Religion

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.

Indonesia blasphemy woman endures cramped cell, bad food

Sep 27, 2018

A rights group says the Indonesian woman imprisoned for blasphemy after complaining about noise from a mosque is sharing a cramped cell with 16 other women and given "terrible" food

Vatican agreement with China draws concerns amid crackdown

Sep 27, 2018

The Vatican's breakthrough agreement China over bishop appointments has received a decidedly mixed reception, with some labeling it a virtual surrender to the atheist ruling Communist Party

Indonesia presidential contenders vow peaceful campaign

Sep 23, 2018

Campaigning for Indonesia's presidential election officially began Sunday with the two contenders releasing white birds and vowing a peaceful race as concerns simmer the campaign will exploit religious and ethnic divides

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