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  1. 1. news | 16 Jan 2015

    US, UN warn Myanmar over growing religious tensions

    By AFP

    » A top American diplomat Friday decried growing religious intolerance in Myanmar and warned the use of faith for political ends was "playing with fire" in a crunch election year for the former junta-run country.

  2. 2. news | 25 Dec 2014

    Pope condemns religious persecution in Christmas address

    By AFP

    » Pope Francis on Thursday roundly condemned jihadist violence and the "brutal persecution" of religious minorities in a Christmas message to the world's 1.2 billion Catholics and millions of others.

  3. 3. news | 15 Dec 2014

    SSC ban riles female monks

    SPECIAL REPORT

    By Lamphai Intathep, Newspaper section: News

    » Being a Bhikkhuni, or female monk, is not easy in Thailand. They are not recognised by religious authorities, and women who want to be Bhikkhuni have to be ordained by religious figures from other Theravada Buddhist coun...

  4. 4. news | 27 Jan 2015

    Obama wraps India visit with pleas on religion, climate

    By AFP

    » US President Barack Obama urged India to promote religious tolerance and do more to combat global warming Tuesday as he wrapped up a visit aimed at forging a new friendship between the world's largest democracies.

  5. 5. news | 22 Jan 2015

    Malaysia bars Church's use of 'Allah'

    By AFP

    » KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's highest court on Wednesday rejected a final bid by the country's Catholic newspaper for the right to use the word "Allah" to refer to the Christian God, in a case that has aggravated r...

  6. 6. news | 21 Jan 2015

    Teaching peace 'demands grit'

    far south

    By Achara Ashayagachat, Newspaper section: News

    » Instilling attitudes toward peace among students in the far South requires grit and perseverance among teachers, and the participation of parents and Islamic religious schools, award-winning teachers say.

  7. 7. opinion | 20 Jan 2015

    Stand up to hatred

    EDITORIAL

    Newspaper section: News

    » Credit a top US diplomat for raising the issue of fast-growing religious intolerance in our region. Tom Malinowski, an official of the human rights office of the US State Department, made his comments last week in Myanma...

  8. 8. news | 16 Jan 2015

    US decries Myanmar intolerance

    » YANGON — A top American diplomat on Friday decried growing religious intolerance in Myanmar and warned the use of faith for political ends was "playing with fire" in an election year for the former junta-run country.

  9. 9. news | 15 Jan 2015

    Pakistani lawmakers condemn Charlie Hebdo cartoon

    By AFP

    » Pakistan's parliament on Thursday condemned satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo for printing a "blasphemous" cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed, as religious groups held fervent rallies across the country.

  10. 10. opinion | 13 Jan 2015

    Balancing lese majeste with free speech

    COMMENTARY

    By Atiya Achakulwisut, Newspaper section: News

    » The massacre at Charlie Hebdo has its own religious and cultural context. That does not mean we Thais should not pay attention to the free speech versus hate speech conflict at the heart of the brutality.

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