My sister Mimi prays at her house in Damascus.
In his new music video, "Love Is Love," Trey Pearson finds vigor and self-acceptance amid a bevy of gay and lesbian pals on a crowded dance floor. To anyone with a passing knowledge of queer nightlife...
A makeshift memorial stands on a bike path in lower Manhattan on November 1, 2017 in New York City. Eight people were killed and 12 injured on October 31 when suspect 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov intentionally drove a truck onto the path.
I grew up saying "Allahu Akbar" numerous times every day. And no, I wasn't, and am not, a terrorist. I wasn't someone who blew buildings up, killed people or shot a missile from my rocket launcher. As...
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"Allahu akbar" is an Arabic phrase that translates to "God is greater." In the wake of a deadly attack in New York on Tuesday, this inherently spiritual phrase is being used in a different context: to...
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) questioned statements about Muslims made by Russell Vought, President Donald Trump's top pick for deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.
They are the citizens of the 'Kingdom of God'.
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WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tore into one of President Donald Trump's nominees on Wednesday for saying that Islam is "a deficient theology" and that Muslims "stand condemned" for rejectin...
The BMC is following Bombay HC's orders to remove unauthorised religious structures in the city.
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A Twitter hashtag about Christian women has revealed some ugly truths about misogyny in the church. Christian author Sarah Bessey started the thread Tuesday night with the tag #ThingsOnlyChristianWome...
By Arwa Gaballa and Ahmed Tolba TANTA,Egypt/CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 44 people were killed in bomb attacks on the symbolic cathedral seat of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday, prompt...
He reportedly made offensive remarks against Jews and Christians during a sermon.
The suggestions was reportedly put forth in the light of increasing instances of sexual abuses allegedly involving Christian priests.
The priest accused of rape has already been removed from office.
'Cops are trying to pacify locals'
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'Hindu community is in trouble'
A stone slab that many Christians believe once held the body of Jesus Christ after the crucifixion has been unveiled for the first time in centuries. National Geographic, which was filming the restora...
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In contrast to the cacophony of Ganesh Chaturthi is Mumbai's other 10-day religious festival, one that is much calmer and which welcomes a far more diverse crowd of worshippers. The Basilica of Our La...
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By Jim DeHarpporte To win the Nobel Peace Prize is a rare feat. For a Nobel Peace Prize winner to be declared a saint, well that is unique. And for this Nobel prize winning saint to be revered by Chri...
I decided to do a survey on 51 of my friends, well friends and friends of friends (like I'd have 51 friends! Introvert. Hello?) about where they stand on the whole religion thing. The questions ranged from 'Are you religious?' to 'How religious are your parents?' to 'Will you raise your children to be religious?' and ended with their stance on the concept of god. The participants are all from India (except for one person, more on that later), from Hindu, Christian and Muslim families.
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JALAUN -- A man was tonsured, garlanded with shoes, and paraded in disgrace on the streets of Jalaun in Uttar Pradesh by Bajrang Dal activists who accused him of converting Hindu men to Christianity....
SURAT -- Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia today claimed that his organisation had re-converted more than five lakh Christians and 2.5 lakh Muslims to Hinduism in the last ten years. S...
In the past few months, Nepal has lurched from one problem to another. First came the April earthquake, then the aftershocks and then the fuel crisis. Christmas, hence, was tinged with much sorrow for Nepal's Christian community as they gathered to celebrate in a church made of zinc metal sheeting.
For Calcutta, Christmas is an event where the city celebrates its centuries-old history and its multitudes of immigrant communities, cultures and religions in a manner that they retain their uniqueness, even as they blend, seamlessly, into one big celebration. It's an experience I've not witnessed with any other religious festival in India or anywhere else. It is this joy I share here with a set of pictures I took as I went around the city yesterday, enjoying its pre-Christmas celebration.
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Fasting - whether the reasons are medical, spiritual or even political - goes back centuries. Some fasts are absolute, where you can't eat, sometimes even drink, anything, while some type of fasts restrict what ingredients you can consume. For a practice that is so closely connected with food, its ingredients and their cooking, it might be surprising that fasting is generally not associated with the culinary world. But is it really so disconnected from the world of food?
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Actor Sharman Joshi will be making his Hollywood debut in a film based on a subject that resonates with recent incidents such as the Dadri lynching. The upcoming film, called The Journalist, is based...
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At Bishop's School in Pune, I initially felt like an outcast. It was truly an urban, cosmopolitan institution and had a diverse assembly of boys... Miss Fonseca was my favourite teacher and, I must confess, my first crush. She taught us music. I ensured that I stood in the front row and sang louder than others to demonstrate my enthusiasm.
It is true that the presence of Islam challenges the fundamentals of democracy. This challenge could become a crisis as the Charlie Hebdo case shows. If French democracy wants to win, then it has to show flexibility, accommodation and inclusion of those who were left behind on the path of progress.
My sincere request to those people behind this meaningless reconversion drive is this: first and foremost, do some introspection and check if you have remained true Hindus in your actions, in your mind and heart.