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Sterlite Copper to Vizhinjam port: The history of environmental racism and why India’s development is opposed
India

Sterlite Copper to Vizhinjam port: The history of environmental racism and why India’s development is opposed

Instead of being lauded for its climate achievements, India finds itself bullied by environmental pressure groups and the church

Canada says Pope Francis's apology to Indigenous peoples not enough
World

Canada says Pope Francis's apology to Indigenous peoples not enough

Pope Francis said he is on a 'penitential pilgrimage' to atone for the church's role in the residential school system, in which generations of Indigenous children were forced to attend church-run, government-funded boarding schools to assimilate them into Christian, Canadian society

Alabama: One dead, two wounded in church shooting; suspect taken into custody
World

Alabama: One dead, two wounded in church shooting; suspect taken into custody

Police said the shooting took place at Saint Stephens Episcopal Church in the Birmingham suburb of Vestavia Hills

Two people and shooter die in shooting outside Iowa church
World

Two people and shooter die in shooting outside Iowa church

The man killed two females outside the Cornerstone Church, a megachurch on the outskirts of Ames, Story County

RSS and North East: Fighting Church and extremist Islamist groups to put in place the India narrative
Opinion

RSS and North East: Fighting Church and extremist Islamist groups to put in place the India narrative

The people of the region want to join the national mainstream. Last year, there was only one group on dharna in Guwahati demanding statehood, while there used to be 8-10 such groups during every Assembly session

How Birsa Munda led his people into organised rebellion against Church and British rule
Arts & Culture

How Birsa Munda led his people into organised rebellion against Church and British rule

Birsa Munda appealed to thousands of his followers to renounce Christianity and return to their original faith

Political war continues over 'narcotic jihad' remark; Pala Diocese comes out with explanation
India

Political war continues over 'narcotic jihad' remark; Pala Diocese comes out with explanation

The Pala Diocese, under the prominent Syro-Malabar Church, came out with an explanation that the bishop did not intend to hurt anyone and his remarks were not against any particular community

In Mexico's Matamoros, migrants seek safe haven with Abraham Barberi, the 'hip-hop pastor'
World

In Mexico's Matamoros, migrants seek safe haven with Abraham Barberi, the 'hip-hop pastor'

The pastor was himself once an illegal migrant, involved in drug trafficking and crime, and had spent time in prison. Now, with his Bible study centre empty due to COVID-19, he found he could not say no.

Reading JK Rowling’s tweets through the prism of Polish filmmaker Małgorzata Szumowska’s In the Name Of
Entertainment

Reading JK Rowling’s tweets through the prism of Polish filmmaker Małgorzata Szumowska’s In the Name Of

Along with commenting on JK Rowling's 'transphobic tweets', watching Polish gay drama In The Name Of on MUBI India may give one a better perspective.

Karthaavinte Namathil: Protestors in Kerala shut down bookstall selling Sister Lucy's autobiography; 11 arrested, released on bail
Life

Karthaavinte Namathil: Protestors in Kerala shut down bookstall selling Sister Lucy's autobiography; 11 arrested, released on bail

Sr Lucy's autobiography Karthaavinte Namathil stresses on several instances wherein nuns are sexually exploited or assaulted in churches and seminaries by senior priests.

Exploitation, trauma and sexual anarchy: Sister Lucy Kalappurakkal and Jesme's stories shed light on a church engulfed in moral turmoil
Life

Exploitation, trauma and sexual anarchy: Sister Lucy Kalappurakkal and Jesme's stories shed light on a church engulfed in moral turmoil

Karthavinte Namathil (In the Name of Christ), the tell-all autobiography of Sister Lucy Kalappurakkal, has come out at a time when the church in Kerala is going through a phase of intense moral turmoil.

Fernando Meirelles on directing Netflix's The Two Popes, and why his next film is a timely reminder of climate change
Entertainment

Fernando Meirelles on directing Netflix's The Two Popes, and why his next film is a timely reminder of climate change

Fernando Meirelles held a masterclass at the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival, where he was also feted with a Cinema in Excellence (International) Award.

Kerala priest arrested for sexually assaulting six boys since December 2018, charged under POCSO, Juvenile Justice Acts
India

Kerala priest arrested for sexually assaulting six boys since December 2018, charged under POCSO, Juvenile Justice Acts

A 40-year-old Christian priest was arrested Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting six inmates of a boys' home here, police said

Google Doodle celebrates theologian Elena Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman to earn a doctorate
World

Google Doodle celebrates theologian Elena Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman to earn a doctorate

Born in Venice in 1646, Piscopia went on to learn several languages, subjects and many musical instruments such as the harpsichord, clavichord, harp and violin.

New Zealand mosque shootings: Attacks on houses of worship show rise of hate crime, religious places more vulnerable globally
India

New Zealand mosque shootings: Attacks on houses of worship show rise of hate crime, religious places more vulnerable globally

Places of worship are 'soft targets' as they reign in a psychological hijack of people. "By targeting a house of worship, rather than a private home or business, the attacker has committed a powerful symbolic transgression: profaning a space that is both sacred and communal."

Kerala govt buries proposed bill to ensure fair administration of Church properties after pressure from protest groups
India

Kerala govt buries proposed bill to ensure fair administration of Church properties after pressure from protest groups

The commission, headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice KT Thomas, was given the task in light of disputes in various denominations of the church.

As Vatican summit on sexual abuse yields few concrete measures, Kerala's survivors face anxious future
India

As Vatican summit on sexual abuse yields few concrete measures, Kerala's survivors face anxious future

The papal conclave ended with vague promises of concrete measures and special programmes. For the survivors in Kerala, this means nothing — except a continuation of their trauma and uncertainties.

Kerala rape case: Sister Lucy, who protested against accused bishop, says sexual abuse is rampant in Church
India

Kerala rape case: Sister Lucy, who protested against accused bishop, says sexual abuse is rampant in Church

Religious women, priests and laymen who supported a nun after she filed a police complaint of rape against Franco Mulakkal are being targeted in Kerala.

Vatican dismisses former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick over sexual abuse allegations
World

Vatican dismisses former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick over sexual abuse allegations

The Vatican has defrocked former United States cardinal Theodore McCarrick after a church trial found him guilty of sexually abusing minors

This Christmas, St Thomas Cathedral, a church that grew up with Mumbai, marks its 300th anniversary
India

This Christmas, St Thomas Cathedral, a church that grew up with Mumbai, marks its 300th anniversary

The first place of public worship for the followers of the Anglican Church came up on Christmas day, 300 years ago, in the form of St Thomas’ Church.