ARTICLES RELATING TO RELIGION

Nigerian pastor declares cure for Ebola

2014-07-29 15:34

A pastor in Nigeria has claimed that people need not fear the Ebola outbreak that has claimed the lives of nearly 700 people in west Africa this year, because he has the cure.

Nigerian pastor declares cure for Ebola

2014-07-29 15:12

A pastor in Nigeria has claimed that people need not fear the Ebola outbreak that has claimed the lives of nearly 700 people in west Africa this year, because he has the cure.

Muslims mark end of Ramadan

2014-07-28 21:24

Muslims are marking the end of Ramadan with Eid prayers, though bloodshed in Iraq, Gaza and Syria cloud celebrations.

Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash

2014-07-28 10:20

Malaysia has marked a solemn Eid al-Fitr, Islam's biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 mourned the dead.

Pope Francis makes plea for peace

2014-07-27 14:08

Pope Francis has made an emotional plea for peace in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter's Square.

Christians harassed in Sudan

2014-07-24 19:14

Church properties have been bulldozed and seized in a climate of growing harassment of minority Christians in Islamist-run Sudan since the south's 2011 independence.

UK finds extremist schools campaign

2014-07-22 15:23

Schools in some parts of Birmingham were exposed to a "sustained and co-ordinated" effort to impose a hardline Muslim agenda on pupils.

German Jews condemn explosion of hate

2014-07-21 16:37

Germany's Jewish community has condemned an "explosion of evil and violent hatred of Jews" at a recent string of pro-Palestinian demonstrations in the country.

Church of England approves women bishops

2014-07-14 22:32

The Church of England has overcome bitter divisions to vote in favour of allowing female bishops for the first time in its nearly 500-year history.

I can’t be your child’s godparent

2014-07-14 09:17

Being asked to become a godparent is a great honour, but it's also a massive responsibility.

Pope promises 'solutions' to priestly celibacy

2014-07-13 12:09

Pope Francis has promised "solutions" to the issue of priestly celibacy in an interview that raised the possibility the Catholic Church could eventually lift the interdiction on married priests.

Dear sister, I’m sorry I can’t be your child’s godparent

2014-07-11 11:52

Being asked to become a godparent is a great honour, but it's also a massive responsibility.

Can Sangomas be Christian?

2014-07-09 00:00

Religion is a very sensitive topic that can create a wedge between families and communities.

3 risky parenting choices

2014-07-07 13:21

Adults get to make their own foolish choices, but these kids may suffer as a consequence.

Pope to hold first meeting with sex abuse victims

2014-07-07 07:40

Pope Francis is conducting his first meeting with victims of sexual abuse by priests, an encounter that some say should have happened long ago.

Sunni cleric: Jihadist caliphate violates sharia

2014-07-05 16:30

A Sunni Muslim religious scholar says that the declaration of an Islamic caliphate by jihadists fighting the governments in Syria and Iraq violates sharia law.

China bans Ramadan fast in Muslim northwest

2014-07-03 05:34
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China has forbidden civil servants and students from fasting during the month of Ramadan in the Muslim region of Xinjiang.

European court upholds French ban on face veils

2014-07-01 14:40

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France's law banning face-covering Muslim veils from the streets, in a case brought by a woman who claimed her freedom of religion has been violated.

Israel top court says child need not be circumcised

2014-06-30 10:22

Israel's Supreme Court has overturned a ruling by a court of rabbis that would have forced a mother to have her son circumcised under the terms her divorce.

ANC wishes Muslims a successful Ramadan

2014-06-29 20:15

The African National Congress has wished the Muslim community a peaceful and successful Ramadan.

Soldier, police officers die in Mogadishu attacks

2014-06-29 16:34

One soldier and two police officers have been gunned down in the Somali capital despite security forces saying they had beefed up security in the face of militant threats.

Ramadan starts in most places on Sunday

2014-06-27 22:29

Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries have announced that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will start on Sunday.

Vatican: Many Catholics ignore teachings on sex

2014-06-26 16:21

The Vatican is admitting many Catholics around the world reject its teachings about sex issues like artificial contraception as an intrusion into their private lives.

Mormon church excommunicates group founder

2014-06-24 13:33

The Mormon church excommunicated the founder of a prominent women's group, a rare move that brings down the harshest punishment available.

Native Americans tame twisters with rituals

2014-06-23 11:30

Officials in Oklahoma say Native American lands have suffered relatively less damage over the past 60 years from twisters that have destroyed thousands of homes in other parts of the state.

 

Pastor declares Ebola cure

2014-07-29 15:34

A pastor in Nigeria has claimed that he can cure for Ebola.

US: Millions forced to flee for religious beliefs in 2013

2014-07-28 22:12

More members of religious communities around the world were forced to flee their homes last year than at any time in recent memory, the US says.

2 girls killed in Pakistan blasphemy row

2014-07-28 12:33

A mob in Pakistan has torched an Ahmadi Muslim neighbourhood killing a woman and two girls in a row over blasphemy, in the latest attack on one of the country's most persecuted groups.

Zuma wishes Muslims Eid Mubarak

2014-07-27 22:19

President Jacob Zuma has wished the Muslim community Eid Mubarak.

Wear full veil or face punishment: Islamic State

2014-07-25 12:59

Islamic State, the al-Qaeda offshoot that seized large swathes of northern Iraq last month, has warned women in the city of Mosul to wear full-face veils or risk severe punishment.

Indian minister irked by basketball turban row

2014-07-24 16:13

Basketball's no-headgear rule has irked the Indian sports minister who has reacted with anger after two Sikh members of the men's national team had to remove their turbans.

Dead Sea Scrolls defendant: No jail for now

2014-07-22 09:47

A blogger convicted of criminally impersonating his father's academic rivals on the subject of the Dead Sea Scrolls will stay out of jail for the time being.

Pope's hints on married priests trouble Vatican

2014-07-16 09:22

Pope Francis's hints about a possible opening on the issue of married priests are sowing confusion in the Vatican and among Catholic reformists and conservatives alike.

CDP: Tutu a friend of Satan

2014-07-14 14:39
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Jesus Christ would not have approved of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's support for assisted suicide for the terminally ill and would have called Tutu ‘a son of Satan’, says the Christian Democratic Party.

Church of England to vote on 'women bishops'

2014-07-14 07:56

The Church of England may vote to allow female bishops for the first time in its history, ending half a century of bitter divisions over the role of women.

3 dangerous parenting choices

2014-07-11 13:07

Adults get to make their own foolish choices, but...

Fresh start for scandal-dogged Vatican bank

2014-07-09 13:32

The Vatican is expected to name a French businessman to head up its scandal-prone bank as part of a radical overhaul of the murky institution ordered by Pope Francis.

Minister warned against 'inciting' xenophobia

2014-07-08 05:00

An Islamic organisation has slammed the deputy minister of international affairs’ recent statements about Boko Haram in SA, saying that it could incite xenophobic and Islamophobia.

3 dangerous parenting choices

2014-07-07 13:21

Adults get to make their own foolish choices, but these kids may suffer as a consequence.

Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt Muslim violence

2014-07-06 22:02

The Dalai Lama has reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims.

Pope gives exorcists his blessing

2014-07-03 21:01

The Vatican has formally recognised the International Association of Exorcists, giving its blessing to a group of 250 priests in 30 countries who claim to save the possessed from Satan.

Religion and politics: How dumb numbers count

2014-07-01 17:22

In the South African context two decades of “democracy” has shown disappointing limitations in a non-cerebral, collectivized environment, says Martin Warburg.

European rights court upholds French burqa ban

2014-07-01 13:35

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France's controversial burqa ban, rejecting arguments that outlawing full-face veils breaches religious freedom.

Aussie bishop steps down after child sex abuse

2014-06-30 09:19

A senior member of Australia's Catholic Church has stepped down from his post after being charged with sexually abusing a teenaged student decades ago, the church says.

Egypt moves to restrict Ramadan sermons

2014-06-29 20:14

Egypt will restrict Ramadan sermons to topics of faith and morality, the state's top official in charge of religious affairs says.

Zuma wishes Muslims a peaceful Ramadan

2014-06-28 13:31

President Jacob Zuma has wished the Muslim community a peaceful Ramadan month and commended them for their positive contribution to the development of the country.

Saudi will expel non-Muslims disrespecting Ramadan

2014-06-26 19:08

Saudi authorities threatened to expel non-Muslim foreigners who eat, drink or smoke in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which begins this weekend.

Egyptian Christian jailed for contempt of religion

2014-06-24 16:46

An Egyptian Christian has been sentenced to six years imprisonment for blasphemy and contempt of religion.

Egypt sentences Christian convert to 5 years

2014-06-23 23:02

Egypt has sentence a Christian convert journalist to 5 years for 'inciting sectarianism'.

Top Malaysian court rules "Allah" only for Muslims

2014-06-23 11:12

Malaysia's top court has upheld a government ban forbidding non-Muslims from using "Allah" to refer to God, rejecting an appeal by the Roman Catholic Church.

 
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