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Why Pakistan’s blasphemy law has no legal or religious basis

A Sri Lankan director was brutally beaten and burned alive by a crowd of religious fanatics in Sialkot recently. Prime Minister Imran Khan quickly called the incident a “horrific self-defense attack” and “a day of shame for Pakistan”. In a few hours, a hundred arrests were made. But if Imran Khan is truly interested in […]

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Assam CM denounces “politics of division” and says “religion should not become a cause of bloodshed”

Accusing the “left and the liberals” of creating a wedge between communities in India, Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday that religion should not become a cause of bloodshed among people. inhabitants of the country. Addressing a book launch event in Guwahati, Sarma described religion as an academic activity to know […]

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Luxon must balance politics and religion

EDITORIAL: RNZ auditors Morning report heard an unusually tactless inquiry Wednesday morning when co-host Susie Ferguson asked new national leader Christopher Luxon about his faith. Although more than a third of New Zealanders still call themselves Christians, the faith is now seen as a novelty political enough to warrant special treatment, especially if the politician […]

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Interfaith Love is a Risk Amid Rise of Hindu Nationalists in India | Religious News

Arbaz Mullah’s love story began, as romances often do when he laid eyes on the woman of his dreams, Shweta Kumbhar. For nearly three years, their dating was in many ways like any other couple and they vowed to marry. But these secret wishes would never be kept. The romance so angered those close to […]

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Ram temple verdict was based on law, not religion, ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi says

Former Indian Chief Justice (CJI) and Rajya Sabha member Ranjan Gogoi said Ram Janmabhoomi’s verdict was based on “law” and not “religion”. Speaking at a reception in Varanasi on Monday, Gogoi, whose nomination to the Upper House just six months after his retirement drew sharp criticism from some opposition parties, said the ruling in the […]

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Privatize religion – Punch Newspapers

Posted November 28, 2021 The The fireworks sparked by Professor Farooq Kperogi’s article claiming that Yoruba Christians oppress Yoruba Muslims are a reminder of the religion’s misplaced stance in Nigeria and elsewhere. It is quite ironic that religious fervor is intensifying in these parts of the world even as it declines sharply in other prosperous […]

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Diwali and Flowers – The Auspicious Link and Its Importance in Indian Religion

Lotus flower Diwali, the festival of lights, is about to arrive, and like any other occasion or holiday, it is incomplete without flowers. Flowers are of major importance in our lives. A beautiful piece of nature that goes with everything. Various Indian gods are worshiped with different flowers in religious rituals. Flowers used at Diwali […]

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Australian Hindus demand apology after treasurer’s ‘degrading’ references to Indian religion

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg suggested Jim Chalmers would come “barefoot in the room, flowing robes, burning incense, pearls in a hand.” Source: PAA “I thought yesterday, as a member of Parliament for Rankin, [came] in the room fresh out of his ashram deep in the Himalayan mountains… barefoot in the room, flowing dresses, burning incense, pearls […]