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Keeping kosher: it may be bad for your economic health

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

Behind Israel's food and tourism industries thrives a parallel economy run by rabbis and a legion of inspectors whose business it is to make sure everything is kosher.

Mississippi church burned, vandalized with ‘Vote Trump’

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

A historic black church in Mississippi was burned and spray-painted with "Vote Trump" and authorities said on Wednesday it was arson and being probed as a hate crime committed one week before the U.S. presidential election.

Myanmar police to arm and train non-Muslims in conflict-torn Rakhine region

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

Myanmar police will begin arming and training non-Muslim residents in the troubled north of Rakhine State, where officials say militants from the Rohingya Muslim group pose a growing security threat, police and civilian officials sa...

Mosul under Islamic State: hardship, terror and swift ‘justice’

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

Whenever members of Islamic State's Mosul vice squad find a woman without gloves, they pull out a pair of pliers.

Religious life turned upside down by Italian earthquake

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

Sunday's earthquake struck the medieval walled town of Norcia as nuns, monks and priests were heading to morning prayer services, giving them just enough time to flee as the walls around them plunged to the earth.

Iranians arrested after celebrating ancient Persian king Cyrus the Great

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

Iran's Islamic Republic has arrested the organizers of a march last week near the tomb of the ancient Persian king Cyrus the Great that attracted thousands of people celebrating the country's pre-Islamic glory.

Two years of fear: Christian widow survives Islamic State

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

An elderly Christian widow who survived two years of Islamic State rule over her northern Iraqi town said the jihadists threatened to kill her, forced her to spit on a crucifix and made her stamp on an image of the Virgin Mary.

Practical matters will outweigh puritanism for evangelical Rio mayor

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

In a city best known for bacchanalia and flesh-filled beaches, the election of an evangelical bishop as mayor has some free-wheeling residents of Rio fretting.

Pope Francis, in Sweden, says Protestant Reformation had positive aspects

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

Pope Francis has recognized the positive aspects of the Reformation sparked by Martin Luther in a further gesture of reconciliation to Lutherans, who split with Rome 500 years ago.

Congo bishops urge 2017 presidential vote, ban on constitutional change

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

Congo's influential Roman Catholic Church has urged politicians to renegotiate a deal struck last week to ensure a presidential election is held next year and President Joseph Kabila is forbidden from standing for a third term.

Church raps Austria’s far-right presidential candidate for invoking God

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

Austria's Protestant church has criticized the far-right candidate for president for using the phrase "so help me God" on his campaign posters, saying his party's anti-immigrant stance ran against Christian principles.

Islamic State Yazidi women sex slaves win EU Parliament’s Sakharov Prize

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

The European Parliament awarded its Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought on Thursday to two Iraqi Yazidi women who were held as sex slaves by Islamic State militants and now campaign for human rights.

Canada’s Quebec eyes ban on face-covering in government offices

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

Quebec is moving ahead with a law to ban face-coverings in the public sector in a move criticized as marginalizing Muslim women and potentially inflaming anti-immigrant tensions in the mainly French-speaking Canadian province.

Lifetime of privation made Albanian priest a Catholic cardinal

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

Albania’s new Roman Catholic cardinal stuck to his faith even when his communist persecutors screwed handcuffs on so tight that he fainted from pain, or when they tried luring him into marriage to escape jail.

Muslims pray at Colosseum, protesting against Rome mosque closures

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

Hundreds of Muslims have prayed next to Rome's Colosseum to protest against the closure of makeshift mosques, calling on city authorities to protect their religious rights.

Vatican and China in final push for elusive deal on Catholic bishops

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

Representatives from the Vatican and China are expected to meet before the end of the month in Rome in an effort to finalize a deal on the ordination of bishops on the mainland, a move aimed at ending a longstanding dispute, according to Catholic Church sources familiar with the negotiations.

India’s Modi wades into political battle over Muslim divorce law

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday waded into a controversy over a Muslim divorce law he said was destroying women's lives, drawing criticism from rivals that he was fishing for minority votes in a major state election next year.

Don’t scatter cremated ashes or keep them at home, Vatican says

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

The Roman Catholic Church prefers burial over cremation and wants ashes of the dead to be kept in "sacred places", not at home, divided among family members or scattered to the wind, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

Russia, brushing off diplomatic snub, inaugurates Paris Orthodox cathedral

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

Russia inaugurated its most visible landmark in France on Wednesday, brushing off a diplomatic snub by Francois Hollande's government as bilateral tensions simmered over the war in Syria.

Rome ‘decorum cops’ remove mural showing Pope Francis as graffiti artist

last yearReligion : FaithWorld

A larger-than-life mural showing Pope Francis as a sneaky graffiti artist painting peace signs on a wall near the Vatican was taken down by Rome's "decorum cops" on Wednesday just hours after it went up.

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