ARTICLES RELATING TO RELIGION

Trump uses Ramadan message to urge end to violence

2017-05-26 21:04

US President Donald Trump has wished Muslims "a joyful Ramadan", urging them to use the holy month to reject violence by Islamist extremists.

WATCH: Pastor calls 'Papa God' on cellphone during prayer service

2017-05-22 18:59

A video of a Zimbabwean pastor claiming to be on the phone with God during a prayer service has gone viral.

Anti-terror fight 'not a battle between different faiths': Trump

2017-05-21 15:38

US President Donald Trump is set to launch an appeal to confront "Islamist extremism", telling dozens of Muslim leaders in a speech that it "is not a battle between different faiths".

Constitution says religion can be practiced 'at', not 'by' schools, court hears

2017-05-17 23:17

Differences in meaning of the prepositions “at” and “by” support the argument that six public schools contravene the Constitution with their policies on teaching religion, the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Fedsas prepares to square off with OGOD over religious ethos in schools

2017-05-15 04:51

The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (Fedsas) and the Organisation for Religious Education and Democracy (OGOD) will square off in the High Court in Johannesburg over the use of religion in schools.

Pope starts pilgrimage to Fatima

2017-05-12 20:09

Pope Francis has arrived in Portugal to join hundreds of thousands of expectant pilgrims in Fatima, the holy site where child shepherds had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago.

Trump order makes some preachers ecstatic, others cringe

2017-05-06 22:00

President Donald Trump's order to ease limits on political activity by religious organisations is being met with both enthusiasm and dread.

Denmark bans 6 hate preachers, including 5 Muslims

2017-05-02 14:51

Denmark has published a blacklist of six foreign preachers accused of spreading hatred, including five Muslims and an American Evangelical pastor, banning them for at least two years.

In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence

2017-04-28 17:31

Pope Francis has brushed off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name.

Germany bans Islamic full-face veil

2017-04-28 13:48

Germany has followed several other European countries which have banned, totally or partially, the full Islamic veil.

 

Why does India want to arrest preacher Zakir Naik?

2017-05-23 05:35

Indian authorities have accused the popular Mumbai-based preacher Zakir Naik of supporting terrorism, which he denies.

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

2017-05-21 18:34

US President Donald Trump has urged Islamic leaders to take a stand against violence done in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a "battle between good and evil".

Court stops illegal church in Yeoville

2017-05-18 18:22

The High Court in Johannesburg has ordered a Yeoville pastor to stop unlawfully operating his church from a block of flats, the city has said.

Religion in schools breeds good morals, high court told

2017-05-16 20:25

Religious practices at schools are important for children's moral development, the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

The plight of Palestine

2017-05-14 09:30

Activists take on the long-standing Israel-Palestine issue with the knowledge that all human lives matter, writes Marthie Momberg.

Convicted church shooter Roof chose death over autism label

2017-05-11 12:17

The same federal judge who presided over the trial of a man who killed nine worshippers in a racist attack at a Charleston church has rejected Dylann Roof's first appeal.

The ANC is 'going through a tough time' - Ramaphosa

2017-05-02 15:25

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that he visited the Shembe Church to pray for the troubled ANC and its leadership.

Pastor charged again for not reporting dying granddaughter

2017-05-02 11:07

The pastor of a church that rejects the use of modern medicine again faces a criminal charge in his granddaughter's death from pneumonia.

Man hauls 6 schools to court over religious teachings in state school

2017-04-28 16:05

A Stellenbosch man is taking six schools to court over how far the institutions can go with teaching religion at state schools.

Pope faces balancing act in Egypt

2017-04-27 22:19

Pope Francis is facing a religious and diplomatic balancing act as he heads to Egypt, hoping to comfort its tiny Christian community after a spate of Islamic attacks.

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