World Vision flip-flops on hiring same-sex-married employees. Burma’s Muslims face new hurdles for marriage and childbirth. And Saudi goes nuts with new buffet and baby name bans. Sink your teeth into this all-you-can-eat March Recap while you still can.
As President Obama visits the land of cheap oil and oppression today, he needs to know one thing. On the nutty scale between Charlie Sheen and Amanda Bynes, Saudi Arabia is off-the-charts Dennis Rodman insane. Here’s a quick rundown of this month’s most absurd Saudi headlines showing just how crazy crazy can be.
Highlights from the latest Westminster Faith Debate on global religious trends. Are government attempts to promote religious freedom “inherently flawed?”
Join reporters and media experts April 9 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., as we discuss some of the red lines journalists face covering religion around the world.
The man behind those infamous “God Hates Fags” signs outside military funerals and Ke$ha concerts is reportedly on his deathbed. Now some gay rights activists are debating whether to mark his passing with silence or protest. What’s the best way to counter hateful speech?
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a measured, political, some might say meaningless response to the Rohingya question at the International Media Conference in Yangon. Are political pressures tarnishing the legacy of this human rights icon?
Google’s playful primary colors, quirky Doodles and whimsical office spaces are outward expressions of the company’s “Don’t be evil” motto. But the real work Googlers do trying to uphold that mantra for free expression and religious freedom goes far beyond flash.
Katrina Lantos Swett, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, says religious liberty is a canary in the coal mine, one we ignore at our own peril.
Katy Perry destroys “Allah” in a music video, then dissolves the incident completely amid backlash. Brunei bans non-Muslims from using “Allah” and 18 other holy words. And Tom DeLay tells us Allah, A.K.A. God, wrote the Constitution. S/he just never got around to signing it.