A wave of misinformation and conspiracy theories circulating on social media underpins COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Africa, where only 11% of people have received the vaccine. Religious beliefs, distrust of government and the West, and a casual attitude to the scale of the pandemic have also contributed to general hesitationRead More →

The Helsinki District Court in Finland is currently considering hate speech charges against a Christian Democrat parliamentarian and a Lutheran bishop for tweeting Bible verses and saying that homosexual activity is forbidden in the Bible. The public prosecutor pleads that they “threatened, defamed or insulted” the gay and transgender community,Read More →

Basant Panchami: Hindu Religious Beliefs and Mythology!!! Magh Shukla Panchami is celebrated as Basant Panchami. This time, this festival falls on February 5, Saturday. Saraswathi Puja is particularly performed on this day, Goddess Saraswati is said to have appeared on Basant Panchami day, hence Goddess Saraswathi is worshiped on thisRead More →

As the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads in the United States, heightening tensions around vaccination mandates and religious exemption claims, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) have published their Wave 3 of their investigation on religion and vaccines December 6. New survey finds onlyRead More →

One in 10 Americans think their religious beliefs forbid COVID-19 vaccination, while nearly nine in 10 disagree, news survey from the Public Religion Research Institute and Interfaith Youth Core shows. Among unvaccinated Americans, this belief is higher, at 28%, according to the survey. The survey, released Dec. 9, is basedRead More →

In short As companies recall employees to their physical workplace, more and more employers are choosing to implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies to keep employees safe. In turn, some employees seek accommodations for disabilities or sincere religious beliefs that may prevent them from getting the vaccine. What should Canadian employersRead More →

Strictly Come Dancing star Dan Walker was forced to explain his religious views after being labeled a “creationist,” which cast doubt on his ability to impartially host BBC Breakfast. Video upload Video unavailable The video will play automatically soon8to cancel Play now Strictly: Dan Walker explains why he doesn’t workRead More →

It is estimated that 2,000 people are still imprisoned in Uzbekistan for peacefully practicing their religious beliefs, according to a new report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). In a report titled, Uzbekistan Religious and political prisoners: tackling a legacy of repression, USCIRF documents the casesRead More →

Although none of these plans have been put in place, Marothi Josias Masashane, who heads the South African National Christian Forum, complained in documents to the country’s supreme court of “the employers’ attitude against unvaccinated employees “. and the news that the University of Cape Town was considering a compulsoryRead More →

Posted September 19, 2021 Health experts have warned that traditional and religious beliefs fuel the complications of preeclampsia, noting that managing the condition should now be seen as crucial in curbing the rising incidence of maternal mortality. According to health experts, preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternalRead More →

Find out what clicks on FoxBusiness.com. Two Alaska Airlines employees file a federal complaint alleging that the company retaliated against them for questioning its support for the equality law. First Liberty Institute, which represents the employees, alleges that the company said “[d]defining gender identity or sexual orientation as a moralRead More →

A national Christian organization has filed a lawsuit against Governor Janet Mills and several of the state’s largest healthcare organizations over Maine’s requirement that healthcare workers receive the COVID-19 vaccine or be at risk of lose their job Liberty Counsel, who also represented a church in Orrington pursuing state restrictionsRead More →

Tomorrow, the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a case pitting basic human security amid a deadly pandemic … against religious madness. The case concerns a warrant issued last year by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Officials said elementary school students (aged five and over)Read More →

When the Supreme Court issued its landmark June 2020 ruling banning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, author Justice Neil Gorsuch warned that the court was not reviewing arguments that hiring an LGBTQ worker would violate an employer’s religious beliefs. These arguments may be coming soon. AndRead More →

Eight high school football coaches have been suspended after allegedly forcing a 17-year-old to violate his religious beliefs by consuming pork, Canton depot reported. McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio has reportedly suspended head coach Marcus Wattley and seven assistants after allegations that coaching staff fed the unnamed student pepperoniRead More →

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said no particular religious group was favored by policymakers He added that the principles of “secularism, neutrality between religions” have been one of the “golden threads” of Singapore’s public policy making. He was responding to a question from opposition leader Pritam Singh MrRead More →

Jews in this country have a lower opinion of President Trump’s moral and political behavior than members of other religions, although they show signs of ambivalence in his handling of “Jewish” issues. These are among the conclusions of an opinion poll published on March 12 by the Pew Research CenterRead More →

Singers Ivy and Tei have responded to false rumors circulating about their religious beliefs. South Korea is currently grappling with the outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), with a religious group known as Shincheonji playing a vital role in the outbreak in the Daegu area. As more and more confirmed casesRead More →

Manila Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica is one of the best-known Catholic churches in the Philippines. The main religion in the Philippines is Roman Catholic Christianity, followed by Islam and other types of Christianity. In the Philippines, all religions are protected by law and no religious belief has priority over another.Read More →

One of many Roman Catholic cathedrals in Mexico. Mexico is located in the southern part of North America and is bordered by the United States, Guatemala, the Pacific Ocean, Belize, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico is the third largest country in North America and the 13andRead More →

The Abuja National Mosque in the Nigerian capital is one of the most important centers of Islamic worship in the country. In the old days, Nigerians were free to trust whatever was most dear to their tribes and themselves. It was a confidence in nature and animism that projected itselfRead More →

Worshipers attending services at a Pentecostal church in Zimbabwe. Protestant Christianity In 1795, the London Missionary Society was founded to promote the spread of Protestantism in Africa and Asia. Missions were launched in Zimbabwe and it was the first time that the country was initiated into Protestantism. There is aRead More →

A Catholic church in Cuba. Cuba has different religious groups reflecting the diversity of the country. Roman Catholic is the dominant religion having been introduced by the Spanish colonialists. After the revolution, the state sought to control religious activities, even prohibiting financial contributions from unrecognized organizations. The country has alsoRead More →

A statue of Martin Luther, one of the most important figures of the Protestant Reformation, in the town of Worms, Germany. Germany was once part of the Holy Roman Empire and therefore a Catholic stronghold, although in the centuries to come it would be at the center of the ProtestantRead More →

Convento de San Francisco, a historic colonial-era Roman Catholic monastery in Lima, Peru. Peru, a country in South America, is officially known as the Republic of Peru. Ecuador and Colombia border it to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the southeast, Chile to the south, and the PacificRead More →

Saint Paul’s Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church in the town of Victoria on the island of Mahé, Seychelles. Seychelles Seychelles is an African island country located in the Indian Ocean with a population of approximately 93,000. This nation has no known native populations. Instead, a long history involving Arab traders,Read More →

Boys aged 9 to 10 from the waYao tribe participating in circumcision and initiation rites. Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa bordered by Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique. The people of Malawi are mainly Bantus divided into several ethnic groups with different religious beliefs.Read More →

The Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is located in the eastern part of the Bengal region in South Asia. It was separated from India and then Pakistan after the Indian subcontinent gained independence from Britain. The nation is only behind Indonesia, Pakistan and India in the world’s MuslimRead More →

Great Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Japan_mark3 / Shutterstock.com. Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa covering an area of ​​105,900 square kilometers with a general population of 17.3 million. A landlocked country, it is surrounded by six countries, Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. It wasRead More →

Cathedral of Cotonou, Benin. Editorial credit: Cora Unk Photo / Shutterstock.com. The Republic of Benin is a West African country bordered by Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo and Nigeria. The population of Benin is approximately 10.8 million, their official dialect being French. Culturally diverse, the people of Benin follow a diverseRead More →

Facade of the church along the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Religion in Hungary is predominantly Christian. Historically, the formation of Hungary was based on Christianity as it was declared the state religion by King St. Stephen. Over the past millennium, the percentage of Christians has fallen from almost the entireRead More →

The Great Mosque of Conakry in Guinea, one of the largest mosques in West Africa. Guinea has a population of just over 10 million with 24 ethnic groups. There is freedom of religion in Guinea although Islam is the dominant religion demographically, socially and culturally. Over 85% of Guinea’s populationRead More →

Christians in a local church in South Sudan. Religion is an important social and economic aspect in South Sudan. Socially, religion is seen as a unifying factor in a country ravaged by decades of civil war. Religion has been used to bridge ethnic differences in the country, which is oneRead More →

A Roman Catholic mass (left) and Voodoo ceremony (right) in contemporary Haiti. Haiti has been largely a Christian country for several hundred years after the Spanish and then the French colonized the Caribbean island nation before it became a sovereign state. Roman Catholicism is by far the largest Christian denominationRead More →

Catholic Church in Rwanda. The country of Rwanda is a small landlocked country located in East Africa. The country is known for its rainforests, national parks and endangered animal species. Unfortunately, it is also known for its violent and turbulent recent past with the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. This article mentionsRead More →

Saint Barbara Church in Tsumeb, Namibia. Religion in Namibia Namibia is a secular state, which means that the government is religiously neutral and does not support or oppose any religion. The government practices separation of religion and state and treats all residents equally, regardless of their religious beliefs. The constitutionRead More →

The “floating mosque” of Kota Kinabalu on its man-made lagoon in the Malaysian state of Sabah in Borneo. Malaysia is a Muslim-majority country with large religious minority populations of Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, and practitioners of traditional Chinese religion. According to the 2010 population census, 61.3% of Malays are Muslims, 19.8%Read More →

A mosque in Abéché, Chad Chad has a number of widely and freely practiced religions in the country. The constitution grants religious freedom which has allowed various religious groups. Islam and Christianity are the major denominations with millions of adherents. However, several senior government officials tie themselves to the IslamicRead More →

A cross is pictured here in Antigua, Guatemala. Guatemala is a Central American country located south of Mexico and is officially known as the Republic of Guatemala. Its capital, Guatemala City, which is also the largest city, is home to the National Palace of Culture and the National Museum ofRead More →

A church located in the Dominican Republic. Roman Catholic Christianity is the most followed religious group in the country. The Church has contributed enormously to the socio-economic development of the Dominican Republic through the projects it initiated especially before the country obtained its independence. Among the projects initiated by theRead More →

Church in Angola. The Constitution of Angola guarantees religious freedom to its inhabitants. Currently, there are 85 recognized religions or denominations of the same religion. Religious groups with fewer than 100,000 followers have not been banned from practicing their religion but do not enjoy the same legal protections as recognizedRead More →