Finland ranked world's most literate nation

Finland is the world's most literate nation, according to new research, with the UK coming in 17th, behind countries including the US, Canada and Australia. Home to Tove Jansson, the author of the much-loved Moomin books, and a widely praised education system, Finland topped a table of world literacy in a new study conducted by John Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.

Uralic neopaganism - Wikipedia

Uralic neopaganism encompasses contemporary movements which have been reviving or revitalising the ethnic religions of the Uralic peoples. The rebirth has taken place since the 1980s and 1990s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union and alongside the ethnonational and cultural reawakening of the Uralic peoples of Russia, the Estonians and the Finns.

Illiteracy, a stubborn problem in the Arab region | Iman Zayat | AW

As UNESCO celebrat­ed the Internation­al Day of Literacy on September 8, authorities in the Arab world re­leased disappoint­ing statistics on the subject. In a world of rapid change and shifting landscapes, societies are expected to have moved past the issue of simple "literacy" and towards more complex issues of social, political, economic and digital literacy.Educating citizens to properly read and write should be the bare minimum for an average society in 2017.