Stories about Religion from July, 2014
Pressure from religious leaders and conservative politicians is the suspected reason behind the closure. But the national platform of sex workers of Bangladesh accused local officials of land grabbing.
The Sunni extremist organisation considers the veneration of saints apostasy and Shia Muslims as heretics
Albeit a bit of a mystery worldwide, African philosophy is strong discipline that has evolved tremendously through history.
An off-colour comment by a Jamaican sports commentator who “dampened the moment of post World Cup celebrations with his shouts of ‘Heil Hitler’ on national television” leads author and blogger Kei Miller to pen a letter to the editor illustrating why his countrymen are living a double standard – outraged...
Anti-Semitism Burning Bright in Turkey After Israeli Attacks on Gaza (and the Government is Fanning the Flames)
Turkish prime minister Recep Erdoğan has never been Israel's biggest fan. Against the background of the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, pro-government spokespersons and media outlets are ratcheting up anti-semitism.
The anti-sodomy law is not the only archaic statute up for repeal in Jamaica. Author Kei Miller is astounded that a proposal to rescind the country's “blatantly racist Obeah Laws” has met with resistance: We seem to like throwing fits whenever it is suggested that we review and correct our...
China Is Demolishing Churches and Stripping Others of Their Crosses, but It Swears It Isn't Targeting Christianity
China maintains it is going after all illegal buildings, but Christians are calling the campaign religious persecution.
Groups protesting a possible repeal of a colonial-era anti-sodomy law have tried to distance themselves from being labeled "homophobic." Caribbean bloggers insist on calling a spade a spade.
Vladimir Putin recently called Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, as a “talented man” in the meeting with an international delegation of rabbis.
Jesus was silent like a lamb in the face of his crucifixion, according to Archbishop Paul Kwong.
Singapore's Pink Dot gathered 26,000 people in support of LGBT rights. But conservative religious groups countered by urging people to wear white.