(RNS) The Internet melted when news broke that a Minnesota dentist had killed Zimbabwe’s most beloved big cat. Allow me to steal Cecil’s spotlight for a moment with five facts about the country’s egregious human rights record.
Author Archives: Brian Pellot
About Brian Pellot
Brian Pellot is director of global strategy at Religion Newswriters Foundation and a contributing editor and columnist at RNS. Before joining RNS, Brian was digital policy advisor at Index on Censorship in London and online editor at Free Speech Debate in Oxford, U.K. He speaks regularly about religious freedom, freedom of expression and internet rights. Brian is currently based in Cape Town.
CAPE TOWN (RNS) A new documentary looks at the effects of continuing homophobic violence against lesbians in South Africa’s impoverished townships, and the activists who continue the struggle.
(RNS) Thousands of Rohingya have left Myanmar this spring and at least hundreds are now stranded at sea. Who are these Rohingya and what are they running from? Let us ‘splain …
(RNS) The Central African Republic is bad, Malaysia is getting worse, and ISIS fighters should face the International Criminal Court.
Neighbors say the noisy atmosphere detracts from the festivals’ religious origins — and the country’s quiet Buddhist getaway image.
Step inside Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a Theravada Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with stunning views overlooking the city.
(RNS) Clifford Brandon says God led him to an abandoned cave eight years ago. In that time he’s transformed Kaaiman’s Grotto into a shelter for homeless Christians and a makeshift museum of trinkets.
CAPE TOWN (RNS) Vishavjit Singh is one of many cartoonists using art to fight religious intolerance, hatred, stereotypes and censorship attempts online.
YANGON, Myanmar (RNS) Remaining silent on one of today’s gravest humanitarian crises risks fully compromising Aung San Suu Kyi’s credibility and status as an internationally respected stateswoman.