“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

WNN Features (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: As WNN – Women News Network works with the Nobel Women’s Initiative to introduce an amazing group of global women rights defenders, following the  16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, WNN asked each of the heroines the same vital question: As we get close to […]

Burma/Myanmar Buddhist monks are feeding division say human rights activists

Burma/Myanmar Buddhist monks are feeding division say human rights activists

Dana MacLean / IRIN Global Analysis – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH EASTERN ASIA: Influential Buddhist monks in Myanmar have been aggravating long standing tensions between the country’s Buddhist and Muslim communities since violence erupted between the two groups in 2012, say experts. “The Burmese Buddhist monks may not have initiated the […]

Why does the West fear Islam?

Why does the West fear Islam?

Jocelyne Cesari – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/CGN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: While scholarly work has debunked the idea of incompatibility of Islam with Western values, it has not really changed this dominant perception pervading political discourse and policy making. This notion of incompatibility between Islam and the West has actually intensified in the […]

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 […]