September 9, 2010
Joining the widespread condemnation of Florida pastor Terry Jones, for his extreme views against Islam, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said that Mr. Jones’ plans to attack the rel...
September 8, 2010
While a cacophony of extreme views has coloured the debate on the "Ground Zero mosque" and the role of the Islamic religion in America more generally, a rising crescendo of moderat...
August 30, 2010
Islamic culture is responsible for the failure of migrants of Muslim background to integrate into German society, controversial central banker Thilo Sarrazin said on Monday.Speaking at the l...
July 30, 2010
Lord Siva Himself was the guru of the Saivite saint Manickavachagar. He taught Manickavachagar the ‘Namasivaya' mantra. Manickavachagar sang in praise of Siva, and his verses are moving, sa...
July 13, 2010
France's Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday voted to ban the wearing of the burqa and the niqab or full face Muslim veil in public. The law was passed by 335 votes, cast almost exclusively...
June 18, 2010
Chief Minister K. Rosaiah has asked Endowments Minister Gade Venkata Reddy to resolve the feud between the head priest of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, A. V. R. Deekshitulu and Joint Executive O...
May 16, 2010
Reverend Mary Douglas Glasspool, an openly lesbian and partnered priest of the United States Episcopal Church, was elected to the office of bishop in the Diocese of Los Angeles over the weekend. Th...
April 22, 2010
Roman Catholic leaders in Britain apologized on Thursday for child abuse by clergy, saying the scandal has brought shame on the church.Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, the head of...
March 31, 2010
A parliamentary committee in Belgium has unanimously voted to ban the wearing of full face-covering veils in public, a major step in the country’s legislative process.The full House o...
February 25, 2010
Twenty-five years ago on this day, my father died in Mumbai. Had he lived, he would have turned 100 today.
I was not with Balkrishna Gupte when he died after a long illness that, to...
September 9, 2010
A small American church’s plan to burn copies of the Quran is stirring outrage in Muslim nations, with lawyers protesting in Pakistan and Bahrain’s government calling the burning plan...
September 6, 2010
Swami Agnivesh said here on Sunday that religion had no accountability and it was, like caste, an accident of birth. Speaking at the plenary session of the 33rd World Congress of International Ass...
August 23, 2010
The wayward mind works in inscrutable ways and chases the objects of the world restlessly. This is because the senses are so made that they are attracted to the external world. Our thought i...
July 19, 2010
Syria has banned the face—covering Islamic veil from the country’s universities.The Education Ministry’s ban on the niqab comes as similar moves in Europe spark cries of di...
June 28, 2010
Imagine this scenario. A man and his friend are having a friendly conversation, while the first man's son is playing with his friends. Suppose there is a book the man wants to pass on to his...
June 8, 2010
Afghans have burned an effigy of Pope Benedict XVI out of anger over claims charities preached Christianity in the Muslim country.U.S.—based Church World Service and Norwegian Church...
April 27, 2010
Peace and tolerance are the central values of Islam, which is a much-maligned religion in these times through its unfair association with acts of terrorism, speakers at a seminar said on Mon...
April 14, 2010
A meeting of the committee on the Simhachalam Devasthanam lands was held at the Collector's camp office here on Tuesday and Commissioner of Endowments J.S.V. Prasad asked the officials to take step...
March 30, 2010
The Conseil d etat, France's highest administrative court, on Tuesday said a proposed law banning the wearing of the burqa in public places could prove to be unconstitutional. The court said...
January 25, 2010
The head of a French parliamentary panel says it will not recommend banning face-covering veils in the street.The panel’s president says that instead it will recommend a ban on veils...