Malaysia court hears landmark dispute on religious conversion

May 4, 2010
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Kuala Lumpur, August 25, 2009/Bazuki Muhammad

Malaysia’s highest court has begun proceedings on a landmark inter-religious child custody dispute whose outcome could further raise political tension in this mainly Muslim country.  The Federal Court heard objections by lawyers for an ethnic Indian couple fighting each other for custody of their two children and adjourned for two weeks before hearing the case.

In Indonesia, keeping the religious status quo

By Olivia Rondonuwu
April 20, 2010
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Youths read the Koran in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province September 5, 2008/Yusuf Ahmad

Malaysia plans interfaith committee as tension rises

By Reuters Staff
April 7, 2010
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Burn marks on the wall of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Petaling Jaya outside Kuala Lumpur January 9, 2010, one of several struck in a row over the use of the word "Allah"/Bazuki Muhammad

Nepal’s “living goddess” eyes banking career

April 7, 2010
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Living goddess Chanira Bajracharya at her residence in Patan, near Kathmandu, April 6, 2010/Gopal Chitrakar

Q+A-Religious violence risks reputation of India’s Hyderabad

By Reuters Staff
March 31, 2010
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Indian police patrol the southern Indian city of Hyderabad March 30, 2010/Krishnendu Halder

Hindu wins battle for funeral pyre in Britain

By Reuters Staff
February 10, 2010
Davender Ghai outside of Britain's High Court in London, 18 Jan 2010/Toby Melville

Davender Ghai outside of Britain's High Court in London, 18 Jan 2010/Toby Melville

Half a million Hindus bathe in India’s Ganges; first day crush kills 7

January 14, 2010
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Devotees take dip in waters of river Ganges during "Kumbh Mela" in Haridwar, 14 Jan 2010/Adnan Abidi

GUESTVIEW: Faiths meet at Parliament of World Religions

By Guest Contributor
December 8, 2009

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The following is a guest contribution. Reuters is not responsible for the content and the views expressed are the authors’ alone. Paul Knitter is the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions and Culture at Union Theological Seminary in New York.Matthew Weiner is Program Director at the Interfaith Center of New York.

Indian report raps politicians over Ayodhya mosque destruction

November 26, 2009

babri1A government-backed inquiry has accused several of India’s top opposition politicians of having a role in the destruction of an ancient mosque in 1992 that triggered some of the country’s worst religious riots.

Nepal Hindu temple conducts biggest animal sacrifice on earth

November 25, 2009

sacrificeAt least 15,000 buffalo and “countless” goats and birds were sacrificed in a temple in southern Nepal on Wednesday in a ritual billed as the single biggest animal slaughter on earth.