Monday, 23 May, 2022
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Topic: Christianity

Ukraine shows war is always about greed & hatred. Not Christianity vs Islam ‘Clash of Civilisations’

Post Cold War, Muslim World was seen as rising to challenge the Christian West. The war now is in Europe, within the same race, faith, civilisation.

How a teen’s suicide has turned Tamil Nadu village into VHP’s war zone against ‘conversions’

The image of 17-year old Lavanya is everywhere. At the heart of the suicide controversy is a police complaint, two videos, a stepmother, and her convent school.

Cure cancer, undo death: Punjab’s Christian ‘prophet, pastors’ offer miracles, compete with deras

A new crop of charismatic young Christian ‘faith healers’ claim to exorcise ghosts and cure illnesses. But many question these 'miracles', and the way these ministries operate.

Not hate speech if stand-up comics poke fun at religion, but it is when evangelists do: Madras HC

Hearing a plea filed by a priest booked for allegedly mocking Hindus, Madras HC draws distinction between those who can seek immunity from criminal prosecution in hate speech cases.

Church vandalised, school stormed, Xmas disrupted: These are 8 attacks on Christians since Oct

These incidents came on the back of 305 similar attacks that took place between January and September this year, according to a human rights report. 

BJP-RSS hounding Missionaries of Charity, drying up ocean of love filled by Mother Teresa

The Modi govt's Christmas present to MoC by refusing to renew registration is in contrast with brazen amendment of FCRA in 2016 to save the BJP from penal action.

Karnataka tehsildar transferred days after his report refutes BJP MLA’s forced conversion claims

District administration says no connection between report and transfer order. MLA Gulihatti Shekhar’s alleges Hosadurga tehsildar Y. Thippeswamy’s report on forced conversion is 'all lies'. 

Christians say they’re under attack by Shivraj’s MP. Home Minister denies rise in such crimes

Christian leaders say attack on Vidisha school Sunday is latest in a series of alleged atrocities. But home minister, police deny claim that crimes against community are on the rise.

How Christianity is growing among Mazhabi Sikhs & Valmiki Hindus in Punjab’s villages

Christianity is growing in Punjab, mirroring what states like Tamil Nadu experienced in the 1980s and 1990s. Small churches are springing up on the rooftops of many villages.

For BJP, Modi-Pope meet a route to Christian votes. But Francis’ gift has the real message

Pope Francis is aware of the prevailing xenophobia in India. And so he conveyed his message to Modi through a parable. One hopes the true papal message is understood.

On Camera

YourTurn

Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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