Religion

Religion

Royal Families in Rajasthan Say They're Descendants of Lord Ram

They are willing to provide documents to make the process of creating a temple for Lord Ram a smoother one.
Meera Navlakha
8.13.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Ahead of Bakr-Id, Bombay High Court Bans Animal Slaughter in Homes and and Housing Societies

The court’s recent order allots 58 designated areas for the same, and will impact over 8,000 no-objection certificates handed out for slaughtering goats and sheep.
Shamani Joshi
8.9.19
Religion

Turns Out A Lot of Christians Are Against Trump's Pro-Christian Agenda

A new group called Christians Against Christian Nationalism has formed to fight for the rights of other religions in the U.S.
Leila Ettachfini
7.31.19
Religion

Partying in Indonesia? You Might Just Find a Religious Leader Stopping by Your Nightclubs to Give Sermons

For 14 years, a cleric named Gus Miftah has been delivering religious sermons at nightclubs around Yogyakarta and Bali. Now, it’s Jakarta’s turn, thanks to a blessing from the governor.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.26.19
News

China Claims Uighurs Were Forced Into Islam

In an effort to fight international criticism, the government claims that history is being distorted and that Uighurs were not originally Muslims by choice.
Meera Navlakha
7.23.19
News

Why Are Some Muslim Countries Standing in Solidarity With China?

Political power and economic motivations are compelling reasons for Muslim nations to continue their support, despite China's persecution of Uighurs.
Meera Navlakha
7.19.19
Religion

Christians Care About Climate Change If It's About Saving 'God's Creation'

A new study shows that climate change can be more of a Christian issue—if we speak their language.
Mary Retta
7.17.19
Religion

Queer Clergy Tell Us What It's Like to Be Gay and a Christian Leader

"It's been difficult for many to accept that a gay person could become a high-ranking minister."
Sebastian Goddemeier
7.17.19
Religion

A Bishop Wants to Solve Gang Violence by Spraying Holy Water from a Helicopter

It seems like just another tone-deaf idea from a deeply troubled Church.
Alex Norcia
7.15.19
Sports

An Islamic Body in Indonesia Forbids Women From Playing Football

The U.S. Women’s National Football team just capped off an inspiring World Cup victory, but in Indonesia, one city is forbidding women from playing the game.
Adi Renaldi
7.12.19
climate change

If Climate Change Makes You Feel Hopeless, Maybe Religion Can Help

People suffering from climate despair are turning to spiritual leaders. This is the advice they get.
Opheli Garcia Lawler
7.4.19
Save Yourselves

These Activists Think You Can Save the Planet with Meditation

I spent the day with the Dharma Action Network For Climate Engagement and went on a meditation protest.
Saskia Rowlands
6.27.19
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