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Some conservative Christians have taken to claiming ‘victim’ status in the modern world, but we should be wary of such claims.
Pope Francis on his three-day trip to Kazakhstan in September 2022.
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Christianity is the second-largest religion in Kazakhstan, with 26% of the population practicing the faith. But many Christians, especially in the smaller denominations, have experienced persecution.
Christians hold signs as they march on the streets of Abuja calling for peace and security in Nigeria.
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Recent incidents have been read as a campaign against Christians, but other religious groups feel they are targets too.
The sun sets on Sri Lanka’s protest movement (for now).
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Protests over shortages forced the ouster of Sri Lanka’s president, but the crisis has deep-set roots in ethnonationalism, which has encouraged corruption, argues an expert on the country’s politics.
It’s not the first time Australian schools have been given a choice of a religious school chaplain or a secular welfare officer, and for some schools the decision can be divisive.
New Education Minister Jason Clare has moved quickly to change the school chaplains program.
Schools currently rely on third-party providers that require all those who apply to do student counselling and community work as school chaplains to have a committed Christian faith.
Sri Lankan students march during a protest over the economic crisis outside the residence of prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo, April 24, 2022.
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The country has a long history of ethnic and religious conflict, but the worst economic crisis in decades has brought protesters together.
The backbench Liberal revolt that pushed a protection for transgender kids through the House of Representatives, and thereby inadvertently doomed Scott Morrison’s religious discrimination legislation, has bitten deeply with the PM and senior ministers.
This week, we finally see religious discrimination debated on the floor of federal parliament. But what do voters actually think about the issues behind the bill?
Religious discrimination is set to be debated in parliament this week - more than three years after Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised a bill.
Pedro Berruguete Saint Dominic Presiding over an Auto-da-fe.
Even now, 200 years on from the Spanish Inquisition, the locations affected appear to be poorer, less educated, and less trusting.
The Coalition has provided details of the third draft of its controversial bill.
What is at stake with the new bill very much depends on how discrimination is conceptualised and who is doing the claiming.
The Hazara have long been targeted in Afghanistan, and many fear violence will intensify with the Taliban in power.
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With the Taliban again in power in Afghanistan, minorities like the Hazara may have the most to lose.
Muslim students report being teased and harassed when schools focus on 9/11.
Comments made during class discussions about 9/11 often put Muslim students on edge, according to a researcher who interviewed 55 Muslim students in and around the nation’s capital.
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To put an end to discriminatory laws and practices, more fundamental reforms are needed.
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An EU court’s ruling on religious freedom in the workplace demonstrates the perils of legislating for 27 member states.
Illuminating recent Supreme Court rulings.
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Religion was a common theme in some of the cases to come before the nine justices in the recently concluded Supreme Court term. Three experts help explain what is at stake.
The skyline of Tehran.
Iran’s ongoing legal campaign to persecute marginalized groups highlights the pressing need to include human rights in any bilateral and multilateral negotiations over the nuclear deal.
General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, left, and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok at an October 2020 ceremony celebrating the peace deal.
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The transitional government has achieved a monumental milestone, but peace agreements in Sudan have been known to fall apart quickly.