Nairobi, November 29 (ENInews)--Food rights experts are cautioning Africa to be wary of what may amount to land grabbing by foreign companies who want to produce bio-fuel crops and food for their home markets.
(RNS) A resolution combating the "vilification of religions" was
adopted Tuesday (Nov. 23) by a United Nations committee, but religious
freedom advocates who oppose the measure say support for it continues to
The resolution by Islamic countries is scheduled to be considered by
the U.N. General Assembly in December.
HONG KONG (RNS/ENInews) Vatican and Hong Kong cardinals criticized
the official Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association for organizing the
ordination of a Catholic bishop in northeastern China without Vatican
The calendar may have said 2010, but for Pope Benedict XVI and much of his global flock, it looked and felt a lot like 2002.
the second time in a decade, damning charges of child molestation at
the hands of Catholic priests dominated headlines, this time reaching
the highest levels of the Vatican, as critics questioned whether
Benedict himself mishandled abuse cases.
New York, November 24 (ENInews)--The 19-story granite building on Manhattan's upper west side, often referred to as the "God Box", has been seen as a symbol of "unbridled arrogance" on the part of traditional Protestantism, but now represents a much more diverse religious community.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism, is
actually a Muslim shrine, according to an official report published
Monday (Nov. 22) by the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Information.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Holocaust-denying bishop whose readmission to
the Roman Catholic Church provoked an international outcry last year now
faces expulsion from his ultra-traditionalist group for hiring a lawyer
with neo-Nazi ties.
Geneva/Rome, November 23 (ENInews)--The head of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, says a
statement by Pope Benedict XVI that the use of condoms is justified when
intended to reduce "the risk of HIV infection" will make it easier for
international organizations to cooperate with faith-based organizations in the
fight against HIV and AIDS.
Thrissur, India, November 22 (ENInews)--There is confusion about the fate of a
Christian woman sentenced to death under Pakistan's draconian blasphemy law
after a minister in the country's government denied reports that President Asif
Ali Zardari has ordered her release.
(RNS) Convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff bilked billions of dollars
out of thousands of fellow Jews, including charities like the Elie
Wiesel Foundation and Steven Spielberg Wunderkinder Foundation.