Stories about Religion from May, 2014
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.
Victor, Josselin, Samuel, Ilan and Ismael all belong to different religions (or none at all). Together, they created the InterFaith Tour.
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.
Blogger Salma Amadore narrates [fr] how her visit inside the central prison of Bamenda, the capital city of the north west region of Cameroon, made a lasting impression on her : J’arrive à la prison de Bamenda à 9 h 30. Mgr Cornélius Fontem Esua, archevêque de Bamenda y donne une messe pour...
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.
The controversial and charismatic Modi will soon be at the controls of the world's largest democracy. But who is he?
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.
The French blog Rue89 analyzes the results [fr] of the Pew Center Survey on attitudes toward immigrants and minority groups in the European Union. Rue89 highlights that Roma population are the most ostracized minority group, especially in Italy and France : It also highlights that negative opinions about Roma, Muslims and...
Yesterday, a Saudi court sentenced Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes for setting up a liberal website.
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 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.
In mid-april, over 200 school girls were abducted from a secondary school, in Chibok, Nigeria by Boko Haram, a terrorist group based in the northern region. Although some 57 of the girls have managed to escape, there are still many others at the hands of the kidnappers. On April 30,...