Religion

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy

Aug 14, 2018

Indonesian prosecutors are seeking an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque's loudspeakers

Beijing: Anti-China forces are criticizing Uighur crackdown

Aug 14, 2018

China is blaming "anti-China forces" for the growing criticism of Beijing's policies in a far western region where large groups of ethnic Uighurs are being detained in internment camps

China newspaper defends Xinjiang Muslim crackdown

Aug 13, 2018

An official Communist Party newspaper is defending China's campaign of pressure against the country's Uighur Muslim minority

Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

Aug 11, 2018

A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party says no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest

Thousands in China mosque standoff over demolition plan

Aug 10, 2018

Thousands of Muslims have gathered at a mosque in northwestern China to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government's efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced

Rebuilding mosques priority for devout on quake-hit Lombok

Aug 10, 2018

On Indonesia's earthquake-devastated Lombok island, people are reeling as they mourn more than 300 dead and sleep in makeshift shelters, but foremost in the minds of some is rebuilding the collapsed mosques that were the heart of their communities

Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019

Aug 10, 2018

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has formally registered as a candidate in 2019 elections and has chosen a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate

The Latest: Indonesia survivor says many buried in mosque

Aug 7, 2018

A man who narrowly escaped from the Jabal Nur mosque that collapsed during the earthquake in Lombok on Sunday evening said there were about 100 people praying inside when the earthquake struck and though many got out, dozens were buried in the rubble

Monk accused of sexual misconduct as #MeToo expands in China

Aug 3, 2018

China's #MeToo movement is in the spotlight as one of the country's highest-ranking Buddhist monks is being investigated over accusations of sexual misconduct

China promoting flying of state flags at religious events

Aug 1, 2018

Officially recognized religious groups in China are promoting the flying of national flags at religious events amid a push by the ruling Communist Party to extend its ideological control over Christianity, Buddhism and other religions

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