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Donald Trump’s Promise to “Destroy” the Law Restricting Churches’ Powers Is His Next Threat to Democracy and Equality

By Adi Chowdhury     “Trust me, the repeal of the Johnson amendment will create a huge revolution for conservative Christians and for free speech.” These words were uttered by Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of the notoriously pseudo-scientific and evangelical Liberty University . Falwell is an avid advocate for creationism and has amassed quite… Continue reading Donald Trump’s Promise to “Destroy” the Law Restricting Churches’ Powers Is His Next Threat to Democracy and Equality

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The United Nations Must Strengthen Its Efforts for Defending Same-Sex Marriage

By Adi Chowdhury “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights…Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”    … Continue reading The United Nations Must Strengthen Its Efforts for Defending Same-Sex Marriage

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Where Menstruation Can Get You Banished to a Cow Shed: South Asia’s Problem with Periods

By Adi Chowdhury   Menstruation, or periods, has long been a subject entwined in controversy. The winding history of gender issues is filled inescapably with superstition and taboo enshrouding the topic of periods. Many have deemed it to be an illness. Many consider it to be a mark of sin. Many think that it is… Continue reading Where Menstruation Can Get You Banished to a Cow Shed: South Asia’s Problem with Periods

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Demons of the Digital Divide: The Internet As a Fundamental Human Right in the Modern Age

By Adi Chowdhury   What is the Internet? Is the Web a tool? A hindrance? An impediment? A propeller of anti-social behavior? A path towards enhanced freedom and justice? An educator? Something we should further develop? Something we should repress? Something we should be worried about? As the administrator and author, I would like to… Continue reading Demons of the Digital Divide: The Internet As a Fundamental Human Right in the Modern Age

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Injustice and Agony for Religious Minorities in Bangladesh

By Adi Chowdhury   Last Sunday, the 30th of October, was probably a regular day for most of us. Our day proceeded as usual, as we left our homes for work or school and returned home tired, only to dine well and drift off to sleep peacefully. On the other side of the story, last… Continue reading Injustice and Agony for Religious Minorities in Bangladesh

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The Ideology of the Anti-Gay Movement Is an Ideology of Inconsistency and Hypocrisy

By Adi Chowdhury Regardless of the fact that they trip over themselves insisting that their actions and words are not “hatred” or “bigotry”, the anti-gay crusade that calls much of the world home persists in its state of naivety, intolerance, and outright denial of reason and compassion. Lurking behind the limp facades of “sanctity of… Continue reading The Ideology of the Anti-Gay Movement Is an Ideology of Inconsistency and Hypocrisy

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Exiled Bangladeshi writer who was attacked for his criticism of religion receives International Writer of Courage Award

By Adi Chowdhury “We are challenging this process through rational thinking and through our writing. Anyone who wishes to counter us can do so through their writing. But please do not issue fatwas to have me, to have us, killed. Do not dispatch undercover assassins with knives and guns.” Such are the words of Bangladeshi publisher… Continue reading Exiled Bangladeshi writer who was attacked for his criticism of religion receives International Writer of Courage Award