ARTICLES RELATING TO RELIGION

Quebec judge denies woman hearing until hijab removed -CBC

2015-02-27 10:23

A Quebec judge told a Muslim woman appearing in a Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her head scarf, CBC news has reported.

Jewish leader: Don't wear kippa in Muslim areas

2015-02-26 13:51

Germany's top Jewish leader is suggesting that Jews shouldn't wear the traditional skullcap, or kippa, in areas with large Muslim populations.

Norway's Muslims and Jews link up in peace vigil

2015-02-21 22:28

Over 1 000 people have attended a peace vigil outside an Oslo synagogue organised by Norwegian Muslims in a show of solidarity with Jews a week after fatal shootings in Denmark.

India PM slams religious violence after church attacks

2015-02-17 12:41

Indian PM Narendra Modi pledged firm action against the perpetrators of religious attacks and warned against efforts to incite hatred against minorities after a series of attacks on churches.

Hundreds of Jewish graves desecrated in France

2015-02-16 08:45

Hundreds of Jewish graves at a cemetery in eastern France have been desecrated, interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve says.

Hindus attack Valentine's Day

2015-02-15 06:15

Hindu nationalist groups across India have tried to prevent unmarried couples from celebrating Valentine's Day by burning greeting cards, attacking malls and holding protests.

Modi summons top cop after Christian school attack

2015-02-13 14:44

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has summoned Delhi's top policeman after the sixth attack on a Christian building in the capital in the last two months, fuelling concerns that religious minorities are being targeted.

Chapel Hill killings, the result of a parking dispute?

2015-02-12 11:40

Police are trying to determine whether hate played any role in the killing of three Muslims a day earlier, a crime they say was sparked by a neighbour’s long-simmering anger over parking and noise.

Japan publisher reprints Charlie Hebdo cartoon

2015-02-10 15:22

A small Japanese publisher has issued 3 000 copies of a book of cartoons by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, including controversial drawings of Mohammed.

Zuma: Religious groups helped shape SA

2015-02-06 20:13

Religious groups helped shape South Africa into the country it is, President Jacob Zuma says.

 

US-led strikes on ISIS after group seizes 220 Christians

2015-02-27 05:00

The US-led coalition has carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the jihadists have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians.

Jewish community will be protected - France

2015-02-24 07:41

French president Francois Hollande says that the country must offer its protection and affection to the Jewish community as anti-Semitism is on the rise in France.

Christian tombs vandalised in northern France

2015-02-18 15:58

Dozens of tombs at a Christian cemetery in north-eastern France have been damaged, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says, days after the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in the east.

Pope decries beheading of Egyptian Christians

2015-02-16 16:19

Pope Francis has expressed deep sadness for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, departing from the script of an address to emphasise the unity of all Christians regardless of their sect.

Israel eyes European Jewish immigration after Denmark attack

2015-02-15 14:21

After a deadly shooting at a Denmark synagogue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says such attacks will likely continue and Israel would welcome European Jews who choose to move to the Holy Land.

Shots fired near Danish event of controversial artist

2015-02-14 18:19

Shots have been fired near a meeting in the Danish capital of Copenhagen attended by controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks.

1 000s pay tribute to Chapel Hill victims

2015-02-13 07:43

Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral prayers for three young Muslims killed in North Carolina, and the father of two of the victims urged US authorities to probe whether religious hatred was a motive.

Chapel Hill slayings spark Muslim outcry

2015-02-12 08:47

The slayings of three young Muslims near the University of North Carolina has tapped a deep well of fear and anger over bias toward American Muslims.

First African to be made saint – report

2015-02-08 14:05

Benedict Daswa, a Limpopo school principal who was stoned, beaten and burnt to death for his Catholic beliefs, is set to become the first African saint, the Sunday Times reported.

Work wraps up on Vatican showers, barber shop for homeless

2015-02-06 18:07

Vatican showers, barber soon to open for homeless; 'kit' includes soap, deodorant, razor

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