Posts tagged Meagan Clark
Southern Baptists aren't doing enough for sexual abuse victims

(COMMENTARY) The Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting wrapped up Wednesday by taking an “action” against sexual abuse that is really a way of dodging legal and financial obligation to victims.

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Modi's second term likely to keep choking philanthropy, especially from Christians

(NEWS ANALYSIS) India’s Hindu nationalist and populist Bharatiya Janata Party won reelection Thursday in a sweeping parliamentary majority. Here’s what that means for religious minorities, other marginalized groups and the organizations working for their welfare.

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Easter attacks killed Nigerian Christians too

(NEWS ANALYSIS) Reports claim that more than 40 Nigerian Christians were killed in the week leading up to Easter, and many more remain missing. Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari was quick to send condolences to Sri Lanka, but slower to respond to Islamist attacks on Christians in his country.

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Rohingya woman may soon become first in India to attend college

The 21-year-old Rohingya refugee is inspiring girls to study more and aim higher. She wants to become a human rights activist to speak up for the rights of Rohingya people, a stateless, Muslim-majority ethnic group from Myanmar.

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Try these Easter eats from around the world

What would Jesus eat? Some of the world’s oldest Lenten bites, from Israel to India, are still sizzling. Others are cultural adaptions to fit the Lenten fast with local ingredients.

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Pakistani minorities are fighting religious discrimination in schools

Under Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Pakistani government aims to improve standards of education for even the most marginalized. It remains to be seen whether religious discrimination against Christian and Hindu students in the Islamic country will decrease.

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Indian faith leaders sign pledge to promote harmony, defend religion

The faith leaders, representing Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Jewish, Ravidas and Bahá'í  followers, declared to preach harmony and peace amidst rising religious violence in India.

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Black Earth Rising, Ted Bundy and More: Religion is Trending on Netflix

These five film series trending on Netflix deal with the human evils and conflicts that plague religious communities, no matter how holy.

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In India, a battle for gender equality, religious freedom and votes

There’s a massive face-off in India over a Supreme Court order that allows women to enter a popular Hindu temple despite devotees’ belief that their eternally celibate god will be compromised.

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As the Dalai Lama ages, Tibetan exiles turn to secular unity over sacred

The leaders of Tibet’s exile community have been shifting their stance from sacred to secular as His Holiness ages, preparing to carry on the world’s longest-running non-violent resistance movement— with or without a spiritual leader. 

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Stan Lee on God

(COMMENTARY) Marvel Comics’ creative genius Stan Lee revolutionized the comic book world with super-heroes who were flawed, insecure and prone to evil forces. What’s lesser known or asked is where Lee’s storytelling perspective came from and how his mix of religious beliefs informed the Marvel universe.

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This ‘Indian Peter Dinklage’ is Overcoming the Stigma of Dwarfism in Bollywood

Last year local audiences to Tariq Mir’s stage plays and TV serials laughed at him and his troop of little people, or “dwarves” as they are sometimes called in India. His big break came when a Bollywood director tweeted a selfie with him at a film festival that went viral. Now Tariq sees it as his mission to change the stigma around dwarfism in Indian theater and cinema.

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A Christian’s acquittal in Pakistan is fueling advocacy against "blasphemy"

After the unprecedented acquittal of a Christian from blasphemy charges, Pakistan is bowing to pressure from hardline Islamist groups to ban her exit from the Muslim-majority country.

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