Church of England to name first woman bishop

The Church of England is to name its first ever female bishop, ending centuries of male leadership following a historic change to its rules, British media reported on Wednesday.

Faith conversion should be sans fear or lure: Sadhvi Ritambhara

 Right-wing Hindu leader Sadhvi Ritambhara on Saturday said religious conversion should not be based on fear or inducements, and claimed many non-Hindus in India were willing to come back to their "original" faith.

Government open to discuss Agra 'conversions': Venkaiah Naidu

BJP MP Venkaiah Naidu now speaks on the conversion row. He says that some people are seeing the issue with a narrow angle, this is a very serious issue and should not be politicised.

Who is responsible for mass religious conversion in UP?

Some 200 people did religious conversion in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. Who is responsible for mass religious conversion in UP?

Aligarh-based Hindu outfit announces re-conversions on December 25

Amid a raging row over alleged forced reconversion in Agra, a Hindu organisation has announced its plan to "convert a large number of people" on December 25, which was welcomed by the local BJP MP who said people are within their rights to choose their religion.

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over the issue of religious conversion

The issue of reported re-conversion of Muslim families to Hinduism in Agra, organised by an offshoot of RSS, caused an uproar in both Houses of Parliament on Wednesday.BSP chief Mayawati raised the issue in Rajya Sabha as soon as the House met, demanding the government to answer on mass conversi

Muslims denounce convert who threatened Canada

Canadian Muslims denounced a convert's call for more lone-wolf attacks in this country on Tuesday, just weeks after two soldiers were recently killed in the first jihadist attacks on Canadian soil.

How long will Ayodhya be used for political gains?

Since a long time, political parties have always raised the Babri Masjid demolition and Ram Temple issue in Ayodhya for their political gains.

Ram temple: Politics in the name of religion?

Expressing unhappiness over the politicisation of the Babri case, Mohammad Hashim Ansari,who has been fighting the case since 1959, said that he doesn't want to pursue the matter any further and wants 'Ram Lalla' (infant Ram) to be free.

Ansari calls for finding balance between development, citizens' rights

Voicing concern over incidents of violence and discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, ethnicity and economic status, Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Friday said a system of governance is required where there is a fuller accountability and no "culture of impunity".

East Asia Summit: PM Modi calls for rejecting linkages between religion, terrorism
East Asia Summit: PM Modi calls for rejecting linkages between religion, terrorism

 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke strongly on the issue of terrorism at the East Asia Summit, calling for a "genuinely international partnership against all terrorism" and to reject any linkage between religion and terrorism.

Pakistani court remands four suspects in lynching of Christians

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Monday remanded in custody four people accused of killing a Christian couple for alleged blasphemy, officials said.

Leader should belong to people of all communities: Azam Khan

In a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Sunday said a leader should belong to people of all communities and treat every one as equal.

Religion not important for Saif Ali Khan
Religion not important for Saif Ali Khan

Last month, Saif Ali Khan had created quite a sensation with his article on `love-jihad`which went viral on social media.

Citizen can declare that he does not belong to any religion: HC

 

Mumbai: In a significant judgement, the Bombay High Court has held that the government cannot compel any person to declare his religion in any document, form or declaration.

'Love jihad' is a social problem now embedded in religion: Uma Bharti

 Amid a raging debate over 'love jihad', senior BJP leader and Union Minister Uma Bharti today said it is a "social problem" which has now come into the ambit of religion, and that "solution" to it can be found only by parents concerned and religious leaders.

Pope Francis denounces extremists, says religion cannot justify violence
Pope Francis denounces extremists, says religion cannot justify violence

Pope Francis warned during a visit to Albania on Sunday that religion can never be used to justify violence, making apparent reference to the bloodshed wreaked by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

Man booked for allegedly forcing wife to change religion in UP

A man has been booked for allegedly forcing his wife to change her religion after he got married to her under false identity, police said on Saturday.

Narendra Modi defends Indian Muslims, says their patriotism cannot be questioned

In his first ever interview since assuming office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has defended Indian Muslims and said their patriotism cannot be questioned.

Narendra Modi defends Indian Muslims, says their patriotism cannot be questioned-Part 2

In his first ever interview since assuming office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has defended Indian Muslims and said their patriotism cannot be questioned.