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Dry Kerala Inclusion of wine in liquor ban takes communal turn

Aug 22, 2014

Dry Kerala Inclusion of wine in liquor ban takes communal turn

Ezhava social leader Vellapaly Natesan was the first to come out against wine when he told reporters Friday that some religious institutions (Christian churches) use wine and it should also be banned. #Religion #Kerala #Christianity #Whiskey #Church #wine #alcohol ban #rum #Holy Mass #communal colour
Pope Francis wraps up S. Korea visit urging unit, reconciliation

Aug 18, 2014

Pope Francis wraps up S. Korea visit urging unit, reconciliation

Francis, met by festive crowds, spoke several times during his visit to South Korea about inequality, which has been a theme of his papacy since being elected in March 2013. #China #Japan #TheySaidIt #South Korea #North Korea #Vatican #Catholic Church #Roman Catholic Church #The pope #Pope Francis #Pontifex
China police remove church's cross amid crackdown on Christian buildings

Jul 28, 2014

China police remove church's cross amid crackdown on Christian buildings

Hundreds of police took down a church's cross in eastern China on early Monday amid a crackdown on church buildings. #World #China #NewsTracker #Beijing #Christianity #Church #catholics #Wenzhou #Zheijiang
Amid raging violence Gaza church opens doors to refugees

Jul 23, 2014

Amid raging violence Gaza church opens doors to refugees

Around 600 people, mostly women and children, are sheltering in the church compound in the old sector of Gaza City, after escaping the inferno of neighbouring areas like Shejaiya. #World #US #Hamas #Israel #UN #Benjamin Netanyahu #Mahmoud Abbas #Palestine #IDF #Church #Gaza #John Kerry #air strikes #Israeli military #ground operation
Church of England to allow women to become bishops

Jul 15, 2014

Church of England to allow women to become bishops

The issue over women bishops has caused internal division since the Synod approved female priests in 1992. #World #Life #NewsTracker #Women #Church #Church of England #female #women-priests #Female Bishop

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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

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Have Bandra's xenophobes forgotten their own history?

Aug 25, 2014

Multi-Ethnic Churches Lament America’s Racial Injustice

The American church must do better in providing spiritual leadership toward a healing response...
Have Bandra's xenophobes forgotten their own history?

Aug 22, 2014

New Tax Head Says She Knows Why Italians Don't Pay Taxes: They're Catholic

Rossella Orlandi, newly appointed head of Italy's Agenzia della Entrate, says she knows why Italy has such a dismal tax compliance rate: Italians are Catholic. Later calling her statements a joke, Orlandi took heat from the Catholic Church from sayin...
Have Bandra's xenophobes forgotten their own history?

Aug 25, 2014

Michael Brown funeral: Mourners told to turn anger into action

When the Rev. Al Sharpton called on mourners at the funeral for Michael Brown to begin a nationwide drive for change, Camille Foster thrust her right hand high and leapt from the church pew to her feet...