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How The Temple Dancers Of South India Fought Back Against “Moral Reform”

In the 19th century, prompted by the disapproval of Protestant missionaries who wanted Hindu temple dancing banned, some Tamil reformers campaigned for the performers, called devadāsīs, to become like nuns, as they supposedly were in a purer golden age. Starting in 1911, some devadāsīs argued back. – JSTOR Daily
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Austin Currie obituary

One of the leading figures of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland who co-founded the SDLPAustin Currie, who has died aged 82, became the poster boy of the Northern Ireland civil rights movement in June 1968 when he squatted a house in Caledon, in his home county of Tyrone. This was in protest at its allocation to a Protestant woman, the secretary to a local Unionist politician, despite there being 250 people on the housing waiting list, and many Catholic families living in overcrowded...
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‘Don’t pass Catholic churches’: protests as Glasgow braces for Orange walks

Campaigners call for parades to be re-routed as up to 13,000 people expected to converge in city centreCampaigners against anti-Catholic bigotry and anti-Irish discrimination will gather in protest around vulnerable churches on Saturday, as Glasgow braces itself for the largest gathering of Orange marchers since the pandemic.More than 30 of the controversial Protestant parades will converge in the city centre to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first Battle of the Boyne parade, with pote...
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Why the U.S. and Belgium are culture buddies

This map replaces geography with another type of closeness: cultural values.Although the groups it depicts have familiar names, their shapes are not.The map makes for strange bedfellows: Brazil next to South Africa and Belgium neighboring the U.S. Some countries value self-expression more than others.Credit: Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty ImagesQuestion: On what map is Lithuania a neighbor of China, Poland lies next to Brazil, and Morocco and Yemen touch?Answer: ...
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Top Ten Books for College Orientation

Many students heading off to college for the first time this fall already have a college-level assignment. In preparation for their first year, they’re expected to have read a book over the summer and come prepared to discuss it in class. It was not just any book, but a “common reading.” It was a specific book selected by their institution to not only create a shared experience, but also planned to be the subject of discussions by college freshmen and their teachers. As you look through the list...
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United Methodist Conference Seizes Church Assets in Dispute

A regional governing body for a Protestant denomination has seized assets of a congregation in Georgia during a dispute over who should be the senior pastor.
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Persecution persists in Algeria despite leadership change

UPDATE: Newly appointed Algerian Prime Minister Ayman Benabderrahmane is infected with COVID-19, Reuters reports . The prime minister will quarantine for seven days but continue performing his duties virtually.   Algeria (MNN) -- There may be a new Prime Minister at the helm in Algeria, but persecution isn’t likely to let up. See our full Algeria coverage here. “The problems Christians face are largely coming from the Ministry of Interior, who looks at the Christian community -- espe...
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Progressive Patriotism For July 4

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. This July 4 will be the first Independence Day of Joe Biden’s presidency. Americans can celebrate the holiday by expressing their patriotism around a set of ideas and principles instead of Donald Trump’s insistence that patriotism is about fealty to one man and his government. Trump has never understood that the ways Americans express their patriotism are as diverse as our nation. To some, patriotism means "my...
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GOP in flux, Mike Pence plans speech at Reagan Library in Simi Valley

Former Vice President Mike Pence has scheduled a visit to Southern California on Thursday, where an audience at the Reagan Library will hear a man who once was a frontrunner pick for the presidency. Oh, how times have changed: Instead, Donald J. Trump won the presidency, and four years — and eventually two impeachments — later on a Jan. 6 day an angry crowd of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in protest of an election they say was stolen. Despite calls from Trump and his supporters to d...
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‘Identity crisis’: will the US’s largest evangelical denomination move even further right?

Thousands of Southern Baptists are gathering to elect their next president amid deep divides over addressing systemic racism and sexual misconductThousands of Southern Baptists from across the US are heading to Tennessee this week to vote for their next president, a choice laced with tension that could push America’s largest evangelical Christian denomination even further to the right and potentially spark an exodus of Black pastors and congregations.Each of the three leading candidates for pres...
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Vietnam bans all religious events after Protestant church service triggers COVID cluster. The city district of Go Vap, where the church...

Police filed a case against a couple that heads a Protestant church mission in Vietnam for "spreading dangerous infectious diseases,"...
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Anxious unionists in little mood to celebrate Northern Ireland centenary

In Enniskillen for a long time, the unionists kept winning. Now the feeling is of Britishness being lostCovered up and boxed in a storage vault in the town of Enniskillen, two historic oil paintings gathered dust. King William III commissioned the portraits of himself and Queen Mary after he routed Catholic forces in the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, a turning point in Irish history that established Protestant ascendance.Unionists revere King Billy, also known as William of Orange, as a hero who ...
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The birth of childhood: A brief history of the European child

It took several thousand years for our culture to realize that a child is not an object. Learning how to treat children as humans continues to this day."Nature wants children to be children before they are men," wrote Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the book Emile, or On Education (1762). While Rousseau did not see children as humans, he appealed to parents to look after their offspring. "If we consider childhood itself, is there anything so weak and wretched as a child, anything so utterly at the merc...
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Historians call for opening of secret Northern Ireland files to mark centenary

Push for transparency comes at a time of heightened tensions in regionSecret archives concerning some of the most controversial episodes from the inception of Northern Ireland could be opened amid pressure from historians advising on its centenary commemorations.They include an archive dedicated to the Ulster Special Constabulary (USC) – a quasi-military and overwhelmingly Protestant reserve police force known as the “B Specials” – and files potentially shedding light on their involvement in atr...
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Northern Ireland Leaders Seek Calm After Violence Escalates

Authorities in Northern Ireland are seeking to restore calm after Protestant and Catholic youths in Belfast hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and each other.
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N Ireland Leaders Call for Calm After Violence Escalates

Authorities in Northern Ireland are seeking to restore calm after Protestant and Catholic youths in Belfast hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and each other.
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N Ireland Sees 3rd Night of Unrest Amid Post-Brexit Tensions

Police and politicians in Northern Ireland have appealed for calm after a third night of violence that saw Protestant youths start fires and pelt officers with bricks and gasoline bombs.
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It pays to be tolerant: Dutch national identity

The roots of Dutch tolerance run deep. Perhaps its sources are to be found in centuries old Calvinist prescriptions, according to which everyone has the right to interpret the Bible in their own way.Or maybe in the economy, since international trade necessitated respect for others."According to our report, there is no such thing as Dutch national identity," announced Máxima, Queen of the Netherlands, in 2007, which delighted some, outraged others, and left others still unimpressed. This expert r...
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The Latest: Metro Manila, outlying provinces go on lockdown

By The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials placed Metropolitan Manila and four outlying provinces, a region of more than 25 million people, back to a lockdown Monday at the height of the Lenten and Easter holiday travel season as they scrambled to control an alarming surge in coronavirus infections. Only workers, government security and health personnel and residents on urgent errands would be allowed out of homes during the weeklong restrictions, which prohibited leisure...
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The Latest: Brisbane, Australia will go into lockdown

By The Associated Press BRISBANE, Australia — Australia’s third-largest city Brisbane will enter a three-day lockdown Monday evening after the coronavirus was found spreading in the community. Queensland State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told reporters that health authorities had identified four new cases of community transmission overnight and the lockdown was necessary for them to get on top of contact tracing. Australia has so far been largely successful in stamping out the spread of the vi...
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One Idea For What To Do With Unused And Deconsecrated Churches

Artists need studios, and usually studios with light … and churches often have that. “Places of worship are typically built to outlast their parishioners. The steepled Protestant churches in upstate New York are often the oldest buildings in their towns — repositories of local memory, even as their congregations have dwindled.” – The New York Times
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How the coronavirus has boosted non-alcoholic beer

The fermentation vessels at the Brooklyn Brewery, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Richard Drew/AP Non-alcoholic beer, like Brooklyn Brewery's Special Effects, has seen huge growth in the past year. Covid lockdowns are leading us to rethink our habits, while innovations have made NA beer tastier.  The global market for NA beer could be worth $29 billion by 2026, according to one prediction.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A few years back, Eric Ottaway was traveling in E...
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Man leaves €2m to French village that hid his family from Nazis

Le Chambon-sur-Lignon inherits fortune, having sheltered Austrian Eric Schwam who fled during warAn Austrian man who fled the Nazis with his family during the second world war has bequeathed a large part of his fortune to the French village whose residents hid them from persecution for years.Eric Schwam, who died aged 90 on 25 December, wrote the surprise gift into his will for Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, located on a remote mountain plateau in south-east France that historically has a large Protesta...
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An astronomically good deal: King James I and the Shogun’s silver telescope

Over the winter of 1610-11, a magnificent telescope was built in London. It was almost two metres long, cast in silver and covered with gold. This was the first telescope ever produced in such an extraordinary way, worthy of a great king or emperor. Why was it made and who was it going to?The origins of telescopes are shrouded in mystery. All that is known for sure is that the first one to be patented had been built in Middleburgh, in the Dutch Republic, in October 1608. The English were soon ma...
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How Europeans wear wedding rings, and what it says about them

Europeans are getting married less, but wearing a wedding ring is more standardised than ever.Standardised doesn't mean homogenised: some countries prefer rings on the left, others on the right.However, this map does not capture the range of subtleties that wearing a ring on either side can convey. Remarkable variation Europeans are falling out of love with marriage. Back in 1965, the crude marriage rate in the 27 countries now constituting the EU was 7.8 (per 1,000 persons per year). By 2017...
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'Singing and dancing to their deaths': football’s forgotten tragedy

In 1971, an Old Firm derby at Ibrox ended with the death of 66 fans as they celebrated a late goal. John Hodgman survived the terrifying crush and, 50 years on, asks how Rangers avoided taking responsibilityRangers and Celtic, the dominant Glasgow football clubs, go back a long way in their sectarian hatred. The deep and violent rivalry between the traditionally Protestant Rangers and Celtic’s overwhelmingly Catholic support continues today, with total segregation at clashes between the two side...
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Church Is Not Essential: Lessons From COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is the story of the year, and it will be the story that defines much of the 2020’s as a decade. It is so big that it is the backdrop of dozens of other stories and the launching pad for enough grievance pieces to give your sixty year-old aunt enough stuff to share on Facebook till she turns ninety. One particular windmill that these grievance pieces attack is the closure of churches in several states across the US. I’ve seen an unending stream of articles, blog posts, a...
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60 years after JFK, Biden as second Catholic president offers a refresh in church's political role

Running to become the first Catholic president of the United States in 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy told an audience of wary Protestant ministers that “if the time should come … when my office would require me to violate my conscience or violate the national interest, then I would resign the office.”Sixty years later, Joe Biden has become the second Roman Catholic to win the White House, and some prominent Catholics and bishops now appear to believe that the only way a Catholic should hold office ...
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Southern California Catholics mostly welcome Pope Francis’s endorsement of same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff when he was being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Rome Film Festival. While a number of Southern California Catholics were not surprised by the pope’s compassionate stance toward the LGBTQ community, many also recognized that his comments, significant as they are, would not change the church’s doctrine, which views the sacrament of marriage as the union...
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Barrett’s Treatment by the Left Exposes Their Racial Hypocrisy

With the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party and its Leftist base on race has been laid bare.Yes, the Left is offended that an articulate, highly educated woman is a legal conservative and tremendous scholar. Sure, liberals are incensed that a woman of strong Catholic faith -- and one who loves her husband -- is being considered for the Supreme Court. But most offensive to progressives is probably this: A white woman has the audacity ...
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