Religion

China denies visa for BuzzFeed writer in likely retaliation

Aug 23, 2018

China has refused to renew the journalist visa for an American reporter with BuzzFeed News in what appeared to be punishment for her reporting on sensitive subjects

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise convicted of blasphemy

Aug 21, 2018

An Indonesian court has sentenced a woman who complained about a noisy mosque to 18 months in prison for blasphemy

Indonesian president urges tolerance in annual speech

Aug 16, 2018

Indonesia's president urged the country to embrace its founding spirt of tolerance in an annual national address just days after choosing a divisive cleric as his running mate in elections next year

Senior Chinese monk accused of sexual misconduct quits post

Aug 15, 2018

One of China's most high-profile monks has resigned from a top national post following reports of sexual misconduct

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

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