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Pope Francis To Visit South Korea In August
World  (tags: South Korea, religion, Pope Francis, Asian Youth Day, society, news )

- 1005 days ago -
"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!' )

- 1021 days ago -
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 )

- 1073 days ago -
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 )

- 1095 days ago -
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 )

- 1125 days ago -
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 )

- 1129 days ago -
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 )

- 1185 days ago -
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 )

- 1302 days ago -
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 )

- 1310 days ago -
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 )

- 1314 days ago -
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 )

- 1315 days ago -
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 )

- 1329 days ago -
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 )

- 1357 days ago -
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 )

- 1364 days ago -
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 ..
What It Means That the New Pope Is a Jesuit
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, freedoms, politics, Pope, religion, society )

- 1366 days ago -
Jesuits are known to be evangelistic eggheads, and sometimes even liberal, though not Pope Francis.

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