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Rising populism could result in a Hitler-like leader, Pope Francis warns

ROME — Pope Francis has warned against growing populism in Europe, saying such movements could result in the election leaders like Germany's Adolph Hitler.<p>"In times of crisis, we lack judgment, and that is a constant reference for me," the pontiff said in an in-depth interview with Spanish …

Pope Francis

Israel's secularism heading for additional catastrophes

It’s sad to read the recent complaints of Israeli intellectuals about the collapse of the only Jewish democracy in the Middle East....<p>Want to enjoy …

When in Russia, do as the Russians. Foreigners take the icy plunge

A wooden ladder is placed into a hole cut in the form of a cross. Behind the ladder is a half-mile line of people waiting their turn. They’ll wait for an hour or two, or even more, and they won’t leave until they have immersed themselves three times in the icy water.<p>On the night of Jan. 18/19, …

Russia

India’s bull-taming ban sets off mass protest in Tamil Nadu

Widespread demonstrations in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu demanding the resumption of a banned bull-taming sport are a flash point for much deeper …

South Asia

Commentary: Make religious freedom for all a top priority

By Thomas J. Reese<p>and Daniel Mark<p>As our nation commemorated National Religious Freedom Day on Jan. 16, marking Virginia's adoption in 1786 of Thomas …

Religion

Arch custom performance cruisers: Art you can drive hard and fast

Why it matters to you<p>If the concept of a custom-fitted, performance cruiser motorcycle trips your circuits, this may be your next bike.<p>Neo went …

Motorcycles

Is Southern Baptist Decline Primarily an Image Problem?

Writer Ed Cyzewski asks whether the Southern Baptist Convention should consider a year of biblical reflection on the opposites of 'legalism' and …

Theology

This Rare Military-Inspired Harley Davidson Is a Mean Green Machine

It's both utilitarian and unique and if you don't act soon, you could lose your chance to own one of these remarkable Harley-Davidson …

Motorcycles

I Tried Falling In Love With a Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

They say that there are motorcycles, and then there’s Royal Enfield. Somehow, I always thought that the statement reeks of over-hype. So when Royal …

Royal Enfield

Honda 'CB750 Four' 1975 750cc - Bike Review

Triumph Street Cup - 1st Ride & Review

Bad Winners 12 Thruxton - Zero Gravity

The stock air cooled Thruxton may have the ‘<i>go faster</i>’ styling, but it doesn’t have a go faster weight. Dry the Thruxton comes in at 205kg, the same …

Carbohydrates

Ton-Up Garage Hunter

Chatting to one the custom scene’s most prolific builders the other day we got onto the topic of Dakar, adventure bikes and how seemingly ugly, …

Motorcycles

A Brief History of Diesel Motorcycles

Introduction<p>If you are way out the back of nowhere, a long way from civilisation, there are few things so comforting as the sound of a diesel engine on tick-over; if you are in a car or truck that is. If you are on a motorcycle the probability that you will have the comfort of a diesel engine's …

How Islam took root in one of South America’s most violent cities

The Colombian port of Buenaventura is home to a small Muslim community who have successively embraced the Nation of Islam, Sunni and Shia interpretations<p>Blaring salsa music from a neighbouring bar does not perturb Sheik Munir Valencia as he bows in prayer at a family home-turned-mosque in the poor, …

Latin America

Trump's Inaugural Address Gets an "F" in American Civil Religion

Donald Trump’s inaugural address wasn’t merely a declaration of a new era of national self-interest and a rebuke of American engagement in global …

Religion

Jehovah's Witnesses charity drops attempts to block abuse inquiry

Watch Tower’s legal challenges have held up UK investigation into alleged sexual abuse for more than two years<p>The UK’s main Jehovah’s Witnesses charity has dropped efforts to block an investigation into how it handled allegations of sexual abuse, including of children, after a legal fight lasting …

Religion

Tokyo's Legend

<i>Alessandro Dell'Unto</i>'s <i>CB750F</i> "<i>Tokyo Legend</i>" winner of the <i>Ferro Honda Award</i> @ the 2017 <i>MBE</i> in Verona<p>Personally, I'm not particularly excited by …

Startups

Velomacchi Roll-Top Backpack

When one starts riding motorcycles, carrying any baggage or items with you quickly becomes a creative endeavour. There are many options out there, …

Motorcycles

First Brief - H Garage BMW R75

Making a living off building motorcycles is a tough gig. Custom motorcycles are a personal expression of one's own taste, so putting together a bike …

Café Racers

2017 Triumph Street Scrambler First Ride Review by Max Rider

Muslim man finds touching note left on his door during Trump’s inauguration

<b>If you’re a Muslim currently living in America, you’d probably approach an anonymous letter left on your front door with some trepidation.</b><p>Man who …

Civil celebrants 'shouldn't refuse services' to same-sex couples

A Senate committee is urged to ensure civil celebrants cannot refuse services to same-sex couples due to religious or conscientious objections.

Equality

Syrian refugee family to be given home inside London synagogue

Congregation seeking to raise £50,000 to convert disused caretaker’s flat<p>A London synagogue is raising funds to convert part of its premises to accommodate a refugee family from Syria.<p>The South London Liberal Synagogue, in Streatham, is planning to make a two-bedroom flat available to a family …

Refugees

Pope Francis to 'wait and see' before forming opinion on Trump

Pontiff says he will observe how new US president acts but offers warning to Europeans against populism<p>Pope Francis has said he would not offer an opinion on Donald Trump until he first had a chance to see specific policies the new US president would implement.<p>On Friday, as Trump was taking office, …

Pope Francis

To Secular Bangladeshis, Textbook Changes Are a Harbinger

He added, “You cannot expect to grow jackfruit from a mango tree.”<p>DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh’s Education Ministry was preparing to print the 2017 editions of its standard Bengali textbooks when a group of conservative Islamic religious scholars demanded the removal of 17 poems and stories they …

Education

At the women’s march, the religious left resists Trump

(RNS) Americans of faith, many at the march wanted it to be known, are not just conservative Christians.

Civil Rights

The pope has acted to speed up abuse cases

In no way do I defend the indefensible (Letters, 21 January). The abuse of children and vulnerable adults is a crime and one which is taking far too long for both civil and church authorities to address with rigour and understanding. The members of the pontifical commission for the protection of …

Pope Francis

Why the celibate priesthood is crisis

IN RECENT days, a group of 11 distinguished veterans of the Catholic priesthood in the German city of Cologne, a stronghold of the church, issued an …

Pope Francis

Donald Trump: High Priest of America First

The last time a Republican president gave an inaugural address, a dozen years ago, George W. Bush laid out a messianic vision of America’s role in …

Religion