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What do secularists mean by 'secularism'?

This article first appeared on the LSE Religion & Global Society blog (9 Jan 2019) with this introduction by the editor, Daniel Coyne:

When secularists talk about secularism, they are talking about a political idea, a way of organising a state and its society in relation to religion and belief, as opposed to the materialist… 1,159 more words

is india becoming a regressive theocracy under bjp?

aitzaz hasan bangash was a pakistani boy whose story not many in india know. he was killed in 2014 while preventing a suicide bomber from attacking his school that was being attended by 2000 students. 569 more words

Politics

The holy Quran speaks more often to men than women

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

There is a commonly known verse of the Quran: “If you fear that you cannot treat orphans with fairness, then you may marry other women who seem good to you: two, three, or four. 539 more words

Asia

Saudi Arabia's grim discrimination against women is exposed by Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun's startling bravery

Freedom of religion is not legally protected in the Islamic kingdom, and people who convert to another religion risk being charged with apostasy

By Aisha K. 158 more words

Asia

Favoring Islamic Osmanlilik

In chapter nine of James Gelvin’s The Modern Middle East: A History, we see how secularism and modernity came to be (or not be) in the Ottoman Empire during the mid-nineteenth century. 672 more words

The dilemma of Arab free-thinkers

Nothing scares religious fascists like young people with thoughts.

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Islam

Belgium Bans Religious Slaughtering Practices, Drawing Praise and Protest

BY MILAN SCHREUER

Source: MSN

BRUSSELS — A Belgian ban on the Muslim and Jewish ways of ritually slaughtering animals went into effect on New Year’s Day, part of a clash across Europe over the balance between animal welfare and religious freedom. 924 more words

Europe