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23 July 2016
A tragic accident on a dangerous but historically significant bridge leads Jamaicans to discuss road safety options -- with a few ghost stories thrown in for good measure.
21 July 2016
The "closing of the body" is supposed to ward off evil. Followers of the Afro-Brazilian religions of Candomblé and Umbanda as well as some Catholics practice the ritual.
16 July 2016
"So you are saying that Buddhism, which has been a religion for 2,500 years will be destroyed if Ma-Ba-Tha does not save it and Myanmar will become a Muslim country?”
2 July 2016
When a Syrian refugee moved into the Jellinek family's home in Berlin, he got help with his German. And the Jewish family developed a new appreciation for their country.
19 June 2016
The Greek government is making an effort to support Muslim refugees during Ramadan, but for those stuck in limbo the holiday is also a painful reminder of better days.
16 June 2016
Climate Change Threatens Qoyllur Riti, a Festival That Mixes Catholic and Indigenous Beliefs in Peru
The Peruvian celebration of Qoyllur Riti shows the religious syncretism typical of the region, but it's being threatened by climate change.
Although Sri Lanka has grappled with divisions along ethnic and religious lines, in challenging times citizens do come together to help each other, casting aside their differences.
6 June 2016
In Colombia, the Las Lajas Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary is at the center of numerous visits and fantastic stories, celebrating the miraculous nature of the temple.
2 June 2016
"If you really do not understand then why are you here? To polish your backsides on these chairs?"
1 June 2016
An LGBT rights advocacy group has filed a formal complaint with the district attorney for hate crimes “for his homophobic and sexist comments that only serve to incite hatred."
31 May 2016
Hindu Religious Leader Tells Child Marriage Critics in Trinidad & Tobago to ‘Mind Your Own Damn Business’
"That’s exactly the sort of idea that, if you let bounce around in your head for a bit, leads to an aneurysm."
28 May 2016
25 May 2016
20 May 2016
Did a visit to the Japanese Buddhist temple of Tada-ji and the statue of Yakushi Nyorai help save a sick infant? Is it even possible to know?
Trinidad and Tobago is a society of contradictions: the legal age of sexual consent was recently raised from 16 to 18, even as another law on marriage differs significantly.
17 May 2016
"These pockets of violence [...] are not as insignificant as we think. We have not begun to uncover the various forms of violence [...] in our society. Violence is pervasive."
7 May 2016
These series of killings have alarmed critics and intellectuals about the power that main stream and social media sites possess.
4 May 2016
"Everything is dangerous when you're not prepared. When you are prepared and you have taken the right measures, there is less danger."
29 April 2016
"We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, is deserving of respect. [...] This is necessary in changing the course [of] human rights development in Jamaica."