Buddhist temples vie to recruit Mongolians

The fall of communism ended religious repression and many temples now compete to attract followers.

    " />

    Until the advent of communist rule, Mongolia was heavily influenced by Buddhism, with one in every three men serving as monks.

    Official atheism encouraged the destruction of monasteries and violent purges of religious orders.

    The end of communism brought an end to that repression and many Buddhist temples actively compete to attract followers.

    Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from Ulan Bator.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The number of Muslims in South Korea is estimated to be around 100,000, including foreigners.

    Aamir Khan: The Snake Charmer

    Aamir Khan: The Snake Charmer

    Can Aamir Khan create lasting change in Indian society or is he just another Bollywood star playing the role of a hero?