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Bakery’s refusal to write ‘Merry Xmas’ ignites debate

Many social media users condemn Makassar-based Chocolicious Indonesia as ‘racist’, ‘fanatics’ and ‘unfit to live in Indonesia’, the Jakarta Post reported.

In ‘China’s Jerusalem’, Christians say faith trumps official Sunday School ban

The ruling and officially atheist Communist Party has increased efforts to curb the influence of Christianity, tightening restrictions on faith classes and warning against the religion’s “Western” ideas.

Supreme Court’s cake case pits gay rights versus Christian faith

A ruling favoring Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop could open the door for certain businesses to spurn gay couples by invoking religious beliefs, as some wedding photographers, florists and others already have done.

Christology forum cancelled after storm over ‘former nun’ speaker

Organiser Nur Fitrah apologises and extends appreciation to all parties that supported the event planned in December.

Shafie Apdal: Let Sabah, Sarawak Christians use ‘Allah’

The Parti Warisan Sabah president says authorities can monitor use of word to make sure it does not adversely affect Muslims.

Academic: Sabah parents refuse govt pre-schools, fear conversion

UKM’s Denison Jayasooria says study shows Sabah Christians prefer sending children to pre-schools set up by church, private entities.

Muslim woman sings Ave Maria at friend’s church funeral

Video of the Muslim soloist paying a final tribute to her dear friend goes viral in Indonesia, filling the people with hope that friendship can transcend faith.

‘False sense of security’ holding Malaysians back, says sociologist

Prof Syed Farid Alatas says Malaysians think their situation is not bad since there is no chaos and the shopping malls are full of people.

Christian leaders should engage with mainstream Muslims, forum told

The recent call to ban Christian evangelicalism shows misunderstanding about the Christian faith in Malaysia, says an IIUM lecturer.

Judge recuses himself from hearing SIB’s ‘Allah’ lawsuit

Justice Kamaluddin Md Said recuses himself as he was senior federal counsel in case by Catholic church against home ministry's ban on use of 'Allah' in Herald magazine.

Kurup: Don’t let fringe groups hijack national agenda

Minister says call to outlaw evangelicalism is unconstitutional and goes against principle of ‘wasatiyyah’ (moderation) espoused by PM Najib Razak.

Anti-evangelicalism laws uncalled for and provocative

Christian group says suggestion by Centre of Human Rights Research and Advocacy CEO Azril Mohd Amin was made without producing any supporting evidence.

Warisan: Call to outlaw evangelicalism reflects erosion of religious freedom

Party icon Jo-Anna Henley Rampas says more and more people are dictating their own interpretations regarding matters related to religion in Malaysia.

Attacked by lecturer, Baru Bian says ‘love thy enemy’

Sarawak PKR leader Baru Bian says if any laws are broken at the All Borneo Revival Convocation 2017, the authorities can take appropriate action.

Sell Hannah Yeoh’s book only at certain stores, says lecturer

He says the book is deceiving readers by claiming to be the assemblywoman’s biography.

Controversy over book shows need for greater dialogue

An exchange of ideas should add to one’s understanding of religious beliefs of others, says Amanah’s Mujahid Yusof Rawa.

Thinking of Allah at the pagoda

Nothing is comparable to aqidah, for if you do not possess aqidah, your faith in your religion is fragile, your love for Allah is weak.

Book makes me admire ‘Hannah Yeoh’s God’, says lecturer in report

UUM lecturer Kamarul Zaman Yusoff says stories and quotations from the Bible in Hannah’s book could influence non-Christians to convert to the religion.

Hannah Yeoh files report over ‘biggest hypocrite’ article

The Selangor assembly speaker says article by UUM lecturer, based on her book, 'Becoming Hannah', is defamatory in nature.

Pope to boost Muslim ties on security-tight Egypt trip

Francis will meet privately with the grand imam of Al Azhar mosque, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, an Islamic philosophy professor who visited the Vatican last year, easing a decade of tensions.

Asri accuses non-Muslims of interfering in Zakir Naik issue

Perlis mufti insists his poem targeted Narendra Modi as many Muslims and Christians have been killed under the Indian PM's rule.

Imam fined for remarks against Jews, Christians in Singapore

The preacher from India has paid the fine and will be repatriated, says Singapore authorities.

Imam apologises to Christians, Jews for remark

The religious leader who is a foreign resident apologised to a multi-faith audience including Buddhists, Sikhs, and fellow Muslims.

Speed up Pastor Koh probe, urges World Council of Churches

In a letter to Prime Minister Najib Razak, the council says it is ‘gravely concerned’ about the abduction of pastor Raymond Koh on Feb 13, adding that the abduction has caused fear among religious minorities.