Father Edward Beck discusses the role of religion and faith in the ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer and says he’s not sure what President Trump was trying to accomplish by holding a photo-op in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington. #GeorgeFloyd #CNN #News
Joe Biden declared he “should not have been so cavalier” on Friday after he told a prominent black radio host that African-Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black”. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee quickly moved to address the fallout from his remark, which was interpreted by some as presuming that black Americans would vote … Read more Joe Biden apologises after saying black voters considering Donald Trump ‘ain’t black’
IN THE PAPERS – Monday, May 18: We look at the lockdown extension in India, the lack of women in Italian government despite them being on the frontlines of fighting coronavirus and how religion around the world is getting creative in these strange times. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: … Read more When religion gets creative: Drive-in mass and holy water from a squirt gun
The government has said it will exercise “extreme caution” over lifting the lockdown. Ministers stress it will be a gradual process, not a single leap to freedom. It comes as the Prime Minister prepares to address the nation, to set out the next phase in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile major airlines have called for … Read more Govt will apply “extreme caution” to easing lockdown – BBC News
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his tweets criticizing a large Jewish funeral on Wednesday at his daily coronavirus briefing. The mayor oversaw the dispersal of a large, tightly packed Hasidic Jewish funeral Tuesday night and lashed out at the mourners who had gathered in defiance of social distancing rules intended to curb … Read more De Blasio Defends Breaking Up Tightly Packed Hasidic Jewish Funeral
How to reconcile religion and the challenges of social distancing? As Muslims the world over embark on a month of fasting and prayer, what does it mean to attend mosque or to invite loved ones and good friends for the Iftar, the nightly breaking of the fast? As with other religions, we ask why most … Read more Ramadan 2020: How to practice faith in times of Covid-19
Passover, Easter and the start of Ramadan are all happening in April, but this year faithful must practice their religion while observing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. As Britain’s communities have been driven apart by Covid-19, video apps have become an unlikely companion for religious leaders – offering a means to deliver sermons to … Read more Coronavirus: How is religion adapting during lockdown?
QuickTake by Bloomberg reports on a story of human kindness coming from South Korea, where a 60-year-old shoeshiner called Byung-Rok Kim has donated his land to help fight Covid-19. This shoeshiner has donated his hard-earned land to help people struggling amid the coronavirus outbreak. “I am addicted to helping others like a ‘donation angel,’” says … Read more Shoeshiner Donates His Land For Coronavirus Fight
It’s prayer time in Riyadh and you can hear the call to prayer coming from my neighborhood mosques. It’s the fourth one today, but mosques across the country, which is one of the most pious in the world, will be empty. This has been the case since the government announced on March 17 that it … Read more Coronavirus: Mosques Go Quiet in Saudi Arabia as Group Prayers Are Suspended
The Dangra Yumtso is the largest holy lake for the Bon religion. On a land plot beside the holy lake are hundreds of small farmland patches. All of the farmland patches have their own names, showing how much their owners cherish the lands on which they were born and bred. Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Roof of the world: The land that breeds the Bon religion
We speak to Dr. Guy Consolmagno, the head of the Vatican Observatory about the Catholic Church’s space exploration activities in Tucson, Arizona. We also discuss the relationship between science and religion and the common quest to understand our origins. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 … Read more The Vatican Observatory: Are Jesuites looking for aliens in the Arizona desert?
South Korea has mobilized troops to help with disinfection operations in areas affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The country’s health ministry reported 374 more cases of the novel coronavirus, taking the country’s tally to 5,186. Yonhap News Agency said 31 people have died. The country is “at war” with the novel coronavirus, President Moon Jae-in … Read more South Korea Deploys Troops To Disinfection Operations In Areas Affected by Virus
In the midst of the 2020 US presidential race, President Donald Trump continues to enjoy overwhelming support from white evangelical Christian voters, with a recent poll finding 75 percent approve of the president. While Trump claims that “no president has ever done what I have done for evangelicals, or religion itself”, Reverend William Barber believes … Read more Trump and religion: ‘A battle of heresy versus Christian truth’ | UpFront (Special Interview)
More than 30 people have been killed in religious riots in Delhi. The violence broke out between supporters of – and protesters against – a controversial new citizenship law, designed to make it harder for Muslims from neighbouring countries to become Indian citizens. Sky’s Neville Lazarus reports from Delhi. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for … Read more India: Delhi’s religion riots leave 38 dead