High fashion and high church: Why religious dress is always a performance – RN

High fashion and high church: Why religious dress is always a performance – RN

Posted May 10, 2018 08:01:00 Photo: Anglican rector Daniel Dries wears the biretta, a black square cap, during solemn high mass. (ABC RN: Siobhan Hegarty) Related Story: Sydney sisters build empire with ‘man-repelling’ Orthodox Jewish fashion This week’s Met Gala proved that religious-inspired fashion can make a show-stopping spectacle. But …

Greek Orthodox Easter: Old tradition of pot-smashing marks religious holiday on Corfu island

Greek Orthodox Easter: Old tradition of pot-smashing marks religious holiday on Corfu island

Posted April 08, 2018 06:31:34 Photo: Greek Islanders celebrated Easter by throwing clay pots filled with water from their balconies. (Reuters: Alkis Konstantinidis) Related Story: In photos: Easter celebrations around the world Related Story: How people spent Good Friday in Australia and across the world Orthodox Easter celebrations on the …

Bibles pulled from China’s online bookstores as Beijing releases white paper on religious policy

Bibles pulled from China’s online bookstores as Beijing releases white paper on religious policy

Posted April 04, 2018 17:31:10 Video: There has been no official statement on why the bible has been removed from online bookshops. (Photo: Supplied/Wayne Mcallister) (The World) Bibles have reportedly been pulled from sale through online bookstores across China, sparking confusion and outrage from frustrated Chinese-Christians on social media amid …

Religious freedom review: Margaret Court claims anti-gay marriage voices silenced | Australia news

Former tennis champion turned preacher Margaret Court has claimed anti-marriage equality voices will be excluded from public debate in a submission to the Ruddock religious freedom review. The review – which had its reporting date extended to 18 May after it was inundated with submissions – published the first batch …

How a beached statue sparked a unique Easter ritual and transformed a region’s religious beliefs – RN

How a beached statue sparked a unique Easter ritual and transformed a region’s religious beliefs – RN

Posted March 30, 2018 08:00:00 Photo: Hundreds of families visit deceased family members at Larantuka’s cemetery. (Supplied: Anthony McKee ) Related Story: Origin of Easter: From pagan rituals to bunnies and chocolate eggs One day just over 500 years ago, a fisherman found a beautiful statue of a woman washed …