Latest Stories Tagged: Religion

Global Politics

Meet the young activists who upended Turkish politics and want a new model for the Middle East

The veterans of a youth protest movement that swept Turkey in 2013 played an important role in helping the left wing HDP party claim an unexpected success in last week's election, but there may be another vote just around the corner. PRI spoke with a few of the activists to understand what they accomplished and what they're planning next.

Lifestyle & Belief

Does France's 'burqa ban' protect — or persecute?

In 2004, France banned the wearing of all conspicuous religious symbols in grade schools. Then, in 2010, France enacted the so-called "burqa ban," making it illegal for Muslim women to wear the traditional face and body covering in public. These rules, based in France’s extreme separation of church and state, have stirred debate over whether France is protecting secularism or stifling religious freedom.