Stories about Religion from February, 2017
Spectacular images of an annual fiery festival in Obama, Japan, that marks the start of spring.
Despite a variation of the blood libel against protest organizers and pressure from authorities to stand down, St. Petersburg activists continue to stand up for St. Isaac's Cathedral.
Marine Le Pen was granted the honor of a State Visit in Lebanon. Here's how she spent it.
Thousands Joined ‘Walk for Life’ to Protest Extrajudicial Killings and Revival of Death Penalty in the Philippines
"If the response to violence is also violence, we double the violence. We should match it with non-violence."
Authorities have less than a week to respond to a request that top officials and social media users alike are arguing is unreasonable.
"[The decreasing number of men] exacerbates the problem and negatively affects young women and families, given the social norms that stigmatize unmarried women, divorcees, or even widows."
"Since our audience is really the three billion internet-connected individuals around the world, we need to think big about how to reach these viewers..."
The Egyptian government is looking to women preachers as part of its campaign to reform religious discourse, but many are unhappy with the move.
"I want a different kind of Jamaica for women and girls. And I hope the #TambourineArmy will create that different Jamaica that is needed."
"...when you meet Vietnamese elders, they don’t ask how old you are as much a lot of the time as your year you were born, your zodiac year..."
"For someone born and raised in Bahia, the African influence on our culture goes beyond the religious. It affects our habits, our speech, our food. It's part of our identity."