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· May, 2014

Stories about Religion from May, 2014

Young, Hip and Worshipping Shiva in India

The Hindu deity Shiva has carved out a firm place in India's pop culture, appearing on TV and in books, movies and even tattoos.

What Happens When a Muslim, Jew, Christian, Atheist and Agnostic Travel the World Together?

Victor, Josselin, Samuel, Ilan and Ismael all belong to different religions (or none at all). Together, they created the InterFaith Tour.

PHOTOS: One Palestinian Museum's Artistic Message to the Pope

The Palestinian Museum combined Christian imagery with scenes of Palestinian suffering in large banners to attract Pope Francis' attention during his trip to the Holy Land.

A Glimpse Into Life inside the Bamenda Central Prison in Cameroon

Drawings to Mourn for Self-immolated Tibetans

Iranian Women Defiantly Remove the Veil

Women activists Iran all over are defiantly removing their veil to protest governmental discrimination against women. See how they break the law and flout their photographs online.

5 Things You Should Know About India's New Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The controversial and charismatic Modi will soon be at the controls of the world's largest democracy. But who is he?

Being Gay in a Homophobic Caribbean

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Two regional bloggers have taken note; one shares his experience of what it is like to be gay in the Caribbean.

EU Survey Indicates Correlation Between Anti-Minorities Views and Ideological Right

Saudi Blogger Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison, 1000 Lashes

Yesterday, a Saudi court sentenced Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes for setting up a liberal website.

Trinidad & Tobago: An Argument for Gay Rights

One Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger, who is also a Director of the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation, debates the issue of gay rights with a zealous religious group.

Brunei Implements Sharia Law Despite Worries of Human Rights Violations

Brunei is the first East Asian country to implement the Sharia law at the national level. Many condemned its harsh provisions such as capital punishment for adultery and sodomy.

Nigeria: A Campaign to #Bringourgirlsback

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