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Tolerance amid increase in violence

Women on the street of Jaipur, India, March 2009. Credit: Bo Nielsen via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0). Bishop urges youth of India to work for tolerance amid increase in violence.  By Antonio Anup Gonsalves Bellary, India, Jan 31, 2015 / 04:03...

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The dangers of naming God

By Fr William Grimm Tokyo:  I wish I could remember the exact words and who it was who said them to the effect that while Christianity can be believed, some Christians are absolutely incredible. The same can be said of...

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Where is BJP in Delhi Election Fray?

 Dr James Kottoor     Presidential type public debate — at least two ahead of Feb.7th voting — is the ideal      exercise to prepare Delhi residents to make a calculated, considered, well-informed choice  of the right person as the...

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Gita, Gandhi and Godse

By Varghese K. George, in Hindu, Jan.30/16 (Note:  One take-away from this article is: Both Nathuram Godse and Mahatma Gandhi read the Bhagavad Gita but one became a martyr and the other a murderer. To say that religion and politics...

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Education getting rapidly ‘saffronised’: Archbishop

Source: Matters India Bengaluru – Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore on Thursday expressed his concern over the ‘rapid saffronisation’ of the education system in the country and the slow disappearance of secularism in educational institutions. Addressing the 17th All India...

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“The Writer is Dead”

Is India still a land of Ahimsa and Dharma? We Indians have the habit of boasting “India is a land of ahimsa and non-violence”! It is only for public consumption. In reality, we are not what we preach. If there...

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Obama and religious freedom – Editorial: The Hindu

The first public reactions to U.S. President Barack Obama’s soul-stirring “Address to the People of India” at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi before winding up his three-day historic trip to the country on January 27 have, rather predictably,...

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Dalit IAS officer explores law to preach Christianity

Story UCAN – Umashankar said he has stopped addressing meetings following the government directive. Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer C. Umashankar is looking at legal options to challenge a government directive forbidding him from preaching Christianity. "I am looking...