ARTICLES RELATING TO RELIGION

Israeli police say Palestinian stabs teens on Jewish holiday

2015-05-24 14:28

Israeli police say a 19-year-old Palestinian man has stabbed two Israeli teenagers as they walked to a holy site on a Jewish festival.

Nigerian Muslims set court ablaze

2015-05-22 18:04

Hundreds of Muslims have rioted, setting a Shari'ah court ablaze over an alleged insult to prophet Muhammad.

Moving away from Mandela’s nation of “we” to “me”

2015-05-21 14:31

Alec Hogg discusses a Wits Business School evening about SA's slide into becoming a nation of “me” rather than Mandela’s nation of “we”.

Church of Scotland allows gay clergy in civil partnerships

2015-05-16 21:31

The Church of Scotland voted to allow the ordination of ministers in same-sex civil partnerships in a breakthrough for gay rights.

Vatican recognises state of Palestine

2015-05-13 19:52

The Vatican has officially recognised the state of Palestine in a new treaty.

Tunisia hosts Jewish pilgrimage under tight security

2015-05-06 16:21

Hundreds of Jews are flocking to the Tunisian island of Djerba for an annual pilgrimage to Africa’s oldest synagogue with security tightening after the Bardo museum massacre and warnings of extremist attacks.

Iran bans 'devil worshipping' haircuts

2015-05-04 16:35

Hairstyles of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while tattoos and other male bodily adornments are also being outlawed.

Congo bans face veils, sleeping in mosques

2015-05-02 16:42

The president of Republic of Congo's Islamic High Council says the government is banning women from being fully veiled in public to allow for the identification of people to prevent extremist violence.

Islamic school 'bans running' over virginity fears

2015-04-23 09:40

An Islamic college in Australia is under investigation after claims that its principal has banned girls from taking part in running competitions because they might 'lose their virginity'.

Yemen war is good - Saudis

2015-04-17 18:48

From newspapers to students to phone companies, Saudis are behind the war in Yemen.

 

1000s attend Italian nun's beatification in Kenya

2015-05-23 17:21

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in a central Kenyan town to attend the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun who worked for many years in the East African nation.

Thousands flock to Kenyan beatification of Italian nun

2015-05-22 15:43

Tens of thousands of Kenyans are flocking to the town of Nyeri ahead of the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun, a key step towards sainthood.

Maimane preaches about generosity a week after DA election

2015-05-17 18:13

A week after being elected DA leader, Mmusi Maimane spent his Sunday preaching before his congregation in Roodepoort, probably for the last time in a while.

Pope's blood-stained cassock on display

2015-05-13 22:13

The blood-stained cassock worn by the late pope John Paul II on the day of a failed assassination bid on at the Vatican is on display in the Polish city of Krakow.

Chinese province wants to ban crosses

2015-05-07 21:17

A Chinese province wants to ban all rooftop crosses on Protestant and Catholic churches.

Texas Muslims on edge amid protests after Dallas attack

2015-05-06 11:15

When an outspoken opponent of radical Islam sought to mock Muhammad in Texas, one of the nation's largest Islamic communities, local Muslims however have been encouraged to ignore her.

Al-Qaeda claims reponsibility for murder

2015-05-03 14:41

Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the murder of an American atheist blogger in Bangladesh, an intelligence group says.

UN chief praises pope for framing climate in moral terms

2015-04-28 12:42

The UN chief has praised Pope Francis for framing climate change as an urgent moral imperative.

US Muslims unhappy with terror prevention

2015-04-21 06:20

A pilot Obama administration programme to prevent radicalisation from taking root is creating suspicion that it's a plot to profile American Muslims.

Vatican drops takeover of US nuns

2015-04-16 19:05

The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its takeover of a US nun group in a major shift in tone under Francis.

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