WHEN in November UNESCO announced that the reggae music of Jamaica had been added to its list of cultural products considered worthy of recognition, it was a reflection on the fact that reggae, which grew from its roots in the backstreets and dance halls of Jamaica, is more than just popular music, but an important social and political phenomenon. Jamaicas …
For many, religion provides both an explanation for their plight notions of sin and punishment as well as solace and agency.
Why would young people say faith was their most important value, but fail to esteem integrity? It suggests faith may be more of a kind of ‘insurance’, rather than a code for moral and ethical living.
If Muslims in African countries where they form significant populations had to adopt sharia law, where are they most likely to go for it?
In Sudan, southern Somalia and northern Nigeria homosexuality is punishable by death. In Uganda, Tanzania, and Sierra Leone, offenders can receive life imprisonment for homosexual acts
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