How the British developed a taste for religion in politics

How the British developed a taste for religion in politics

How the British developed a taste for religion in politics LONDON (RNS) The past week has been difficult for a British Christian political leader — his faith the subject of news stories and sometimes hostile questioning by journalists. Tim Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats and an evangelical Christian, was questioned repeatedly about his views […]

Religion and politics clash over Sierra Leone abortion bill

Religion and politics clash over Sierra Leone abortion bill

Religion and politics clash over Sierra Leone abortion bill Religion : Christian and Muslim religious leaders wait to meet parliament members to oppose a law that would have legalized abortion in Freetown, Sierra Leone, January 27, 2016. REUTERS/Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) – When she was 15, long before she became gender adviser to Sierra Leone’s […]

Why Buddhism, a religion of tolerance, is falling prey to hate-speech: Panel

Why Buddhism, a religion of tolerance, is falling prey to hate-speech: Panel

Why Buddhism, a religion of tolerance, is falling prey to hate-speech: Panel “The politics of fear overrules wisdom or compassion” in Buddhist-majority countries where anger against minorities is rising, note panellists on the programme Between The Lines. BANGKOK: The rise of hate speech in Buddhist-majority countries like Thailand, Myanmar and Sri Lanka is of grave concern […]

MANNY PACQUIAO'S POLITICS MAKE IT HARD TO ROOT FOR THE MAN

MANNY PACQUIAO’S POLITICS MAKE IT HARD TO ROOT FOR THE MAN

MANNY PACQUIAO’S POLITICS MAKE IT HARD TO ROOT FOR THE MAN PACQUIAO’S : Poor Manny Pacquiao. All the boxer wants to do this week is return to the ring after a seven-month retirement, take the WBO welterweight championship belt from current champion Jessie Vargas, and make millions of dollars, but the outside world keeps interfering, demanding […]

Action man: How Putin rocked the media outside politics (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Action man: How Putin rocked the media outside politics (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Action man: How Putin rocked the media outside politics (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) Russian President Vladimir Putin (foreground) submerges 83 meters under water on board a bathyscaphe near Sevastopol to see a sunken ancient vessel. © Aleksey Nikolskyi / RIA Novosti   Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent dive to the bottom of the Black Sea was just […]

Chelsea Handler nixes two-party politics: 'I'm not a Democrat anymore'

Chelsea Handler nixes two-party politics: ‘I’m not a Democrat anymore’

Chelsea Handler nixes two-party politics: ‘I’m not a Democrat anymore’ The election of Donald Trump has inspired Chelsea Handler to re-think her political affiliation. The outspoken comedian sat down with Variety hours after leading the Women’s March at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday in Park City, Utah, for a wide-ranging interview, discussing everything from Trump to […]