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By clasqm | All faiths, all in the news.

‘They use ​money to promote Christianity’: Nepal's battle for souls

Critics allege that it is not just caste discrimination leading many Dalits in Nepal to turn away from Hindu beliefs and become Christians<p>Ram Maya Sunar had two miscarriages. Then she had a daughter, who died of pneumonia when she was one. “My second child died from tuberculosis at just six months. …

Religion

Watch: Mumbai celebrates the birthday of Hindu God Krishna with human pyramids

Mumbai celebrated the annual Dahi Handi festival on Tuesday during which human pyramid formations try to reach and break a pot hung high in the air.

India

Kim Jong-un 'no longer seen as God' as worshipping North Koreans 'place their faith elsewhere'

The North Korean regime continues to persecute anyone practising religion within its borders, according to a new US government study, although reports from within the country suggest that more people are turning to religion.<p>In some cases, the regime's persecution can be as extreme as imprisonment, …

North Korea

Over 100 MPs express outrage over 'Nazi-like' Sun column language

<i>British newspapers - PA</i><p>More than 100 MPs have condemned <i>The Sun</i> and called for action over “Nazi-like language” in a column about Muslims this …

Referendums

Religious liberty for all

(RNS) — Evangelical Christians in the founding of our republic understood something worth remembering. The flourishing of their communities depended …

Religion

The hijab is not for children. It was right to drop these distasteful images

Transport for London’s traffic safety campaign showed a four-year-old girl in a headscarf. A Muslim mother complained, and she was right<p>Road accidents are the biggest cause of death among young people – so when any child road safety project is thrown off course, it’s hugely frustrating. The …

Women's Rights

What The Right-Wing Media Got Wrong About Charlottesville

This past weekend, a “Unite the Right” rally led by white supremacists sparked deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>But in the aftermath of …

Racism

Melbourne archbishop says he'd rather go to jail than report child abuse heard in confession

Denis Hart says ‘communication with God is of a higher order’ after child sex abuse inquiry calls for failure to report to become a criminal offence<p>The archbishop of the archdiocese of Melbourne, Denis Hart, said he would risk going to jail rather than report allegations of child sexual abuse …

Child Abuse

Despite Backlash, Vogue Arabia Once Again Puts A Hadid On Its Cover

Perhaps Vogue Arabia thought the second time would be a charm for its second Hadid-sister cover in less than a year.<p>If the sight of a Hadid on this …

Models

Dispatch from Charlottesville: "It Was a War Zone. It Felt Like There Were a Million Nazis."

Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, an RD contributor and trans queer Latinx public theologian, is currently in Charlottesville, Virginia, as part of the …

Racism

Sign At Swiss Hotel Orders Jewish Guests To Shower Before Swimming

A second note said Jewish guests could only use the facility’s refrigerator during two, one-hour windows, according to the Times of Israel.<p>“I hope …

Hotels

Under pressure, Trump condemns white supremacy after Charlottesville violence

WASHINGTON (USA Today) – After two days of public pressure to renounce white supremacists at the root of street violence in Charlottesville, Va., …

Racism

Abuse inquiry reforms would put more paedophiles in jail, experts say

Victim advocates and legal experts welcome royal commission’s 85 recommendations, saying they will improve conviction rates<p>The 85 reforms to the criminal justice system proposed by the child sex abuse royal commission will help to address the woeful conviction rate of accused paedophiles, victim …

Justice

The Story Behind 'The Village'

We are here and we are who we are and we are valid.<p>i grew up in church . my childhood was quite nomadic , but church was the constant . fast forward to when I was 23 and i came out to my church in los angeles . it was called “reality” ( how ironic) . there they had a gay guru of sorts . he was the …

LGBTQ

Robert Jeffress on God, Trump and North Korea: A pastor explains his politics

DALLAS (RNS) — Jeffress said his statement didn't claim that 'God ordained President Trump to nuke North Korea.' But many of the pastor's critics …

North Korea

Teen Tackled By Bystanders For Allegedly Vandalizing Holocaust Memorial

The incident occurred in the wake of a violent rally by white supremacists and armed militia groups that took place over the weekend in …

Boston

After Azadi: man behind Iran's freedom tower on how his life unravelled

Hossein Amanat was forced to flee country after being put on a death list and says his children have never seen the monument<p>In 1966, a 24-year-old architect who had just graduated from Tehran University hesitantly entered a competition to design a monument to mark the 2,500-year celebration of the …

Iran

LDS Church rebukes Mormon white supremacists, who rebuke the Church right back

The LDS Church just reissued its statement on race and Charlottesville, and the 2nd release is a virtual smackdown of the alt-right -- including its …

Religion

Challenging Both Homophobia in Islam and Populist Bogeyman of 'The Homophobic Muslim'; and More in Global LGBT Recap

Taken together, several articles published this week challenge populist portrayals of the “homophobic Muslim” as a threat to Western values in …

LGBTQ

Falling Tree Kills 11 People At Religious Festival In Portugal

Dozens were also injured in the incident on the island of Madeira.<p>LISBON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - At least 11 people were killed by a falling tree during a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira, local media reported on Tuesday.<p>SIC television said 35 others were injured when the tree …

Madeira

The next bishop of Raleigh is from Latin America — like many in his flock

RALEIGH (RNS) — The appointment of a Colombian native to lead the Diocese of Raleigh is another indication of the growth in the number of Hispanic …

Christianity

Descendant Of Gen. Robert E. Lee Says It’s Time For His Ancestor’s Statues To Come Down

General Robert E. Lee is the man who led the Confederate Army during the Civil War, defending the desire of Southern slave owners to keep human …

Robert E. Lee

Now that I have brain cancer, I’m ready to offer moral advice

(RNS) — Damifino what the best advice should be. But I can hope some of my suggestions may make some of the world a little bit better even when I’m …

Brain Cancer

This Woman Escaped The Nazis Once. Now She's Fighting Nazism Again.

Photos of Marianne Rubin, 89, and her powerful sign quickly went viral, reminding Americans that the threat of white supremacy is not to be taken …

Racism

Two Days After White Supremacist Violence, Trump Finally Condemns Hate Groups

WASHINGTON ― More than 48 hours after white supremacist groups sparked deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump denounced …

Hate Groups

Dear President Trump: Aftermath of Charlottesville

Dear President Trump,<p>I write to you as the CEO of a non-governmental organization, American Jewish Committee (AJC), which has been an integral part of the American landscape since our founding in 1906.<p>We are a fiercely non-partisan group – driven by policies, not parties; by issues, not …

Racism

The president of the United States is now a neo-Nazi sympathiser

Donald Trump’s press conference was a grotesque display of empathy for violent racists. At least it united the Republicans in disgust at their president<p>Donald Trump the neo-Nazi sympathizer has achieved what Donald Trump the president has singularly failed to do: unite the nation.<p>An immensely …

Racism

Paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale abused girl on church altar, Victorian court told

Naked girl was delivered to Ridsdale by her father, as court hears notorious paedophile also told abuse victims sexual assaults were ‘part of God’s work’<p>A man laid his naked daughter on a church altar where paedophile priest Gerald Francis Ridsdale sexually assaulted her, a court has …

Christianity

Here's A Reminder That The Hatred We Saw In Charlottesville Is Everywhere

SPLC found that the number of hate groups (defined as people harboring “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, …

Racism