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· August, 2017

Stories about Religion from August, 2017

India’s Latest Internet Shutdown Hits Haryana and Punjab

According to the New Delhi-based Software Freedom Law Centre, India has seen 106 internet shutdowns since 2012.

Rape Conviction of an Indian Cult Chief Leaves Millions of Followers in Limbo

As the chief headed to court in Panchkula with a convoy of 700 cars, thousands of followers gathered on the streets of Haryana and Punjab in support of their 'godman.'

After the Catalonia Attacks: Hate Messages and Social Network Confrontations

"This cannot be just another story. We have to learn from it, we have to make a better world. Leading by example, educating in non-violence, conveying non-hatred, equality."

A Look at Some of Syria's Destroyed Heritage

"This is like blowing up the Taj Mahal or destroying the Acropolis in Athens. This is a disaster."

Why French Muslim Comedian Samia Orosemane Says She's Like a UFO

"I try to be as useful as possible. If I can create bridges where there are walls, I’m very happy."

Secular Voices in the Balkan States Oppose Religious Education in Public Schools

“Why do they call it ‘religious science’ when it’s not a science, but a subject about beliefs. So it needs to be called ‘religious beliefs’.”

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