Religion

Religion

When a Binding Contract With God Means Staying Silent on Sexual Abuse

Evangelical megachurches are leaning on a favorite tool of corporations to protect themselves from liability in the MeToo era.
Alex Norcia
18 hours ago
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
5.30.19
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
Essays

What Ramadan Is Like When You Have an Eating Disorder

It’s easier to starve myself without arousing suspicion when everyone around me is fasting.
Hadeel Abdel-Nabi
5.13.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Scientology is Allegedly Being Taught at Schools in Samoa

Books by L Ron Hubbard are being used in at least six schools in the Pacific island nation.
Gavin Butler
5.7.19
Sri Lanka Attacks

The Aftermath of the Sri Lanka Attacks Continues for South Asia’s Young Minorities

There's fear and then there's hope for those living on the fringes.
Pallavi Pundir
5.6.19
Weed

Jesus Would Have Been Cool with Weed, Says 'Christian Cannabis' Pastor

Craig Gross launched a new website to have a conversation with other evangelicals about using pot.
Alex Norcia
5.1.19
Culture

This Mexican Town Celebrates Its Namesake Saint with Exploding Hammers

Despite several attempts to ban the practice and the handful of injuries it regularly causes, the tradition has carried on for 300 years.
VICE Staff
4.30.19
Feature

When an Influential Pastor Becomes an #Influencer

A new Instagram account tracking the luxury clothes favored by celebrity pastors begs the question: What (and for whom) are they actually selling?
Allie Jones
4.28.19
Australia Today

Labor Pledges to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy in Australia

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed the Opposition's proposed crack down on the controversial practice, saying it's a matter for the states and territories to decide.
Gavin Butler
4.23.19
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