Another Tibetan Buddhist nun sets herself on fire to protest China policies

Another Tibetan Buddhist nun sets herself on fire to protest China policies

WNN Breaking (WNN) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Another Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Autonomous Region in Sichuan, China has set herself on fire outside the monastery where she was on retreat as a part of a string of ongoing self-immolation protests made against China’s continuing clamp down on indigenous Tibetans. 31-years of […]

Former Tibetan monk sets self on fire for justice, cultural & religious freedom

Former Tibetan monk sets self on fire for justice, cultural & religious freedom

WNN Religion & Belief (WNN) Eastern Tibetan Autonomous Region, CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: In the ongoing crisis in the denial of religious and cultural freedom for those living in the Autonomous Region of Tibet in China, 25-year-old Lobsang Dorjee set himself on fire around 6:30 pm local time one week ago on Thursday February 13 , […]

The Right to Self-Determination and the Charter of Values

The Right to Self-Determination and the Charter of Values

Michael Wrobel – The Link – Thursday, 06 February 2014 (originally published 04 Feb) Quebec feminists and other progressive forces are currently confronted with an “important philosophical dilemma” in the debate surrounding the wearing of religious symbols, says self-described Muslim feminist and social justice activist Leila Bdeir. A founding member of the Collective des féministes […]

How different do Muslims & non-Muslims view the democractic process?

How different do Muslims & non-Muslims view the democractic process?

Jocelyne Cesari – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Islam is often perceived as a potential threat to democratisation, and justifications for this view tend to repeat ad nauseam the idea that for Islam, there is no separation between politics and religion. In the West, politics based on individual rights (as opposed to […]

Peace comes through tolerance says 5th International UNAOC forum

Peace comes through tolerance says 5th International UNAOC forum

WNN Breaking (WNN) Vienna, Austria: Leaders from around the world, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President Heinz Fischer of Austria, the Emir of Qatar Shaikh Hamad Al Thani, Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey, Foreign Minister Margallo of Spain, Foreign Minister Salehi of Iran, and many others are meeting in Vienna today for the 5th Global […]

Egypt protests continue as Amnesty International says new constitution “fails”

Egypt protests continue as Amnesty International says new constitution “fails”

WNN Breaking (WNN/AI) Cairo, EGYPT: As protests continue on Tahrir Square in Cairo today, a draft constitution approved by Egypt’s Constituent Assembly falls well short of protecting human rights and, in particular, ignores the rights of women, restricts freedom of expression in the name of protecting religion, and allows for the military trial of civilians, […]

China policy on Tibetan freedom of religion may face change as self-immolations continue

China policy on Tibetan freedom of religion may face change as self-immolations continue

Carla Friedman – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN) Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: A Tibetan woman has died after drinking acid and performing self-immolation in the Tibetan region of the western Chinese province of Gansu after she was accused of embezzlement at the bank where she worked, a source close to the […]