Tag: Religion

Many back action against offensive post on NUS Atheist Society Facebook page

Singapore – The online community has backed Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam for promptly addressing a Facebook post offensive to Christians and...

Religious communities in Singapore suspend gatherings

Religious communities in Singapore have indefinitely suspended mass gatherings as a precautionary measure amid the Covid-19 outbreak. According to Channel News Asia, the Catholic Church...

Indonesia boosts Christmas security over potential terror threat

Muslim-majority Indonesia will deploy nearly 200,000 security personnel nationwide ahead of Christmas to guard against potential terror attacks, police said Tuesday. The Southeast Asian archipelago...

Religion in Japan: it comes naturally

by Miwa SUZUKI As Pope Francis, the head of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, prepares to visit Japan, AFP looks at the religions the Japanese...

Pope Francis kicks off Asia tour with Buddhist temple visit

Pope Francis will visit one of Thailand's famed gilded temples Thursday to meet the supreme Buddhist patriarch, on the first full day of his...

Hundreds arrested ahead of verdict on Babri Mosque demolition verdict

Indian police have arrested more than 500 people ahead of a Supreme Court ruling on a hotly disputed religious site in the holy city...

Four killed as police fire on Bangladesh protesters

At least four people were killed and nearly 50 injured Sunday after police fired on thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims protesting a Facebook post by...

Man confronted for giving out bibles to primary school children

A video circulating on the Internet showed a Malay-speaking man taking issue with another man for giving out bibles to Primary school children. In the...

Indonesia president urges delay in law banning sex outside marriage

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday called for a delay in passing a new law that would outlaw gay and pre-marital sex after the...

Assam security tight for Indian ‘citizens list’ release

by Anup Sharma Security was tightened Friday in the Indian state of Assam for the release of a citizens' list that could potentially lead to...
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