YANGON (Reuters) Myanmar’s Committee for the Protection of Race and Religion has pushed through four laws that critics say effectively legalize discrimination against women and the country’s minority Muslims ahead of the country’s first free vote in 25 years.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Writing about religion isn’t all hope and inspiration, say winners of the Religion Newswriters Association’s annual journalism awards.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) City officials would have us believe all is harmony in Music City. But with the country’s largest community of Iraqi Kurds and sizable groups of Latinos, Somalis and Bhutanese moving into “the Buckle of the Bible Belt” that isn’t always the case.
(RNS) Reba Riley, a “former Evangelical Poster Child,” describes her struggle to heal from wounds inflicted by institutional Christianity in a millennial memoir of spiritual exploration.
Bangladesh’s elite forces arrested three suspected Islamist militants for masterminding the killings of two secular bloggers in the Muslim-majority nation.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Quilliam Foundation’s #NotAnotherBrother video on YouTube joins an increasingly crowded market of online counter-extremism campaigns in Britain. Is it #JustAnotherVideo?
(RNS) Most social workers say they don’t discuss religion or spirituality with their clients, even though they think it could be beneficial in treatment. Some say that’s a shame — but others say it’s a good thing.
People don’t need to travel to this birthplace of St. Benedict to hear the monks sing; their chants are on a CD that’s topped the Billboard charts this summer in classical, traditional music.
(RNS) Interfaith leaders are spearheading a new fight for net neutrality — once the realm of tech wonks and digital rights activists — and framing a free and open Internet as essential for religious freedom, social justice and interfaith cooperation.