An Asian religion gains popularity in the New World

An Asian faith features reputation within the New World

Chris Nyambura was raised Catholic however over the previous six months he has began calling himself Buddhist. Aged 23, he’s a graduate scholar in chemical engineering. Like lots of his era, particularly on the American West Coast, he appreciates the emphasis on psychological improvement and self-help   within the religious apply he has chosen. He belongs […]

A good Russian is vindicated on the Orthodox church's Good Friday

A superb Russian is vindicated on the Orthodox church's Good Friday

Today is Good Friday within the Orthodox Christian calendar. All over the japanese Christian world, from villages in Greece and Romania to cathedrals in Moscow, it’s a day of haunting ceremonies that re-enact the dying and burial of Jesus. There are chants of deep lamentation, interlaced with quietly assured declarations that mortality has been conquered […]

Why a papal comment about hell triggered a misunderstanding

Why a papal remark about hell triggered a misunderstanding

ON TUESDAY, two distinguished, aged gents who reside in Rome (one aged 81, the opposite 93) had a heat assembly on the youthful one’s residence. It was the most recent in a collection of nice and stimulating conversations they’ve loved in recent times. A couple of days later they gave the impression to be having […]

As French Catholics hail a martyr, the faith is fading in Europe

As French Catholics hail a martyr, the religion is fading in Europe

EVEN in Europe, the world’s least non secular continent, a dramatic flip of occasions can flip a little-known public servant right into a posthumous hero hailed as a form of fashionable martyr. Arnaud Beltrame, a police colonel, died of his accidents over the weekend after voluntarily taking the place of one of many hostages seized […]

Mike Pompeo’s evangelical zeal could complicate his new diplomatic life

Mike Pompeo’s evangelical zeal might complicate his new diplomatic life

THE relationship between faith and American diplomacy has by no means been easy. People who cherish America’s church-state separation wish to cite the Tripoli treaty of 1797 between America and the Muslim overlords of North Africa, which assured them that “the government of the USA is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion” and […]

Gay-rights activists lament the acquittal of a homophobic Greek bishop

Gay-rights activists lament the acquittal of a homophobic Greek bishop

IN MANY elements of Europe, socially conservative spiritual leaders complain that they can’t specific their faiths’ conventional instructing on homosexuality with out working the danger of prosecution beneath equality or hate-crime laws. They cite the case of Ake Green, a Swedish Pentecostalist pastor who was sentenced to a month in jail, later overturned on attraction, […]

Understanding Canada’s Jews

Understanding Canada’s Jews

TO GET a way of the ambivalence, and in addition the residual power, of Jewish id in Canada, meet Itamar Shani and his enterprise companion Rotem Tal, who run a vegan restaurant in Vancouver.  Mr Shani grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family in Israel however proved insufficiently religious to fulfill his household. Mr Tal […]

Why a Mennonite woman has refused to testify in a death-penalty case

Why a Mennonite lady has refused to testify in a death-penalty case

RELIGIOUS freedom, because it has been outlined lately in home American affairs, is a trigger that largely attracts conservatives. Its heroes embody Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed after refusing to authorise same-sex marriages, and Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker whose refusal to arrange a cake for a homosexual wedding ceremony is being […]