Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

Nobel Peace Laureates speak out on new U.S. government immigration xenophobia

(WNN Breaking / Thomson Reuters Foundation release) BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Nobel Peace Prize winners meeting in Colombia criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on Thursday, accusing him of xenophobia and discrimination. Last week Trump issued an executive order that put a 120-day halt on the U.S. refugee program, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and imposed a […]

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 […]

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 , […]

Another victim of self-immolation marks suffering for Tibetans in China

Another victim of self-immolation marks suffering for Tibetans in China

WNN Breaking (WNN) Lhasa, PEOPLE”S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: In a continuing series of self-immolations highlighting the continuing plight for indigenous Tibetans living inside the region of China, a young 20-year-old Buddhist monk name Tsering Gyal has miraculously survived, but reports on-the-ground say he is in serious condition, following a suicide attempt after catching […]

CHINA: Tibetan celebrants face military violence on Dalai Lama’s birthday

CHINA: Tibetan celebrants face military violence on Dalai Lama’s birthday

WNN Religion & Belief (WNN) Kandze Prefecture, Kham, Tawu County (Sichuan), PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, NORTH-EASTERN ASIA: A Tibetan monk was shot in the head and at least six other people were badly injured when witnesses from inside the region reported that Chinese security forces opened fire on Tibetans who had been offering prayers to […]

A global society makes fair reporting on world religions vastly important

A global society makes fair reporting on world religions vastly important

Ruth Eglash – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/CGN) Jerusalem, ISRAEL, WESTERN ASIA: It’s an issue that affects people’s lives across the world everyday yet most media institutions do not dedicate much time, resources or manpower to covering religion. That was the assessment of some 25 journalists from six continents and 23 countries who gathered in […]

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 […]