Global Quickies: Rainbow Laces, Ghosts, and Very Bad Ideas
“Five members of the same family were charged with the murder of a prophet who had been called to their their home in the village of Mazonde, Zimbabwe to help them cleanse their house of evil spirits. (…) Pastor Kanyama had reportedly asked his followers to bury him alive so that he could summon more cleansing powers to heal the family that had been plagued by mysterious deaths.”
From 2012 to 2014 the number of missing girls between the ages of 15 and 17 has increased 255%, going from 172 to 612, according to a report by the Network for the Rights of Children in Mexico. (link with bad Google translate)
Players from a German soccer team photoshopped their team photo to look like they all had blackface on. The controversial move was to show solidarity to two team-mates who are Sudanese refugees and had been racially abused.
“British people are more likely to believe in ghosts than a creator God, a YouGov survey has found. The same survey also found that self-identified Christians are more likely to believe in aliens than the devil, and more likely to believe in fate than in heaven or an eternal soul.”
“Top Australian sporting stars will wear rainbow laces this weekend as part of a campaign against homophobia.”
“Pakistan honour killings on the rise, report reveals. Nearly 1,100 women were killed in Pakistan last year by relatives who believed they had dishonoured their families, the country’s independent Human Rights Commission says.”
“Women in the western state of Maharashtra have a fundamental right to enter and pray inside temples, an Indian court has ruled. (…)The ruling was made in response to a petition filed by an activist against the centuries-old tradition of barring women from certain temples.”
(TW – screengrabs of video with graphic violence)
A video has surfaced of two gay men in Morocco being attacked at their home by five individuals residing in the same neighborhood.
Featured image: Rugby player David Pocock tweeted his rainbow laces.