Nilantika Banerjee, an author from India felt curious to look into the relevance of religion in the lives of the people of her rainbow nation-state– ‘secular India’– from a neutral and unbiased position. She ended up with facts which are quite contrary to her initial expectations!!
Simon Katterl discusses the rise of the new Atheist movement. In doing so Simon criticises the militant elements which are built upon emotion and misdirection.
Samuel Hennessy shares with Alochonaa.com his perspective on the religious instruction in education debate – a contentious topic currently in New Zealand & Australia; ‘Should state schools have compulsory religious education?’. According to Sam education exists for liberation, and therefore if non-coercive religious education contributes to this liberation, what harm is there in that?
The reasonable accommodations should not overcome the equality of men and women, or any other basic rights. Also, the state should clearly reaffirm his neutrality towards all religion. People in position of authority, like policemen and judges for example, should not wear religious signs while working.