(RNS) — Megachurch pastor James MacDonald and his congregation filed suit recently, claiming two bloggers and a freelance writer were spreading false information about the church.
Bangladesh, a deeply religious but moderate Muslim-majority country of 160 million people, is struggling to control attacks by Islamist groups on bloggers critical of extremism, atheists and religious minorities.
(RNS) Separate targeted attacks on Hindus, Christians, Buddhists and atheists have left the country reeling.
DHAKA — Police said the murder was similar to other attacks on secular bloggers by Islamist militants. But fellow university teachers said the victim never spoke or wrote anything about religion or Islam.
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- The slaying of law student Nazimuddin Samad, 28, follows the killing last year of five secular writers and a publisher, including a Bangladeshi-American activist.
(RNS) “History has shown time and time again that when one minority group is oppressed with impunity, others soon face the same fate,” wrote Bishop Declan Lang.
(Reuters) A Jeddah court handed Badawi his sentence in 2012 after he criticized the Saudi clergy in a blog and called for changes in the way religion is practiced in Saudi Arabia.
Bangladesh's elite forces arrested three suspected Islamist militants for masterminding the killings of two secular bloggers in the Muslim-majority nation.
Yee posted a YouTube video that said Christians were "power-hungry and malicious" people who "deceive others into thinking that they are compassionate and kind."
Politicians and pundits debate whether Britain is a Christian state. A Polish art group is taken to court for “blasphemously” painting Pope St. JP2 breastfeeding a priest. And Brunei implements its first phase of harsh new Shariah penalties. All this and more in April’s global recap.
(RNS) Caleb Wilde is an undertaker with a media presence tailor-made for the age of disclosure.
ROME (RNS) The Vatican has said that use of the new “.catholic” Internet domain will be limited to official organizations such as Catholic churches, parishes, schools and the like, and that individual Catholics or bloggers won’t be allowed to use it.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Rather than wait for possible excommunication from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon blogger David Twede has resigned his membership. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.