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· March, 2016

Stories about Religion from March, 2016

Russia Gets Its Very First Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Last week, one of Nizhny Novgorod's biggest Orthodox churches got a new neighbor, located just around the corner: Russia’s very first Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

In Spring Welcome, Giant Penises Parade Streets of Japan

The wooden phallus has grown over time, as it is replaced each year, so that it is now about 2.5 meters (13 feet) long and weighs 280 kilograms (620 pounds).

Hot Cross Buns, A Caribbean Easter Tradition

"Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!" The Caribbean loves this delicious Easter tradition.

When in Need, Some Peruvians Pray to Unofficial Saints

Although the Roman Catholic Church has not officially recognized them, folk saints like Sarita Colonia and Chacalón have large followings in Peru.

Teacher's Intolerant Tirade Raises Questions About Education in Trinidad & Tobago

"Fixing" homosexuality and atheism by wielding a gun is not talk you would expect to hear from a teacher -- yet, at one Trinidad school, students are in full support.

World Spotlight on Australia's Cardinal Pell at Rome Child Sexual Abuse Hearing

"So ends the testimony of one Cardinal George Pell. So, back to the safety of the Vatican apartments slinks that little ecumenical mind...So, for us Survivors…More Silence."

Afghanistan's Path to Women's Rights Is Paved With Risk, but Built on Hope

From cycling teams to volunteers treating drug addicted men, Afghan women are carving out roles in a country wracked by violence and insecurity.

Russia's Paranoid Patriotism Gets a Cartoon Movie

A Russian charity group has made what appears to be a truly amazing animated film. The movie, titled “Children Versus Wizards,” is a Russian chauvinist’s fantasy.

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