Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
March 28, 2012
- The New York Times
NYT: Malaysian mosque Is also a methadone clinic
Every Monday and Thursday morning, the slightly built man rides the bus for an hour and a half from his home on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur to the Ar-Rahman mosque.
March 20, 2012
- The Australian
Australian: Sharia widespread in local community
A LAWYER has revealed he has prepared more than 1000 wills for Australian Muslims using Islamic law, while other lawyers and Muslim leaders say sharia is used informally by most of the Islamic community.
March 10, 2012
- The Economist
Economist: Burma’s bimah
AMID the bustle and crumbling masonry of downtown Yangon, there is one building that likes to keep up appearances: Myanmar’s only synagogue.
March 08, 2012
- The Korea Herald
Korea Herald: Opinion: Turkey: Nation of multiple faiths
After decades of official neglect and mistrust, Turkey has taken several steps to ensure the rights of the country’s non-Muslim religious minorities, and thus to guarantee that the rule of law is applied equally for all Turkish citizens, regardless of individuals’ religion, ethnicity, or language.
March 04, 2012
- South China Morning Post
Morning Post: Bigger CPPCC role on stability
The Communist Party's fourth most powerful figure, the chief of the government's advisory body, has called on other advisers to play a bigger role in religious and ethnic affairs in order to help resolve conflicts during a politically sensitive year....
February 27, 2012
- The Associated Press
AP: Prayers mark 10th anniversary of riots in India
Hundreds of survivors of deadly religious riots gathered in western India on Monday to mark the 10th anniversary of the country's worst sectarian violence in recent years, as rights activists accused the local government of delaying justice.