Tag Archives: Religion

  • Nepal temple bans mass animal slaughter

    In a victory for animals, Nepalese Gadhimai temple authorities said Tuesday they would end a centuries-old Hindu tradition of mass animal slaughter that attracts hundreds of thousands of worshippers. ...

  • Followers of Jonang school of Tibetan Buddhism seek recognition

    The demonstrators demanded that Jonang be represented in the exile Parliament from the 16th Parliament, due to be elected in March 2016. ...

  • Tibetan Buddhist leader blazes innovative trail

    The Karmapa spoke out on issues ranging from LGBT rights and improving status of women within Buddhism, to race relations and protecting the environment. ...

  • Obama, at prayer event, calls Dalai Lama “good friend”

    Obama greeted the Buddhist monk with a bow, and called him "a good friend" and "a powerful example of what it means to practice compassion and who inspires us to speak up." ...

  • Pope attracts world-record crowd in wet Philippines

    "There are certain realities in life we only see through eyes that are cleansed with our tears," said Pope Francis as he asked for genuine concern for others. ...

  • After Paris attacks, Pope speaks out against insulting religions

    Pope Francis speaking of last week's deadly attacks in Paris, defended freedom of expression, but said it was wrong to provoke others by insulting their religion. ...

  • Don’t follow any religious leader blindly, says Dalai Lama

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today underlined the need to develop an investigative bend of mind and appealed to people not to follow any religious leader blindly. ...

  • Nepal set for mass animal slaughter despite protests

    Hindu temple officials herded thousands of animals into pens in a remote corner of Nepal in final preparations for a mass slaughter Friday, defying a growing chorus of protests. ...

  • Myanmar, Sri Lanka Buddhist hard-liners join hands

    A hard-line Buddhist monk from Myanmar known for his anti-Muslim stance said his movement would join hands with a like-minded Sri Lankan group to "protect" Buddhists. ...

  • Three admit to murder of Akong Tulku Rinpoche in China

    Three Tibetans in China have pleaded guilty to involvement in the death of a prominent religious leader and two other people, a lawyer representing the victims' families said on Friday. ...