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August 15, 2017 12:03 PM Conversions From Islam in Europe and Beyond

In parts of the Muslim world, but also non-Muslim countries like India, converting from one religion to another may invite legal punishment as well as social censure. Nevertheless, conversions still occur in these places and tend not to follow the theological model of transformation we have inherited from Christianity. In recent years, a number of poor Muslims 22

June 17, 2017 3:07 AM Bishop decries 'ban evangelicals' call as symptomatic of the times

Catholic Bishop Emeritus Dr Paul Tan Chee Ing has described the call by certain Muslim groups to ban Evangelical Christianity as “symptomatic of an insecurity that appears to be well-nigh incurable.” Bishop Paul was reacting to a call by a Muslim NGO, Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (Centra), that the government should ban Evangelical Christianity 32

May 29, 2017 3:10 AM Christians caught up in Philippines’ urban battle with Islamists

Members of Philippine Marines advance their positions as they prepare to assault the Maute group in Marawi City in southern Philippines May 28, 2017. — Reuters picILIGAN CITY (Philippines), May 29 — Bishop Edwin Dela Pena was sipping coffee after dinner in a southern Philippines coastal town last Tuesday when he received a phone call: it was from one of his diocese 10

May 24, 2017 5:43 AM Thousands throng to bow to St Nicholas relics in Moscow

A woman kisses a chest containing the relics of Saint Nicholas at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral, after his remains were sent to Russia on loan from their permanent home in Italy, in Moscow May 22, 2017. — Reuters pixMOSCOW, May 24 — Thousands of people lined up for hours in Moscow on Monday to venerate the relics of Saint Nicholas, believed by Orthodox 21

May 9, 2017 1:52 PM Blasphemy verdict sinks Jakarta governor, elevates Islamic hardliner

JAKARTA (Reuters) - As the panel of five judges delivered the verdict condemning Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama to two years in prison for blasphemy on Tuesday, they cited firebrand Islamist Habib Rizieq as a Koranic authority. Imprisoned twice for inciting violence, the leader of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) had until recently occupied 23

May 5, 2017 5:29 AM Trump Plans First Presidential Overseas Trip To Israel, Vatican And Saudi Arabia

Washington: President Donald Trump, on his first trip abroad, will travel later this month to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican in an effort to unite Islam, Judaism and Christianity in the common cause of fighting "intolerance" and radical extremism, White House officials said Thursday. The nine-day trip, during which officials said Trump will meet with Pope Francis 24

April 28, 2017 12:07 PM Pope Francis Arrives in Cairo, Bearing Message of Peace

■ Also on the pope’s itinerary: a peace conference hosted by Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, the grand imam of Al Azhar mosque; a meeting with the Coptic patriarch, Pope Tawadros II; and a Mass and meeting with Catholic clergymen and seminarians. Francis, a politically savvy pontiff, will be trying a balancing act. He is expected to highlight the plight of Christians 77

April 16, 2017 12:50 AM Security tight as Egypt Copts hold Easter mass

Egyptians attend the funerals of victims of the Palm Sunday bombings at St Mina Coptic Orthodox Monastery in Alexandria, Egypt, April 10, 2017. — Reuters picCAIRO, April 16 — Egyptian Coptic Christians observed Easter Mass under tight security yesterday with the ancient minority still reeling from twin church bombings that killed dozens just days before 10

April 9, 2017 3:04 PM Ex-MBPJ councillor goes missing after 'strange' Facebook post

PETALING JAYA: A former city councillor is feared to have gone missing after he posted an update on his Facebook page about a strange encounter with an unnamed man more than a week ago. Peter Chong (pic), who served as a personal assistant to Subang MP R. Sivarasa for a few years until 2015, has been reportedly missing for several days. He was also a former 11

April 5, 2017 3:15 PM Duterte draws ire for defending adultery

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced criticism today for defending adultery by a powerful political ally. Duterte had said that like himself, House of Representatives speaker Pantaleon Alvarez — who has made public his extramarital affairs — had "many wives". "This is a world of hypocrisy. Who among you here does not have a mistress?" the president 10