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2017/04/01 | Michael Clarke

Does China Have Itself to Blame for the Trans-Nationalisation of Uyghur Terrorism?

Uyghur terrorism is now a serious challenge for Beijing and may be a product of China’s own actions.

2017/03/31 | Gayathri Vaidyanathan

India’s Foremost Female Crematorium Manager Is Breaking a Lot of Taboos

Praveena Solomon has befriended skeptical gravediggers and faced down claims she will become possessed.

2017/03/15 | Kirsten Han

Why Disney's 'Gay Moment' is Causing Hysteria in Singapore

The church's lack of acceptance has a very real impact on the mental health of LGBT people, writes Kirsten Han in Singapore.

2017/02/27 | Chublic Opinion

China and the Atheist Manifesto

A recent revision of a low-level administrative regulation aiming at maintaining social order stirred up a great controversy online in China.

2017/02/24 | Thomas DuBois

What’s Behind China's Rapprochement with the Vatican?

China has struggled to find a solution to the religious resurgence that has been growing since the 1990s.

2017/02/20 | Jeffrey Hutton

The Heart of the Matter in Jakarta

The silver lining from Wednesday’s results is that Ahok, an ethnic Chinese, was on the ballot at all, writes Jeffrey Hutton in Jakarta.

2017/02/13 | Sarah Karacs

The Thai Occult Taking Hong Kong by Storm

The Thai amulet trade is growing in Hong Kong, making waves in China, and has factions in Singapore and Malaysia.

2017/02/11 | Hera Diani

Islamic Populism Won’t Reign in Indonesia: Scholar

Failure to create a cross-class alliance is why Islamic populism may fail in Indonesia.

2017/02/09 | TNL Staff

Hundreds Lashed in Indonesia under Sharia Law

Sharia laws are particularly harsh for women and the LGBT community.

2017/02/08 | Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam

Beijing’s New Scorched-Earth Policy Against the Uighurs

The exacerbation of police state mechanisms has obviously failed to deter the growth of radicalism in the autonomous region

2017/01/19 | Hew Wai Weng

Reclaiming Halal and the Commercialization of Islam

Hew Wai Weng takes a look at what constitutes halal in contemporary Malaysia — a certification that today is less about faith and more about the commercialisation of Islam.

2017/01/13 | Dinith Adikari

Is Ma Ba Tha Really in Decline?

Despite suffering a series of grave blows, an ’emotional story’ keeps the controversial Buddhist group active and influential in Myanmar, Dinith Adikari writes.

2017/01/10 | Sarah Laskow

Visiting Disney World is the Modern Version of Making a Medieval Pilgrimage

Most Disney patrons would probably call their trip a vacation, but that is not the case to some anthropologists, religious studies experts, and art historians.

2017/01/09 | Malaysiakini

Vigilantes to Spray Paint Women who don't 'Cover Up'

"Advance Warning to Hindu Female Patrons coming to Thaipusam festival, beware of being sprayed with aerosol paint if found inappropriate dressed," the warning on the Facebook page of Thaipusam Spraying Group reads.

2017/01/08 | Charlotte Setijadi

Religious Freedom on Trial in Indonesia

For a country that has claimed to be a tolerant and moderate Muslim-majority democracy, the Ahok blasphemy allegation signals a regression in religious freedom and the rights of minorities.