Showing posts with label religious heritage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label religious heritage. Show all posts

Sunday, February 25, 2018

L'église du Saint-Sépulcre à Jérusalem fermée pour protester contre des mesures fiscales israéliennes

L'église du Saint-Sépulcre à Jérusalem fermée
Des responsables chrétiens ont pris dimanche la rare décision de fermer l'église du Saint-Sépulcre à Jérusalem, site du tombeau du Christ selon la tradition, pour protester contre des mesures fiscales israéliennes.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Russians in icy plunge to celebrate Epiphany

Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers plunged into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark Epiphany, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the day.

Friday, May 6, 2016

African religious leaders to discuss ways of prevention of incitement

Religious actors from different African countries will be meeting next week in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to dwell upon ways of preventing incitement, which could lead to atrocity crimes.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Les iconoclastes du XXIème siècle

Même s’il est difficile de faire des comparaisons intertemporelles, il est compréhensible qu’il existe des similitudes voire même des analogies entre les iconoclastes qui tentèrent de s’emparer de l’Empire Byzantin et l’organisation terroriste Daesh qui tente d’écraser les quatre grandes écoles de la tradition musulmane. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Serb village may 'convert to Islam' to save local church

A small village in Serbia is at the center of a remarkable row which has seen some of its Christian residents claim they will become Muslim if their local church is not restored.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Global initiative to boost protection of cultural heritage

Two key UN agencies and some countries on Sunday joined Interpol to launch a major new initiative to enhance the protection of cultural heritage targeted by terrorists and illicit traffickers against a backdrop of a sharp rise of terrorist attacks and destruction of cultural heritage in armed conflict.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Saudi authorities under fire as death-marred hajj draws to a close

As the hajj religious pilgrimage entered its final day Saturday, officials in Saudi Arabia continued to grapple with the aftermath of a collision of pedestrian crowds that killed at least 769 people from various nationalities.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Indian Muslims Mull End to Cow Sacrifices

Some Islamic scholars and Muslim groups in India have called on Muslims to refrain from sacrificing cows this Eid al-Adha, to avoid hurting the religious sentiments of the country’s Hindu majority that considers the animal holy.

Pilgrims ‘stone devil’ in last major Hajj ritual

Pilgrims began heading back to Mina and the Grand Mosque to perform further rites and rituals on the third day of their Hajj pilgrimage and first day of Eid al-Adha on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Around 2 mln Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

Pilgrims from around the world have begun moving from the tent city of Mina to the holy site of Kaaba in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj, one of the biggest gatherings on the planet.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Mecca crane collapse 'act of God' (Engineer)

The collapse of a construction crane that killed 107 people at Mecca's Grand Mosque was "an act of God" and not due to a technical fault, an engineer for the developer said Saturday.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nepal temple bans animal sacrifice

In a significant move that will save millions of animals, Nepal's Gadhimai temple trust on Tuesday announced a ban on animal sacrifice at the Gadhimai festival, the world's biggest animal sacrifice event held every five years.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hagia Sophia is a church

As cruel as barbarity is, civilization resists and in the end it always wins. Hagia Sophia which is also a monument of world heritage is a church, whether they want it or not. And it is not the systems that change something. Since the sixth century thanks to Anthemius and Isidore it has seen a little of everything.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Foreign Ministry spokesperson’s response to statements from Turkish officials regarding the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque.(Hellenic MoFA)

Hellenic MFA, Monday, 18 November 2013:
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Konstantinos Koutras stated the following in response to a question on statements from Turkish officials regarding the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque:

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.