Mon, 23 Apr 2018
Legislation passed three months ago has confirmed some growing fears about anti-Semitism in Poland.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Faith schools should not be exempted from the requirement to teach "shared values of British citizenship", a House of Lords committee has said.
Exeter Mosque denies links to extremism after receiving donations from radical al-Qaeda-supporting cleric
Exeter Mosque is being asked to reveal details of donations from a radical cleric, with fears it has benefited from terrorism-related activity.
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has partnered with the Evangelical Alliance to produce a video on the importance of freedom of conscience, thought and religion.
A survey conducted by the Scottish government has revealed that Catholics and Muslims are among those who tend to live in the most deprived parts of the country.
Scottish Catholic Observer
The health spokesperson for the Socialist People's Party in Denmark has said it will vote in favour of a minimum age for male circumcision if the issue is put to a vote.
The Local (Denmark)
An interview with Ajoy Roy, the father of the murdered blogger Avijit. For three years he has been waiting for answers on his son's murder – but no lawsuit has been concluded.
The Southern Poverty Law Centre has removed a 'Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists' from its website after attorneys for Maajid Nawaz, a practicing Muslim and prominent Islamic reformer, threatened legal action over his inclusion on the list.
Shocking video footage of a young woman being wrestled to the floor by Iranian "morality police" because her hijab was loose has sparked outrage after it was posted online.
Saudi Arabia has unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private screening of the blockbuster Black Panther.
A journalist in India has been charged with blasphemy and is the target of a campaign of violent online harassment and death threats over a cartoon she drew of two Hindu gods. Reporters Without Borders has urged the Indian authorities to protect her.
Protests and shifting public opinion have led Argentina's conservative president to call for its Congress to debate a broader legalisation of abortion in Argentina, which currently allows the procedure only in cases of rape or risks to the mother's health.
Ukraine's Orthodox church could become independent of Moscow under the terms of a presidential initiative lawmakers approved on Thursday.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018
A report by a committee of peers has said there should be no exemption for faith schools on teaching British values.
Crowds of demonstrators have rallied in central London to protest a visit by the Indian prime minister. The protesters said India is becoming a "Hindu supremacist place" under the leadership of Narendra Modi.
Jawad Iqbal says the government needs to use Narendra Modi's visit this week to the Commonwealth summit to call him out on extremism.
The Times (£)
A self-confessed Nazi from Lancashire who called for the genocide of Jewish people has been jailed for causing racial hatred.
Preet Gill MP says confronting the demons of religious intolerance may not seem appealing – but it will strengthen the Commonwealth and society at large.
A farmer has won a long-running dispute with the Church of England about the ownership of his land.
The most senior member of the Irish Catholic Church has said the church will not row back on its opposition to gay marriage before the Pope's visit in August.
The Times (£)
The Yazidis, who were recently the target of massacre, rape and sex slavery by Isis, are now facing forcible conversion to Islam under the threat of death.
An interview with ex-Muslim author Ali Rizvi. Rizvi argues that the left's reluctance to confront problematic parts of Islamic ideology has allowed the far-right to hijack the narrative about Muslims.
Christian groups have edged closer to a national referendum on same-sex marriage in Taiwan. The latest development is a setback for marriage equality campaigners.
Gay Star News
Three men from Kansas were convicted yesterday of plotting to bomb an apartment complex where Somali immigrants lived and worshipped, following a four-week trial.
German chancellor Angela Merkel has sharply condemned a street assault in Berlin on two young men wearing Jewish skullcaps. The attack has stoked a debate about anti-Semitism in the country.
Los Angeles Times
Wed, 18 Apr 2018
A bishop who has resisted the legalisation of homosexuality in Trinidad and Tobago appeared to defend jailing gay people in an interview on the BBC's Today programme. The NSS responded by saying his comments highlighted the importance of secular law.
The prime minister has said she "deeply regrets" Britain's historical legacy of anti-gay laws across the Commonwealth as its 53 leaders gathered in London for their annual summit.
An independent faith school's Ofsted rating has plummeted from 'outstanding' to 'inadequate' in the space of six years.
An official report has said engaging with Catholic schools on sex education has been "very difficult" in St Helens.
St Helens Star
Christian leaders from all of Guernsey's churches have united in opposition to a proposed bill to legalise assisted dying on the island. A proposal is due to be voted on in Guernsey's parliament on 16 May, with the backing of the island's chief minister.
A new YouGov survey has found that a majority of the public think it is 'unacceptable' for families to attend church to get their child into a religiously affiliated school.
Protests are set to be held today and later in the week as India's prime minister embarks on his second bilateral visit to the UK in three years. The treatment of religious minorities is one of the issues the protesters hope to raise.
Anuradha Roy reflects on the reaction to the abduction, rape and murder of a girl from a Muslim family in India. She says "the slow sectarian poison released into the country's bloodstream by its Hindu nationalists has reached full toxicity".
A church elder who carried out numerous sex attacks on elderly parishioners has been banned from being alone with women.
The Catholic Church in Iceland has spoken out against a proposal to enforce prison terms for those who cut infant boys' genitals.
The Vatican has opened its doors for its annual exorcism course amid increasing demand among some of the world's Catholic communities.
Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Fifty-six per cent of the public thinks it is 'unacceptable' for Christian schools to admit pupils based on a family's church attendance, according to a YouGov poll.
Premier Christian Radio
British church leaders are branded Assad's 'useful idiots' after hailing “fascinating” talks with regime
Church of England leaders have been slammed for meeting Syrian officials and casting doubt on the Assad regime's atrocities there.
Petitioners on the isle of Lewis are gathering opposition to an arts centre's decision to open its doors seven days a week as soon as "operationally possible", according to reports.
A woman from Nottingham is suing the doctor who carried out a circumcision on her infant son without her permission. A much-needed precedent would boost the cause against all forms of child genital cutting.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to host a round table meeting with Jewish organisations.
School children from Angus, in eastern Scotland, have set up a petition calling for the school to break ties with its chaplain over his views on gay marriage.
Christian nationalism has played a central role in the popular rise of Donald Trump and will continue to do so, according to a new report by three US sociologists.
A new national poll finds a growing divide between younger and older Americans on abortion and reproductive health care — a shift that may be driven in large part by changing attitudes toward religion.
Two members of the veteran Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ were detained on terrorism charges ahead of show in Georgia last Thursday. Authorities accused them of practising satanism, their record label has said. The charges reportedly related to their band name.
A Swiss woman has filed a criminal complaint in Geneva for rape against the Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan – who is already being held in custody in France on similar allegations – according to her lawyer.
Mon, 16 Apr 2018
The Catholic Church in Scotland has apologised to two victims of a priest jailed for sexual abuse but is yet to contact them.
Government ministers have hit out at claims from bishops that repealing the Eighth Amendment would lead to euthanasia, eugenics and an "abortion culture".
"Protest, by all means, when you feel strongly about something, but if you are intimidating women at such a vulnerable time, the law is quite right to say jog on."
Kollegah and Farid Bang win music award for album referring to Auschwitz, which comes amid growing concern about antisemitism.
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