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By clasqm | All faiths, all in the news.

Mourning in Manchester, religious and secular traditions meet and meld

LONDON (RNS) A week after a terrorist bomb killed more than 20 and left scores injured, the people of Manchester will make their way through the …

Religion

Catholic Cardinal welcomes 'LGBT Pilgrimage' to his Cathedral

On 21 May, Cardinal Joseph Tobin personally welcomed LGBTI people to the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey as part of what …

How did the left radicalism of my Manchester youth give way to Islamism?

After the atrocity, we recall a past when to be young and Muslim was to be engaged in class politics<p>Were I 20 today, would I be attracted to Islamism or desire to become a soldier of Islamic State? It seems shocking, even insulting, especially to those who lost their lives in the Manchester Arena …

Manchester Arena

Church of England to vote baptism for transgender people

The Church of England is to vote on creating an official ‘baptism-style’ service to celebrate when transgender Christians change sex. The …

The Failure of Christianity to End White Supremacy

There is something terribly wrong, and it has been wrong for a very long time.<p>In my growing up, I was taught about God – the Christian God who sent his son Jesus to be the Christ. This Christ brought and taught “the Good News,” which, I was taught, meant that all people had worth. This God sent his …

Racism

Jewish teen claims Muslim classmates threatened to kill him

A Jewish teenager from Britain says he feared for his life at a top Berlin school because of violent bullying by Muslim classmates.<p>“I was terrified …

Religion

African links have drawn young UK Muslims to terrorism before

Patterns emerge in extremists’ backgrounds and motivations<p>In the winter of 2015 I began investigating a group of young British Muslims from Brighton who left the south coast to fight in Syria. I wanted to discover how and why three brothers, Abdullah, Jaffa and Amer Deghayes, chose to join Jabhat …

Terrorism

Muslims prepare for Ramadan celebrations across Iran

A team of astronomers and a cleric said they managed to spot the Ramadan crescent moon on, from the top of Tehran's Milad tower and the supreme …

Bangladesh reinstalls controversial statue after outcry

Bangladesh on Sunday reinstalled a controversial statue deemed un-Islamic by religious hardliners on the grounds of the Supreme Court, just days …

Bangladesh

British jihadis: who are the first generation of violent extremists?

Jihadism in the UK may be relatively new but certain characteristics are beginning to emerge among young militants attracted to its brutal creed<p>Amid the bile, the hate and the prejudice, western Islamic militants fighting in Syria occasionally reveal a less brutal side. In interviews and on social …

Islamic State (ISIS)

2 'Heroes' Stabbed To Death Standing Up To Muslim Hate In Portland

Two men are being hailed as heroes after they were killed while trying to stop a man from abusing two young women on a train in Portland, Oregon, …

Crime

Huntington’s disease: the pope steps in to help raise awareness

A papal audience for families affected by the inherited brain disease could end centuries of stigma – and open vital doors in the search for a cure<p>It was with the pomp and intrigue of a Dan Brown novel that earlier this month Pope Francis made his way into the Aula Paolo VI audience hall, a room …

Genetics

Fighting for your knife: law, religion and parmesan in multicultural Italy

On May 15 2017, the Italian Court of Cassation, the highest court of appeal, issued a verdict ruling that Sikh men in Italy cannot carry the kirpan, …

Italy

If we asked young British Muslims what they think about extremism, we might actually be able to tackle the issue

Just this week we saw another young British Muslim, 22-year-old Salman Abedi disgracefully murdering young children, those of whom were his own …

Islam

“Dear White People” creator Justin Simien talks Buddhism, empathizing with haters

One element of Simien’s identity isn’t obvious in his Netflix hit: Buddhism. But it’s there.<p>“Dear White People” creator Justin Simien. Photo by Rick …

Dear White People

Trump is pushing evangelicals to abandon their political ideology to focus on faith | Commentary

This winter, the Dallas Theater Center staged a play called <i>The Christians</i> about a megachurch leader, Pastor Paul, who changes his mind about what he …

Religion

Do We Treat Sunday the Way the Earliest Christians Did?

I never miss the opportunity to read Justo González. The eminent Cuban American church historian has long provided a wealth of insight into the …

Theology

I’m fasting for Ramadan, but life can’t slow down. How do I make the best of it?

Allow me to bring you into my world for a moment. For the next few weeks, I will wake up every morning at around 3:45 to eat some food and drink as much water as I can stand. By 4:15 a.m., give or take a few minutes, I will stop eating and drinking, and will begin a nearly 16-hour complete fast — …

Wellness

The hardest place in the world to do Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is now underway, with Muslims fasting from dawn to dusk to observe the period. But what happens when you live in a country …

Islam

In Southern India, The Spirit Of Ramadan Is Served In A Bowl Of Porridge

As I hurry home battling the rush hour traffic in the evening, I see a queue in front of the gates of the local mosque. Men in white skull caps, women clad in saris and burkas, young children with school bags on their backs — all are waiting with containers in their hands for a share of the <i>nombu</i> …

Tamil Nadu

Bulgarian Christians organise 7-hour Bible marathon to help nation 'recover Christian identity'

Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria.<p>Christians in Sofia, Bulgaria, undertook an impressive project yesterday: a Bible-reading marathon lasting seven …

Religion

Ancient Barcelona Synagogue Survives Despite Tragic Past

Although the site is small, easily accessible and lovingly and openly preserved, its history is affectingly complex.

Jewish Culture

Presbyterians coming to terms with Scottish gay move

Presbyterians in the Province are coming to terms with Thursday night’s debate which saw its ‘mother’ church in Scotland take a significant step …

Equality

5 Steps and an Unlikely Outsider Can ‘Save’ Conservative Judaism

These six suggestions could be the key to saving Conservative Judaism.

Jewish Culture

Ramadan for non-Muslims: An etiquette guide

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are 7 billion people in the world. And a full 22% of them -- 1.6 billion -- are fasting from sunup to sundown. Every day. For an entire month.<p>It's Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim calendar. But what if you're not a Muslim -- just a caring, considerate person. Is there anything …

Etiquette

Meet Brett Campbell, the Air Force Reserve’s Newest (and Only) Buddhist Chaplain

As the only Buddhist chaplain at Buckley Air Force base in Aurora, Colorado—and the entire Air Force Reserve, for that matter—Brett Campbell has a …

Buddhism

Prayer meeting to be held for Egyptian attack victims

The Coptic Christian community in Auckland is meeting this evening to pray for the victims of a deadly attack in Egypt.

New Zealand News

The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend: What Neo-Nazis Like About ISIS

After 18-year-old Devon Arthurs converted to a violent, fundamentalist version of Islam about a year ago, he didn’t stop posting on the white …

Racism

Footballer and model seek legal humanist wedding

Leeds United midfielder Eunan O’Kane and model Laura Lacole argue they are being denied same rights as religious couples<p>A footballer and a model are mounting a court challenge to have their upcoming humanist wedding recognised as legal, arguing that they are being denied the rights given to …

Equality