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Rewriting history: Phoenician ‘harbour’ revealed to be religious site that aligns with the stars

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Off the west coast of Sicily lies the remains of the ancient city of Motya. There, a compound of temples and shrines offers a window into the life of Phoenicians settlers who journeyed from Lebanon across the Mediterr...

Salford man jailed after refusing to grant his wife Jewish religious divorce

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The owner of a property company has been jailed for 18 months for controlling or coercive behaviour after refusing to grant his wife a religious divorce. Alan Moher, 57, from Salford, separated from his wife, Caroline...

UK to campaign against religious segregation in Northern Irish schools

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Ministers are to launch a campaign of “nudging and cajoling” to combat religious segregation in education in Northern Ireland, after figures revealed just 7% of schools officially offered integrated education. The Nor...

Warren Entsch accused of failing to back Liberal MPs on religious discrimination amendments

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Warren Entsch has come under fire for abandoning an offer to help first-term Liberal MPs vote up religious discrimination bill amendments to protect LGBTQ+ students. A Liberal MP told Guardian Australia that Entsch ha...

Australia politics live news updates: religious discrimination bill goes to Senate after marathon debate

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Controversial legislation moves to upper house after all-night debate in House of Representatives which saw five Liberal MPs cross the floor. Follow all the day’s news

Australia politics news live updates: Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame to respond to Morrison apology; Labor’s religious discrimination dilemma

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Higgins and Tame will address the National Press Club a day after the prime minister’s apology to women harassed and assaulted in federal parliament – follow all the day’s news

Love jihad: India’s lethal religious conspiracy theory – video

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The mutilated body of a 24-year-old Muslim, Arbaaz Aftab Mullah, was discovered on a railway track near his home. His family believe he was murdered because of his interfaith relationship with a Hindu woman and that h...

More Americans are shifting away from religious affiliation, new study finds

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About 30% of American adults say they do not have a religious affiliation, according to a new study exploring the growing secularization in American society. In 2007, only 16% of American adults surveyed by the Pew R...

Religious discrimination bill: moderate Liberals strike deal to protect gay students

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The Morrison government has struck a deal with some moderate Liberal MPs to support its contentious religious discrimination bill, agreeing to make immediate changes to protect gay students from discrimination in reli...

Australia politics live update: Scott Morrison to introduce religious discrimination bill to parliament

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Legislation which contains a controversial statement of belief clause is expected to pass the lower house before being examined by a Senate committee. Follow live updates

Justice on the Brink review: how the religious right took the supreme court

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Linda Greenhouse’s byline became synonymous with the supreme court during the 30 years she covered it for the New York Times. She excelled at unraveling complex legal riddles for the average reader. She also had treme...

Religious exemptions threaten to undermine US Covid vaccine mandates

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This month, California became the first state to require Covid-19 vaccines for all schoolchildren but the provision came with a loophole: students will be granted religious exemptions. California, which currently has ...

‘This is a cult’: inside the shocking story of a religious weight-loss group

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In May of this year, film-makers Marina Zenovich and Nile Cappello had nearly wrapped on a documentary series about Remnant Fellowship, an insular, eerily cheery church in Brentwood, Tennessee, which preached weight l...

Religious rehab centres fill gap as Nigeria grapples with soaring drug use

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Kola* was in secondary school in Nigeria when he started smoking cigarettes. He soon graduated to cannabis, heroin and eventually to crack cocaine. Access to drugs was easy and he felt the pressure of friends to parti...

DezNats: religious extremists push ultra-conservative Mormon vision

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A new group of religious extremists in the United States is seeking to promote and defend an ultra-conservative vision of Mormon belief and harass perceived opponents of those beliefs, which are often racist and bigot...

We Still Say Grace review – religious horror strays from the path of credibility

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Nothing else in this schlocky horror-thriller comes anywhere close to matching its cheerfully grotesque opening. Harold, a white-bearded Bible-quoting hellfire fanatic (played by Bruce Davison), is presiding over a la...

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