When fundamentalist religion battles education

When fundamentalist religion battles education

Meredith Tax – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/OD/50:50) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: At a time when global warming requires that we do our most creative thinking, public education and free thought are under attack by both austerity programs and religious fundamentalism. So where are our new creative thinkers supposed to come from? When the city […]

Barrier-free Storytelling

Barrier-free Storytelling

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty – WNN Interviews (WNN/RFE/RL) Istanbul, TURKEY, WESTERN ASIA: Elif Shafak is an award-winning Turkish novelist, who writes in both English and Turkish. She has published 13 books, including “The Bastard of Istanbul,” “The Forty Rules of Love,” “Honor,” and her nonfiction memoir “Black Milk,” an account of her struggle with post-partum […]

"Human rights & religion need each other" says NY Kairos Center expert

"Human rights & religion need each other" says NY Kairos Center expert

Larry Cox for openDemocracy – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/OD) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Many human rights activists are secular and view religion as a problem, rather than as an ally. Although religion does often pose serious challenges, it also offers the human rights movement hope for renewal, along with greater legitimacy and impact. Human […]

[Malaysia] 22 artists to present what a ‘good woman’ is at Interpr8 Art Space

[Malaysia] 22 artists to present what a ‘good woman’ is at Interpr8 Art Space

Malaysian Insider – Thursday, 08 May 2014 (originally published 07 May) Twenty-two artists present their artworks in response to the idea of what it means to be a “good” woman in society, addressing issues of identity and self, community and nationality. The exhibition, “The Good Malaysian Woman: Ethnicity, Religion, Politics”, organized by the All Women’s […]

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 , […]

In the land of Kashmir Sufi saints, women find devotion & healing

In the land of Kashmir Sufi saints, women find devotion & healing

Aliya Bashir – WNN Religion & Belief WNN – Women News Network correspondent for Kashmir, Aliya Bashir, shares her exploration into the value of a ‘spiritual life’ through religious diversity that still exists today inside the culture of Kashmir’s capital city of Srinagar (WNN) Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir, South Asia: The fresh smell of Izband […]

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