Richard S. Ehrlich| Religion News Service




Stories by Richard S. Ehrlich| Religion News Service
On Eid al-Adha, tradition gives way to online innovation

RNS () — Muslims in Pakistan, Bangladesh and elsewhere went online to buy live cows and goats for the traditional … Continued

Malaysian court: Only Muslims can use the word ‘Allah’

RNS () — A court in Muslim-majority Malaysia ruled Monday (Oct. 14) that only Muslims are permitted to use the … Continued

Bangladesh Parliament member sentenced to death for crimes against Hindus

RNS () — A court in Muslim-majority Bangladesh sentenced an Islamist member of Parliament to death for genocide and other … Continued

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws to require death sentence for false accusers

RNS () — Pakistan’s constitutionally mandated Council of Islamic Ideology told the government anyone who wrongly accuses a person of … Continued

Religious leaders denounce child marriage in joint video

RNS () — Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and Muslim leaders are denouncing child marriage in a new audio-video broadcast for radio, … Continued

A rival to Miss World will crown a pious Muslim woman

RNS () — After hardline Islamists voiced opposition to the Miss World contest now being staged in Muslim-majority Indonesia, a … Continued

Abused Hindu goddesses recall violence against women

RNS () — A new public campaign in India uses powerful images of three Hindu goddesses with bruised faces to … Continued

Lamb of God banned from performing in Malaysia

RNS () — Muslim-majority Malaysia has canceled a performance by American heavy metal band Lamb of God because the group … Continued

Indonesian Muslim clerics: Cancel Miss World pageant

RNS () — Indonesian Muslim clerics are asking the government to cancel this month’s Miss World pageant because Islam prohibits … Continued

Physicians group blames government for Myanmar religious strife

RNS () — Buddhists are killing Muslims in Myanmar with impunity because the government failed to stop the attacks, New … Continued