Myanmar women’s rights groups oppose Interfaith Marriage Act

Myanmar women’s rights groups oppose Interfaith Marriage Act

Thin Lei Win for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Religion and Belief (WNN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA:  A planned law intended to stop Buddhist women in Myanmar marrying non-Buddhist men is “a disgraceful act that would invite international ridicule” and violate women’s basic rights, a statement released by 97 civil society organizations said. The law, proposed […]

Will the next Dalai Lama be a woman?

Will the next Dalai Lama be a woman?

Michaela Haas – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN) Santa Barbara, California, AMERICAS: There is no hope for a female pope, but there might be one for a female Buddhist leader. When Pope Francis washed the feet of two young women during Easter, this provoked the criticism of conservative Catholics who pointed out that the liturgies […]