religion and belief

In what is a big year for democratic elections, none come bigger than India’s incredible exercise in ensuring every voter has a say.

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Efforts to address social issues risk being co-opted for political gain or used to further divisive agendas.

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The reshaping of constitutionally guaranteed freedoms by bringing young adults’ sexual choices under the radar of the state has sinister implications.

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The stateless Rohingya community with no rights remains the world’s most vulnerable and at high risk of exploitation.

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Better ways to address the global diabetes crisis are urgently needed.

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Across the world, faith is returning to the political sphere.

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Saudi political priorities might have changed but their religious influence is still present in Southeast Asian politics, particularly in Malaysia.

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India’s middle class has been the big winner from a deregulated economy. In turn, that middle class helps fuel the rise of populism and Hindu nationalism.

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Six clear pathways to help India become more democratic and secular and counter the religious polarisation of politics.

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As the Turkish Republic turns 100, the nation built from the ashes of the Ottoman empire continues to wield the religious power of its history.

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Religion could play a significant role in an increasingly polarised conversation about faith in US public life, but will it shape the 2024 election?

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