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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — No one was home on the dusty brown campus of the reintegration center to scoop up Islamic extremists. The pool was motionless. The lights were on at the therapy art gallery, but there were no visitors. Not a scrap of paper was moved to the psychological and social services unit. Beneficiaries …

When Ms. Sobhy told her it was none of her business, the pharmacist slapped her hard in the face twice. Ms. Sobhy told ACN that the pharmacist knew she was a Christian. She said that still shaking with fear and shock, she contacted her family, who took her to the police station to report the …

We have been fighting corruption for ages. We have mismanaged our diversity since the marriage of convenience instituted by the British merger to facilitate the administration of a large entity. To our problems are added the new twist of banditry, kidnappings and religious intolerance. The desire for ethnic domination and so-called cleansing or Islamization results …

A religious twist has been introduced into the project to rebuild the main market of Jos which was ravaged by fire in 2002. Leaders of the parent bodies of two faith groups met Governor Simeon Lalong on Saturday in Jos and expressed differing views on the government’s plan. One group kicked against plans to fund …

Persecution of Christians is a common occurrence in much of the Middle East and China, but an equally virulent persecution is taking place not far from American shores with minimal global attention. Nowhere is this more evident than under the rule of Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega. The Catholic Church has been a common target of …

When a notorious terrorist leader like Ayman al-Zawahiri is killed, those of us in the West rejoice. We see his death as part of revenge for those murdered for his radical ideology and strategic leadership. And we hope this sends a signal to other jihadists that they cannot win, that they will be confronted and …

By Wale Odunsi It is a long-established reality that religion – the belief and worship of God or gods – has polarized households, tribes, communities, cities and nations. The world cannot continue to act as if all is well amid the dangerous dimension that religious differences have routed us. But how did the act of …

June 24, 2022 will be a very dark day in the history of humanity’s striving for freedom and justice. It was the day the United States Supreme Court took away legal protection for women to make decisions about their own reproductive abilities. This decision will set back progress by 50 years. Those in favor of …

Advertising As protests unfolded in Karakalpakstan in early July, popular religious figures and representatives of religious institutions rushed to remind the Uzbek people that peace is the greatest blessing. Islam has a profound influence on the people of Uzbekistan and its role in society is only growing. The State Committee for Religious Affairs in Tashkent …

Children of Unification Church followers began talking about how they endured a difficult and confusing childhood plagued by financial hardship and strict rules. The religious organization is in the limelight after the shooting of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the man suspected of killing him, Tetsuya Yamagami, harboring strong resentment against the religious group, as …

Stephen C. Angle, a professor of philosophy and East Asian studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, is a Confucianist, a follower of the belief system pioneered 2,500 years ago by the Chinese philosopher Confucius. To explain Confucianism and publicize its positive effects on life, Angle published a book, “Growing Moral: A Confucian Guide to Life” …

Horror has always been a genre that sought to preserve conservative values ​​in society. The monster in horror fiction usually represents the countercultural impulses of society that will either be assimilated or destroyed by the end of the film. RELATED: Best Movie Monsters Of All Time, Ranked While queer subtext has been ingrained in horror …

By Professor Tunji Olaopa I grew up in a cultural context that founded Ali Mazrui’s triple heritage thesis: that Africa has reached a stage where three fundamental cultural influences – Euro-Christian, Islamic and traditional African are locked in mutual relations . This context allowed for the mutually beneficial and respectful relationship between my Christian great-grandfather …

Comment this story Comment One of the most disturbing things about Shinzo Abe’s death is that there may not be much to learn from it. Media attention has focused on the Unification Church, the organization better known as the Moonies, to which suspect Tetsuya Yamagami’s mother belonged and which allegedly donated hundreds of thousands of …

Conservative Christians applauded the Supreme Court’s ruling last week that the Constitution protects a high school football coach’s right to pray at the 50-yard line. “A MASSIVE victory,” said the evangelical ministry, Focus on the Family. A “justly determined” decision, said the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. “A major victory for all …

From the point of view of those who have held power long enough, multi-ethnic democracy must indeed appear as a great experiment, imposed on Western nations only at the end of the 20th century as the unintended consequence of immigration and economic growth. , a challenge faced by societies that were, until recently, relatively homogeneous. …

Rulings signal religious leaning for court Among its continuing series of bad rulings, the United States Supreme Court decided to blur the separation of church and state. Taxpayer money can now be used to support religious schools, even if churches don’t pay taxes. A coach is now allowed to lead prayers on the football pitch …

Reverend Dr. Stephanie Rutt is founding minister of the interfaith Tree of Life Temple in Amherst. She lives in Nashua. To learn more about his writing, visit Becomeaforceforgood.com. As I watched the reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, I noticed a small group of young women huddled together, celebrating happily. And …

Millions of Muslims around the world will this week celebrate Eid al-Adha, an Islamic religious holiday commemorating the Prophet Abraham’s faithfulness to God after he was tested with the unexecuted order to sacrifice his son. The holiday also marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. It’s different from Eid al-Fitr, another major Muslim holiday …

An interpretation of kennedy and carson is that the court favored free exercise, the freedom of individual believers, over dissolution. Or, as the jurist Micah Schwartzman Put the, quoting from his concise 2020 tweet, “So… the establishment clause violates the free exercise clause. This is the tweet? Sotomayor sees it the same way. In her …

In the Catholic Church we have those people who have been set apart to imitate and follow Christ in a distinct way. These people live a consecrated life. They pledge to give everything (poverty) and to do everything (obedience) in the service of God, as a loving response to God’s love for them (chastity). In …

Clergy and government officials survey the scene of an attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in southwestern Nigeria. (Photo by AFP via Getty Images) Before a gathering of grieving parishioners, Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Oyo Diocese, Nigeria delivered a homily he hoped he would never have to deliver. “In these coffins, a part of Nigeria …

The move to overturn the landmark 1973 decision will deny human rights to millions of women and girls and threaten the rights of minority groups across the United States. The fact that it was inevitable did not lessen the magnitude of the shock. When the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade …

The Biden administration claims to have formed the recently unveiled “parent council” to better reflect the views of families in public schools, but its members include Al Sharpton’s community organizing group; activists pushing for “comprehensive sex education,” including gender identity theory, to be taught in school; and groups with open borders. Supporters of the National …

The head of the justice department of the province of Khorassan Razavi announced on Monday that the stabbing attacker had been hanged this morning after the end of the legal proceedings. Abdullatif Muradi, 21, a man of Uzbek origin, had stabbed three clergymen at the shrine of the eighth Shia Imam in Mashhad on April …

if you have ever learned Modern Hebrew, then you will know what I am talking about. Surely you remember the Hebrew Series Gesher — those adorable little booklets that allowed the novice Hebrew reader to access the classics of modern Hebrew literature in simple Hebrew. This is how I “met” for the first time the …

A growing number of prominent Christian leaders are sounding the alarm over threats to democracy posed by ReAwaken America rallies where Donald Trump loyalists Michael Flynn and Roger Stone and right-wing pastors spread misinformation about the 2020 elections and Covid-19 vaccines, and distorted Christian teachings. Lies pushed at ReAwaken rallies have prompted some Christian leaders …

The headlines are full of stories about threats to democracy around the world and in the United States. Despots are on the rise, endangering freedom of expression, assembly and religion. But what is it really like to live in such conditions? A new decision by the European Court of Human Rights paints a depressing picture …

Latter-day Saint women pioneered many food traditions. Although they are best known for their funerary potatoes, researchers have studied their involvement in the American canning tradition Where baking bread. As Latter-day Saint pioneer women crossed the plains to the Salt Lake Valley, they were talking about flour. Scholar Kris Wright said“Discussions of flour are ever-present …

Since the arrival of cancer immunotherapies Keytruda and Opdivo eight years ago, drugmakers have sought to repeat their success by finding new ways to direct the body’s defenses against tumors. But that goal proved elusive. Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb and Roche have all abandoned projects or partnerships to find the next immunotherapy after clinical trial …

AMESBURY – C-10 Research and Education Foundation (C-10), the non-profit group focused on safety at Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant, reports that Sarah Abramson has taken the helm as executive director effective May 1. June. Abramson, a resident of Stratham, NH, brings to the position her passion for a healthy planet, a background in environmental …

Pride month is in full swing in Laredo, and a local organization is kicking off its celebrations by hosting a film by one of the most iconic members of the LGBTQIA+ community since the 1970s. The Laredo Film Society will host a screening and party showing Elton John’s biopic “Rocketman,” Saturday at 7 p.m. at …

The “privileged” call to live a chaste and chaste life brings orderly joys and challenges Posted: June 2, 2022 By Aprille Hanson SpiveyAssociate Editor Aprille Hanson Spivey Seminarian Quinton Thomas, 22, prepares students to meditate in prayer at the start of his religion class at Little Rock Catholic High School on May 13. Thomas said …

In this series, Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences spotlights distinguished members of the Class of 2022 from a wide range of disciplines. Tasia Theoharis, an Elon College scholar with a dual major in political science and international and global studies, is one of six members of the Class of 2022 selected to …

Deji Elumoye in Abuja and Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness over the incident of the deaths of 31 people in a stampede in the early hours of yesterday during the distribution of free food items by a church in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State. THISDAY has …

The explosion in the port of Beirut in August 2020, killing 200 people, was a tragedy that was grafted onto an ever-growing layer of Lebanese crises: massive social unrest, political instability, serious governance problems, economic collapse and crash monetary policy, all covered up by the COVID-19 pandemic and an already overstretched healthcare system. Lebanon as …

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 …

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 …