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Pakistan Court Sentences Christian Man to Death for Blasphemy
World  (tags: Pakistan, Christians, blasphemy, death sentence, religion, Islam, riots, Lahore )

Beatrice
- 17 days ago - theguardian.com
A court in Pakistan has sentenced a Christian man to death for blasphemy, his lawyer said, over an incident that triggered a riot in the country's second-largest city.Sawan Masih was convicted of insulting the prophet Muhammad during the course of a
Pope Francis To Visit South Korea In August
World  (tags: South Korea, religion, Pope Francis, Asian Youth Day, society, news )

Carrie
- 38 days ago - nationalmemo.com
"His Holiness Francis will make an Apostolic Trip to the Republic of Korea from 14 to 18 August 2014, on the occasion of the Sixth Asian Youth Day, to be held in the diocese of Daejeon," Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said in a statement.
INDIA: The Rise of the Hindu Fundamentalists
World  (tags: India, religion, Hindus, Hindu nationalists, power, politics, world, society, news, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 54 days ago - globalpost.com
Hindu nationalists are about to take control of India. Some of them want to ban books, films and even Valentine's Day.
Malaysia's Islamic Authorities Seize Bibles as Allah Row Deepens
World  (tags: religion, intolerance, Malaysia, asia, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, freedoms, conflict, politics, society, world )

Cal
- 106 days ago - reuters.com
Islamic authorities in Malaysia on Thursday seized 321 Bibles from a Christian group because they used the word Allah to refer to God, signaling growing intolerance that may inflame ethnic and religious tension in the Southeast Asian country.
Female Genital Mutilation on the Rise Among Southeast Asian Muslims
World  (tags: female genital mutilation, religion, women, freedoms, politics, society, world, asia, news )

Cal
- 129 days ago - globalpost.com
More than 90 percent of women surveyed in Malaysia have been circumcised, and experts say increasing regional Islamic conservatism may be the reason why.
The Disturbing Resilience of Anti-Semitism
World  (tags: world, society, anti-Semitism, religion, culture, discrimination, society, world, humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', freedoms, government, politics )

Cal
- 159 days ago - theweek.com
Reports of anti-Semitism surface from New York to Eastern Europe
Pope Francis Asks Bishops: How Can the Church Help Same-Sex Couples?
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, freedoms, politics, Religion, Same sex couples, society )

Kit
- 163 days ago - rawstory.com
The Vatican on Tuesday launched an unprecedented worldwide consultation on the new realities of family life including gay marriage as part of Pope Francis's efforts to reform the Catholic Church.
Christian Schools Shreds $20,000 in Literature Over 'Satanic' Peace Sign
World  (tags: Netherlands, human rights, religion, peace sign, education, freedoms, society, interesting, news, humans, children )

Carrie
- 219 days ago - rawstory.com
A Christian school in the Netherlands said it sent about $20,000 worth of student-created literature to the shredder after officials did research on Google and determined that a peace sign was a symbol used by Satanists.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest in Jerusalem, Vow to Defy Draft
World  (tags: world, Israel, religion, politics, military service, secularism, orthodoxy, freedoms, society, politics, world )

Cal
- 336 days ago - reuters.com
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested in Jerusalem on Thursday against plans to enlist men from their community into the military, a proposal supported by the secular majority pushing for a more equal share of the burden on Israeli society.
Women's Prayer at Western Wall Sparks Protest
World  (tags: world, politics, israel, women's rights, religion, humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, society )

Cal
- 343 days ago - latimes.com
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews flooded into the Old City's Western Wall Plaza early Friday in a boisterous and sometimes violent protest against a group of female activists exercising a newly court-affirmed right to pray at the holy site in a similar fa
The Dark Side Of The Revolution For Egypt's Coptic Christians
World  (tags: Coptic Christians, persecution, religion, Egypt, middle-east, news, politics, interesting, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', humanrights, ethics, government, society, world, freedoms, conflict, violence )

Cal
- 347 days ago - worldcrunch.com
Copts are being persecuted in Egypt. So, what's new about that? This has been the norm in our "beloved homeland" since at least the 1970s.
Tensions Simmer in Northern Ireland Months After Flag Protests
World  (tags: world, politics, news, europe, Ireland, Irish tensions, religion, history )

Cal
- 349 days ago - globalpost.com
A fight over the Union Jack has released the kind of animosity many believed was history.
UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon to Lead Global Campaign for Gay Rights
World  (tags: freedoms, gayrights, GoodNews, law, politics, religion, rights, world, society, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, conflict, ethics, freedoms, europe, HumanRights, humanrights, world, UnitedNations, unitednations, usa, society, middle-east )

JL
- 363 days ago - gaystarnews.com
UN Secretary-General says 'culture, tradition or religion' is no excuse, governments have to protect gay, bisexual and trans people in strongest speech yet on issue
A City of Widows: Pictures From India's Town for Discarded Women
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', death, ethics, freedoms, government, Inida, politics, Religion, society, world )

Kit
- 391 days ago - takepart.com
When a woman's husband dies in India, she can be subjected to stigma, loss of family and exile to a small city of 4,000 temples.
No Need for Intifada, Palestine Can Achieve Goals Peacefully - Abbas to RT
World  (tags: Abbas, Hamas, IDF, Clashes, Conflict, Crime, peace process, Human rights, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Religion, UN, Violence )

Angelika
- 398 days ago - rt.com
And while Israel continues its illegal settlement activity on occupied territories, Abbas says he is focused on coming to a solution with Tel Aviv through peaceful means - because fighting will only lead to Palestine's destruction. Abbas spoke to RT ..
 

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