Religious leaders condemn gay marriage

Chirendra Satyal
KATHMANDU: Two female American tourists in Kathmandu have sparked outrage among religious groups in the predominantly Hindu country by holding a gay marriage ceremony at a temple in the capital.

Food fiesta brings faiths together

MANGALORE: More than a thousand people of different religions congregated at Mangalore April 30 for a food and culture festival that took peace and harmony as its theme.

Prophet: The perfect role model

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born on Rabiul Awwal 12 of the Hijrah calendar. His birth, on a Monday, came 570 years after that of the Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him).

Shun idol worship, Dalai Lama urges

By Bosco de Souza Eremita

PANAJI: The Dalai Lama has urged people to turn their backs on the worship of idols and imbibe more compassion and sincerity. Compassion and genuine sincerity are keys to real happiness, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader said yesterday.

Controversial church celebrate silver jubilee

KOCHI: Political and religious leaders have celebrated the silver jubilee of a church built by Kerala Syrian Christians during tensions near a Hindu pilgrimage center.

Seminar highlights beauty of Islam

MANDALAY (Myanmar): A Mandalay inter religious seminar highlighted the beauty of Islam and the need to overcome prejudices and build mutual understanding between faiths.

Archbishop Paul Zinghtung Grawng of Mandalay Archdiocese joined 60 Catholic priests, nuns and seminarians, Buddhists monks ..

Mina reverberates with ‘Labbaik’

MINA: The valley of Mina, which otherwise remains deserted throughout the year, came alive Sunday as hundreds of thousands of pilgrims poured into the city chanting “Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik” (O God, here I am answering Your call). Official estimates have put the number of pilgrims at 2.5 million.

Hindus welcome Diwali wishes from Vatican

NEW DELHI: Hindus in India have welcomed and appreciated the Vatican’s message on Diwali, the festival of lights.
“It is a message that touches the heart,” said social activist Swamy Agnivesh, adding that the world will be more lit up after this message of harmony, peace and brotherhood.

Churches look to shared values in India

BANGALORE: Human dignity is at the heart of Christian belief but also an ideal of the Indian nation, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, told 3,000 religious leaders here on Thursday.”My dignity is secured when my neighbor’s is ensured,” he said at ..

Grand mufti warns against pornography

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al-Asheikh has warned young men and women against watching pornography on the Internet and satellite channels in his Friday sermon at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh. “The eyesight is a bounty given to us by Allah so ..



Policy for Eco-tourism will provide livelihood to local communities

AMN / NEW DELHI GOVERNMENT OF INDIA has prepared a policy for Eco-tourism in forest and wildlife areas, which ...

Living index: Pune best city to live in, Delhi ranks at 65

The survey was conducted on 111 cities in the country. Chennai has been ranked 14 and while New Delhi stands a ...