Ganesh Chaturthi, as it is officially known, is one of the biggest religious festivals in Maharashtra, the Indian state whose capital, Mumbai, is now associated with more violent expressions of religious feeling. A ten-day festival to celebrate the b
Currently, there are 76 Jehovah’s Witnesses who have been charged under the Criminal Code for their conscientious refusal of military service on religious grounds. Of these, 76 have been tried, convicted, and imprisoned; no one is being held in pretr
Government seeks to continue illegal ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—On September 9, 2010, Russia officially challenged the unanimous decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) stating that Russia’s ban on Jehovah’s Witn
YOSHKAR-OLA, Russia—“My wife and I were shocked to learn that hidden video surveillance has been set up in our apartment, telephones have been tapped, and we are being followed,” says Maksim Kalinin, who was named as a suspect in a criminal case init
KOMSOMOLSK-ON-AMUR, Russia—One of the largest Internet service providers in eastern Russia, Technodesign, was compelled by court order to block access to several popular Web sites, including http://www.watchtower.org, the official Web site of Jehovah
VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia—Saturday August 21, 2010, will be a day long remembered by the Ossetian people who attended the 2010 “Remain Close to Jehovah!” District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses that was held in Vladikavkaz, Ossetia, where the first comp
A soft-spoken 14-year-old's nose piercing has landed her a suspension from school and forced her into the middle of a fight over her First Amendment right to exercise her religion.
Ariana Iacono says she just wants to be a normal teenager at Clayt
The French Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill banning the burqa-style Islamic veil on public streets and other places, a measure that effects less than 2,000 women but that has been widely seen as a symbolic defense of French values.
"I have a mission to the masses. I feel that I am called to get the ear of the people. I shall devote the rest of my life to spreading my doctrine far and wide among the population. What do you think?"
An anti-Islamic preacher backed off and then threatened to reconsider burning the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, angrily accusing a Muslim leader of lying to him with a promise to move an Islamic center and mosque away from New York's
The small Florida church that has sparked global outrage with its plan to hold a Koran-burning event had its website pulled from the Internet by its host. Dove World Outreach Center church, "violated the Offensive Content section of its Acceptable U
We must secede to succeed, depart the forced collective oppression of the Fedeeral Union of Criminals Unlimited. Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. We must progress to and thru anarchy, but we cannot remain there.
The tradition in the village of Satmar Hasidic Jews is modesty. Even on the hottest of days, most of these New Jersey residents cover up from head to toe. But visitors don’t follow that tradition, and the main synagogue is asking them to comply.
The Muslim center planned near the site of the World Trade Center attack could qualify for tax-free financing, a spokesman for City Comptroller John Liu said on Friday, and Liu is willing to consider approving the public subsidy.
Imam Feisal Abdel Rauf claims that the U.S. constitution is Sharia compliant. Now let us examine below a few laws of Sharia to see how truthful Imam Rauf is:
1- Jihad, defined as “to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion,” is the duty
France's Interior Minister announced on Thursday that for the second time radical Islamic cleric Ali Ibrahim al-Sudani has been expelled back to his native Egypt after having already kicked him out in January.
The furor over the planned mosque and Islamic center near ground zero has put Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf in a curious position: At the same time he is being vilified in the U.S. for spearheading the project, he is traveling the Mideast on a State Departm
Mohammed, like many other New Yorkers, has reached his saturation point. "They got nothing to do with New York and they don't care about New York," said the 56-year-old from Brooklyn. "They are trying to create propaganda."
"As a matter of fact, quoting from the guide, it says 'most of what contributes to our work as teachers -- preparation work, artistic work, even meditative work -- is under the guardianship of Lucifer. We can become great teachers under his supervi
Critics fear that a radical Islamic agenda may be behind the planning for large Islamic centers in Tennessee. One cleric associated with a mosque project made declarations for a holy war on an old MySpace page.
Despite tough British laws banning the practice, some 500 to 2,000 British schoolgirls will be genitally mutilated over the summer which will be performed by women already living in the U.K. or on girls who are sent to "cutting parties".
A New Jersey appellate court overturned a lower court's ruling on a rape case involving a Muslim man claiming that his non-consensual sexual relations with his wife from a forced marriage was justified according to his faith.
Professional video documentary will give you a unique education on the inner teachings of Judaism - teachings which have made the Jews a race apart - for millenniums. "The Other Israel" takes you where few Christian scholars have gone - to the semi-s
Any person of faith knows that religious exercise is about a lot more than freedom of worship. It's about the right to dress according to one's religious dictates, to preach openly, to evangelize, to engage in the public square.