Religious Education

China's mass indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution

May 18, 2018

Since last spring, Chinese authorities in the heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang have ensnared at least tens, likely hundreds, of thousands of Muslim Chinese _ and even foreign citizens _ in mass internment camps

Chilean bishops open to resignations, reparation for abuse

May 14, 2018

Chile's Catholic bishops say they are open to whatever Pope Francis proposes to overhaul the Chilean church devastated by a clergy sex abuse and cover-up scandal, including the removal of bishops

Nevada leader to give first Hindu prayer in Oklahoma Senate

Apr 28, 2018

A spiritual leader from Nevada will deliver the first Hindu prayer in the Oklahoma Senate as part of an interfaith movement in a Legislature that's faced criticism its lack of religious diversity

AP Exclusive: Jailed Chinese pastor's US family seeks mercy

Apr 16, 2018

The American family of a prominent Chinese Christian pastor is asking for leniency after he was sentenced to prison for missionary work as the atheist ruling Communist Party exerts greater control over believers

Marquette stands behind 'Pride Prom' organizers

Apr 13, 2018

Students at Marquette University are moving ahead with a "Pride Prom" celebrating the school's LGBT community despite an online petition from a Catholic group asking the Jesuit school to block it.

Pakistan students pray for victims of airstrike in Kunduz

Apr 11, 2018

Pakistani religious students hold prayer service for victims of airstrike in neighboring Afghanistan

Pope won't apologize for role in Canada residential schools

Mar 28, 2018

The Catholic church says Pope Francis will not apologize to Canadian residential school survivors who were taken from their families and put in government schools where they were forced to convert to Christianity.

Vatican convicts ex-Guam archbishop accused of abuse

Mar 17, 2018

The Vatican on Friday has removed the suspended Guam archbishop from office and ordered him not to return to the island after convicting him of some charges in a sex abuse trial

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif dodges shoe thrown in seminary

Mar 11, 2018

Pakistani police say they have arrested a man and his accomplice for throwing a shoe at former premier Nawaz Sharif in the eastern city of Lahore

Church expert: #Metoo, Chile bishop scandal a wake-up call

Feb 9, 2018

The head of the Catholic Church's leading academic center on preventing priestly sexual abuse says the #MeToo movement and the recent controversy over a Chilean bishop show the need for a broader response to "the abuse of power and conscience."

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