(RNS) Taslima Nasrin, a Bangladeshi gynecologist, novelist and poet, made the move after death threats from al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, which claimed credit for the killing of another Bangladeshi atheist last month.
(RNS) Was the finale of AMC’s “Mad Men” really a lesson of American religious history in disguise? Let us ‘splain.
(RNS) The Central African Republic is bad, Malaysia is getting worse, and ISIS fighters should face the International Criminal Court.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (RNS) A 7.8-magnitude earthquake shattered many of Nepal’s most famous religious sites but doesn’t seem to have shaken the faith of its people.
(RNS) In one minute, the April 25 earthquake in Nepal toppled, destroyed and damaged a millennium of religious history. This ‘Splainer looks at the damaged sites and their religious and historical significance.
NEW YORK (RNS) Everyone wants religions to get along and play nice. But is that even possible, and would it do any good?
MUMBAI (Reuters) India is the world’s biggest consumer of gold and its ancient temples have collected billions of dollars in jewelry, bars and coins. Now Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes temples will deposit their reserves with the government.
NEW DELHI (RNS) In the 10 months since Narendra Modi’s election, Hindu right-wing groups have expanded their influence across much of India’s government.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) The Catholic cardinal’s comments appeared directed against hardline Hindu nationalists who have stirred up animosity against India’s Christian and Muslim minorities while successfully lobbying for tougher laws against killing cows.