Religion

China says foreign concerns over Muslim rights unwarranted

Nov 15, 2018

China says 15 foreign ambassadors exceeded their diplomatic roles by issuing a letter expressing concern about the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of members of the country's Muslim minorities in re-education camps

Mass rally to promote moderate Islam in Indonesia canceled

Oct 26, 2018

Organizers of an Indonesian movement to promote a moderate brand of Islam have canceled a mass rally after its youth supporters burned the flag of an outlawed hard-line Muslim group, sparking allegations of blasphemy

Court keeps Indonesia woman irked by noisy mosque in prison

Oct 25, 2018

A High Court has upheld an 18-month prison sentence for a woman convicted of blasphemy in Indonesia after complaining about the volume of a mosque's loudspeakers

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

Oct 19, 2018

An outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims says his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal

China says interning Muslims brings them into 'modern' world

Oct 17, 2018

China characterized its mass internment of Muslims as bringing into the "modern, civilized" world a destitute people who are easily led astray, a depiction seen as having troubling colonial overtones

US lawmakers call on Trump to help detained Chinese Muslims

Oct 10, 2018

U.S. lawmakers are calling on President Donald Trump to condemn "gross violations" of human rights against Muslim minorities in China's Xinjiang region

Japan urges Myanmar to conduct credible Rohingya probe

Oct 9, 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told Myanmar's leader that a credible investigation into alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims is key to resolving tensions in the country's Rakhine state

Indonesian officials fear 5,000 missing as Christians pray

Oct 7, 2018

Christians dressed in their tidiest clothes have flocked to sermons in the earthquake and tsunami damaged Indonesian city of Palu, seeking answers as the death toll breached 1,700 and officials feared more than 5,000 others could be missing

The Latest: Volunteers bury more bodies from Indonesia quake

Oct 5, 2018

Volunteers are burying more victims in a mass grave a week after a powerful earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian city of Palu

Muslims pray for strength in quake-hit Indonesian city

Oct 5, 2018

As the sun slipped behind the mountains and a gentle breeze blew onshore, hundreds of Muslims gathered on a beach to pray and remember those they lost, a week after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged an Indonesian city and killed over 1,500 people.

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