Religion

LGBTQ

Some Asian Governments Claim LGBTQ Culture Is a Western Invention: Here’s Why That’s Garbage

From androgynous priests in Malaysia, to cross-dressing mediums in Vietnam, Asia has a proud tradition of gender-defying ritualism stretching back thousands of years.
Sarah Ngu
6.6.19
Religion

In Southern India, Women Are Being Sexually Exploited in the Name of God

The Devadasi practice that makes women ‘wives of god’ might have been banned, but women are still finding themselves stuck in the inhuman tradition.
Archana Nathan
5.30.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

China Is Allegedly Forcing Its Muslims to Break Their Ramadan Fast

And most Muslim majority nations, most notably Saudi Arabia, are silent about it.
Shamani Joshi
5.29.19
Religion

This Photographer Captures the Fragile Lives of Former ‘Goddesses’ in Nepal

Maria Contreras Coll went behind the scenes of one of the most criticised religious traditions in the world, to tell a story of the enduring power of young girls in Nepal.
Pallavi Pundir
5.28.19
Religion

Ever Wondered What Life is Like as a 23-Year-Old Priest in Rajasthan?

A lot cooler than we imagined.
Parthshri Arora
5.27.19
Religion

Round Earth “Theory” is Western Propaganda, According to This Indian Flat Earther

The world’s oldest conspiracy theory is being revisited by a man practicing the ancient Indian religion of Jainism, who claims to have seen two suns.
Sushmita Sundaram
5.27.19
Religion

Meet Lizzy Rose, Your Friendly Neighbourhood Exorcist Mum

Spending an afternoon in the low key world of suburban exorcisms.
Wendy Syfret
5.27.19
Religion

I Road-Tested Three Cults Around Melbourne

Am I a Moonie, a Scientologist, or a Hare Krishna?
Angela Skujins
5.27.19
Religion

Wait a Minute, is Satanism Actually Really Great?

A weak but all-round enjoyable investigation.
Issy Beech
5.27.19
Religion

How a Brisbane Artist Became a Priest for a UFO Pleasure Cult

Luke Roberts is a Raelian: "the only religion with female, gay, and transgender priests."
Julian Morgans
5.27.19
Religion

A Day With the Australian Couple Who Say They're Jesus and Mary

We talked a lot about self-assurance.
Julian Morgans
5.27.19
environment

Indonesia Is Home to the Most Climate Change Deniers in the World

Experts say the lack of education and focus on religion are reasons why many Indonesians don't believe in global warming.
Adi Renaldi
5.14.19
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