Religion

One in six worldwide has no religion – study

One in six worldwide has no religion – study

The religiously unaffiliated people make up the third largest group around the world after Christians and Muslims. This group estimates roughly 16 % of the world’s population and is heavily concentrated in Asia and the Pacific. According to a report conducted by ‘The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life’ the largest religious group is represented by […]

Anti-Morsi protesters break through wired fences of presidential palace, injuries reported

Anti-Morsi protesters break through wired fences of presidential palace, injuries reported

Several guards have been injured after protesters broke through barbed wire around the presidential palace in Cairo. Tens of thousands have come to the palace to slam Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s bid for absolute power. Friday again saw thousands marching towards the presidential palace in Cairo, while hundreds others rallied in the iconic Tahrir Square. […]

Sharia police state? Saudi husbands can track wives’ travels electronically

Sharia police state? Saudi husbands can track wives’ travels electronically

Saudi Arabia introduced an electronic tracking system that alerts men by text message when their wife is leaving the country, even if they are traveling together. The system was swiftly condemned by activists and Twitter users. Saudi women – banned in the country from driving, denied the right to travel without their husband’s consent and […]

The “Blessing of the Animals” in La Quinta

The  “Blessing of the Animals” in La Quinta

On Saturday October 6th pet owners brought their animals to either St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Palm Desert or St. Frances Catholic Church in La Quinta. This day is set aside to bless all animals. Pet owners brought all their loved animals for this special blessing. Some brought old and sick animals to receive this blessing […]

Egypt seeks arrest of Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones

Egypt seeks arrest of Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones

Egypt’s general prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for Florida-based Pastor Terry Jones and seven Egyptian Coptic Christians on charges linked to the anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims” which incited riots across the Muslim World. The prosecutor’s office says Jones and the seven Egyptians – all of whom are believed to be residing outside of Egypt […]

High alert at US embassies: Fear that anger at anti-Islam film may engulf Middle East

High alert at US embassies: Fear that anger at anti-Islam film may engulf Middle East

US embassies across the globe are tightening security after the ambassador to Libya died in a militia attack against the Benghazi consulate. The attack was sparked by a US film satirizing the Prophet Muhammad. Protests over the film are widening. A US Marine Corps anti-terrorism group has been dispatched to Libya to boost security in […]

Disabled Pakistani girl framed in Koran-burning case? Imam arrested for falsifying evidence

Disabled Pakistani girl framed in Koran-burning case? Imam arrested for falsifying evidence

Pakistani police arrested an Imam on Sunday over accusations he had planted evidence on a Christian girl accused of burning a Koran, allegedly to frame her. Witnesses say the cleric tore pages from the Koran and planted them in the girl’s bag. Imam Khalid Chishti had previously presented police with evidence that Rimsha Masih – […]

Crosses chopped down: ‘Anti-church hysteria’ spreads across Russia

Crosses chopped down: ‘Anti-church hysteria’ spreads across Russia

Four Orthodox Christian crosses have been chopped down in different parts of Russia. The incidents come after the Femen movement attacked a cross in Kiev to protest the sentence of the punk band Pussy Riot, who received two years in prison. Three crosses have been taken down in the Urals’ Chelyabinsk Region, and one in […]