ARTICLES RELATING TO RELIGION

Indonesians rally for unity after blasphemy protests

2016-12-05 05:35

Crowds have gathered in Jakarta in response to protests against city's Christian governor who is accused of blasphemy.

Spiritual experiences trigger brain's reward system

2016-11-30 10:04

Besides activating the brain's reward circuits, spiritual feelings trigger activity in a brain region that handles tasks involving valuation, judgment and moral reasoning, according to a study.

Dutch MPs approve partial ban on burqa in public

2016-11-29 20:04

Dutch MPs have voted overwhelmingly to ban the Islamic full-face burqa from some public places such as schools and hospitals, the latest such move in a European country.

Who is the Prophet of Doom?

2016-11-27 06:06

You can make phone calls without a SIM card, says Doom-spraying preacher.

Pope extends permission on abortion forgiveness

2016-11-22 09:19

Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the "grave sin" of abortion, extending special permission he had granted in 2015 for the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy.

Prophet of Doom will be asked to stop - Tiger Brands

2016-11-21 17:33

The company that manufactures insect killer Doom on Monday expressed alarm at the actions of a Limpopo pastor, who sprayed the product into his congregants’ faces.

Teacher allegedly calls pupil a 'terrorist'

2016-11-18 21:01

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has condemned a Lenasia schoolteacher who allegedly called a Muslim pupil a “terrorist”.

No more shame for my child - Shembe mother

2016-11-16 18:05

A KwaZulu-Natal mother is celebrating a constitutional body’s ruling which will prohibit teachers from forcing pupils who are members the Nazareth Baptist (Shembe) Church to cut their hair.

Tears as parishioners return to ISIS-destroyed church

2016-11-14 12:52

There were gasps and tears at a small church in northern Iraq as a group of Christians returned to their parish to find everything had been destroyed, including the statue of the Virgin Mary, which ISIS militants had decapitated.

Shi'ite pilgrim bus crashes in Iran

2016-11-09 16:13

Iran's state TV says a bus carrying Shi'ite pilgrims has crashed, killing 26 people and injuring 16 others.

 

Court kills 'Doom prophet' fumigation sermons

2016-12-01 12:22

The Limpopo High Court has granted an interdict against the 'Doom prophet', effectively bringing his controversial sermons to an end.

Israel president decries bill to quieten mosques

2016-11-30 06:12

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has spoken out against a controversial bill that would prohibit mosques from using loudspeakers to summon believers to prayers early in the morning.

California mosques receive letters threatening Muslims

2016-11-27 15:49

A civil rights group has called for more police protection of mosques after several in California received letters that praised President-elect Donald Trump and threatened Muslim genocide.

Limpopo health dept wants Prophet of Doom examined

2016-11-22 17:01

The Limpopo health department wants a specialist to examine the “Prophet of Doom”, a spokesperson said.

Millions throng Iraq shrine despite fears of ISIS attack

2016-11-21 20:29

Millions of black-clad Shi'ite Muslims, crying and beating their chests in mourning, have streamed through a shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala under heavy protection from security forces.

16 killed in Senegal pilgrimage road accidents

2016-11-21 12:31

At least 16 people have been killed and hundreds of others injured in accidents in Senegal in recent days as pilgrims head to a major Sufi Muslim religious gathering, firefighters say.

Myanmar 'exorcist' in court over deaths of three children

2016-11-18 16:11

A self-proclaimed sorcerer who allegedly beat three children to death in an exorcism ritual has appeared in a Myanmar court, claiming he was possessed by a "dark spirit" at the time of the killings.

TB Joshua: You need spiritual understanding to interpret my Clinton prophecy

2016-11-14 16:00

Nigeria's controversial pastor TB Joshua has reportedly broken silence after his prophecy that Hillary Clinton would win the just ended United States elections fell flat.

British 'sharia courts' under scrutiny

2016-11-13 18:01

For more than 30 years, sharia courts enforcing Islamic law have been operating quietly across Britain. But two official inquiries have put them in the spotlight amid accusations that they discriminate against women.

Priest blames Italy earthquakes on gay marriage

2016-11-05 20:24

An Italian priest has said the recent earthquakes that have shaken the country, killing hundreds and leaving tens of thousands homeless, were 'divine punishment' for gay civil unions, earning the Vatican's wrath.

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