Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire, which has faced criticism for supplying non-stun meat to schools, has said it is schools' responsibility to disseminate
information about halal content to parents. Both a local councillor and the NSS have criticised this as a cop-out.
A parliamentary group's report on a working definition of 'Islamophobia' has been "decisively
influenced" by the Muslim advocacy organisation MEND, according to a report from the think tank Policy Exchange.
Academics have said lessons about Jesus should
explore how Muslims view him as a prophet and also examine his Jewish identity.
The Catholic Church in the US state of Illinois withheld the names of at least 500 priests
accused of sexual abuse of minors, the state's attorney general has said in a scathing report. The report accused the church of failing victims by neglecting to
investigate their allegations.
Two Christian brothers have been sentenced to death for blasphemy in
Pakistan, weeks after Asia Bibi was acquitted of the same crime following international outcry.
The authorities in Langfang, a city in China's Hebei Province, have issued a ban on all Christmas displays on streets and in stores,
according to a notice from city officials. Meanwhile a US congressional panel tasked with monitoring China's human rights record has criticised Beijing's recent
detention of Christians.
A senior politician from India's Congress party has been jailed for life in
the most significant conviction to date over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
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