In an article in The Washington Post, Pamela Constable exposes what she describes as an ominous turn India has recently taken into religious intolerance.
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Government by consent; equal justice under law; separation of church and state: these are the democratic principles under assault in much of the rest of the world.
Indian government’s recently proposed law to grant citizenship based on religion violates India’s international legal obligations, Human Rights Watch.
Last week’s raid on Jehovah’s Witness campsite latest example of escalating crackdown in Russia on Jehovah’s witnesses targeted on basis of their faith.
Tunisia is the only Arab Spring country to enjoy democracy. However, it faces threats from political Islam fielded by regional neighbors like Saudi Arabia, UAE.
Persecution of the Gafatar religious movement in Indonesia has been rife. Sadly, journalists are contributing to this through their reporting of a story.
Gender equality in Iran continues to suffer for religious reasons. HRW called for the release of women detained on grounds of an Iran women stadium ban.
The April 27, 2019, San Diego synagogue killings by white supremacist rehashed the issue of fighting far-right violence. Brennan Center revisits the matter.
Brazil is a country whose citizenry rarely enjoy good governance. They were doing well in recent years despite the fact their politicians seemed to be regularly impeached, locked up or otherwise disgraced.
One voter has been frustrated to find Bibles routinely displayed in her polling place. She has confronted poll workers on multiple occasions.