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School in London accused of failing to protect pupils from extremism

Nov 20, 2014

School in London accused of failing to protect pupils from extremism

One of London's most successful schools has been rocked by claims that it failed to protect its pupils from Islamist extremist influences. #London #NewsTracker #Muslims #bangladeshi #UK Schools #extremism in schools #Church of England school #Bangladeshi muslims
Church of England gives final nod to women bishops

Nov 18, 2014

Church of England gives final nod to women bishops

The Church of England's governing body on Monday rubber-stamped an historic measure allowing women to become bishops, paving the way for the first ordinations next year. #NewsTracker #Archbishop of Canterbury #Church of England #Justin Welby #John Sentamu #General Synod
First Muslim prayers at National Cathedral interrupted by protester

Nov 15, 2014

First Muslim prayers at National Cathedral interrupted by protester

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first Muslim prayer service ever hosted at the National Cathedral, a landmark Christian church in the U.S. capital, was briefly interrupted on Friday by a lone anti-Islamic protester but the religious gathering continued with a theme of tolerance #Business #India #China #Technology #Russia #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Muslim #Mexico #Church
Pope Francis plays long game to reform Catholic Church

Oct 22, 2014

Pope Francis plays long game to reform Catholic Church

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - After winning praise around the world for his fresh and open style, the honeymoon period seems to be over for Pope Francis. A tumultuous two-week Vatican synod exposed polarisation in the Catholic Church over his push to reform its traditional approach to sexual morality by becoming more welcoming to gays and easing restrictions on divorced and remarried Catholics. A Jesuit unafraid of frank debate, Francis has set off a clash of opinions not seen since the reformist Second Vatican Council of 1962-1965. #United States #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Africa #Argentina #Church #opinion
Church should not fear change, pope says at synod close

Oct 20, 2014

Church should not fear change, pope says at synod close

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying on Sunday the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges. Francis, who has said he wants a more merciful and less rigid Church, made his comments in a sermon to some 70,000 people in St #Politics #Business #United States #India #China #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Church

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Religion by loudspeaker India's great cacophony

Dec 29, 2013

Religion by loudspeaker India's great cacophony

Festivals and other religious and community occasions are increasingly imposed on all those within earshot. And more people are forced into participating in this through the loudspeaker. #JustSaying #Music #temple #mosque #Church #Reliqion #Azan
Have Bandra's xenophobes forgotten their own history?

Mar 09, 2012

Have Bandra's xenophobes forgotten their own history?

Cultural mixing, despite its Catholic image, has always been characteristic of Bandra. Now some Catholics in the queen of Mumbai's suburbs are beginning to resent that very fact. #InThisCorner #Bandra #Castella de Aguada #St. Andrew's Church #catholics