ARTICLES RELATING TO RELIGION

Muhammad Ali Jr detained at US airport because of Muslim name

2017-02-25 09:59

One of boxing legend Muhammad Ali's sons was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media has reported.

At least 35 dead in Sufi shrine bombing

2017-02-16 19:32

A bomb has ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan killing at least 35 people and wounding up to 60 others.

Bishops say church ignores gay Christians

2017-02-13 10:30

Fourteen retired Anglican bishops are criticising the Church of England's attitude to homosexuality, saying the church is not listening to the voices of gay Christians.

Malaysia seizes pig-hair brushes after Muslims complain

2017-02-08 22:31

Malaysian authorities have seized thousands of paint brushes suspected of containing pig bristles, after consumers in this Muslim-majority nation demanded a crackdown.

#VisitMyMosque: UK Muslims open doors to fight bigotry

2017-02-05 22:19

Hundreds of mosques around the UK have thrown open their doors to Britons as part of an initiative to counter misconceptions about the Muslim community.

Israel not paying to de-mine Christian holy site

2017-02-05 11:29

The Halo Trust says the Israeli army peppered Qasr al-Yahud with mines after the 1967 war, but is not providing money to remove them.

SA faiths must unite against extremism - Rasool

2017-02-02 12:39

South Africans of different faiths must unite against prejudice, or face being overrun in an era of extremism, former ambassador to the US Ebrahim Rasool says.

Dutch mosques shut doors at prayers after Canada attack

2017-01-30 19:12

Four of the largest mosques in The Netherlands said Monday they will shut their doors during major prayer meetings after six people were killed in attack on a Canadian mosque.

Bodyguards, singing as Prophet of Doom in court

2017-01-30 14:31

Limpopo's so-called Prophet of Doom, Lethabo Rabalago, is challenging an interdict granted to the provincial health department which stops him from spraying the insecticide on his congregants.

North West church leaders back bishop over homophobic sermon

2017-01-29 12:06

North West church leaders have come out in support of a bishop after he made headlines for making homophobic comments during a sermon, with one pastor saying it was preached out of love.

 

Disgruntled congregant found guilty of intimidation

2017-02-21 15:04

A disgruntled congregant, who threatened the life of the chairperson of a religious and cultural protection group, has been found guilty of intimidation.

Shembe church leader rubbishes death claims

2017-02-15 12:50

The legitimate leader of the Nazareth Baptist Church, Inkosi Vela Shembe, has rubbished 'malicious' rumours of his death.

Freight staff fired following illegal strike claim religious discrimination

2017-02-09 16:16

A dispute over claims of religious discrimination between a group of employees and management at a road freight company has had a bitter ending.

KZN Time Freight employees claim religious discrimination at work

2017-02-07 22:12

A group of employees at a road freight company protested against what they claim is religious discrimination by their employer.

Pope urges prayers for unborn children under threat

2017-02-05 20:51

Pope Francis has urged the faithful to pray for unborn children threatened by "the termination of pregnancy" in a throwaway culture marked by falling birthrates.

Sudan 'to demolish at least 25 Christian churches' in Khartoum

2017-02-02 17:57

Sudanese authorities are reportedly set to demolish at least 25 Christian churches allegedly said to be "trespassing into residential areas".

Church in a bus builds strong relationships - passengers

2017-02-01 06:02

Port Elizabeth residents have found a new way of worshipping. They call for Divine intervention each time they board a bus to and from their places of work, every weekday.

'Doom Prophet' belongs in mental hospital - MEC

2017-01-30 17:00

Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba has said she wants to take infamous "Doom Prophet", Lethebo Rabaloga, to a psychiatric hospital.

5 die in shooting at Quebec City mosque

2017-01-30 05:53

At least five people have been killed and several people wounded after gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Quebec City.

Gay pastor condemns Grace Bible sermon as hate speech

2017-01-25 15:17

A gay pastor has condemned homophobic comments made during a sermon at the Grace Bible Church, saying the utterances were hate speech.

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