Tag Archives: religious freedom

Japanese resolution expresses concern over China’s rights issues

Japan’s parliament yesterday passed a rare resolution expressing concern over rights issues in China, including the treatment of its Uyghur and Hong Kong Muslim population, ahead of the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics. The resolution, passed by the lower house, says the international community has expressed concern over issues including internment and violations of religious freedom in the Xinjiang …

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China silent on Kashmir, Palestine’

Islamabad: Human Rights Minister Dr. Shireen Mazari says the US is playing the ‘Xinjiang card’ against China while keeping silent on Kashmir and Palestine. The Pakistan-China Institute (PCI) hosted a unique webinar on the “New Cold War? Playing the Xinjiang card against China” as part of its flagship event series, “Friends of Silk Road (FOSR)”. The webinar brought together over …

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Historic conclave: Chinese bishops and priests brief Hong Kong clerics on Xi Jinping’s view on religion

[ad_1] Chinese bishops and religious leaders briefed senior Catholic clergy officials in Hong Kong on President Xi Jinping’s vision for a religion with “Chinese characteristics” at an unprecedented meeting hosted by the mainland’s representative office in the city, according to four religious. Clerics who attended or were aware of the October 31 meeting described it as Beijing’s most assertive move …

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How India’s Anti-Conversion Laws Deny Religious Freedom

[ad_1] Through Paul Swamidass, Opinion contributor | Sunday, December 26, 2021 Christians pray while others go to confession during prayer services on Good Friday April 10, 2009, in the village of Raikia, south of Bhubaneswar, India. | Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images India is famous Emperor Ashoka was a former convert from Hinduism to Buddhism. He demonstrated that a person …

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Give me freedom and give you death

[ad_1] You can rarely be sure that judicial incompetence will kill people, but Federal District Judge Terry Doughty crossed that line when he issued a injunction blocking the Biden administration requirement that nursing home staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. (The injunction, the administration of which is attractive, has since been amended by a higher court to apply only in the …

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When a small Sikh community thrived in an Iranian border town

[ad_1] In the early 1930s, when Reza Shah Pahlavi toured Iran’s easternmost outposts on the border with India, he saw a group of turbaned men with long beards. floating dressed in white dresses. As the story goes, he asked locals about the Turbaned Men and they were told they were Zahids, or holy men of Hind. The small town, then …

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Emerging Indigenous artists mix tradition with urgent, organized message

[ad_1] works by artist Ka’ila Farrell-Smith in the “MESH” exhibition at the Portland Art Museum Portland Art Museum / OPB Your browser does not support the audio element. Visual artist, writer and activist Ka’ila Farrell-Smith says she considers herself a war artist. Artist Ka’ila Farrell-Smith Portland Art Museum / OPB She is a member of the Klamath tribes and lives …

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This teacher was fired because of his sexuality

[ad_1] Laws already allow some schools to discriminate against LGBTIQ teachers. Craig Campbell is one of those who lost their jobs for what they are. High school teacher Craig Campbell received an email from the WA Teacher Registration Board indicating that after working for two years as a relief teacher at a Baptist college south of Perth, he had been …

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Resolution introduced in US Congress to recognize the religious and historical significance of Diwali

[ad_1] A resolution has been presented to the US Congress to recognize the religious and historical significance of Diwali, the festival of lights. Indo-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi introduced a resolution to the United States Congress to recognize the religious and historical significance of Diwali. (Representative image) Indo-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi presented a resolution to the United States Congress recognizing the …

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Editorial: Showtime – Telegraph India

[ad_1] Critics of Mr. Modi alleged, not without reason, that his meeting with the Pope was another attempt by the PM to reap political dividends The Editorial Board | Posted 02.11.21, 01:47 AM Politics is rich in symbolism. But not all symbolic acts make sense. Consider Narendra Modi’s warm meeting with the Pope where the Prime Minister invited the papal …

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Sameer Wankhede is both Muslim and SC. He is the victim of a historic wrong

[ad_1] Kranti Redkar and IRS Officer Sameer Wankhede | Twitter | @KrantiRedkar Text size: A- A + NOTArcotics Control Bureau Mumbai Zone Officer Sameer Wankhede is in trouble. He is an Indian Revenue Service officer in 2008 and has handled many high profile cases. Currently he is in the news because of the drug case involving Aryan Khan, son of …

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Death Row Spiritual Advisors intervene in Supreme Court case

[ad_1] By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic Information Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – A Supreme Court case on November 9 argues that death row chaplains should have the final say. Specifically, they should be able to pray aloud with inmates and lay hands on them during executions, something John Ramirez, a death row inmate from Texas, is looking for. Ramirez, 37, was sentenced …

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The candidate for the ambassador of religious freedom passes in front of the Senate …… | News and reports

[ad_1] A Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Tuesday considered the appointment of Rashad Hussain as President Joe Biden’s roving ambassador for international religious freedom. Hussein’s confirmation would make him the first Muslim to hold the post. Hussain has held several positions in the Obama administration, serving on the National Security Council, as associate attorney for the White House and …

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Shrinking space for religious minorities in Sri Lanka – the diplomat

[ad_1] Advertising Two reports on religious freedom violations in Sri Lanka released less than a week apart demonstrate growing concern over human rights and interfaith relations on the island. A major UK religious freedom group and a US government special committee have both painted an increasingly problematic scene. Countries concerned about minority rights in Sri Lanka should engage Colombo on …

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Religion and G-20: With faith you can move mountains

[ad_1] The Group of 20 Economic Summit will bring together the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies in Rome at the end of this month. Presidents, prime ministers, financial leaders and experts will come together to explore and solve the global problems facing the peoples of the world through the lens of the economy. The outlook is cloudy, however, …

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Caution to accused in case under freedom of religion law: Gujarat HC refers to suspension of provisions, SC observation on exercise of powers

[ad_1] Gujarat High Court, while granting bail to four defendants as an interim measure in joint petition by plaintiff and defendants for consensual annulment of first FIR filed under the law 2021 on Religious Freedom (Amendment) of Gujarat, refers to a divisional court order in August that suspended the application of several articles of the amended law. The court also …

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Jacksonville public college promoted Christian Bible event

[ad_1] Jacksonville public college suffers backlash after encouraging its students to bring Bibles to class. On Tuesday evening, the LaVilla School of the Arts – which is part of the Duval County public school family – announced that Bring Your Bible to School Day would take place on Thursday. The event, which specifically supports Christianity, bills itself as a “national …

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Religious leaders in India – TwoCircles.net

[ad_1] The announcement of the formation of this religious front was made at a press conference at the end of a conference. The press conference attended by leaders of different faiths. Help India! Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Vice President Salim Engineer and other religious leaders have formed a united front “Dharmik Jan Morcha” in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, to promote peace and friendship. …

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American Indians protest outside the White House against Modi’s visit | Islamophobia News

[ad_1] Washington DC – Dozens of American Indians gathered in Lafayette Square, the park in front of the White House, to protest Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States. Chanting slogans and waving placards stating “Save India from Fascism,” protesters on Thursday blasted Modi for human rights abuses, persecution of Muslims and other minorities, new agricultural laws …

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Federal judge to decide whether healthcare workers should be granted religious exemption for COVID-19 shooting

[ad_1] A federal judge will soon decide whether healthcare workers should be able to withdraw from Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for religious reasons. Nine anonymous workers have sued the state to demand such an exemption, which is currently not allowed. Their lawsuit could take on broader significance in light of a conservative shift at the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, …

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The destruction of Turkish cultural heritage in Cyprus, Turkey, Artsakh

[ad_1] The Mother See of Saint Etchmiadzin of the Armenian Apostolic Church recently organized a conference on international religious freedom and peace with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians. Tasoula Hadjitofi, founding president of the march of truth, was one of the guests. She spoke about the genocide and her own …

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Is India a community country?

[ad_1] By Gargi Singh (Member, you are a wonderful project) India is a diverse nation, not only in a singular sense but in a multifaceted sense – religion, caste, culture, ethnicity and various others. We proudly claim to be united in this diversity but in reality it is a utopia. Religion unites a lot but also creates hostile feelings for …

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Chinese Embassy in India opposes meeting between US Ambassador and Dalai Lama representative, urges US to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs

[ad_1] Illustration: Liu Rui / GT The Chinese Embassy in India has strongly opposed repeated acts of provocation by the United States after its Ambassador to India met Ngodup Dongchung, representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi and said that the United States respected “the Dalai Lama’s vision for equal human rights ”. The so-called “Tibetan government in exile” …

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The Constitution is the North Star against which every action of the state, inaction must be judged: Justice DY Chandrachud

[ad_1] Supreme Court Justice DY Chandrachud said on Saturday that regardless of the government’s electoral legitimacy, the Constitution is the polar star against which the compliance of every state action or inaction should be judged. He also asserted that majority tendencies must be challenged in the context of “our founding pledge.” “Any semblance of authoritarianism, repression of civil liberties, sexism, …

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How to get rid of the dead? This controversy and many others figure in this history of the Parsis

The differences between BPP [Bombay Parsi Panchayat] administrators, between reformists and conservatives, have led to inappropriate bickering over the past decades. One of the main sources of contention was the operation of the Towers of Silence at Doongerwadi. According to the Vendidad, Zoroastrianism has a unique system of eliminating the dead – dokhmenishini – because cremation pollutes the fire, which …

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The idea of ​​exporting democracy is undemocratic: Oxford professor

TEHRAN – A professor of history at the University of Oxford says the idea of ​​exporting democracy as a technique or technology is undemocratic. “The American idea of ​​democracy as an export element is not only undemocratic, but a product of neoliberalism,” Faisal Devji told The Tehran Times. Devji also says, “Democracy here has been redesigned as a repeatable technique …

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10 lies about Indian culture of coexistence that the latest Pew investigation dismantled

[ad_1] The Pew survey is based on nearly 30,000 face-to-face interviews with adults conducted in 17 languages ​​between late 2019 and early 2020 A recent Pew Research Center study on “Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation” fell like a 7-ton Daisy Cutter on the Western and domestic “secular, liberal” narrative. It challenges the very premise of the anti-India propaganda, especially …

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Buddhist temple sues California City for discrimination in armed “raids”

[ad_1] A Buddhist temple in Fremont, California, is suing the city for racial discrimination, denial of religious freedom and invasion of privacy for armed “raids” on the site that allegedly reached the owner’s home and did not spare her. makeup bag. How the litigation started: City of Fremont officials say that the Temple of the 1001 Buddhas on Mill Creek …

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Hindu, Buddhist communities call for ‘immediate’ UK ban on ‘unethical’ conversion therapy

[ad_1] The British Hindu Council and the Buddhist Dhamma Center have called for an “immediate” ban on conversion therapy in the UK. Hindu Council UK is a charitable organization which represents various faiths and serves as an “effective voice on political issues” for British Hindus. In a statement released Monday, June 16, the Hindu Council UK called on Boris Johnson …

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