Fri, 21 Feb 2020
The council has launched a consultation on its proposals, which would require parents to submit their child's Roman Catholic baptism certificate before primary places are allocated.
A revered figure at one of the country's best known mosques was allegedly stabbed in the neck by a man he had been teaching about Islam.
The Church of England's property arm has applied to evict a GP practice in order to convert its premises into a luxury home.
Thousands congregated outside the National Congress on Wednesday to demand for the government to legalise abortion in Argentina.
Students at a Catholic school have walked out in protest at the resignations of two teachers who allegedly resigned because they were gay.
Even though the country first outlawed FGM in 2008 and further deemed it a felony in 2016, 51 percent of Egyptian women still approve of the procedure.
"Even if my faith was fading, as a woman in Iran I had no choice but to tolerate the hijab — the Islamic emblem of constant, misogynistic oppression."
The Washington Post
Transport on the Sabbath could have implications for Israel's election.
Thu, 20 Feb 2020
A council's efforts to safeguard 1,500 Jewish boys attending illegal yeshivas were "frustrated" after Orthodox Jewish leaders warned they would only co-operate on a "quid pro quo" basis.
Victims and survivors of church-related abuse are being asked to come forward as part of a safeguarding review across all 42 dioceses in the Church of England.
Rebecca Long-Bailey has vowed to make it Labour policy to scrap the anti-extremism programme Prevent if she is elected to replace Jeremy Corbyn as party leader.
A gunman opened fire on two shisha bars in the western German city of Hanau, killing at least eight people and injuring several others, police say. The motive for the attack is currently unclear.
For seven decades, India has been held together by its constitution, which promises equality to all. But Narendra Modi's BJP is remaking the nation into one where some people count as more Indian than others.
French president Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday announced measures intended to counter Islamic extremism in France by giving the government more authority over the schooling of children, the financing of mosques and the training of imams.
A Swiss court has ruled that Jägermeister may expand its trademark amid claims its logo was offensive to Christians.
Children stage mass-walkout after teachers were forced to quit for being gay at Catholic school in US
Students at a Catholic school in Seattle have walked out in protest at the resignations of two teachers who allegedly resigned because they were gay.
A Christian group has branded new Disney cartoon The Owl House 'demonic' for depicting a child wanting to learn to become a witch. A petition calling for the cartoon's removal has generated 16,000 signatures.
Wed, 19 Feb 2020
A convicted killer with no history of extremism launched a copycat jihadist attack on jail staff last week.
The Times (£)
Hoteliers, florists and wedding photographers will be unable to refuse to cater to same-sex weddings under plans being drawn up by the government. The plans will also see registrars given no religious opt-out from marrying couples.
Hundreds of people in Scotland are being recorded on police databases every year for committing "non-crimes" such as telling offensive jokes.
The Times (£)
Campaign group Dignity in Dying has praised the announcement by Jersey's health minister that the government will form a 'citizens' jury' to discuss assisted dying.
A messianic religious group called the Israelites of the New Universal Pact is the third-largest legislative bloc in Peru's new parliament.
‘Conservative Islamic views are gaining ground in secular Bangladesh and curbing freedom of expression’
There has been a long-term shift in Islam's role in politics in Bangladesh.
Rajeev Bhargava says the term 'secularism' enables a focus on religion-based discrimination and misrecognition.
A Christian Brother convicted twice for sexually assaulting boys was appointed headmaster of a Melbourne Catholic boys' school a few years after the religious order became aware of his abuse.
A couple who filmed themselves having sex at an ancient temple and posted the clip online have been charged with blasphemy.
Tue, 18 Feb 2020
Gunmen have killed 24 people and wounded 18 in an attack on a Protestant church in a village in northern Burkina Faso, the regional governor has said.
China’s Uighur Muslims detained for growing beards and having too many babies, leaked document reveals
Chinese authorities are monitoring the Uighur Muslim population's everyday movements and behaviour and sending people to internment camps over facial hair and having too many babies, leaked documents have revealed.
Care Not Killing, an alliance of organisations opposed to assisted suicide, is asking Christians to contact their doctors to encourage them to support continued opposition.
Criminal damage caused to a Catholic Church in Co Antrim is being investigated as a sectarian hate crime, police have confirmed.
Muslim groups in Germany have called for more police protection after the arrest of members of a rightwing extremist group that is believed to have been plotting large-scale attacks on mosques around the country.
Mon, 17 Feb 2020
Ofsted could be given greater powers to seize evidence when inspecting illegal schools, as the Education Secretary pledges a crackdown.
A court has reversed a judgment from two years ago which found that a couple who had an Islamic wedding ceremony could legally divorce.
Rabbis representing Britain's main Strictly Orthodox Jewish communities have issued a defiant challenge to the government by insisting their schools cannot discuss LGBT-related issues with pupils.
The Jewish Chronicle
Two web managers who ran a website glorifying Islamist terror groups and encouraging attacks have been jailed.
The leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has called on the owners of venues who cancelled the booking of American preacher Franklin Graham to ensure they are not unlawfully discriminating on grounds of religion and belief.
Premier Christian News
Members of a far-right group arrested in Germany were planning attacks on mosques, politicians and asylums seekers, local media report.
A Christian convert who says his life will be at risk if he is deported to Iran had his appeal rejected because he was unable to name Judas as the betrayer of Jesus.
The Sunday Times (£)
Justice Minister Naomi Long is planning to bring in legislation to help protect Northern Ireland's religious buildings from attacks.
Fri, 14 Feb 2020
A council has approved the first state-funded Catholic school to be built in England for more than a decade.
Educational leaders should "work together with honesty and prayer", the archbishop of Canterbury has said, as the C of E launched a new resource at its national education conference.
Environment secretary George Eustice has suggested there should be improvements to the kosher method of animal slaughter.
The Jewish Chronicle
A new 1,372-pupil Hindu faith school could be built in Leicester.
A former monk at a Catholic boarding school who admitted abusing three boys has been jailed for more than 20 years.
Privacy campaigners have labelled the government's planned online harms regulation a threat to free speech.
Youth services in Woodley in Reading could be overhauled for the first time in almost 20 years, with one councillor urging the town council to stop using a Christian faith-based organisation to provide services.
The number of extremists known to the security forces is only "the tip of the iceberg", Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood has warned.
Transport on the Jewish sabbath could have implications for Israel's election.
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
Cultures that are not governed by religion and are tolerant to all beliefs are more wealthy and have better education, study shows
Positive changes in culture relating to acceptance and tolerance generally come before improvements in these three measures of affluence, not the other way round.
Synod hears apologies must be followed by concrete action as it backs compensating survivors
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