Hays. She was born on September 12, 1936 in Emmeram, Kansas, to Leo J. and Catherine (Billinger) Kuhn. She married Vernon L. Berens on December 27, 1961 in Victoria. He preceded her in death on July …

Published on: 04/13/2022 – 04:38 Tunis (AFP) – A Ramadan TV series dealing with polygamy has sparked heated debate in Tunisia, an Arab country that pioneered women’s rights and banned the practice decades ago. “Baraa” (Arabic for “innocence”) has also been criticized by rights activists and secular politicians for its portrayal of customary “orfi” marriage, …

When caring for a patient, having a basic understanding of their culture and values ​​can go a long way to building trust and improving their experience and outcomes. This rings true especially during Ramadan, considered the holiest month of the year in the Muslim calendar. A basic understanding of Ramadan will help promote shared decision-making …

“When it comes to illnesses, make a habit of two things – to help, or at least not to harm.”1 Hippocrates Dr. Rany Condos is a legendary doctor from New York, who has helped everyone. The Hellenic Medical Society of New York presented Dr. Condos with the 2022 Dr. Mary Kalopothakes Distinguished Female Physician Award …

The Policy Department organized a presentation on April 4 to raise awareness of the abuses seen in faith-based higher education in Africa. Lady Ajayi, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Politics and a 2021-2022 American Association of University Women International Fellow, created the presentation from research she conducted on faith-based abuse in Nigeria. …

Mombasa – Muslims around the world are preparing for the start of Ramadan, the month of worship, sacrifice and charity, which begins this weekend in much of the Muslim world, as soon as the new moon is sighted. This year’s Ramadan will be the first without any curbs since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic …

Religion in video games can be a controversial topic. Nobody wants their personal beliefs to be trampled on or frowned upon, while at the same time a world, even a fictional one, feels clunky and empty without some sort of religious support. RELATED: 10 Video Game Villains Karma Never Caught Up To The ones that …

The war in Ukraine is a human and ecological disaster. We have failed to create the social conditions necessary to prevent large-scale violence. We have not been able to escape the cycle of threats, blame and retaliation which exacerbates hostility and mistrust. We did not recognize the relevance root causes and responsibility for harm of …

WASHINGTON- The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization – welcomed President Joe Biden’s announcement today that the United States United will host up to 100,000 Ukrainians and others fleeing the Russian invasion. of Ukraine, as well as to significantly increase humanitarian aid to Ukraine …

Tribune press service Pradeep Sharma Chandigarh, March 22 Following in the footsteps of several BJP-ruled states including Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, the Haryana Assembly today passed a bill aimed at preventing forced religious conversions amid a walkout by the opposition Congress, which called the law a “political agenda” of the BJP. Will …

In his first Nowruz message to the nation of Iran at the Grand Mosque of Khorramshahr in southwestern Iran, Ebrahim Raisi said that the nation of Iran will undoubtedly see the result of its endurance this year, saying, “ My first message from Nowruz as president and servant of the people is the relentless effort …

Last month’s column focused on the impact of white Christian nationalists on national politics. Their numbers in Congress have steadily increased since Barack Obama was first elected president. According to the Freedom from Religion Foundation“More than a quarter of members of Congress taking refuge for their lives as a riotous mob rampaged through the heart …

Hon. Josephine Connolly, Minister of Religious Affairs, concluded the Faith Based Initiative tour on the island of Providenciales. The faith and religious affairs meetings held across the islands aimed to foster increased engagement between political and religious leaders to ensure that the views of church bodies are taken into account in all national decision-making initiatives. …

BANGALORE, India — Sister Maria Nirmalini, superior general of the Apostolic Congregation of Carmel, is the new president of the Conference of Religious in India, the national body of major religious superiors. She also leads the women’s section of the conference. An educator for most of her life, Nirmalini has received the Best Principal Award …

Russia’s horrific invasion of Ukraine has so far forced some two million people, including a million children, to flee the country, along with many others displaced inside Ukraine. The figures could be much larger than those of 2015 refugee crisis, in which families fleeing the civil war in Syria left for Hungary and other European …

Archbishop William Goh of Singapore Even at a time when some church leaders are expressing a new openness to LGBTQ equality, other Catholic leaders continue to oppose legislation that would grant equal rights to LGBTQ people. Today’s message presents three examples of this opposition. Singapore The Archdiocese of Singapore has joined other religious groups in …

Hijab controversy: time to reflect SK Srivastava The right to education is “subject to such manner as the state may by law determine”. Schools are governed by rules and regulations and set a curriculum for all to follow. There is an increase in the literacy rate and widespread awareness of education in all fields. Education …

On Friday, March 4, the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana introduced the Prevention of Illegal Conversion of Haryana Religions Bill, 2022 in the Vidhan Sabha. This move by Haryana government follows similar moves by Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka, all BJP-ruled states. These were later passed into law. This …

Q HHow does the book illustrate how black churches have participated in recent conversations on issues such as marriage equality, reproductive justice, and transgender visibility? A. The book engages these discussions from several angles. Some chapters are written for academic experts. Others are geared towards a more public audience. There are chapters that readers might …

This article first appeared in the State of Faith newsletter. Sign up to receive the newsletter in your inbox every Monday evening. Even before Russia’s attack on Ukraine, I found it hard to be optimistic about the state of the world. I felt like no matter where I looked for updates — Twitter, my inbox, …

For this month’s Annotations, we’ve taken Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic “I Have A Dream” speech and provided a scholarly analysis of its foundations and inspirations. The religious, political, historical and cultural foundations of the discourse are very varied. and have been read as whining, a call to action, and literature. While the speech itself …

On Wednesday, a Virginia Senate committee failed to advance a bill that would exempt certain religious and religiously-affiliated groups from adhering to state non-discrimination laws. Virginia law under the bill would have been amended to exempt “any lodging establishment owned by or operated on behalf of a corporation, association, or religious society from the non-discrimination …

Forty of Sharon Ready’s 71 grandchildren still live in the isolated Christian community of Gloriavale on the west coast. Ready still calls it home, and has done so since its inception in North Canterbury, in 1969. But now she has come out against it in tears at an Employment Tribunal hearing, saying the claimants, including …

Paul Diamond(Photo: Paul Diamond) Paul Diamond, a senior solicitor in the UK, has over 30 years experience representing Christians before the High Court, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights. He was a permanent council member of the Keep Sunday Special Campaign in 1988 and then of the Christian Legal Center from 2008 to …

Should Ontario Cut Funding for Catholic Separate Schools? This age-old question is at the forefront of a legal challenge launched in Hamilton. The plaintiffs claim that funding Catholic schools is unconstitutional, violates the separation of church and state, contaminates institutions of worship, and constitutes an inherent conflict of interest. The people funding the lawsuit also …

L LuingamContinued from previous issueTDP leader and former Union Minister P Ashok Gojapathi has said Lord Rama’s idol was vandalized and Goddess Sita idols were desecrated in Andra Pradesh. Moreover, according to a police report, more than 25 Muslim mosques were attacked in India. But the media showed only part of the truth, which led …

I glanced at my phone because the familiar dial tone meant I had received another message. Over the past few days this had happened frequently, but the sender’s name caught my eye. I knew that would mean news of the impending passage of the Religious Discrimination Bill through the Senate. The text was short, “RDB …

Islam requires its followers, men and women, to dress modestly. Nudity is not permitted for either gender. The only difference in dress between men and women, as dictated by religion, is that women are specifically asked to cover their breasts. Covering the face was only compulsory for the wives of the Prophet because they are …

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock speaks during a press conference with her Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry at the Tahrir Palace in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.AP Baerbock, who is currently on his first visit to Egypt, made the remarks when meeting President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo on Saturday. His visit is part of his …

New Delhi: A three-judge bench of the Karnataka High Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing of petitions on the hijab issue until February 14. The court said it would pass an order ordering the reopening of colleges while asking students not to insist on wearing religious items until they are disposed of. of the material. …

As the war of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress over the Karnataka hijab line continues to escalate, Samajwadi party ally Om Prakash Rajbhar has now turned his attention to the question, pointing his gun at the ruling BJP and launched several allegations against the party. Accusing the BJP of playing politics …

Letters submitted by BDN readers are verified by BDN Opinion Page staff. Send your letters to [email protected] Cobscook Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is united in our support for the adoption of DL 1626, “An Act to implement the recommendations of the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act Amendments Task Force”. The …

This week, Citipointe Christian College has been at the center of a mini publicity maelstrom. Brisbane Christian School first released – then hastily retracted – its enrollment contract in less than a week after parents received a tsunami of outrage from activists, journalists and of a small fringe of disgruntled school actors. The Citipointe crime? …

(RNS) — Amnesty International’s report on Israel, released Tuesday, February 1, is a litany of irresponsible accusations, the most toxic of which is the claim that Israel is an “apartheid” state. The report’s repeated use of the word – a reference to the decades-long, institutionalized racism of white minority rule in South Africa – is …

Abuja — President Muhammadu Buhari last night in Abuja pledged to hand over to the next administration a strong, diversified, agriculture-focused and repositioned national economy, a stable democracy and a revamped armed and security forces. Speaking at a dinner honoring the 2022 Committee of Business, Politics, Media and Civil Society Leaders, the President said he …

Ida Odinga delivers a speech during the Azimio la Umoja National Convention on December 10, 2021 at Moi International Kasarani Stadium [Boniface Okendo, Standard] Ida Odinga, the wife of ODM leader, Raila Odinga, has challenged the Kenya National Council of Churches to regulate the proliferation of churches in the country. Ida, who was speaking at …

Depending on your denominational orientation, the Torah can be seen as God’s love letters to the Jewish people, or B’nei Yisrael’s love letters to God. However, some people historically and pejoratively have interpreted the Torah as something devoid of love, strictly a collection of guidelines devoid of feeling. The argument of law versus love has …

The name of Anagarika Dharmapala (1864-1933) is deeply engraved in the history of Buddhism as a man who passionately and resolutely (if not alone) strove to liberate the Buddhist shrine of Buddhagaya in the north of India, from the clutches of a Hindu priest. Unfortunately, Dharmapala could not achieve his cherished goal during his lifetime. …

Two Christian leaders from Finland went on trial in Helsinki on January 24 for publicly declaring the Bible’s teachings on sex and marriage. Longtime MP Paivi Rasanen and Lutheran Bishop Juhana Pohjola defended in court their decision to write and publish, respectively, a pamphlet explaining Christian teachings on sex and marriage. In opening arguments for …

In what could pass for a document from a government spokesperson or Nagpur headquarters, 32 retired IFS officers last week berated critics for “a sustained smear campaign against the current government on his alleged violations of the country’s secular ethics”. Ironically, their outburst of anger comes at a time when respected international ratings agencies have …

A Jewish couple in Tennessee have filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Children’s Services after a state-funded Christian program denied them foster care services for religious reasons. According to trial filed Wednesday, Elizabeth and Gabriel Rutan-Ram enrolled in the foster parent training course and home study certification process last January at Holston United …

Tom Hardy, center, as Max Rockatansky and Charlize Theron, right, as Imperator Furiosa in the Warner Bros. action-adventure film. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, “Mad Max: Fury Road.” (Jasin Boland/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) By Daniel Fjeld | The public gallery | January 20, 2022, 1:00 p.m. Our society has become a Mad Max dystopia. …

(JTA) — Last Saturday’s horrific hostage-taking at the synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, was a rare moment of unity in the Jewish community. Jews of different faiths and political persuasions united in prayer for the welfare of their co-religionists. Too often, Jews are best known for disagreeing, often verbally, with each other. It’s not just a …

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has ruled that the grant / allotment / lease of 200 acres of land at Sewage Farm, Manghopir Road, Karachi (Gutter Baghicha) to Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Co-operative Housing Society Limited is entirely at unlawful, not backed by law and void ab initio. “We therefore hold and declare that the grant …

The talk by Islamic scholar and thinker, Professor Mohammad Habash, came during a special broadcast, conducted with him by the ANHA agency, last night on the International Conference on Mesopotamian Religions and Beliefs , which was held from January 10 to 11 in the city of Qamishlo, and the problems that prevent making religion a …

Jonathan Tobias, a Chowan County resident and professor of religion, was recently published in Princeton Theological Seminary’s “Theology Today” journal. In it, Tobias spends his time explaining why democracy is preferred to the Orthodox Church and how some Christians in America are drifting towards authoritarianism instead. Tobias, who teaches pastoral theology at Christ the Savior …

KISHTWAR: Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Ashok Sharma today urged civil society to religiously follow appropriate Covid behavior to protect their lives.He said as the graph of the virus increases in the country, people need to be very careful to avoid the third wave by not letting their guard down.He called on carriers, traders and other stakeholders …

What is public theology? Allow me to respond by introducing you Pax Lumina. Most importantly, allow me to introduce Binoy Jacob, SJ, its editor. In Luke 4, Jesus quotes Isaiah. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,because he anointed mebring good news to the poor.He sent me to proclaim liberation to the captivesand sight …

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 …

WASHINGTON – Almost 98% of the active-duty military had received at least one dose of the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine by this week’s shooting deadline, but more than 3,800 troops have flatly refused and may begin to be withdrawn military next month, officials said Thursday. The largest US military service, however, reported the smallest number of …

The provincial transit agency has reached a $ 50 million deal to help fund a new church and community center in the Thorncliffe Park neighborhood, where it also plans to build a controversial rail yard. Metrolinx announced Tuesday he had entered into an agreement with the Islamic Society of Toronto as part of the Ontario …

Three new conservative Christians on the U.S. Supreme Court could tear down the wall between church and state. The United States Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments from a lawsuit filed on behalf of some families in Maine who want the state to pay their children’s school fees in religious schools. Seems familiar? It should. …

The two genders: men and “earth vessels” Forget everything you thought you knew about pregnancy: a 26-year-old congressman, who will never be pregnant himself, stepped in to explain the process to everyone. A fetus is like a photograph, according to Madison Cawthorn, a right-wing congressman from North Carolina. During a anti-abortion speech on the house …

(Photo: Getty / iStock) The Bishop of the Church of England in Europe blamed the failed dialogue between the British government and the European Union on the Channel migrant crisis. Robert Innes, bishop of the CofE diocese in Europe, which includes Anglican faithful from 40 countries, told the Conference on the Future of Europe this …

SINGAPORE – When the first members of Jemaah Islamiah were arrested and questioned 20 years ago, investigators realized that detention alone would not be enough to combat the radical religious ideology in which members of the JI had been brainwashed. Two leading Islamic scholars – Ustaz Mohd Hasbi Hassan and Ustaz Ali Mohamed – were …

BERLIN (AP) – Analysis by a research institute concluded that the new German government’s plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are insufficient to put Germany on track to meet the targets of the Paris climate agreement of 2015. The German Institute for Economic Research’s study released on Friday was conducted by prominent economists and commissioned …

Cut off in modern times, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir comprises 97.16% of Muslims in the 10 districts of the Kashmir Division and also accounts for up to 30.69% in the Jammu Division. . Military attributes in the sphere of operations emphasize and above all revolve around the vital aspect of the terrain …

By PKBalachandran / Daily Mirror Colombo, November 30: The remains of the Buddhist civilization of Gandhara in Pakistan are a sight to see, not only for Buddhist pilgrims but also for art lovers. Towering stupas with intricate and realistic carvings depicting various events from the Buddha’s life and past births abound in the Swat Valley …

Bengaluru police denied permission for Munawar Faruqui’s stand-up comedy show in the town on Sunday amid protests from right-wing Hindu groups who alleged the performer had hurt Hindu feelings in one of his shows. “Yes, we denied him permission. He will not be giving any public performances today, ” a senior police official told PTI …

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A hospital warden at the Fort Campbell Army station has filed a complaint against her union, arguing that she shouldn’t have to pay dues because of her religious beliefs. The lawsuit was filed by Dorothy Frame, who works at the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee border …

WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT’S RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION BILL: * Prime Minister Scott Morrison: “It is the product of a tolerant and mature society which understands the importance of faith and belief in a free society, without seeking to impose these beliefs nor ever seeking to hurt others in the expression of these beliefs. “ …

The Build Back Better Act will not only fundamentally change the scope and size of the US government. It will also promote the progressive campaign against religion. Buried in the small print of a bill widely touted as supporting families is a discriminatory provision that sidelines religiously affiliated child care providers. President Joe biden and …

Focus on the individual: Unlike other religions, the origins of Hinduism are not limited to one event or one prophet or a group of prophets. It has evolved over time and continues to do so today. This is why Hinduism is seen more as a way of life than as a religion. In accordance with …

OPINION: Mega-churches aren’t exactly New Zealand’s flavor of the month. As tensions escalate across the country with the looming danger of Covid-19, figures like City Impact Church and Destiny Church have come under fire for undermining the Auckland lockdown and calling their congregation on dissent against the measures public health. Comments from leaders such as …

Sometimes real life is more astonishing and inspiring than fiction. This true story is about a girl and boy from different families who attended Shaare Emeth Religious School in the early 1970s. They probably saw each other, even though she was six years older. About five decades later, they learned they were siblings. I have …

The application period is now open for the free faith-rooted organization leadership cohort sponsored by CLUE – Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice – from January to May 2022. Participants will meet once or twice a month during five months to connect their faith or spirituality. values ​​with an advocacy for economic, social and …

Two years after the start of Narendra Modi’s second term as Prime Minister, India is no longer the world’s largest democracy in a significant sense. To be sure, the main procedural pitfalls of an electoral democracy are still intact, and the country’s general elections are still the biggest universal suffrage exercises anywhere in the world. …

By Anand Kumar * The recent violence against minorities in Bangladesh has taken many people by surprise. It is not that violence against minorities is unknown in Bangladesh, however, it was certainly brought under control after Sheikh Hasina came to power. Violence against Hindu minorities erupted again in Cumilla this year during the Hindu festival …

Dressed in bright orange shirts and standing on a strip of grass facing Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, the small group of young protesters held signs reading, “Love God. Love your neighbor. Act on the climate. It wasn’t just a Saturday afternoon demonstration; it was also an expression of faith, as the signs suggest. These …

Restrictive covenants relating to membership in housing companies have been held to be valid in India when they are not explicitly prohibited by laws relating to the governance of such companies. NITIKA PLUS reviews relevant case law and advocates for anti-discrimination law in India. ——– DR BR Ambedkar noted, “Every Hindu village has a ghetto. …

Jurisprudence relating to vaccines evolves rapidly and almost daily. Recent key decisions include: Developments in Supreme Court cases: The Supreme Court continued its trend on Friday to deny emergency appeals aimed at blocking vaccination warrants in John Does 1-3 c. Janet T. Mills, Governor of Maine, No. 21A90. At issue: Maine healthcare workers’ religious protest …

SILVER LAKE – The historic Epworth Hall of the Silver Lake Institute has been named to the Landmark Society of Western New York’s “Five to Revive” list. “Five to Revive” aims to draw attention to the region’s top revitalization priorities. Epworth Hall was the only such building in the GLOW region on this year’s listings. …

What you need to be aware of here is “what does the good world actually explain to an individual?” And among them the one who says: “Our Lord! Bring us kindness in this world and kindness in the hereafter, and save us from the punishment of fire” (Al-Quran 2/201)The beautiful verse above is the best …

Religious leaders do not need to be vaccinated to organize a service. “We know that there are certain activities that are essential and necessary to access whether or not a person is vaccinated, and we have considered these in particular contexts, including real estate, hydrotherapy, religion and essential retail “said a spokesperson for the Ministry …

Apple TV + Foundation takes the vast universe created by sci-fi great Isaac Asimov and tries to anchor it in humanity. Concretely, through the eyes of its narrator, Gaal Dornick (Lou Llobell). Gaal is a secondary character in the Foundation books, known as the biographer of Hari Seldon (Jared Harris). Here, she is a key …

State of Israel is threatened by a serious socio-religious divide that could split the nation in half unless a law is passed to decentralize authority over Jewish conversion, said Tzohar President and Chief Rabbi Shoham Municipal, Rabbi David Stav. Speaking on Jerusalem postIn the Zoomcast series, Stav dismissed concerns that conversions under such a law …

I have spent most of the past decade focusing on grassroots organizing and capacity building within the American progressive movement. From helping to create the largest leadership development organization on the left to launching a one-of-a-kind organization to mobilize male allies in the fight to protect and extend reproductive freedom, I proudly helped elect progressive …

10/25/2021 United States (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hear from Rashad Hussain, whom the Biden administration has appointed to serve as the next roving ambassador for international religious freedom. The post was previously held by Ambassador Sam Brownback under President Trump. …

THE ‘Testimony of Truth’ Quaker is central to the practice of his faith by members of the Religious Society of Friends. Friends have always believed that they can have direct and immediate communication with God – which will enable them to discern the right ethical choices and to experience the importance of truth in all …

Jamaica is renowned for having more churches per capita – 1,600 and growing – than any other country in the world. Even though this statistical claim has been disputed by skeptics, the fact is that churches exist in every nook and cranny of the island. Available statistics show that 65% of Jamaicans are Protestant Christians …

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said socio-economic, cultural and religious factors hamper girls’ education and deny them opportunities to learn and become agents of change for our society. “It is only through education that girls are nurtured and trained as responsible citizens, capable of playing a positive and creative role in social development,” …

Serving those on the fringes of the church – or society – is not as complicated as it is sometimes claimed. As the statistics rage proclaiming that young people and people of color are exodusing mass from the church, I believe Americans are engaging God in beautiful and radical ways. I see evidence of this …

Eds: This story was provided by The Conversation for AP customers. The Associated Press does not guarantee the content. (THE CONVERSATION) Leaders of major Christian traditions in Ireland will hold a “Service of Reflection and Hope” in Armagh, Northern Ireland on October 21, 2021, marking the centenary of “the Partition of Ireland and the formation …

ASIA / INDONESIA – Abolition of the death penalty: a civil society campaign Jakarta (Agenzia Fides) – The campaign for the abolition of the death penalty, launched by civil society and supported by churches and Christian organizations, is intensifying in Indonesia. Several Indonesian civil society organizations have called on the government to remove the death …

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Suicide bombers attacked a Shia mosque filled with worshipers attending Friday prayers in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 47 people and injuring 70, a Taliban official said. It was the deadliest day since the US military withdrawal. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the carnage at the Fatimiya Mosque …