ARTICLES RELATING TO RELIGION

More than 2 million Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

2019-08-09 11:47

More than two million Muslims begin the annual Hajj as the Saudi hosts seek to deter politicisation of the pilgrimage against a backdrop of simmering Gulf tensions.

Erdogan lays stone for modern Turkey's first new church

2019-08-05 05:30

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has laid the foundation stone for the first new church in Turkey since it became a modern republic in 1923.

SANDF headscarf case: Muslim major may get interim relief as policy talks continue

2019-07-18 14:22

A determination is under consideration to allow female Muslim members of the SA National Defence Force to wear headscarves under their berets while the dress code policy is revisited.

SANDF headscarf case: Defence minister wants 'amicable solution'

2019-07-17 12:21

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has requested that an 'amicable solution' be found in the matter involving a Muslim member of the SANDF who refused to remove her headscarf while on duty.

Headscarf case: 'As the defence force, we have one culture' - SANDF

2019-06-26 15:47

As a Muslim member of the SA National Defence Force prepares for a disciplinary hearing over her refusal to remove her headscarf, the military has reiterated that members of all religions are expected to abide by its dress code.

Cape Town mosque wants call to prayer removed from City’s 'noise' by-law

2019-06-17 16:55

The Zeenatul Islam Masjid in District Six wants the City of Cape Town to exclude calls to prayer, such as the athaan and the ringing of church bells, to be excluded from its noise disturbances by-law.

Eid Mubarak! Well wishes come in from around SA as Muslim community celebrates

2019-06-05 13:26

Leaders and notable persons from around the country have wished the Muslim community well as many celebrate Eid.

Rwanda blocking pilgrims from commemoration, says Uganda

2019-06-03 20:06

Rwandan troops blocked about 200 of their citizens from crossing into Uganda to attend a Christian pilgrimage, a Ugandan government official says, amid a spat between the neighbours.

'Prophet' on the run after allegedly raping job-seeking woman he promised to pray with

2019-05-27 20:34

A "prophet" from Tembisa is on the run after a 27-year-old woman was raped, Gauteng police say.

Sri Lanka: Hardline Buddhists 'likely behind attacks on Muslims'

2019-05-16 10:45

Sri Lankan authorities have said that Buddhist groups are likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent retaliation for last month's Easter bombings.

 

SANDF hijab case: Interim relief for Muslim major to be announced soon

2019-08-07 14:22

Details of interim relief for Muslim South African Defence Force major, Fatima Isaacs, who is embroiled in a military court battle over her refusal to remove her headscarf (hijab), are expected to be made public soon.

Hell, devils and witches: Probe into pastor's 'offensive' comments to Cape Town pupils

2019-07-23 15:42

Pupils at De Kuilen High School in Cape Town have been offered counselling after there were complaints that a pastor made offensive remarks when he addressed them, including an alleged comment that gay people would go to hell.

Case against pair linked to Pastor Lukau 'resurrection' provisionally withdrawn in court - report

2019-07-18 09:19

A case against two people who allegedly participated in the hoax resurrection of a Zimbabwean national at Alleluia Ministries has been provisionally withdrawn in the Johannesburg Magistrates' Court.

Religious restrictions on the rise globally: report

2019-07-17 10:46

Pew findings reveal largest increase in social hostilities towards religion in more than 10 years occurred in Europe.

Muslim SANDF major's hearing over refusal to remove headscarf set for August

2019-06-25 15:33

A Muslim member of the SA National Defence Force who refused to remove her headscarf, is expected to face a disciplinary hearing on August 7, according to her lawyer.

Thousands in need get free meals on Eid

2019-06-05 16:35

In the spirit of Ramadaan, NGOs and individuals in the larger Western Cape Muslim community have come together to help feed the poor and needy on Eid.

WATCH: These are the 5 pillars of Islam

2019-06-04 13:28

Islam is based on five key practices, or pillars.

German goverment urges wearing of Jewish kippa

2019-05-28 21:00

The German government has called on people to wear the Jewish kippa ahead of an anti-Israel protest as a demonstration of solidarity and as Jews face a spike in anti-Semitism, withdrawing an earlier warning against wearing the traditional skullcap.

Muslim marriages case heads to SCA

2019-05-25 11:58

The recognition of Muslim marriages case is expected to come before the Supreme Court of Appeal, the Women's Legal Centre (WLC) said.

US Catholic abuse victims sue Vatican to name predatory priests

2019-05-15 15:18

Five Americans who say they were sexually molested by Catholic priests filed a lawsuit against the Vatican to compel the church to open its archives and hand over the names and details of abusive clergy.

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