religion

‘I became a Quaker at 14’: 4 things you didn’t know about Judi Dench

Plastic surgery, unshakeable faith and fine romance – here are four things you didn’t know about Dame Judi Dench.

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Quebec’s New Law Could Increase Hate Crimes Against Muslims

The law is the first of its kind in North America.

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Wellness gone wild: the dark side of Fitspo

The obsession for eating, drinking, and doing everything we can to be healthy is sweeping society and pressuring adherents to greater heights. But is the quest for the ultimate state of wellbeing in fact creating more harm than good?

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Vatican acknowledges Gays and Lesbians

New Vatican document says homosexuals have “gifts and qualities to offer,” opening the door to greater acceptance of gays and lesbians.

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Affleck calls Maher’s views on Islam “gross” and “racist”

Ben Affleck has defended the Muslim community after Islamophobic comments by Bill Maher and Sam Harris.

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Pope marries couples who have cohabited, had children

The Catholic Church’s latest push to be more inclusive sees the Pope marry couples who already live together and have children.

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Crowds Rejoice After Two Popes Turn Saints

Crowds at the Vatican react to the unprecedented double canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.

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Keeping the faith

Hindu, Jewish, Salvation Army, Anglican, Muslim, Catholic and Buddhist – we find out from those of different faiths what religion means to them as adults, how it contributes to their life and why they feel inspired to nurture their beliefs.

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Embarking on the Haj

Millions of Muslims are in Mecca for the annual pilgrimage known as the Haj. We take a look at this sacred journey.

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The Hungry Ghost Festival in pictures

It is believed that the gates of hell are opened during The Hungry Ghost Festival and the dead ancestors return to visit their relatives.

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For God’s Sake – Book review

Four of Australia’s most interesting religious – and anti-religious – thinkers come together to ask and answer the big questions in this provocative & passionate book.

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My Story: Irene Lynette

Irene Lynette was four when she was placed into an institution and forced to study the bible, she shares her story with us and explains how religion and culture influenced the person she is today.

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Interview: Poh Ling Yeow

We talk to cook Poh Ling Yeow about her love of Malaysian cuisine, her religious upbringing and living her food dream.

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Crowd hopeful after Pope Francis’s inauguration

Pope Francis issues a strong appeal for the protection of the environment and the defence of the weakest members of society, leaving many hopeful after his inaugural Mass.

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Pope Benedict XVI bids farewell

Tens of thousands of Catholic pilgrims bid farewell to Pope Benedict as he holds an emotional final general audience at St. Peter’s Square.

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Eid al-Fitr Celebrations

Million of Muslims are this week celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the month-long fast for Ramadan. We take a look at festivities taking place around the world.

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Gallery: Millions celebrate Orthodox Easter

Revelers and religious leaders around the world celebrated Orthodox Easter over the weekend. Scroll through our gallery of colourful and quirky images.

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GALLERY: Holi festival of colours, India

Phagwa, or Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colours, celebrates the beginning of spring. Here are some colourful images of attendants reveling in the festivities.

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White House condemns pastor’s ‘devil pact’ comments

The White House has dismissed a comment by evangelical preacher Pat Robertson that Haiti’s earthquake was retribution for the country swearing a “pact to the devil”, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Religious Celebrations Around the World

Religious Celebrations Around the World images, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Wine debate: cork vs screwcaps

If you thought that sex, politics and religion were taboo topics at the table, you haven’t seen anything yet. Brace yourself for the corks versus screwcaps debate, MiNDFOOD reports.

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World Youth Day

Latest World Youth Day gallery: Images of the Pope’s visit to Sydney and the thousands of pilgrims who have flooded the city, by MiNDFOOD.

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