Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
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.
February 20, 2012
Newsweek: ‘Treason’ in Turkey
Turkey’s reform-minded Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is nothing like his iron-fisted Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin—right?
February 11, 2012
- The Economist
Economist: Render unto Caesar
THERE was a time when Devon Chang had difficulty reconciling his two chosen faiths: Christianity, which he embraced in 2005 at the age of 19, and the Communist Party of China, which had embraced him a year earlier.
February 10, 2012
- Agence France-Presse
AFP: Turkish PM criticized for 'religious youth' remark
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's comment his government wants to "raise a religious youth" has touched a nerve in society, fuelling debates over an alleged "hidden agenda" to Islamicize secular Turkey.
February 07, 2012
- Straits Times
Straits Times: Is Atheism Illegal in Indonesia?
After surviving a mob attack over a Facebook posting, 31-year-old Indonesian civil servant Alexander Aan was taken into custody by the West Sumatra police for his own safety.