secularism

Photo

Photos from London's Protest Against the French Burkini Ban

Women protested at the French embassy this week following images of armed police forcing a woman on a beach in Nice to remove her clothing.
Chris Bethell
8.25.16
FRANCE

A French School Made Its Muslim and Jewish Students Wear ID Tags At Lunchtime

School cafeterias—at least for the most part—are pretty damn grim affairs. But one French school in the wine-loving region of Burgundy is taking its school lunches to heretofore-unseen levels of dread and desolation.
Alex Swerdloff
9.30.15
Religion

France's Right Wing Wants to Deny Pork-Free School Meals to Muslims and Jews

Although pork-free meals have been offered for 31 years in the Burgundy town of Chalon-sur-Saone, Mayor Gilles Platret wrote in a letter to parents that “school canteens … should revert to neutral spaces.”
Munchies Staff
8.12.15
News

Why Do Bangladeshi Writers Keep Getting Murdered?

Bangladesh has never been an especially safe place for opposition writers, but things have begun spiraling out of control over the last two years.
Mark Hay
4.1.15
Stuff

Young, Gay, and Religious: How Are LGBT Youths Reconciling Their Identities?

It seems that the socioeconomic factors of religious groups may be much more important to acceptance of sexuality than religion itself.
Sophie Wilkinson
1.26.15
The Future According to VICE

Is the West Approaching the Point Where It Doesn't Need Religion Anymore?

Christianity is in a slow, long-term decline.
Martin Robbins
1.16.15
News

Paris Terror Attacks: Will France Ever Be the Same Again?

Political analyst Jérôme Sainte-Marie fears the <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> murders will cause racist and xenophobic attitudes to go mainstream.
Jérôme Sainte-Marie
1.9.15
News

If Julia Gillard Is Such an Atheist, Where’s All the Gay Marriage?

Australians are proud about their secularism, as exemplified by Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Religion has a minor influence on the countries’ social policies and politics, yet same-sex marriage is not a reality.
Adnan Khan
5.17.13