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Top News: Religion

Beijing government cracks down on Christian churches

Wenzhou - The eastern city of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, China is sometimes called "China's Jerusalem" because of the number of houses of worship. On Monday, hundreds of police came to the Longgang Huai En Church and used a crane to take down its cross.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 7 comments

U.S. military intelligence director pessimistic on Mideast peace

Aspen - Israel might face an even greater threat from the Gaza Strip if the ruling Hamas terrorist group was destroyed, a top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

American Atheists set to launch atheist TV channel on July 29 Special

Stanford - American Atheists, a nonprofit organization, is about to go where no atheist organization has gone before: To its very own television channel, available via the Roku streaming service.
Digital Journal Report by Megan Hamilton - 10 comments

Op-Ed: Pope Francis going after the mafia could be dangerous

Pope Francis is spending a lot of time going after the powerful Italian mafia, which has a long history with the Catholic Church, but could that cost him more than a few members or dollars?
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 1 comment

Devotees visit Shiva temples on sacred month of Shravan

New Delhi - Devotees across the northern part of India visited temples of the god Shiva on July 14, to mark the first Monday of the holy month of Shravan.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

Op-Ed: Christians are under siege in the Middle East

Mosul - As the world turns their attention to the continued tragedy of more war and death in Gaza, Christians in the Middle East are fleeing like Palestinians from Israeli bombs.
In the Media by Ben Morris - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Are more Jewish women staying single?

More Jewish women are staying single (at least longer than their peers) and have a lower than average birth rate, at least according to one author.
In the Media by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Pope Francis says about 2% of Catholic priests are paedophiles

Pope Francis is claimed to have said that about 2% of the clergy of the Catholic Church are pedophiles, but some Vatican insiders dispute the authenticity of the interview.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Death toll in Gaza Strip passes 100 as Israeli assault continues

Jerusalem - Israel said Friday that it would keep up its attack on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip for as long as it took Palestinian militants to stop firing rockets across the border.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Pope promises 'solutions' to priestly celibacy: Report

- Pope Francis promised "solutions" to the issue of priestly celibacy in an interview on Sunday that raised the possibility the Catholic Church could eventually lift a ban on married priests, but was quickly refuted by the Vatican.
In the Media by AFP

Indians celebrate the festival of Guru Purnima

Hindus are celebrating the festival of Guru Purnima, in honor of their teachers and Gurus. The festival falls on the full moon of the Indian month of Ashada which corresponds to June-July in the Gregorian calendar. This year the festival falls on July 12.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

It's Pope versus Pope in the World Cup Final

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI may play for the same team as Catholics, but they certainly don't cheer for the same team as football fans.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 2 comments

Penguin Books releases Devdutt Pattanaik's Ramayana retelling

Penguin Books India has released mythologist and author Devdutt Pattanaik's latest book, "Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana."
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

400 Indian pilgrims travel to Mount Kailash in Tibet

More than 400 Indian pilgrims have so far begun their journey to trek to Mount Kailash in the Tibetan Himalayas, during the annual Kailash Manasarovar Yatra this year. A total of 1,080 pilgrims will be making the journey from India.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

Israel kills at least 20 in attack on Gaza Strip

Jerusalem - Israel bombed suspected Hamas militant sites across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing at least 20 Palestinians but prompting a barrage of missile firings at its own population centers.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

700,000 pilgrims attend closing of India's Puri Jagannath festival

Puri - Over 700,000 pilgrims were present for the closing of the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra, when the three deities of the Puri Jagannath Temple were returned to their primary shrine at the conclusion of the annual Rath Yatra or chariot festival.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

H2 Systems Inc. gives children more reasons to smile Special

H2 Systems Inc., located on Harvester Road in Burlington, ON, is yet again showing its commitment to community outreach and at the same time is proud to be among the list of stars that are helping children with cancer smile.
Digital Journal Report by Paul W. Fitzgerald

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