Mon, 04 Mar 2019
The equalities minister Susan Williams has claimed faith has not "got anything to do with" gay 'conversion therapy'.
An MP has accused the Church of England of discriminating against gay people after bishops were told same-sex spouses would not be invited to a major conference it is holding.
A campaigner calling to end the practice of female genital mutilation has been uninvited from an International Women's Day panel after Labour MPs allegedly complained about her attendance.
The controversial arrest of a street preacher in north London has prompted a petition calling upon the government to take urgent action.
Premier Christian Radio
A ban on the use of Irish government aid money to fund abortion services in developing countries is likely to be set aside as a consequence of the changes to the legalisation on abortion in Ireland.
The Irish Times
A report has asked Ireland's Catholic hospitals to consider removing crucifixes and other religious symbols from rooms with non-Catholic patients.
A man who claims he was molested by George Pell, the cardinal recently found guilty of child abuse, in the 1970s will file a lawsuit against him in Australia.
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
Record numbers of children will today be left without their first-choice secondary school for September, experts predict.
THIS isn't a story about "my sectarianism hell". Growing up in west Edinburgh in the 1980s in a non-religious family, I don't have one of those. Instead it's a story about friendship … and difference.
There are very good reasons why sex and relationships education is being made mandatory, argues Natasha Devon
A lecturer has accused his former university of failing to uphold free speech after he was subjected to a formal inquiry over comments in a private email in which he attacked religious faith.
Cherwell, Oxford's independent student newspaper, recently refused to publish an online profile because it could "be considered offensive." This is a dangerous path to take.
The New Statesman
Labour Party MP Stella Creasy has criticised the confidence and supply agreement between the Conservatives and the DUP, blaming the deal for denying women their rights.#
Andrew Neil pointed out Baroness Warsi, a former Tory Minister has said Islamophobia is "rife" in the party
An MP has hit out at the Church of England after bishops were told they could not bring same-sex partners to the Lambeth Conference.
"We do not define Jewish according to Hitler, but Jewish law", European Centre for Jewish Students wrote in email rejecting half-Jewish Londoner's application.
Police are urging Muslim women who have been intimidated or threatened for wearing western clothing to come forward.
East London Advertiser
Senior politicians have accused the UK's largest press regulator of failing to take action against racism and Islamophobia in the press and "turning a blind eye" to the incitement of hatred.
A new documentary is shedding light on the lasting effect that Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses has had on Britain's Muslim community following the novel's publication three decades ago.
People of all faiths and none assembled outside Highbury & Islington station last night to protest an alleged antisemetic attack against a 69-year-old man the previous afternoon.
In what's being seen as the first step in a national crack down on sectarianism, often described as "Scotland's shame", a 24-year-old man was jailed for 10 months this week for spitting on a Catholic priest.
Campaigners condemn authorities who ignored girl's plea 'to remove what the old man put inside me'.
Sammy Kanter, currently studying at Hebrew Union College in Jersusalem, Israel for the year, sued a local pizzeria in October 2018. He alleged they refused to serve him due to his sexuality.
Gay Star News
When the world's biggest electorate handed Narendra Modi a thumping victory five years ago, India seemed poised for far-reaching change. His party had won an outright majority of seats in the national parliament, a rare feat in India's fractious politics. This was not only punishment for tarnished incumbents or reward for Mr Modi's hard-working, no-nonsense, business-friendly image. Many also saw it as a ringing endorsement of his ideology. Mr Modi's strident brand of Hindu nationalism, which pictures Pakistan less as a strategic opponent than a threat to civilisation, puts him at the fringe even of his own Bharatiya Janata Party (bjp).
The framework of Indian secularism.
A Supreme Court case could make the holes bigger.
A group of disenchanted evangelicals, the "exvies", is among the denomination's biggest threats
Democrats in Congress reintroduced a bill to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) on Thursday (28 February). The amendment, known as the Do No Harm Act, protects religious freedom while also prohibiting it from being used to discriminate.
Gay Star News
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
"The phenomenon of children's unflinching obedience to sexual requests from the priest is induced by 'reverential fear'", says NSS honorary associate Geoffrey Robertson QC.
Proceedings have begun in the Roman Catholic church to strip an Ayrshire priest of his status as a clergyman.
"The church is failing consistently to clean up its holy house and task forces and guidebooks are meaningless."
Holy See says convicted child abuser will remain a cardinal at least until appeal is heard, but he is no longer prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy.
A man who spat on a priest as an Orange walk marched past a Glasgow church has been jailed for 10 months.
Labour has suspended MP Chris Williamson over remarks about the party's handling of anti-Semitism.
Tottenham say only a total clampdown on anti-Semitism would make them reassess club standards on their fans chanting a term for Jewish people which some find offensive.
Fee bus passes for children who travel to faith schools will be scrapped under new budget.
Manchester Evening News
The unnamed man had been offered a job as an asbestos removal officer but was subsequently told he would need to be clean shaven in order to undergo the training course.
A brewery in Virginia has been forced to apologise after it named a beer after the Hindu god Hanuman.
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
It is Northern Ireland's responsibility to ensure that its abortion laws comply with international human rights laws, the UK government has insisted.
The Times (£)
Stars of the hit television show Derry Girls have joined a group of female MPs in a march on Westminster calling for the extension of abortion rights to Northern Ireland. The protesters carried suitcases containing sheets of paper with the names of 62,000 people who have called for the decriminalisation of abortion in NI.
Cardinal George Pell has been taken in custody following a sentencing hearing in which his lawyer, Robert Richter, described one of Pell's offences as a "plain vanilla sexual penetration case where the child is not actively participating".
The Vatican has said it will wait until an appeal process has been completed before taking action against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Roman Catholic Church figure to be convicted of child sex abuse.
A Birmingham MP has said parents must have the right to withdraw their children from sex and relationships education at school. The city has recently seen protests against classes which teach tolerance of LGBT people.
Cole Moreton says Max and Keira's Law, which will presume consent to donate, will give 700 people a year reason to be grateful if it clears parliament today.
Footage of a moment when police in London arrested a street preacher has been viewed 1.8 million times.
Premier Christian Radio
Facebook has taken down anti-Islamic activist Tommy Robinson's official page and Instagram profile for violating its policies on hate speech.
Labour MPs have criticised their own front bench during a debate in the Commons over the proscribing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.
Non-stun halal and kosher meat cannot be labelled 'organic' as the practices do not place high emphasis on the animals' welfare, the EU's top court has ruled.
The French sports store Decathlon has cancelled a plan to put a sports hijab on the market in France after several politicians called for a boycott.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown says Shamima Begum is a product of the new, authoritarian, intolerant, militant, anti-female, anti-art, anti-music, anti-west, anti-human Islam.
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