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· August, 2015

Stories about Religion from August, 2015

31 August 2015

Journalists Reporting in Mali Receive Death Threats From ‘Guardians of Jihad’

A militant group threatens to kill journalists working for foreign media who report on Mali.

18 August 2015

Instagram Photos Offer a Peek Into Nagasaki's Unique Send-Off for the Dead

Isolated Nagasaki, in western Japan, has a unique approach to Obon, the festival of the dead observed in Japan each year in mid-August.

Meet Venezuela's Orthodox Priest Who Rocks in His Robes

Father Elias is not your typical rock star, playing in a priest's robe. He's not what many expect a priest to be like, either.

12 August 2015

Will Nepal's Gadhimai Temple End Its Centuries-Old Animal Sacrifice Rituals?

News reports that the Gadhimai temple -- which hosts one of the world’s biggest massacre of animals -- will ban their centuries-old ritual of sacrifice, turned out to be wrong.

11 August 2015

Jamaicans Stage Milestone LGBT Pride Celebration

Arguably one of the most homophobic countries in the world, Jamaica has staged its first ever—and incident-free—LGBT pride celebrations.

10 August 2015

On the Seventieth Anniversary of the Bombing, Japan Remembers Nagasaki

Long overshadowed by Hiroshima, the atomic bombing of Nagasaki highlights Japan's memory of the war.

8 August 2015

Fifteen People Killed in ISIS Attack on Saudi Security Forces Mosque in Asir

Fifteen people were killed when an ISIS operative blew himself up in a security forces mosque in Asir, Saudi Arabia. This is the first time ISIS targets a Sunni mosque.

6 August 2015

Buddha’s Beads Fetch Millions for Farmers in Central Nepal

News guaranteed to thrill Buddhists and botanists around the world: a Nepalese tree famous for its use in making Buddhist prayer beads, has been described as a new species.

3 August 2015

Summer is the Season for Fireworks in Japan

In July and August, massive and elaborate fireworks displays are held all over Japan.

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