Asia

Mormonism’s Global Future

Source: The Wall Street Journal By John G. Turner   It took a long time for a quintessentially American church to go global. In April 1853 Hosea Stout and two other Mormon missionaries stepped off a boat in Hong Kong. They expected immediate success: Their church’s apostles had promised they […]

Breathtaking library opens in Qatar

Source: CNN With today’s digital reading habits, it’d be easy to assume that libraries are on the verge of becoming redundant. But as a new wave of these buildings open around the world, the humble library is reinventing itself as an establishment for the modern age. In Doha, the Qatar […]

How Islamic does Brunei want to be?

Source: Asis Times: Though no organized opposition group has ever openly challenged the state’s religious stance, some observers believe the laws aim to placate Islamists who may otherwise be put off by the monarchy’s ostentatious displays of wealth. Some analysts regard Brunei’s adoption of sharia law as a bid to […]

The slippery slope of intolerance

Source: DT Bangladesh is not and cannot be allowed to be a land of persecution. To that end, the recent anti-Ahmadiyya rally organized by Islamist group Khatme Nobuat is a dangerously regressive development, that should be cause for serious concern. This is not the first time, unfortunately, that Bangladesh has […]