Showing posts with label religious heritage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label religious heritage. Show all posts

Friday, August 5, 2022

Monday, July 4, 2022

1 million for biggest hajj pilgrimage since pandemic, security forces in Saudi Arabia in preparation



 1. One million people, including 850,000 from abroad, are allowed at this year's Hajj   -- a key pillar of Islam that all able-bodied Muslims  are required to perform at least once -- after two years of drastically curtailed numbers due to the pandemic.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

L'église du Saint-Sépulcre à Jérusalem fermée pour protester contre des mesures fiscales israéliennes

L'église du Saint-Sépulcre à Jérusalem fermée
Des responsables chrétiens ont pris dimanche la rare décision de fermer l'église du Saint-Sépulcre à Jérusalem, site du tombeau du Christ selon la tradition, pour protester contre des mesures fiscales israéliennes.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Russians in icy plunge to celebrate Epiphany

Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers plunged into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark Epiphany, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the day.

Friday, May 6, 2016

African religious leaders to discuss ways of prevention of incitement

Religious actors from different African countries will be meeting next week in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to dwell upon ways of preventing incitement, which could lead to atrocity crimes.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Les iconoclastes du XXIème siècle

Même s’il est difficile de faire des comparaisons intertemporelles, il est compréhensible qu’il existe des similitudes voire même des analogies entre les iconoclastes qui tentèrent de s’emparer de l’Empire Byzantin et l’organisation terroriste Daesh qui tente d’écraser les quatre grandes écoles de la tradition musulmane. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Serb village may 'convert to Islam' to save local church

A small village in Serbia is at the center of a remarkable row which has seen some of its Christian residents claim they will become Muslim if their local church is not restored.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Global initiative to boost protection of cultural heritage

Two key UN agencies and some countries on Sunday joined Interpol to launch a major new initiative to enhance the protection of cultural heritage targeted by terrorists and illicit traffickers against a backdrop of a sharp rise of terrorist attacks and destruction of cultural heritage in armed conflict.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Saudi authorities under fire as death-marred hajj draws to a close

As the hajj religious pilgrimage entered its final day Saturday, officials in Saudi Arabia continued to grapple with the aftermath of a collision of pedestrian crowds that killed at least 769 people from various nationalities.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Indian Muslims Mull End to Cow Sacrifices

Some Islamic scholars and Muslim groups in India have called on Muslims to refrain from sacrificing cows this Eid al-Adha, to avoid hurting the religious sentiments of the country’s Hindu majority that considers the animal holy.

UNHCR’s Angelina Jolie Urges Yemenis ‘Deserve Same Compassion’ as Ukrainian Refugees - Sputnik International

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Sunday that its special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie, ...