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· May, 2016

Stories about Religion from May, 2016

Hindu Religious Leader Tells Child Marriage Critics in Trinidad & Tobago to ‘Mind Your Own Damn Business’

"That’s exactly the sort of idea that, if you let bounce around in your head for a bit, leads to an aneurysm."

Russian Citizen Imprisoned for Filming Police Detaining Hijab-Wearing Women in Tajikistan

"Then they are surprised, when people go to join ISIS."

Publicly Humiliated, Sacked and Then Reinstated: The Tale of a Minority Headmaster in Bangladesh

"Let each human being live with proper honour and self respect. #SorrySir"

Bloggers Boggled Over Why Child Marriage Is Still on the Books in Trinidad & Tobago

"This is not just an issue of age and maturity, but once again, of power."

On Not Becoming a Buddhist

Did a visit to the Japanese Buddhist temple of Tada-ji and the statue of Yakushi Nyorai help save a sick infant? Is it even possible to know?

Trinidad and Tobago Reconsiders Marriage Act After Push to Recognise Child Marriage as Abuse

Trinidad and Tobago is a society of contradictions: the legal age of sexual consent was recently raised from 16 to 18, even as another law on marriage differs significantly.

Prepare for Pushback If You Call Jamaica Violent (Even Though It Can Be)

"These pockets of violence [...] are not as insignificant as we think. We have not begun to uncover the various forms of violence [...] in our society. Violence is pervasive."

In Bangladesh, Extremists Use Social and Mainstream Media Data to Target Victims

These series of killings have alarmed critics and intellectuals about the power that main stream and social media sites possess.

The Long History of One Greek Island’s Temporarily Canceled Easter ‘Rocket War’

"Everything is dangerous when you're not prepared. When you are prepared and you have taken the right measures, there is less danger."

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