When will we stop shaming our athletes in the name of religion?

When will we stop shaming our athletes in the name of religion? We have made it our job to slut shame women athletes and pull up others in the name of religion. The latest victim has been cricketer Irfan Pathan, who uploaded a picture of himself with his wife on his social media account on Facebook. Stop shaming : It’s a fact that sexism is very much prevalent in our society. And people on Twitter and Facebook have this morbid fascination to become moral guardians. They dictate how people should dress, what to…

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Religion : Government hostility to religion spiked under Obama, new report finds

Government hostility to religion spiked under Obama, new report finds

  Religion : Government hostility to religion spiked under Obama, new report finds Religion : It’s hard to believe American teenagers could be arrested for delivering a prayer, but that’s the kind of nation we live in – a nation that was fundamentally transformed by the previous presidential administration. In 2011, the class president at Hampton High School in Tennessee wanted to deliver a pray at graduation. The principal issued an edict that any child who attempted to pray would be stopped, escorted from the building by police and arrested. That incident…

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Australians ditch religion at rapid rate, becoming more diverse

Australians ditch religion at rapid rate, becoming more diverse

Australians ditch religion at rapid rate, becoming more diverse Australians : Australia is becoming older and more diverse — both culturally and religiously — according to new datafrom the country’s census. While the first census in 1911 found the average Australian was a 24-year-old man, last year the typical Aussie was a married 38-year-old woman, who lives in a three-bedroom house, with two kids and two cars. The census, which is conducted every five years, found that Asians now make up the largest percentage of the overseas-born population, jumping from in 2011 — 32.9%…

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Richard Dawkins slams Islam as ‘most evil religion,’ then Trump for travel ban rhetoric

Richard Dawkins slams Islam as a most evil religion,a then Trump for travel ban rhetoric

Richard Dawkins slams Islam as ‘most evil religion,’ then Trump for travel ban rhetoric Author: ‘Individual Muslims suffer more from Islam than anyone else’ Author Richard Dawkins told an audience last week that Islam is the “most evil” religion in the world while scolding President Donald Trump for his anti-terror rhetoric. Attendees at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival in Gloucestershire, England, received more than a lecture on evolution during Mr. Dawkins’ prepared remarks. The biologist, on hand Sunday for the June 6-11 event, said it would be a mistake to…

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Trump ‘It’s time to put a stop to attacks on religion’

Trump ‘It’s time to put a stop to attacks on religion’

Trump ‘It’s time to put a stop to attacks on religion’ WASHINGTON (RNS) President Trump told his political base of evangelical Christians that he would continue to restore the religious liberty many of them feel they’ve lost. “It is time to put a stop to the attacks on religion,” Trump said in a speech Thursday (June 8) to the Faith and Freedom Coalition that began shortly after former FBI Director James Comey questioned the president’s integrity at a Capitol Hill hearing. “We will end the discrimination against people of faith. Our…

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Real Freedom Of Religion

Real Freedom Of Religion

Real Freedom Of Religion Religion is our strength — and weakness. Religion serves as a beacon of light when it helps to make us better human beings. For that, religion has to be rational, and our practise of it, reasonable. Every religion, in its origin, was refreshingly rational. It is when class and group interests hijacked religious beliefs that dogma gained the upper hand. Look at the religious issues uppermost in our national concerns now — cow vigilantism and strident orthodoxy that pretends the discriminatory custom of triple talaq is a…

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Accommodating religion in the workplace

Accommodating religion in the workplace

Accommodating religion in the workplace In March, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) generated controversy (and confusion) when it ruled that a workplace ban on wearing the Islamic headscarf did not necessarily constitute direct discrimination. Employers could not single out Muslim employees, the ECJ found, but they could enforce general policies restricting religious dress so long as they applied equally to all. This issue has played out differently in the US In a 2015 decision, for example, the US Supreme Court found that the retail clothing company, Abercrombie & Fitch,…

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‘Religion and tradition are ruining the IDF’

Religion and tradition are ruining the IDF'

‘Religion and tradition are ruining the IDF’ Religion : Former IDF Chief Education Officer responds to Arutz Sheva exposé on IDF prohibition against teaching that Jerusalem was ‘liberated.’ General in the Reserves Nehemia Dagan, who formerly served as the head officer of the IDF’s education corps, responded this morning to Arutz Sheva’s exposé that the education corps forbids IDF commanders from teaching soldiers that Jerusalem was “liberated” after the Six-Day War, only allowing that it was “unified.” In an interview on the Kalman Liebskind radio program on Kan Bet, Dagan…

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This Is Where Intolerance Is Highest on Religion, Culture, Race

This Is Where Intolerance Is Highest on Religion, Culture, Race

This Is Where Intolerance Is Highest on Religion, Culture, Race At a time when media headlines point to a spike in global intolerance, here’s some good news: most people around the world don’t say they believe any single race, religion or culture is better than another. That was the finding of a multi-nation WIN/Gallup International poll conducted at the end of last year and published this week. The majority of people and more than half of the 66 countries surveyed say there’s no such thing as racial, religious or cultural superiority.…

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Reader voices: No matter the religion, peacemakers are children of God

Reader voices: No matter the religion, peacemakers are children of God

Reader voices: No matter the religion, peacemakers are children of God Reader : Growing up as a Chinese Buddhist in Taipei, Taiwan, my mother took me to the Buddhist temple regularly to worship and pray. As a young boy learning the teachings of the Buddhist faith, I understood that we needed to have high morals and strive to live an honorable life. Years later, when I was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, these values that are also tenets to Latter-day Saint faith echoed with me:…

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Chinese Turn To Religion To Fill A Spiritual Vacuum

Chinese Turn To Religion To Fill A Spiritual Vacuum

Chinese Turn To Religion To Fill A Spiritual Vacuum Believers of the folk goddess Mazu on Meizhou Island off China’s southeast coast carry a statue of her to the main square during a celebration of her 1,050th birthday. The goddess is believed to protect fishermen at sea and help the poor, and her popularity is growing. The Chinese government is now encouraging the worship of deities in the folk, Daoist and Buddhist pantheon. Ariana Lindquist for NPR Alongside China’s astonishing economic boom, an almost unnoticed religious boom has quietly been…

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China, once officially atheist, now booming with religion

China, once officially atheist, now booming with religion

China, once officially atheist, now booming with religion DAVIS, Calif. (RNS) When Ian Johnson first went to China as a student three decades ago, he pronounced religion there “dead.” But Johnson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist now based in Berlin and Beijing, has witnessed a transformation, one he documents in “The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao,” published in April. China is experiencing “one of the great religious revivals of our time,” Johnson writes. “Across China, hundreds of temples, mosques and churches open each year, attracting millions of…

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The world’s fastest-growing religion is …

The world's fastest-growing religion is ...

The world’s fastest-growing religion is …   Fastest : If tech futurists are to be believed, by the year 2050, robots will do many of our errands and drive our cars. If a new study on religious trends is to be believed, many of those robot-controlled cars will stop and park at mosques and churches. Yes, despite predictions that religion will go the way of dinosaurs, the size of almost every major faith — sorry, Buddhists — will increase in the next 40 years, according to a study released Thursday…

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CNN religion quiz needs to take Christianity seriously

CNN religion quiz needs to take Christianity seriously

CNN religion quiz needs to take Christianity seriously In what has become an annual tradition of television programming claiming to reveal the real Jesus of Nazareth, it seems that CNN is off to an early start. Every Easter season, cable networks fill their lineups with specials featuring biblical and historical experts who often represent only the skeptical side of the longstanding debate about the historical Jesus. This year, CNN even preempted their special series, “Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery,” with an even stronger than usual dose of their “we will…

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Your Religion News: April 15, 2017

Your Religion News: April 15, 2017

Your Religion News: April 15, 2017   Yiddish classes continue April 23Religion : GREENFIELD — Temple Israel of Greenfield continues its 11th series of Yiddish classes, “What Yiddish Tells Us about Being Jewish,” on Sunday morning, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes are scheduled for April 23 and May 7 and 14. You can drop in at any time. The class is taught by Yosl Kurland. Classes focus on the relationship between the Yiddish language and Jewish religion, culture and philosophy and are designed to accommodate students with some,…

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Religion News in Brief February 27th 2017

Religion News in Brief February 27th 2017

Religion News in Brief February 27th 2017 Pro-Trump pastor opines that lesbian community baiting straight women Image Credit: Pink News Religion : According to Pink News, a very prominent pro-Trump pastor, who is also a radio host, said softball prevented his daughters from becoming lesbians. “Our two daughters played college softball… Every time I’d go to the ball games, I kept an eye on my daughters to see if they’d taken the homo bait yet… and they hadn’t,” the pastor said, “they didn’t have to because they weren’t cropped-haired wide-bottomed girls.…

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Religion News in Brief – April 22nd, 2017

Religion News in Brief – April 22nd, 2017

Religion News in Brief – April 22nd, 2017 Get the old-time religion out of politics Religion : The Courier Journal’s Linda Allewalt argues that we don’t need any old-time religion, and stated, “Obama felt that Democrats needed to stop being shy about witnessing their religious beliefs. He changed his approach to religious expression in the political arena.” Previous American president Barack Obama gradually expressed less personal religious perspectives through church and state separation. Indeed, “his ideas have influenced many Democrats.” There began to be faith outreach staff for the Democrats…

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Your Religion News: March 18, 2017

Your Religion News: March 18, 2017

Your Religion News: March 18, 2017 Film, ‘The White Helmets,’ Monday at 7 Religion : GREENFIELD — “The White Helmets,” a film showing the brave and dangerous work of Syrian volunteers during the bombing of Aleppo, Syria, will be shown at Second Congregational Church, M16 Court Square, Monday, at 7 p.m. Michael Cane, co-founder of Valley Syrian Relief, will speak after the 40-minute film. Co-sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Franklin County and Temple Israel, Greenfield. Ecumenical Lenten Discussion Series continues March 22 SUNDERLAND — “Views from the Desert,” the…

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In US, atheists know religion better than believers. Is that bad?

In US, atheists know religion better than believers. Is that bad?

In US, atheists know religion better than believers. Is that bad? Atheists : A new study shows that many devout Americans know less about religion than do atheists. To some observers, it suggests a shallowness of faith. To others, it is evidence that Americans know the spirit better than the letter of religion. For a highly religious people, Americans have plenty of room to improve their knowledge of religion, according to a new survey that’s stirring debate about the health of faith in America. The US Religious Knowledge Survey, released…

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Science and religion ‘aren’t as opposed as you’d think’: Beliefs have a similar basis regardless of which side you’re on, experts claim

Science and religion 'aren't as opposed as you'd think': Beliefs have a similar basis regardless of which side you're on, experts claim

Science and religion ‘aren’t as opposed as you’d think’: Beliefs have a similar basis regardless of which side you’re on, experts claim The debate about science and religion is usually viewed as a competition between worldviews. Research earlier this week found people suppress areas of the brain used for analytical thinking and engage the parts responsible for empathy in order to believe in god. But regardless of what side of the argument you’re on, fundamentally the reasons why you believe what you do have a similar grounding.  In fact, the…

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Forum on religion in primary school admissions to take place

Forum on religion in primary school admissions to take place

Forum on religion in primary school admissions to take place   A forum on religion in primary school admissions is to take place at the end of the month. It will be the second such forum on the issue in recent years. In a statement Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the forum would be part of a consultation process that is currently ongoing on the issue. Campaigning group Atheist Ireland said the current consultation process is the 11th national consultation exercise that has taken place on the issue of religion and/or…

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Nearly 50% are of no religion – but has UK hit ‘peak secular’?

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Nearly 50% are of no religion – but has UK hit ‘peak secular’?   The secularisation of Britain has been thrown into sharp focus by new research showing that for every person brought up in a non-religious household who becomes a churchgoer, 26 people raised as Christians now identify as non-believers. The study also shows that inner London is the most religious area of the country, mainly because of its large Muslim and migrant communities. The least religious areas are the south-east of England, Scotland and Wales. People identifying as…

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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 on homosexuality during the general election campaign, which began on April 17. Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats Party,  speaks at the launch of the party’s general election campaign in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Britain, on May…

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Parents in majority Muslim region of China banned from ‘luring’ children into religion

Parents in majority Muslim region of China banned from ‘luring’ children into religion

Parents in majority Muslim region of China banned from ‘luring’ children into religion In a bid to curb Islamic extremism, the Chinese government has announced that parents in a majority Muslim region will be reported to the police if they encourage or force their children into religious activities. The new rules for Xinjiang, scheduled to come into effect on November 1, explicitly state that parents and guardians cannot “organize, lure, or force minors into attending religious activities,” Xinjiang Daily reported, as quoted by Reuters. In addition, parents are forbidden from promoting…

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Does religion restrict freedom?

Does religion restrict freedom?

Does religion restrict freedom? The word ‘freedom’ is one of the great buzzwords of our culture. In the words of the rock band Queen, we all want to “break free”. Whether it’s Mel Gibson shouting “Freedom” as he is hung, drawn and quartered, or Martin Luther King crying “Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty we are free at last”, we all want freedom. But as Rousseau famously observed: “Man is born free but everywhere he is in chains”. What chains our freedom? Economics, certainly. After all I may…

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ISLAM TO OVERTAKE JUDAISM AS 2ND LARGEST RELIGION IN US BY 2040

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ISLAM TO OVERTAKE JUDAISM AS 2ND LARGEST RELIGION IN US BY 2040 Washington: According to a new analysis from the Pew Research Center, Islam is projected to be the 2nd most populous religion in the US and the American Muslim population becomes the second largest religious group in the country before 2040. The research center reports that there are about 3.3 million Muslims of all ages currently living in the United States, or about 1 % of the total U.S. population, and that’s expected to double to 2.1 percent by…

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Islam will be largest religion in the world by 2070, says report

Islam will be largest religion in the world by 2070, says report

Islam will be largest religion in the world by 2070, says report  By Olivia Rudgard, religious affairs correspondent 1 MARCH 2017 • 5:44PM Islam is the only religion growing faster than the world’s population, and it will be the largest in the world by 2070, research has found. US-based Pew Research Centre analysed demographic change among the world’s major religions and found that the world’s population of Muslims will grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2050, compared to 35 per cent for Christians, the next fastest-growing faith. The world’s population will…

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Haiti and the distortion of its Vodou religion

Haiti and the distortion of its Vodou religion I vividly remember walking out of a Boston movie theater at the age of 14 feeling that my Haitianness, my blackness, and my faith had been assaulted. I laughed uncomfortably as we re-enacted scenes from “The Serpent and the Rainbow,” Wes Craven’s 1988 horror film set in Haiti, which reached cult status within the genre. “I want to hear you scream,” hollered my friend in a fake Haitian accent. “Don’t let them bury me, I’m not dead” was my response, mimicking the…

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Sarah Lian A name doesn’t represent a person’s religion

Sarah Lian: A name doesn't represent a person's religion

Sarah Lian A name doesn’t represent a person’s religion A question on a Moral Studies paper for Year One students at a school here is coming under heavy criticism for being racist. Actress Sarah Lian (pic) said that the question indoctrinated young children to typecast people according to name and religion. The celebrity posted a photo of the exam paper on Facebook on Tuesday, calling it “archaic and racist”. The post has since gone viral and sparked outcry among Malaysians. The Moral Studies (Pendidikan Moral) exam paper from a national…

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Rollins student, prof clashed for weeks in religion class

Rollins student, prof clashed for weeks in religion class

Rollins student, prof clashed for weeks in religion class A Rollins College student who has accused his Muslim professor of religious discrimination has been clashing with his teacher since the semester started, court records show. Areej Zufari, the professor, was so concerned about the behavior of Marshall Polston, 20, that she filed a “protection against stalking” request against him on Friday in Orange Circuit Court. Rollins has temporarily suspended Polston from school. The injunction request includes a long email that Polston, a Christian, sent to the professor after he received…

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Last Jew In Pakistan’ Allowed To Profess His Religion

'Last Jew In Pakistan' Allowed To Profess His Religion

Last Jew In Pakistan’ Allowed To Profess His Religion ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has allowed a 29-year-old Jewish activist to change his religion from Islam to Judaism, an unusual move by authorities in the country. In normal circumstances, it would have been a normal practice to let Fishel Benkhald get religion of his choice in the column of religion for the forms filled to get national identity card and passport. But it was a task for Benkhaled as he was registered as a Muslim, and it could be interpreted as apostasy. The…

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The Guardian view on religion and violence: context is everything

The Guardian view on religion and violence: context is everything

The Guardian view on religion and violence: context is everything Guardian : There are no religions that are entirely pacifist because there are no societies entirely free of conflict. What matters is how the holy books are read Lord Pearson of Rannoch, the Ukip peer, has complained three times in the House of Lords that he cannot access the website called the Religion of Peace from there, and has been told three times that it is classed by parliament’s internet service as a racist hate site – and, in the…

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Islam to surpass Christianity as the world’s biggest religion by the end of the century

Islam to surpass Christianity as the world’s biggest religion by the end of the century

Islam to surpass Christianity as the world’s biggest religion by the end of the century Islam is the world’s fastest growing religion – and not just in Muslim majority nations: 10% of all Europeans are projected to be members of the Muslim faith by 2050, according to a recent Pew Research Center study. The study estimates that from 2010 to 2050, Muslims will have increased across the world by 73%, followed by Christians who are projected to grow by 35% during the same time period, and Hindus at 34%. That means…

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Census How religious is the UK?

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Census How religious is the UK? A publicity drive has started for the census, now just five weeks away, but the survey is being criticised for its question on religion. So is it even possible to accurately measure how religious the UK is? According to the Gospel of Luke, it was a Roman census that sent Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, where she gave birth to Jesus Christ. And more than 2,000 years later, the same kind of counting exercise is being used to gauge the religious make-up of the…

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Is religion good for your health?

Is religion good for your health?

Is religion good for your health? Science and religion, anyone? Come now, stifle those yawns. A paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B this week claims to offer a fresh perspective, with the startling suggestion that religion is a way to protect us from disease. The general idea behind this theory — that religion is mainly a social construct — is actually much older than the authors, Corey Fincher and Randy Thornhill of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, acknowledge. It harks back to classic works by…

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Don’t Believe The One World Religion Is Here? You Will After Seeing This and You Wont Believe What Religion They Adopt

Believe The One World Religion Is Here?

Don’t Believe The One World Religion Is Here? You Will After Seeing This and You Wont Believe What Religion They Adopt Fourteen world religions and over 1,000 religious leaders participated in the 1st Annual Commemoration World Alliance of Religion’s Peace Summit , a signing ceremony for the ultimate forger of the One World Religion. They signed the Unity of Religion Agreement, a promise of religions to unite unconditionally and without discrimination to achieve “world peace.” Religious leaders who attended the ceremony included those from Shia Islam faith, to those of…

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China targets parents with religion rules in Xinjiang

China targets parents with religion rules in Xinjiang

China targets parents with religion rules in Xinjiang   Government denies committing abuses and says legal rights of Uighur people are protected as new laws are announced. File: China guarantees freedom of religion but has cracked down on some Muslim religious schools [Aly Song/Reuters] Parents and guardians in China’s heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang who encourage or force their children into religious activities will be reported to the police, the government said on Wednesday while unveiling new education rules. Hundreds of people have died in recent years in Xinjiang, the…

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BANGLADESH LEADER SAYS ISLAM WON’T BE OFFICIAL RELIGION FOR MUCH LONGER

BANGLADESH LEADER SAYS ISLAM WON’T BE OFFICIAL RELIGION FOR MUCH LONGER

BANGLADESH LEADER SAYS ISLAM WON’T BE OFFICIAL RELIGION FOR MUCH LONGER Bangladesh has the fourth largest Muslim population in the world YEARS AFTER IT WAS MADE INTO AN ISLAMIC NATION, BANGLADESHI LEADERS HAVE OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED THAT THE NATION WILL MOVE TO BECOME A SECULAR STATE. Formerly known as East Pakistan, Muslim majority Bangladesh is set to embrace secularism completely by dropping Islam as its state religion. Top Bangladeshi leaders feel that having Islam as the state religion is not right as the country has people from different religions, living together…

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Religion News: Feb. 25, 2017

Your Religion News: Feb. 25, 2017

Religion News: Feb. 25, 2017  “The Way of the Cross,” coming March 17 to Our Lady of PeaceReligion : TURNERS FALLS — Our Lady of Peace Church says, “Make this Lent one to remember by joining us on Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. for the Mystery Players from Immaculate Heart Central School in Watertown, N.Y., who will present “The Way of the Cross.” Since 1981, IHC seniorshave been bringing the stories of Jesus’ birth and death on the Cross during the Advent and Lenten seasons. Their performances combine an…

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Difference Between Islam and Muslim

Difference Between Islam and Muslim

Difference Between Islam and Muslim Islam vs Muslim Difference : Nearly one quarter of the world’s population follows the religion that was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed and subsequently transcribed into the Quran. Despite its number of faithful followers that have now settled across the globe, many Westerners don’t have a clear idea of what this religion entails. Subsequently, even incredibly fundamental questions, such as the difference between Islam and Muslim, arise as these same Westerners are beginning to explore their increasingly globalized world. Beyond linguistic distinctions, there are actually…

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What’s the difference between science and religion? Thoughts about indigenous knowledge systems

What’s the difference between science and religion? Thoughts about indigenous knowledge systems

What’s the difference between science and religion? Thoughts about indigenous knowledge systems Difference Several of our anthropology research team members just came from a lecture by Prof Sandra Harding from UCLA on different science and knowledge systems, which was really inspiring. It was part of an Indigenous Knowledge Systems Workshop here at the Arctic Centre, the other keynote lecturers being Elina Helander Renvall and Suvi Ronkainen. Harding placed her thoughts on different epistemologies in the framework of postcolonial science studies, starting out with one of the most fatal western misconceptions: that…

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When does Lent begin and end? It depends on your religion

When does Lent begin and end? It depends on your religion

When does Lent begin and end? It depends on your religion depends : New Orleanians, many of whom are or were raised Catholic, know that Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras. What many don’t know, however, is that for practicing Catholics, Lent officially ends on Holy Thursday. The season is marked as closed with the Mass of the Last Supper. That doesn’t mean, however, the season of reflection is over: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday — or the Holy Triduum, which means “three days”…

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Get Ready, America, for a Muslim Talking Religion on Trump’s Favorite ‘Fake News’ Channel

Get Ready, America, for a Muslim Talking Religion on Trump’s Favorite ‘Fake News’ Channel

Get Ready, America, for a Muslim Talking Religion on Trump’s Favorite ‘Fake News’ Channel America : Watching Reza Aslan being chased on a beach in India by a scantily clad cannibal from the Aghora sect of Hinduism throwing his own pee at Aslan made me wonder if Aslan ever thought while working on his Ph.D. in religion that this is where he would end up? But there was Aslan, religious scholar and author of best-selling books, dodging cannibal pee on a remote beach, which is all part of his riveting…

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Islam Is World’s Largest Religion by 2070 – Pew Research

Islam Is World’s Largest Religion by 2070 – Pew Research

Islam Is World’s Largest Religion by 2070 – Pew Research A research claim that Islam will become the world’s largest religion by 2070. The Pew research stated that with the recent data and statistics, Islam could take a huge chunk of the religion around the globe. Pew research claims that Islam* will be the world’s largest religion by 2070 The religion is growing faster than the world’s population. There is an expectation that it will grow by more than 73 percent from 2010 to 2050. The research compared it to…

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Shame On Us, Christians: Islam to Overtake Christianity as Largest Religion in the World by End of This Century

Shame On Us, Christians: Islam to Overtake Christianity as Largest Religion in the World by End of This Century

Shame On Us, Christians: Islam to Overtake Christianity as Largest Religion in the World by End of This Century Christians : Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and will overtake Christianity as the most popular before the end of this century, according to an analysis of religious surveys published Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. With 1.6 billion, Muslims made up 23 percent of the world’s population, according to a 2010 Pew estimate. That figure was still some way short of the 2.2 billion Christians which comprised…

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Islam will overcome Christianity to become the most popular religion in the world by 2070, with migration seeing a surge in Europe and America’s Muslim population, research shows

Islam will overcome Christianity to become the most popular religion in the world by 2070, with migration seeing a surge in Europe and America's Muslim population, research shows Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4270576/Islam-popular-global-religion-2070.html#ixzz4a9hIWBCw Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Islam will overcome Christianity to become the most popular religion in the world by 2070, with migration seeing a surge in Europe and America’s Muslim population, research shows Islam will overcome Christianity to become the most popular religion in the world by 2070 with migration seeing a surge in Europe and America’s Muslim population, research shows. The religion’s share of the world’s population will equal the Christian share – at roughly 32 per cent each – in 53 year’s time, according to the Pew Research Center, based in Washington DC.…

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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 president, Naasu Fofanah was raped by her church pastor. With her mother’s help, she had an abortion, a decision she does not regret, even though it involved breaking the law. “That is the choice I…

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Pope Christianity is “concrete”, it is not a religion “of mere talk” but “of action”

Pope: Christianity is "concrete", it is not a religion "of mere talk" but "of action"

Pope Christianity is “concrete”, it is not a religion “of mere talk” but “of action” Christianity is a concrete religion, which acts by doing good, it is not a “religion of mere talk” made of hypocrisy and vanity, said Pope Francis today during the Mass in Casa Santa Marta House. VATICAN CITY: Christianity is a concrete religion, which acts by doing good, it is not a “religion of mere talk” made of hypocrisy and vanity, said Pope Francis today during the Mass in Casa Santa Marta House.  He was commenting…

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Religion News In Photos (LIVE UPDATES)

Religion News In Photos (LIVE UPDATES)

Religion News In Photos (LIVE UPDATES) Every day HuffPost Religion is documenting the diverse world of religion using photographs. These images will provide insight into the colorful festivals that people around the world celebrate, illustrate the personal faith and practice of individuals and reveal the dramatic intersection of religion with art, culture, politics and world affairs. As the old adage goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We hope you enjoy following along. June 11: Canadian Muslims Demontrate Against Terrorism Haleema Sadia, of Burlington, holds up a Canadian flag…

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Eid al-Adha & the power of religion

Eid al-Adha & the power of religion

Eid al-Adha & the power of religion On Tuesday night I attended a beautiful celebration of Eid al-Adha hosted by the Muslim Students Association (MSA) on my campus. Having studied Islam for nearly four years, I thought it was about time I experienced some of the culture outside of the classroom. Tuesday marked the end of the Hajj, a day called Eid al-Adha. The Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to Mecca that hundreds of thousands of Muslims make every year. Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and every Muslim…

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