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· August, 2016

Stories about Religion from August, 2016

30 August 2016

The Burkini Ban Is Only Skin Deep

The Bridge

By focusing on a law governing what women can and can't wear, we're missing the deeper point of the argument.

29 August 2016

Death Penalty Still Looms for Mauritanian Blogger Who Spoke Out Against Caste-Based Discrimination

Advox

"This sentence signifies a step backwards in terms of tolerance and shows just how much issues of cast, religion, slavery and therefore democracy are taboos in Mauritania."

24 August 2016

The ‘Different Yet Equal’ Protest Politics of Sri Lanka

The vigil highlighted that the insecurity felt by some Sinhala Buddhists continues to persist, despite the fact that they remain the country's majority community.

18 August 2016

The Crocodile's Got to Go? A Jamaican Bishop Blames the Country's Coat of Arms for Crime

"We have a coat of arms that has a crocodile sitting on top of it...Why should we have a crocodile sitting on top of us as a nation?"

15 August 2016

After Landmark Ruling in Belize, Human Rights Groups Hope the Caribbean Tide Is Turning Towards LGBT Equality

"Good law always reflects common sense, and common sense has prevailed in Belize."

7 August 2016

Southeast Asia’s Iconic Mosques, Temples, Pagodas, and Cathedrals

Where can you find the largest Catholic cathedral in Asia, the world's largest religious monument, and the only mosque without a dome? Only in Southeast Asia.