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Interfaith Group Urges Removal of Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu Statues from Nightclubs

Buddhist religious leaders joined Christian, Hindu, Jewish, and Jain leaders in a joint statement issued on 24 June calling for the removal of religious imagery from nightclubs across the United States. Specifically, they are targeting clubs run by the California-based company Live Nation, which has locations in Anaheim, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, and New Orleans as part of its House of Blues network.

Government sets out guidance for resumption of church services

The Government has set out the precautions that churches need to take when they re-open for public worship from 4 July. 

Saudi Arabia to Hold ‘Very Limited' Hajj Due to Virus

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that because of the coronavirus only "very limited numbers" of people will be allowed to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage that traditionally draws around 2 million people from around the world.

Los Angeles Buddhists Perform Silent Meditation Walk in Solidarity with Anti-Racism Activists

A crowd of Buddhists gathered at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, on Saturday morning in support of demonstrations across the United States protesting police brutality and systemic racism toward the black community. The event was organized by a conglomeration of Buddhist monastics behind the banner “Buddhists for Black Lives Matter.”

Germany launches terrorism probe over planned attack on Muslims

German authorities arrested a 21-year-old man and launched a terrorism investigation after he threatened to carry out an attack targeting Muslims, prosecutors said on Monday.

World Council of Churches postpones its assembly to 2022 due to COVID-19

The World Council of Churches says that its 11th assembly, originally planned for September 2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany, is postponed until 2022 due to the gravity and uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Churches need specific guidance before re-opening

Christian charity CARE is calling on the Government to issue "specific" guidance to churches before they re-open as lockdown measures ease.

Putin recommends Russian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr at home

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he expects Muslims living in Russia to follow the recommendations of clerics and observe self-isolation measures during the Eid al-Fitr holiday celebrations.

Normal church services won't resume for some time, says Bishop of London

It may be 2021 before normal services are resumed across the Church of England, the Bishop of London has said.

Vesak Goes Digital as Buddhists Head Online to Honor the Buddha

As Buddhists around the world prepare to mark Vesak and commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha. Millions of Buddhists, many living under lockdown or subject to strict social-distancing rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be marking the sacred day at home or connecting with their communites digtally, by joining online observances of Buddhism’s most auspicious holiday.

International Network of Engaged Buddhists Launches COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

The International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB), which aims to overcome suffering through the practice of Dharma and through developing a socially engaged form of Buddhism, is seeking to leverage its global reach with the launch of an emergency fund to bring much-needed relief to vulnerable and underprivileged communities during the global coronavirus crisis.

Priest banned from service fined in St. Petersburg for 12-minute holy procession

St. Petersburg, April 22, Interfax - A court in St. Petersburg has fined Artyom Skripkin 10,000 rubles after finding him guilty of staging a holy procession down the central Nevsky Avenue.

Ramadan 2020: World Health Organization issues guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines for Muslim people as the holy month of Ramadan is nearing. As per Islamic clerics, the month of Ramadan will begin on April 24. The guidelines titled “Safe Ramadan practices in the context of the Covid-19” was released on Sunday.

Church pastor dies from coronavirus after disobeying social distancing order

A Virginia pastor has died from coronavirus after defying the state's social distancing order. His wife and family members have also tested positive for Covid-19.

COVID-19 lockdown not a threat to religious liberty, archbishop says

No U.S. Catholic bishop has been associated more closely with religious liberty than Archbishop William Lori and he has a message for Catholics who think the current suspension of the sacraments due to the COVID-19 pandemic is a violation of religious liberty: It’s not — and to argue otherwise puts lives at risk.

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