Religion

Iceland is 'eradicating' Down syndrome…by aborting everyone who has it

Reykjavik, Iceland, Aug 16, 2017 / 03:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A recent article from CBS News proclaims that “few countries have come as close to …

Catholicism

Alabama GOP Senate frontrunner: “there are communities under Sharia law right now”

Judge Roy Moore’s crusade may be coming to Capitol Hill.<p>HOMEWOOD, Alabama — Judge Roy Moore, perhaps the leading candidate in today’s Alabama Senate race, pulled a laminated copy of Joseph Story’s 1833 <i>Commentaries on the Constitution</i> out of his dusty maroon briefcase.<p>He then flipped about halfway …

Politics

What Buddhism Teaches About Self and No-Self

Among all the Buddha's teachings, those on the nature of the self are the hardest to understand, yet they are central to the spiritual beliefs. In …

Buddhism

Today Celebrates The Mysterious End Of The Virgin Mary’s Life

In Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox Christianity, today — August 15 — commemorates the moment when the Virgin Mary was brought up to Heaven to join her son, Jesus. Known as the Assumption of Mary, this is a formative moment in Christianity, yet it's story is mired in uncertainty.<p>With no description …

Christianity

Donald Trump has a very clear attitude toward morality: He doesn't believe in it

The more President Donald Trump reveals his character, the more he isolates himself from the American mainstream.<p>In a raucous press conference this …

Donald Trump

Dad ‘undressed daughter and laid her on Catholic altar’

A man laid his naked daughter on a church altar where pedophile priest Gerald Francis Ridsdale sexually assaulted her, a court has heard.<p>Australia’s …

Crime

Tibetan Buddhism-based ‘compassion’ training for doctors targets burnout

A mere three years after completing her residency training in 2011, surgeon Carla Haack found herself in the throes of job burnout. She had been devoting her life to the hospital, working 14-hour days including weekends for months at a time. Often the opportunity to eat a meal wouldn't arise until …

Tibetan Buddhism

Don't Know What to Cook for Shabbat? Check Out These Great Menus

Every week, Jews break away from their individual, busy work lives and enter into a spiritual together time with their loved ones and friends. The …

Shabbat

China angered at U.S. criticism of religious freedom, says U.S. not perfect

BEIJING (Reuters) - China hit back on Wednesday at criticism by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of its record on religious freedom, saying the United States was not perfect and should be looking after its own affairs rather than making baseless accusations.<p>Tillerson, speaking at the State …

World News

Crazed Kim Jong-un executing and torturing tens of thousands of North Koreans who 'no longer see him as their GOD'

Kim Jong-un is 'executing and torturing' all those who practise religion in North Korea because they no longer respect their leader as a 'living God'.<p>…

North Korea

Being an American Christian after Charlottesville

One of the earliest Christian creeds comes in a small line of the great Christological hymn found in Philippians. There, at the end of the hymn, St. …

Jesus

Chris Pratt Accepts Award By Thanking 'Lord And Savior Jesus Christ'

On Sunday, as Chris Pratt accepted his “Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi” award for his role in <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> at the Teen Choice Awards, he …

Conservative View

Trump administration lists One Nation as a threat to religious freedom

The Trump administration has listed Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party as a threat to religious freedom in a new report released in …

Australian News

Even for child abusers, confessional confidentiality is sacrosanct

As a Catholic, I fear the call to criminalise priests violates a safe space that embodies the fundamental Christian belief that we can all be forgiven<p>In the movie I Confess, Montgomery Clift plays a priest who refuses to break the secrecy of the confessional, even though his silence puts his own …

Opinion

Former Al-Shabaab Leader Talks Peace with Somali Govt

Shabelle, 15 August 2017<p>Former Al shabaab deputy leader and spokesman Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Ali known as "Abu Mansur" has fir the first time faced the …

Al-Shabaab

Father, my father: Children of Catholic priests live with secrets and sorrow

He carried his doubts and disappointment across miles and decades, from childhood to adulthood, and finally at the age of 48 to the kitchen table of …

Boston

US Sikhs Launch Campaign to Educate Americans About Their Faith

<b>New York:</b> Sikhs in the US today launched a nationwide million-dollar campaign to spread awareness and address the “collective misunderstanding” over …

Sikhism

Church of Scientology responds to Leah Remini’s ‘numerous lies’

Editor’s note: In an interview with Leah Remini ahead of the Season 2 première of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Remini made several …

Canadian News

Dalai Lama plays with Baba Ramdev's beard

6 hours<p>The Dalai Lama and Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev enjoyed each other's company at a course on "Secular Ethics for Higher Education" was launched by the …

Buddhism

We Need To Talk About Dalai Lama’s Hilarious Obsession With Beards

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is a noble spirit, spreading the message of peace, harmony and joy wherever he goes. He also has close ties with …

Buddhism

The rise of Raed Salah, Israel’s Islamist leader who wants Jerusalem at the heart of a caliphate

In 2001, Sheikh Raed Salah did something almost unheard of in the Arab world: He voluntarily relinquished power.<p>Since 1989, he had served as mayor of …

Israel

Rally held by Sikhs near UN demanding an independent state “Khalistan”

UNITED NATIONS: Hundreds of Sikh activists from North America staged a rally in front of the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday — India’s …

Sikhism

Boston Globe's Spotlight team unveils bombshell report on children of Catholic priests

The Boston Globe's Spotlight team is unveiling a report on what it calls a worldwide and "systemic problem" within the Catholic Church: priests …

Christianity

Duggar Family News: Religion Based Training Like ‘Cult’, Age & Gender Rule Keeps Jill, Jessa, Jinger Out

It’s that time of year in which the Duggar family starts promoting the ALERT Basic Training. The name that the organization has given to their …

Entertainment

Suicide amplifies call for action over church handling of paedophile

A Tasmanian survivor of clergy abuse demands answers after his friend, a fellow victim, suicided before disciplinary action was taken against a …

Anglican Church

Pope prays for victims, rescue workers of Sierra Leone mudslide

Vatican City, Aug 16, 2017 / 07:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With hundreds dead and nearly 600 more still missing as a result of a giant mudslide that …

Catholicism

Jeremy Corbyn accuses articles in The Sun of 'inciting Islamophobia' after 100 MPs slam column about 'Muslim problem'

Jeremy Corbyn has accused The Sun of publishing articles that 'incite Islamophobia' after more than 100 MPs complained about an opinion piece.<p>The …

Islam

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The LDS Church updated its anti-racism statement Tuesday, specifically disavowing groups that promote white supremacy.<p>“It has been called to our …

Mormonism

The Mormon Church Has Explicitly Condemned White Supremacism

The condemnation comes as a community of far right Mormons grew their online influence by sharing white supremacist content.<p>Ayla is the best known and most widely followed purveyor of Mormon-inflected alt-right views, but others responded by saying that "white culture" was not the same as "white …

Racism

India anti-conversion laws are outrageous

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Economic freedom atrophies where religious liberty is hampered<p>Early this month, the state government in Jharkhand, northern India, …

Indian Religion