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Robert Mugabe enjoyed God’s protection says Catholic priest

Robert Mugabe enjoyed God’s protection says Catholic priest

Robert Mugabe’s chaplain believes that God ‘protected’ the Zimbabwean dictator during his 37-years rule, which ended today with displays of wild jubilation. According to this report, Father Fidelis Mukonori, a Jesuit priest and close confidant to Mugabe, led the mediations between the devoutly Catholic 93-year-old ruler and the military chiefs who recent took control of […]

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New book on secularism, politics, religion and freedom

New book on secularism, politics, religion and freedom

DO religion and its institutions subvert reason and progress in modern life? In his introduction to Secularism: Politics, Religion and Freedom, Andrew Copson presents a holistic and hard-hitting case showing the importance of keeping religion out of politics. The CEO of Humanists UK, Copson, above, is accustomed to speaking to ideologically diverse audiences and his […]

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Muslims in India riot over ‘blasphemous’ underpants

Muslims in India riot over ‘blasphemous’ underpants

AT least nine people, including five policemen, were injured after violent protests erupted in different areas of Srinagar, India, when news spread through the city that the “sacred” Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem had been printed on underwear. The structure on the garment turned out to be an historic cathedral in Italy. Police said they […]