(RNS) The music video “Hymn for the Weekend,” shows an exuberant Chris Martin running through the streets of Mumbai where kids celebrate the Hindu festival of colors, Holi. Is it cultural appropriation? It’s complicated.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) The festival is thought to bring peace, good health and blessings to devotees. For tourists, Thaipusam offers a window on the concept of “mind over matter.”
(RNS) The summit harks back to the Charter of Medina, in which the Prophet Muhammad drew up the rights of non-Muslims 1,400 years ago.
(RNS) The founder of the online giant has done remarkable things, but showing him as Lord Vishnu — and in an article about the “conquest” of India — was too much for some Hindus.
Siddhartha Dhar, who left Britain for Syria while on police bail, has been identified by media as the spokesman in the terrorist organization’s latest film.
(RNS) Look around. The Virgin Mary is everywhere — tattoos, roadside shrines, phone cases, even drawstring pants. The mother of Jesus, it seems, can be all things to all people.
(RNS) The Vatican’s new document on Jewish-Christian relations harks back to one published 50 years ago, which set the stage for increasingly warmer relations between the church and the Jewish people.