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Why did Twitter remove Mother Teresa abortion quote? Comments 0

Monday, April 15th, 2019

A tweet containing a Mother Teresa quote, “Abortion is profoundly anti-woman. Three-quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers.” was removed immediately. The graphic purportedly violated Twitter’s “health and pharmaceutical products and services policy.” Read more

5 facts about Buddhists around the world Comments 0

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Buddhists across Asia are preparing to celebrate the birthday of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who later became known as Gautama Buddha and was the founder of Buddhism. The Buddha is believed to have been born roughly 2,500 years ago in what is today Nepal. Read five facts about Buddhists

Crowds cheers when preacher on train told to shut up Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Passengers on a packed Sydney train began cheering when a man preaching about abortion was told to shut up. Phillip Blair, of Torch of Christ Ministries in America, boarded the busy train at Martin Place on Monday, he quickly began shouting about his religious beliefs. Watch the video Read more

This robot reads the Bible to old people Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Seniors in search of some high-tech companionship may find comfort in a small robot that can listen to them and read relevant scripture. SanTO is a foot-and-a-half tall robot resembles the sort of altar or figurine a Catholic may use to decorate their home. But it’s equipped with software it uses to listen to people, scan their faces Read more

Grandpa’s funny ‘Boyfriend Rules’ for dating his granddaughter Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019

With the wisdom he has learned over the years, a doting granddad from Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, named William, recently doled out hilarious “Boyfriend rules” that his granddaughter Amie McHugh’s future boyfriend should comply with. Read more

Five myths about hijab Comments 0

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Hijab refers to a set of practices for a modest lifestyle. Some of these rules apply to women and some to men. When men wear tight T-shirts to show off their muscles, for instance, they are going against the Islamic notion of modesty. Read more

Do you want to help the Muslim community in New Zealand? Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

With thousands of Kiwis wanting to reach out to offer their generous help to Muslim communities all over the country, Kiwi Muslim Samir Harith has shared some important things to keep in mind when offering help. Continue reading

Wearing blue for St Patrick Comments 0

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Though green dominates the celebrations today, it was the colour blue – a shade known as St Patrick’s blue – that was first associated with the saint. The earliest depictions of St Patrick show him in blue garments, and the colour also appears on ancient Irish flags. Read some more little known facts about St Read more

Apology after teacher makes student remove Ash Wednesday cross Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

A fourth-grade student says he wasn’t allowed to wear the ash cross on his forehead on Ash Wednesday His teacher gave him a wipe and told him to take it off Read more

‘Heaven has strict immigration laws’ sign Comments 0

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Leaders of an Arkansas church are apologizing for a controversial message that was on the church’s marquee and offended members of the community. The sign outside Apostolic Faith Church in Springdale, Arkansas, recently read, “Heaven has strict immigration laws, hell has open borders,”  Read more