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India prescribes punishments in bid to stamp out instant Muslim divorce

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India on Wednesday prescribed arrests and jail terms for offenders in a campaign to stamp out instant Muslim divorce, or “triple talaq”,...

Ahead of Yom Kippur, ultra-Orthodox Jews cast out sins with chickens and water

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Waving chickens above their heads, ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel performed the ritual of “kaparot” ahead of Yom Kippur, the most sacred...

Bishop says Church should stop calling God ‘he’ because it can put young people off religion 

Britain’s most senior female bishop said the church should avoid referring to God only as ‘he’ after a survey found young Christians assume God is...

Russia’s Orthodox Church freezes ties with Constantinople over Ukraine spat

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Orthodox Church said on Friday it would no longer participate in structures chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople,...

China To Crack Down On Chaotic Online Religious Info Media

SHANGHAI – China has drawn up new draft guidelines to crack down on the “chaotic” and illegal online promotion of religion, the official Global Times...

China Outlaws Large Underground Protestant Church In Beijing

BEIJING – Beijing city authorities have banned one of the largest unofficial Protestant churches in the city and confiscated “illegal promotional...

Church Of England Numbers In Britain Are At Record Low Survey

LONDON – The number of Britons who describe themselves as belonging to the Church of England has fallen to a record low with more than half now saying they have no...

Pregnant Jehovah’s Witness, 17, Could Be Forced To Receive Blood During Birth Despite Transfusions Being Against Her Religion

A TEENAGE Jehovah’s Witness may be forced to receive a blood transfusion against her will this weekend when she gives birth in Australia. Victoria’s Supreme Court...

Inside Serena Williams’ Jehovah’s Witness Religion: No Oral Sex, No Birthday Presents, Forbidden From Making Friends With ‘others’ And Believing Satan Runs The World

LAST weekend, tennis ace Serena Williams stunned reporters at a press conference when she said she won’t be celebrating her daughter Olympia’s first birthday next...

For A House Church In Beijing Cctv Cameras And Eviction

BEIJING – The Zion church in Beijing, one of the city’s largest unofficial Protestant “house” churches, has operated with relative freedom for...