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# Religion

All time
# Terrorism
Isis video purports to show massacre of Ethiopian Christians
The 29-minute video was released yesterday and is yet to be verified.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think a 'conscience clause' should be added to marriage equality legislation?
A number of religious groups have written to the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.
# San Diego
Parents sue over school yoga classes that 'promoted Hinduism over Christianity'
But a Californian court wasn’t having a bar of it.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you celebrate Easter?
Eggs or Mass?
# Good Friday
9 things we need the world to believe about Ireland today
It’s all true.
# On the up
Worldwide Muslim population predicted to nearly match Christians within 40 years
That’s according to a new report on the growth of the main religions.
Why do we still have this absurd Good Friday alcohol ban for everyone, regardless of religion?
It’s highly ironic that a supposedly modern, inclusive European democracy still prohibits the sale of alcohol on any day of the year.
# Loophole
Open thread: Is it okay to break Lent on St Patrick's Day?
Are you currently sitting in a sea of sweet wrappers?
# inclusion
Catholic Church tells Irish schools how they should treat non-Catholics
Atheist Ireland said the proposals do not respect the human rights of atheist or secular families.
# fanaticism
US bishop compares ISIS to the IRA
“The analogy I think is somewhat accurate.”
# Your Say
Poll: Should companies be allowed to refuse service on religious grounds?
An incident with a printers in Drogheda has everyone talking today.
# model employer
Abercrombie say they hire 'models' for their stores so Muslim hijabs are not allowed
Abercrombie argues they forbid their staff wearing “caps” of any sort.
# Solidarity
Muslims form 'human shield' around Oslo synagogue
After prayers, the symbolic ring was formed outside the building.
# forty days and forty nights
Open thread: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done for Lent?
…Or plan to do this time.
# ch-ch-ch-changes
This loved-up couple received a special Valentine's blessing today
Marriage is still an important institution in this country, according to new research released today, but attitudes to it are changing.
# laying down the law
Is there a ban on Irish broadcasters showing this cover? In short, no
The BAI has revised its programming code.
Opinion: An alliance between secular and religious people would defeat extremism
Defeating religious extremism cannot be left one group alone – we’re in this together.
# Google It
Iona Institute respond with their own chart of prominent words on their website
A chart showing that ‘gay and ‘same-sex’ are frequently used words on the site has been widely shared on social media today.
Opinion: Learning from the Paris bloodshed – the need for an intercultural Ireland
Irish sports clubs, and in particular the GAA, have been immeasurable helpful in warmly welcoming young people from diverse backgrounds.
# ansari vs murdoch
Aziz Ansari calls Rupert Murdoch 'a racist piece of sh*t' on Twitter
The Parks and Recreation actor is the latest celebrity to go after the media magnate on Twitter.
# extremism
Pope on Paris attacks: People become 'enslaved to deviant forms of religion'
Pope Francis’ comments come as France’s deploys up to 10,000 security services to prevent further attacks.
Cologne Cathedral plunged into darkness in protest over anti-Islam rallies
The move came as 18,000 people turned out an anti-immigrant demonstration.
# Brrrr
Orthodox Christians dive into ice-cold waters to chase wooden crosses
It’s to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, apparently.
# Sexual Exploitation
'Ireland must do more to stop human trafficking' - Archbishop Martin
“Many of those who are trafficked and who live in small Irish communities feel trapped in a world which is heavily controlled.”
# Ethnic Cleansing
Europe must do more to stop Islamic State 'slaughter' in Iraq - Irish MEP
“Toppling Saddam was the easy bit from a western perspective.”
# Prime Numbers
Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014
How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…
# no wiccans though
JK Rowling says that Hogwarts is a 'safe place for LGBT students'
She’s got strong Twitter game.
'I'll Ride With You': A blueprint for how we should deal with terrorism
Yesterday’s gesture by a Sydney commuter was an extraordinary show of solidarity and humanity – showing what differentiates us is negligible in comparison to what unites us.
# One Big Couch
The Vatican has found hundreds of millions of euro "tucked away"
As you do, like.
# Xmas
Irish people reveal what they know about the true meaning of Christmas...
…and it’s surprisingly little.
# praise the lord
Resurrection: The five-metre cross on Carrauntoohil has been put back up
The cross at the summit has been in place since 1976.
# Religion
Ireland's prisons are getting more chaplains
The aim is to have 18 chaplain roles across all Irish Prisons.
# take me to church
Wednesday is the new Sunday: Would more midweek Masses make you more likely to go?
The Church of England is pushing the new initiative
# Bai
The Savage Eye's 'foul mouthed children' did not break broadcasting rules
One complainant said the series should be called ‘The Savage Mouth’.
# big bang theory
Pope backs evolution theory, says 'God doesn't have a magic wand'
The pontiff said that the Big Bang theory is not inconsistent with Catholic teachings.
Opinion: What is the lure of IS for western girls and women?
Why would a western woman – who enjoys the freedom to vote, drive, and wear what she wishes – subject herself to such an apparently patriarchal culture?
Opinion: A religious education is vital for understanding our world
Religious education is vital because, for better or for worse, religious beliefs have played a formative part in the shaping of every human civilisation in history.
# Catholic Orders
Catholic orders are "improving" in reporting abuse allegations
New reports from the Catholic Church’s watchdog notes improvement.
# Jeffrey Fowle
American jailed over 'Bible left in nightclub bathroom' freed from North Korea
However, two Americans remain in hard labour camps in the country.
# Take a Break
Priest who won property dispute with former partner 'taking time away from Church'
Bishop John Fleming said the news came as a “shock” to him.