Violence over Jerusalem holy site leads to 6 deaths

2017-07-22 07:30

Six people have died after Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence.

When people’s beliefs are abused

2017-07-16 06:35

Hackles are raised after commission’s report on the violation and denial of certain fundamental rights and freedoms of congregants or followers of some religious leaders, writes Shadrack Gutto.

Pagans and Christians oppose CRL commission's ‘state capture’ of religion

2017-07-14 18:57

Pagans and Christians have dismissed recommendations by the CRL Rights Commission to register every religious practitioner, calling it "state capture of religion".

Israeli forces detain Jerusalem's top Muslim cleric after attack - son

2017-07-14 16:53

Israeli security forces have detained Jerusalem's top Islamic cleric as crowds gathered in the Old City following an attack near a highly sensitive holy site that killed two police officers, the cleric's son says.

Indian censors want 'cow', 'Hindu' beeped in film

2017-07-12 20:14

Indian censors have refused to certify a documentary film featuring Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen unless words like "cow" and "Hindu India" are beeped out.

Thou shalt not preach without being registered, says CRL

2017-07-12 13:25

The CRL have presented Parliament with the recomendation that no one should be allowed to preach without being registered, following cases of religious exploitation in South Africa.

'God needs dollars, pounds,' pastor tells Christians

2017-07-11 18:35

The Anglican Chaplain for Uganda's parliament, Reverend Canon Christine Shimanya, has reportedly urged Christians to give their regular offerings in dollars and pounds.

Nepali girl dies in 'menstruation hut'

2017-07-08 19:19

An 18-year-old girl has died in Nepal after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a shed because she was menstruating, part of a long-banned ancient Hindu practice.

Walking the religion tightrope

2017-07-02 06:11

Despite the best brainwashing efforts of a pre-democracy, all-white government school in rural KwaZulu-Natal in the 1980s, I have gone my entire life without religion, writes Gayle Edmunds.

'Schools should not adopt one religion to the exclusion of others' - judge

2017-06-28 10:35

The High Court in Johannesburg has handed down a ruling on religion in public schools, saying that schools can’t promote one religion.


3rd Palestinian killed in clashes in Jerusalem

2017-07-21 22:16

The Palestinian Health Ministry says three Palestinians have died in confrontations with Israeli forces over security measures at a major Jerusalem shrine.

Commission slates churches' abuse of faithful

2017-07-16 06:05

Money, not God, is the cornerstone of South Africa’s unregulated and unscrupulous churches.

Al-Aqsa to remain closed after attack

2017-07-14 18:09

Israel says a Jerusalem holy site that was the site of a deadly attack will remain closed after additional security assessments.

Pride and prejudice at South Korea gay parade

2017-07-13 09:46

Thousands of people are set to march through Seoul, South Korea, to support gay rights - and probably just as many conservative Christians urging them to "repent" their "sins".

Pay for my legal bills, birthday gift or else - Pastor Mboro warns congregants

2017-07-12 17:34

Prophet Paseka Motsoeneng has given his congregants an ultimatum: they either have to help foot the bill for his legal fees or he will suspend his services for nine weeks.

US judge halts Iraqis' deportation

2017-07-12 12:05

A federal judge has halted the deportation of 1 400 Iraqi nationals, many of them Christians, while the orders to remove them from the US are reviewed by the courts.

Suspected rebels kill at least 7 Hindu pilgrims in Kashmir

2017-07-10 22:30

Gunmen have sprayed bullets on a passenger bus bringing Hindu pilgrims back from a cave shrine in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing at least seven of them, police say.

Indian guru's body to stay in freezer, says court

2017-07-05 21:29

An Indian court has allowed disciples of a spiritual guru to preserve his body in a freezer, as they believe he is in a deep state of meditation and will return to life.

Thousands gather in India to protest attacks on Muslims

2017-06-28 20:12

Thousands of Indians have gathered in several cities to protest against recent violent attacks across the country targeting minority Muslims.

Police foil 'terrorist action' in Mecca: state TV

2017-06-23 22:41

Saudi Arabian police have foiled a "terrorist action" against Islam's holiest site, where millions of faithful from around the world have gathered, the state Al-Ekhbaria news channel says.

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