Religion Newsflips

By clasqm | All faiths, all in the news.

Photos of the Week

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes images …

Photos

India: suspected vigilantes kill Muslim man transporting cows

Suspected vigilantes killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India on Saturday, just over a year after a similar attack highlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups.<p>Police in the north-western state of Rajasthan said a group of five to seven people surrounded the man, …

India

I Thought I Was Possessed By The Devil. The Truth Shook My Deepest Beliefs.

In 1975, when I was a fifth-grader at St. William Elementary, a Catholic school in Cincinnati, Ohio, the devil began visiting me — or at least so I thought.<p>During these episodes, my brain felt as if it were vibrating and then turning to concrete from the inside out. I wouldn’t lose consciousness, …

Dining Rooms

Record number of anti-Muslim attacks reported in UK last year

A record number of anti-Muslim attacks and incidents of abuse were reported last year, with women disproportionately targeted by mostly male teenage perpetrators, the monitoring group Tell Mama has said.<p>In its annual report, the group noted a surge in Islamophobic attacks, with 1,201 verified …

Religion

Indians outraged as minister honours gang who bashed Muslim to death

Jayant Sinha, an American-educated politician, draped garlands of flowers around the necks of eight men convicted of murder, provoking national …

India

Sessions' pastor addresses 'firestorm' over church charges against AG

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' pastors told her congregation on Sunday that she does not agree with the "zero-tolerance" immigration policies that led to family separations, but urged the United Methodist church in northern Virginia not to be torn apart by political …

United Methodist

Mobs are killing Muslims in India. Why is no one stopping them? | Rana Ayyub

An elderly man was pulled by his beard​​ and dragged through ​a field, blood dripping from his face<p>On 17 July the supreme court of India condemned the epidemic of mob lynching in India, and asked the Indian parliament to draft legislation that would stop people from taking the law into their own …

India

John Nicholson, the British officer worshipped as a living god in India

It does not fall to many of us to be worshipped as a living god, but that was the fate..The post John Nicholson, the British officer worshipped as a …

East India

Protestant march called off after attack on priest

A Protestant march due to take place in Glasgow on Saturday, July 21 has been cancelled after an attack on a Catholic priest. Following a meeting …

Glasgow City Council

Caldey Island victim: 'It should be given over to the National Trust'

A victim of Thaddeus Kotik returns to Caldey after 35 years and is haunted by memories of abuse<p>In the bright sunshine, the monastic island of Caldey looked a picture. Visitors, young and old, hopped off the day trippers’ boats and milled around the abbey, the perfumery, the chocolate factory and …

National Trust

Austria rejects registering Jewish people for kosher meat

Austria's Jewish and Muslim community groups have condemned the proposal which was put forward by a far-right politician.

Kosher

Humanae Vitae: Sex and authority in the Catholic Church

(RNS) — Many Catholics left the church over the teaching, but even more stayed and simply ignored it, giving rise to the concept of 'cafeteria …

Pew Research Center

Civil rights legend Meredith says he’s on a mission from God

(AP) — A maverick of the civil rights movement who integrated the University of Mississippi and worked for Sen. Jesse Helms, Meredith says black …

Black History

Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope’s hand

(RNS) — "We can't effectively prevent the sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable adults by clergy while habitual and widespread failures in celibacy …

Child Abuse

Trinidad and Tobago’s religious leaders call on government to uphold anti-LGBT laws

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (RNS) — After the country’s high court declares anti-gay laws to be unconstitutional, many religious leaders are …

LGBTQI

Church of England plans to test aspiring clergy for skills, aptitude — and narcissism - Religion News Service

LONDON (RNS) — Better psychological profiling of clergy, experts say, can help to spot pathologies such as narcissism and Machiavellianism that can …

Church of England

Mormons re-enact pioneer trek – Northern Pride

by Phil Ambroziak<p>Move over Michael Landon.<p>Meadow Lake’s Kirt Prete recently took on the role of “patriarch” during an event very reminiscent of a …

Jesus

Vancouver’s Pagan community welcomes everyone to their Pride Day event

Looking to celebrate an alternative kind of Pride? If you’re curious about or already way into crystals, incense, tarot cards, and your own …

Spirituality

The town that doesn't vote: Pakistan's Ahmadis say forced to abstain

RABWAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - There are no campaign posters in the Pakistani town of Rabwah, and no election rallies on its streets. Though they could be an influential bloc in a key electoral battleground, nearly 90 percent of its residents will not vote in a July 25 poll.<p>The people of Rabwah, in …

Pakistan

Nearly a quarter of Brits 'not willing' to accept Jews as family members

Nearly a quarter of British people would be unwilling to accept Jews as members of their family, new research has found.<p>The Pew Research Centre found …

Religion

Vatican expert: To fight sex abuse, the Catholic Church must invest in women

One of the church’s experts on protecting children from abuse says that while today “there is much more awareness about the issue,” the church has to …

Christianity

Papal aides say prosperity gospel is distorted take on the ‘American Dream’

Vatican City, Jul 20, 2018 / 12:00 am (CNA).- After publishing a highly controversial essay in July 2017 alleging the existence of an “ecumenism of …

Faith

Talk to atheists on their own terms

YOU might not expect an agnostic to have a favourite proof of God’s existence, but I have. It is not one that many people have heard of, possibly …

Atheism

U.K. Town Refuses To Advertise Rally For Billy Graham's Trump-Supporting Son

American evangelist Franklin Graham is continuing to provoke controversy with his plans to preach in the U.K.<p>Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham is buckling in against heated criticism of his upcoming U.K. rally after a local bus company pulled advertisements for the controversial event.<p>Graham, a …

Billy Graham

How Art Can Bridge Divides Between Jewish And Black Communities

2018 has not been a good year for those of us who care about the relationship between the black and Jewish communities — or for those whose Jewish …

Chuck D

Between Folk and Islam: Yusuf/Cat Stevens at 70

When Cat Stevens suddenly converted to Islam and quit music in the midst of his folk-pop poet heyday, fans were left scratching their heads. But the …

Islam

Shroud of Turin Is a Fake, Bloodstains Suggest

The Shroud of Turin is said by some to be the burial cloth of Jesus and by others a medieval forgery. Now, a new study using modern forensic …

Theology

Russian Spy Suspect Was Infiltrating Christian Right As Well As Gun Groups

The more we learn about freshly indicted Russian spy suspect Maria Butina, the stranger the 29-year-old Siberian woman’s story becomes. As Eric …

Donald Trump

Trump’s First Iftar Dinner Was Criticized As A “Sham” By Muslim American Advocates

Andrew Harnik / AP<p>President Donald Trump on Wednesday held an iftar dinner — the meal when Muslims break their daily fast during the holy month of …

Donald Trump