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2 hrs ago | DNA India
Expressing confidence that Chinese President Xi Jinping 's visit will strengthen the ties between the two nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Buddhism is a strong bond between India and China. "Buddhism is a very strong bond between China & India.
6 hrs ago | The York Daily Record
The Sudanese woman who faced a death sentence for refusing to reject Christianity says she was under pressure to convert to Islam but kept her faith. Meriam Ibrahim, who now lives in Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced to death over charges of apostasy, the abandonment of a religion.
9 hrs ago | KSWO
The Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, will consecrate the new altar at the cathedral.
9 hrs ago | In-depth Africa
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
9 hrs ago | Evesham Journal
A TOUCH of the exotic brought a rainbow of colours to a country house during a vibrant Hare Krishna festival. Croome was overflowing with vivid colours at the weekend as the Hare Krishnas celebrated their time at the National Trust mansion house and parkland as these photographs by Tracey Blackwell show.
13 hrs ago | In-depth Africa
The Catholic Church said more than 500 members, including over 170 children, had been killed due to the insurgency in the Northeast region of the country. The church said that over 500 women had been widowed and more 1 500 children orphaned since the beginning of the crisis in 2009.
17 hrs ago | Journal
Cathedral High School starts the new school year buoyed by high ACT scores, a new principal, a number of new staff, and several initiatives to further improve the curriculum, school climate and facilities. Among other things, St. Anthony Elementary reports the addition of an after-school care program, a new Home and School Association, curriculum and facility updates, and initiatives to further strengthen Catholic identity, healthy lifestyles, instructional technology, and the individualization of instruction.
Protecting the word Anzac: " Protection of Word 'Anzac' Regulations were made in 1921 under the War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920 to protect the word 'Anzac', and any word which resembles it, from inappropriate use." In a new video from 7News Sydney , the 'Department of Veterans Affairs' told reporter, Bryan Seymour, that, "DVA has not received an application for the use of the word ANZAC in this instance.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, has already constructed a museum in honor of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a native son whose Emmy-winning television show during the 1950s brought Catholicism to the American living room. It has documented several potential miracles by him and compiled a dossier on his good works for the Vatican.
14, 2014. . Britain's Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, walks into Downing Street to attend a special meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee in Westminster, central London, Sunday Sept.
Several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic State targets, U.S. officials said on Sunday, indicating a possible widening of the air campaign against militants who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria. The officials declined to identify which countries had made the offers but said they were under consideration as the United States begins to identify roles for each country in its emerging coalition against jihadists who have declared a caliphate in the heart of the Middle East.
Pope Francis holds the pastoral staff during a wedding ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
Archdiocese vicar-general Monsigneur Gerry Burns told parishioners at mass today that police had charged Kay, a Passionist priest who had been at St Mary's Parish since last year, with several offences following a complaint. ''As a result he has been removed from ministry.
That question may be imminent in the case of celeb-author Sam Harris, whose recent books attacking religion became bestsellers and fueled a deeper new look at secular ethics. The post-Sept.
The hardline al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State has destroyed several Sufi Muslim shrines and tombs in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor, a monitoring group said on Saturday. The Sunni Muslim group, which enforces a strict interpretation of Islamic law in territories under its control in Iraq and Syria, has destroyed dozens of shrines, tombs and Shi'ite Muslim mosques.
Palestinian Muslims hold Friday prayers in the Marwani prayer room located under the southeastern corner of the raised platform which holds the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque, at the the al-Aqsa mosque compound in old city of Jerusalem on September 5, 2014. The al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, is built on the holiest site in Judaism and considered the third holiest in Islam, is a sensitive holy site that is frequently the scene of tensions between the Jewish and Muslim communities.
"Most of the work I do has to do with perception," says Naif Al-Mutawa, a U.S.-educated, Kuwaiti clinical psychologist and media entrepreneur. Eleven years ago, dissatisfied with the way Islam was often perceived, he came up with an idea for new animated superheroes.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:50 pm
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