State Department blacklists are only one tool to foster international religious freedom
(RNS) — The designations beg the question: Do they help?
Does the pope need an editor?
(RNS) — The pope’s recent interview in America magazine comes across as a first draft in need of editing.
Monsters, meditation and Marie Kondo: the religious roots of Japan’s ‘waste not’ ethic
(The Conversation) — The impact of centuries-old Shinto and Buddhist rituals and stories continues today.
Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — LGBTQ people routinely are rejected by their families, denounced by Islamic authorities and limited to clandestine social lives.
For Indonesia’s transgender community, faith can be a source of discrimination – but also tolerance and solace
(The Conversation) — Indonesia has criminalized same-sex sexuality, but trans people are finding support in some trans-inclusive mosques and churches.
Religious freedom and LGBTQ rights are clashing in schools and on campuses – and courts are deciding
(The Conversation) — Yeshiva University’s legal case has garnered national attention, but several similar cases are underway.
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