Interfax, the Russian News agency, reports that Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev guarantees freedom of religion, but says ‘religious extremism should be sorted out’.
Speaking in Astana at a meeting with Minister for Religious Affairs and Civil Society Nurlan Yermekbayev, Nazarbayev… Continue reading
Writing in the Guardian last month, Miqdaad Versi highlighted both the dangerous linking of terrorism with relgion, chiefly Islam, in the press, and the frightening way in which such false claims are then propagated through social media. The most… Continue reading
It is often noted that, different though religions are in the specifics of faith and practice, there are more shared principles than differences.
An article in World Religion News compares quotes from core teachings of different religions on… Continue reading
A YouGov poll on attitudes to the causes of Islamic and Christian terrorism shows a significant differences of views between younger and older respondents.
While “religious views” is thought to be the main cause of terrorist acts, in neither Christian… Continue reading
On 5th December 2016, 16 fully armed policemen and 12 plain clothed officers in three police vehicles forcefully entered the Tahrik Jadid (an administrative body of the Ahmadiyya community overseeing overseas missions, building mosques, and publishing literature and the Holy… Continue reading
Large gaps in education levels persist, but all faiths are making gains – particularly among women, according to a new research released this week by the Pew Research Center.
“Jews are more highly educated than any other major religious group… Continue reading
Reports in the Guardian and elsewhere have highlighted concerns over holocaust denial websites that have succeeded in manipulating search results to gain prominence.
Typing the partial phrase ‘did the holo’ into Google brings up several suggestions which lead to holocaust… Continue reading
The Russian News Agency TASS reports that the vice-chair of the Federation Council’s Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building, Elena Mizulina, has called for a package of draft laws aimed at combating destructive public associations and religious sects.
“I… Continue reading
Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia has reported that law enforcement agencies in Petrovpavlovsk-Kamchatsky broke out a window in a building where a Jehovah’s Witnesses worship service was being conducted, interrupted the service, and conducted a search.
Two armed… Continue reading
“Time To Abolish Blasphemy Laws, Uphold Freedom of Expression” says Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State David Saperstein.
In a blog post on the US Department of State’s official page, Saperstein writes:
“It is shocking… Continue reading