'I have lost my wallet and brother': reuniting at Kumbh Mela, the world's largest festival

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; ’I have lost my wallet and brother’: reuniting at Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest festival Indian Hindu devotees take a holy dip at Sangam during Kumbh Mela. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images As an estimated 15m Hindus gather at convergence of holy rivers in India, the Läs mer…

India's Kumbh Mela festival – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Thought to be the world’s largest human gathering, more than 20 million Hindu pilgrims ritually bathed on the opening day of the festival Pilgrims arrive to take a holy dip at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers, Läs mer…

Ram Rahim Singh: Indian court jails spiritual guru for life over journalist murder

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; India Singh, who heads Sacha Sauda sect, is currently serving 20-year for rape of two followers Self-styled guru Ram Rahim Singh has appeared in music videos and films. He was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison. Photograph: Tsering Topgyal/AP An Indian court sentenced Läs mer…

One in three Christians face persecution in Asia, report finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Christianity Threat levels rise in China amid crackdown and India enters top 10 for first time Christians mark Christmas in China, where the government has closed hundreds of unofficial churches and detained pastors and worshippers. Photograph: Artyom Ivanov/Tass The persecution of Christians in China Läs mer…

‘McJesus’ Sculpture Depicting Ronald McDonald on Cross Outrages Israel’s Arab Christian Community

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (HAIFA, Israel) — An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked protests by the country’s Arab Christian minority. Hundreds of Christians calling for the removal of the sculpture, entitled “McJesus,” demonstrated at the museum in the northern city of Haifa Läs mer…

‘McJesus’ Sculpture Depicting Ronald McDonald on Cross Outrages Israel’s Arab Christian Community

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (HAIFA, Israel) — An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked protests by the country’s Arab Christian minority. Hundreds of Christians calling for the removal of the sculpture, entitled “McJesus,” demonstrated at the museum in the northern city of Haifa Läs mer…