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Tibet: A Wave of Self-Immolations

More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 — including monks and nuns, farmers and nomads, adults and teenagers. The Chinese government blames the “The Dalai Lama Clique.” Meanwhile, Tibetans hope that the self-immolations will bring global awareness to China’s … Continue reading

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Kenya: One month after Westgate attack, police still abusing Somali Muslims

As the nation grieves, few Kenyans direct their anger toward Somali immigrants here. But that hasn’t stopped police from singling out Somali communities. GlobalPost’s Jacob Kushner writes from Eastleigh, the heart of Nairobi’s Somali Muslim district, about the ongoing religious … Continue reading

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Shutdown is Over, But There Will Be a Next time

This morning, federal workers thronged back to work after a full 16 days of unpaid holiday. And while the political drama of the past few weeks has certainly received its share of airtime, few commenters have sketched a connection between … Continue reading

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Do ‘rapidly breeding’ Rohingya Muslims really threaten Myanmar’s Buddhist identity?

Amid pogroms, Harvard researchers say the ‘Rohingya menace’ is Myanmar’s version of Reagan’s ‘welfare queen’ folk tale. Patrick Winn reports on the politics behind the ongoing religious tension between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar for GlobalPost.

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Push for national census reveals scars of Bosnia’s painful past

The last official census in Bosnia was in 1991, when 4.4 million people lived there. But then a brutal war broke out, killing 100,000 people and driving away 2 million. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports on the need for and … Continue reading

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Myanmar: Will anyone speak up for the world’s most persecuted minority?

CHICAGO — Myanmar may be the newest poster-child for democracy, but the country continues its campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has dubbed the violence by Myanmar, otherwise known as Burma, “crimes against humanity.” … Continue reading

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God and Government

Every government on earth has its own approach to religion. Some see it as a partner, others see it as a threat. Some declare official faiths, others scorn that idea. We’ll go to 14 nations around the world, meeting real … Continue reading

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Poll: Catholics agree with Pope Francis that church is ‘obsessed’ with moral issues

“Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world last month when he gave a wide-ranging interview in which he declared that the church had become “obsessed” with a few moral issues and needed to find a ‘new balance.’ “Now a new poll indicates that … Continue reading

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Panama: The Priest in the Protest

“In February 2012, the Panamanian police used a military-style crackdown on a road blockade organized by Ngäbe-Buglé activists who opposed mining and hydroelectric projects. According to American missionary priest Joe Fitzgerald, police used tear gas, pellets and live rounds on … Continue reading

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Muslim women left to ‘shop’ for an imam when they need a religious divorce

  DETROIT — Recalling the day her Islamic divorce was finalized, Olivia says she was ecstatic. “It was almost like having a noose around your neck, and (I was) just relieved that somebody doesn’t have that power over you, and … Continue reading

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