A new article by Thomas Hegghammer: 'Weeping in Modern Jihadi Groups' - The article shows that weeping is widespread and encouraged in militant Islamist groups such as al-Qaida and Islamic State, in at least six main types of situations. #jihadism
Weeping in Modern Jihadi Groups
Abstract. Abstract This article, using a wide range of primary sources, describes the practice of weeping (bukā) in contemporary jihadi groups. It s...
Many evangelicals draw on Biblical prophecies about the apocalypse in order to shape US policies. Multilateral solutions to global problems need to recognize and constructively include such worldviews, write Cora Alder and Emanuel Schäublin. #Evangelical
US Evangelicals: From Prophecy to Policy
Many evangelicals draw on Biblical prophecies about the apocalypse in order to shape US policies.
Angola orders Brazil evangelical churches to close #uckg
Angola orders Brazil evangelical churches to close
Prosecutors seize buildings run by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, alleging corruption.
New article by Jeffrey Haynes | Religions | Free Full-Text | Trump and the Politics of International Religious Freedom | HTML
Trump and the Politics of International Religious Freedom
The article examines the USA’s international religious freedom policy during the presidency of Donald Trump. It argues that the Trump administra...
Humanists, England and Wales - High Court rules humanist marriage recognition failure is ‘discriminatory’ and must be remedied, but stops short of formal breach due to ongoing review - #humanist #marriage
High Court rules in humanist marriage legal case
Judgment has been given at the High Court today in a case brought by six couples wanting legally recognised humanist marriages in England and Wales. T...
Vatican-China Deal: "The CCP Hacked Vatican Computers" #China #Vatican
Vatican-China Deal: "The CCP Hacked Vatican Computers"
One of the largest international cybersecurity firms claims that the Chinese have hacked since May the Vatican agencies involved in the renewal of the...
Saudi Hajj coronavirus curbs mean 'no work, no salary, nothing'
No international Hajj means 'no work, no salary, nothing'
Covid-19 has hit the annual Hajj and with no international pilgrims, many firms both in Saudi and abroad are suffering.
Comment les différentes attitudes de "non-croyance" influencent-elles la cohésion sociale ?
Anne-Laure Zwilling (CNRS) et Pierre Bréchon (Sciences Po Grenoble) co-dirigent un nouvel ouvrage sur la "non-religion" :
Indifférence religieuse ou athéisme militant ? - Penser l'irréligion aujourd'hui - (EAN13 : 9782706147661) | PUG : livres papiers et numériques en ligne
Indifférence religieuse ou athéisme militant ? - Penser l'irréligion aujourd'hui - (EAN13 : 9782706147661)
Monks ordained trees in the 1980s and ’90s as a means of protest. #Buddhism #trees
Why Some Buddhist Monks Ordain Trees | JSTOR Daily
Buddhist monks in Thailand began tying trees with their traditional colored robes in the 1980s, as threats to ecology increased.
Once-in-a-lifetime' Hajj trip cancellations hit thousands of Muslim pilgrims
#HajiUK #Hajj2010 #Hajj1441
How Hajj cancellations have affected Muslims in Leicester
Many people save up for years to be able to perform the pilgrimage to Mecca - but Saudi authorities have banned foreign pilgrims this year
Monks seek recognition for Ayodhya as Buddhist site - Telegraph India
Monks seek recognition for Ayodhya as Buddhist site
One-day hunger strike demanding share in land allotted for ram temple
Yogi Bhajan Turned an L.A. Yoga Studio into a Juggernaut, and Left Two Generations of Followers Reeling from Alleged Abuse via @LAMag #3HO #KundaliniYoga #YogiBhajan #newreligiousmovements
Yogi Bhajan Turned an L.A. Yoga Studio into a Juggernaut, and Left Two Generations of Followers Reeling from Alleged Abuse
A revered yoga figure's legacy is being reevaluated as former followers come forward with allegations that they endured relentless sexual, emotional, ...
Without church or internet, many South Africans turn to liturgies at home via @RNS
Without church or internet, many South Africans turn to liturgies at home
(RNS) — ‘The church in South Africa, still, is rooted in the Mass experience,’ said a parish priest of Our Lady of Peace in Johannesburg...
The Jehovah’s Witnesses pivot to a virtual format for their global conventions amid concerns that Jehovah’s Witnesses are being persecuted for their religion in Russia. @kathrynmaepost has the story here:
Jehovah’s Witnesses move global conventions online amid COVID-19 pandemic
(RNS) — Jehovah's Witnesses have moved their large-scale conventions, which have been held every year since 1897, online due to COVID-19.