Tag: Politics and Religion

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Current Policies – Muntaqa Zaman

Muntaqa Zaman, post #2 Current policies regarding the Rohingya are based on the political climate. Myanmar is jointly ruled by the counselor San Suu Kyi and the military. She had been an advocate for democracy and even won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, but after the beginning of the concurrent rule, has not spoken up regarding the atrocities committed… Read more →

Sophia Dietz: Australian Religious Discrimination Bill — “A Trojan Horse for Hate”

A revised religious freedom bill was proposed in December 2019 by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, against which religious institutions and social organizations alike are speaking out. The bill would protect certain statements of belief and the refusal of medical treatment on a religious basis; Uniting Vic. Tas chief executive Bronwyn Pike states “we don’t like the direction of the… Read more →

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: A Brief History – Muntaqa Zaman

The Rohingya are an ethnic minority of Muslims native to Myanmar, originally from the northwestern region known as the Rakhine state. The crisis refers to the persecution of the Rohingya by the Myanmar government and their forced mass exodus to the neighboring country of Bangladesh since 2015. This conflict is not recent, however, and here we examine a brief historical… Read more →

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Poland and the Roman Catholic Church: Brewing Tension? – Marta Maliszewska

Poland is often thought of as a very religious country, with most of its citizens being followers of the Roman Catholic church. A poll done by Poland’s national statistics office in 2018 revealed that around 92% of Poles consider themselves Catholic, 81% believe in God, and 70% pray at least once weekly.  According to a survey done by Pew Research… Read more →