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Religion

Save Christians in the Middle East!
Russia is currently considering the possibility of initiating a draft decision of the UN Human Rights Council on the protection of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa. Russian experts are now working on this document.

25.11.2014 19:12

Pope Francis says 'old infertile granny' Europe should stop treating people as 'cogs in machine'
Addressing the European Parliament for the first time, Pope Francis has alluded to a general impression of “ageing and weariness” in Europe and said a new spirit should be built, where humans are treated not as programmable objects.

25.11.2014 14:07

President Erdogan and Islam: Piety and Ottomanitas
Islam is currently going through a remarkable revival in Turkey. Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan are both working hard to consolidate this Muslim re-awakening at home and the spread of Turkey's religious pretensions abroad.

24.11.2014 17:21

Radical Islam should be rooted out at kindergarten level – Austrian far-right party leader
The newly re-elected leader of the Austrian far-right Freedom Party (FPO) has vowed to fight radical Islam in kindergartens and stop Vienna from becoming an “immigrant magnet.”

24.11.2014 14:47

Netanyahu govt approves disputed bill making Israel nation-state of Jewish people
Following heated debate, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet has voted in favor of anchoring in law the status of Israel as “the national homeland of the Jewish people,” which critics fear would discriminate the Arab population.

23.11.2014 15:47

Rosetta stoning: Social media’s secular Puritans are putting Western civilization on trial
It was easy enough to defend Rosetta scientist Matt Taylor from the venomous enforcers of social mores, but even when they lose, the guardians and their enablers are poisoning the public sphere, making people jittery, and damaging Western societies.

22.11.2014 21:05

Turkish governor threatens to turn synagogue into museum over Israeli Al-Aqsa mosque actions
A Turkish governor has threatened to turn a 100-year-old synagogue into a museum in retaliation for Israel’s actions in and around Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque – the third holiest site in Islam.

22.11.2014 15:54

Muslim girl beaten by male relatives for being ‘too Western’ in Italy
A 15-year-old teenager has been severely beaten by her father and brothers in Italy because they considered her behavior “too Western.” With injures to her head, face, shoulders and ribs, the girl was hospitalized and then entrusted to social services.

22.11.2014 11:47

Bahrain stages controversial elections amid Shia boycott
As voters streamed to polling stations across Bahrain for parliamentary and municipal elections, the main Shia opposition is expressing its dissatisfaction with the political situation by staging a boycott.

22.11.2014 13:37

Pope Francis warns human greed will 'destroy world'
Pope Francis has launched his latest attack against the excesses of capitalism, saying humankind will bring about the end of the world unless we rein in our rapacious greed.

21.11.2014 14:17

Synagogue killing of UK rabbi, Baroness Warsi’s comments cause Twitter storm
The deadliest attack in Jerusalem for six years has sparked a fierce debate over the age-old Israel-Palestine conflict. On Tuesday, two Palestinians killed four rabbis, including a British national, and a policeman in West Jerusalem.

19.11.2014 11:30

The Cult of ISIS
No, we’re not talking about any ancient Egyptian religious lore, even though geographically, we’re in the same general area.

19.11.2014 11:43