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First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Christians: The world’s most persecuted people

Writing in The Independent “But it has been a different story for the 3,000 Christians of Mosul who were driven from their homes in northern Iraq last week by Islamist fanatics who broadcast a fatwa from the loudspeakers of the city's mosques ordering ... [Published Assist News Service - 4 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Bishops urge conscience protection for child welfare agencies

Three committee chairmen of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference are strongly supporting a new bill that protects the conscience rights of child welfare agencies.“As you know, our first and most cherished freedom, religious liberty, is to be enjoyed by all Americans, ... [Published EWTN News - 10 hours ago]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 4 reports

Rabbi David Saperstein Tapped as First Non-Christian to Serve as U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON -- The following information was released by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.):President Obama on July 28 said he plans to tap Rabbi David Saperstein as the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, the first non-Christian ... [Published HighBeam Research - 10 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 4 reports

LETTER: Hobby Lobby fight about religion, not health

By from Mitchell Today at 4:18 p.m.They say if you repeat a falsehood often enough, people will embrace it as fact. Dr. Dean’s letter regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to allow Hobby Lobby to refuse to include certain contraceptive services in the ... [Published Mitchell Daily Republic - 11 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 3 reports

100 religious leaders, immigration activists arrested in Washington

More than 100 religious leaders and immigration activists were arrested in front of the White House in Washington, DC on Thursday after staging a rally to urge the US government to stop deporting child immigrants. According to Press TV, the rally was ... [Published IRIB World Service - 19 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 3 reports

Senator Mike Enzi Writes Bill To Give Religious Groups Special Power To Deny Social Services To Children

This week, when U.S. Senator Mike Enzi introduced S. 2706, his Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, he declared it to be, “A bill to ensure that organizations with religious or moral convictions are allowed to continue to provide services for children” ... [Published Irregular Times - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 16 reports

U.N. religion expert concerned over ‘interrupted’ Vietnam visit

By Reuters Staff (Lighting over Saint Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral during a storm in Hanoi July 14, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria ) A U.N. expert expressed worry on Thursday over “serious violations” of religious freedom in Vietnam following a fact-finding ... [Published FaithWorld - 23 hours ago]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 3 reports

Religious Briefs for July 10

PWOC Summer Ice Cream SocialCome for fellowship and bring a friend to the Protestant Women of the Chapel Summer Ice Cream Social at the Fairfax Village Community Center, July 15. A welcome and a simple program will begin at 10:30 a.m., but come anytime ... [Published Belvoir Eagle - Aug 01 2014]
Entities: Religion
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 3 reports

Crime in the name of religion

PrevBy Mehmal Sarfraz | Posted 4 hours agoCrimes in the name of religion are committed all over the world; Pakistan is no exception. Our rulers tell us that religious minorities are treated equally but the opposite is in fact true. In the ‘Land of the ... [Published Mid Day - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 4 reports

Nepal retracts ban, cremates monk

KATHMANDU Thousands of mourners, many in tears, gathered in Kathmandu to pay tribute to a senior Tibetan Buddhist monk whose cremation was initially blocked by Nepal, sparking claims it had caved to pressure from China.Monks chanted prayers and played ... [Published Oman Tribune - Aug 01 2014]
Entities: Nepal, Kathmandu, Buddhism
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 4 reports

Pope issues top 10 tips for happiness

Pope Francis's secrets to happiness:1. “Live and let live.” Everyone should be guided by this principle.2. “Be giving of yourself to others.” People need to be open and generous toward others, because “if you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 4 reports

United States five point programme to woo Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The United States of America is seemingly leaving no stone unturned to establish friendly ties with India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  In March 2005, the US state department had revoked Modi's visa due to his alleged role in the 2002 riots in ... [Published DNA India - Jul 31 2014]

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...at our peril," and told Foreign Service officers "to go out and engage religious leaders and faith-based communities in our day-to-day work AtAt a time when religious violence inflames much of the Middle East, the question of how diplomacy and religion can interact takes on high operational importance. What is the Department of State doing to fulfill Secretary Kerry's instructions? What are the scope and limits of cooperation?"
"Getting out to the people helps them understand the messages in their own terms."
Albert Einstein, pictured in 1953. Photograph: Ruth Orkin/Hulton Archive/ "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." So said Albert Einstein, and his famous aphorism has been the source of endless debate between believers and non-believers wanting to claim the greatest...
"People are aware of the potential of the state, but show poor participation. We have to include more stakeholders for the development of tourism and involve them in planning and policy making" he said. He added that the state government should conduct one mega festival instead of several small events

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Preventing Violence in the Name of God: The Rol... [Published Middle East Institute - 38 mins ago]
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Ceres Buddhist temple has plans for expansion [Published Modesto Bee - 4 hours ago]
Christians: The world’s most persecuted people [Published Assist News Service - 4 hours ago]
Popularity of the Apocalypse Among American Chr... [Published About - 5 hours ago]
The roots of intolerance and prejudice in Buddhism [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 5 hours ago]
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The roots of intolerance and prejudice in Buddhism [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 5 hours ago]
Violence related to Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Burma often leaves observers with a sense of bewilderment; many Buddhist practitioners have resorted to violent means in the name of what is essentially a peaceful religion. This contradiction is somewhat ...
When Buddhists call for genocide [Published Boing Boing - 15 hours ago]
There's a fascinating story in the American Buddhist magazine Shambala Sun about the Burmese Buddhists who are killing and harassing their Muslim neighbors. Thoughtful and full of context, it is very much worth a read . Read the rest ...
Senator Mike Enzi Writes Bill To Give Religious... [Published Irregular Times - 22 hours ago]
This week, when U.S. Senator Mike Enzi introduced S. 2706, his Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, he declared it to be, “A bill to ensure that organizations with religious or moral convictions are allowed to continue to provide services for children” ...
U.N. religion expert concerned over ‘interrupte... [Published FaithWorld - 23 hours ago]
By Reuters Staff (Lighting over Saint Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral during a storm in Hanoi July 14, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria ) A U.N. expert expressed worry on Thursday over “serious violations” of religious freedom in Vietnam following a fact-finding ...
Viet Nam: ‘litmus test’ for religious freedom [Published Scoop NZ - World - Jul 31 2014]
Greater local-level autonomy in Viet Nam would be ‘litmus test’ for religious freedom – UN expert ...
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Is Religion Good for Children? [Published Slate Magazine - Jul 29 2014]
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The New Law of Religion [Published Slate Magazine - Jul 03 2014]
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Israel's Peres receives Congressional Gold Medal [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jun 26 2014]
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Faith Leaders to Congress: Don't Change Vital R... [Published Financial Services - Jun 30 2014]
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