Friday, September 17, 2021

church

The tangled business of tying the knot during the Covid-19 crisis

Those who place high value on the presence of family and loved ones may have to wait until the pandemic subsides in order to sign on the dotted line.

Church criticises Austrian govt’s ‘Islam map’

The highly controversial map shows details of more than 600 Muslim associations including details on their location and photos of members.

Brazil Supreme Court backs Covid bans on religious gatherings

The issue has triggered widespread legal and political debate as Brazil faces its worst phase of the pandemic yet.

Sarawak Christians flock online for Good Friday, Easter

Health SOPs keep physical congregations skeletal but not everyone has the internet access needed to follow church services online.

Indonesian cops step up Easter security at churches after terror attacks

President Joko Widodo says there is no place for terrorism in Indonesia.

Indonesia cathedral suicide bombers were newlyweds

Authorities say the weapon was a pressure cooker bomb which the couple had learned to assemble online from social media.

Indonesia cathedral rocked by Palm Sunday suicide bombing

The powerful blast at the church in Makassar city on Sulawesi island left at least 14 church officials and congregants injured by debris.

‘Allah’ ruling not a victory for Christians over Muslims, Sarawak bishop says

Danald Jute says it is merely a fair and just judgment which took into account the fact that the Christian community in Sabah and Sarawak have been using the word 'Allah' for generations.

US pastor sent on leave over Melania Trump ‘trophy wife’ sermon

He has been sent on leave after he exhorted women to be more like former first lady Melania Trump and not let themselves go.

Head of French church child abuse probe says possibly 10,000 victims

The head of the commission set up by the Catholic Church says the previous estimate of 3,000 victims 'is certainly an underestimate'.
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Rehearsing for Christmas at a city church

Musicians at a church in Petaling Jaya gather for a rehearsal after months of no services due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The night before Christmas at a small city church

Churches, like most organisations, have gone online this year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the government's recent announcement that services will be allowed has seen some, like this small church in Ara Damansara, hurrying to get things ready by Christmas Day. (Note: masks were worn except for photo purposes.)

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