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· July, 2006

Stories about Religion from July, 2006

Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai speech

Eddie Cross on Zimpundit posts in its entirety the speech given by former union leader and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to a National Convention held by Churches in Zimbabwe Saturday...

Saving Nature

KO criticizes the corruption ridden Pakistani politicians for supporting the Pakistan Air Force to acquire land to establish a weapons trial range in the Hingol National Park, the largest National...

Bangladesh blog buzz

The latest happenings in Bangladesh related blogs around the world:

India: At the Haji Ali Dargah

Ultrabrown has a wonderful photo-post on one of the landmarks in Mumbai, the Haji Ali Dargah.

Bangladesh: Persecution of the Sufis

Sadiq Alam on why the Sufis were persecuted through history. “Because sufis often speak against injustice in the name of religion, they often speak against unjust rulers, they often speak...

Afghanistan: Religious Police

Azad Afghan says it is a terrible news that Afghan government decided to create a religious police [Fa]. The blogger adds Afghanistan had already suffered a lot because of religion.

Russia, Ukraine: Stories About Words

Below is the translation of three stories about words: in the first one, they are being banned; in the second, they offend; in the third, there aren't enough of them....

DRC: Catholic Church Favoring Boycott of Election

English-language DRC blogger Le Salon counts down to the July 30th election by reporting on a lukewarm response to Joseph Kabila's visit to the UDPS opposition party stronghold of East...

Russia: Disagreements Over Beslan Memorial

Founder of PravdaBeslana.ru Marina Litvinovich (LJ user abstract2001) writes (RUS) about one of the problems that survivors and relatives of those who died in Beslan in September 2004 have to...

Cambodia: Monkey God in Germany

Vanndeth is surprised to find hnuman, a character from South and South East Asian mythology, at a German clothing shop.

Trinidad and Tobago: Hare Krishna

Rentaempress posts a charming vignette of life in multicultural Trinidad: an encounter with some Hare Krishna devotees. “Trinidad remains sweet and unbelievably bizarre.”

African Women: Call for Nominations

African Women posts a call for nominations for the African Women of Distinction book and video exhibition scheduled for December 2006. The aim, the announcement says, is to profile the...

Islam: Caged Virgin Reviewed

Palava Soup posts a review of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book about Muslim women, The Caged Virgin, by British Muslim Fareena Alam, who is impressed neither by its central thesis nor...

Reunion: Moslem Community Rallying Cry

Zarabes writes (Fr): “We members of the moslem community of la Reunion, are watching powerless the current events in Palestine and Lebanon. Tired of the ambiant silence, we ask the...

Iran: No prayer with President

Tehran Shahr reports from Tehran that Resalat Tunnel was inaugurated after 9 years in the presence of President Ahmadinejad, Mayor of Tehran and some conservatives’ personalities such as Mehdi Chamran,...

Iran: What democracy!

Tayebeh Beheshti, a teenage Hezbollah writes she does not understand why some Hezbollah members like to say we have democracy in Iran and we can say what we want! The...

Central Asia: Eurasian Islam

Ataman Rakim argues for a Eurasian Islam that would unite Muslims of the former Soviet Union under a common identity and serve not so much as a formal set of...

Iran: 700 Clerics Bloggers

In Haftan we read that according to ISNA ( Islamic Students National Agency), Religious Blog Development Office in Qom has already trained 700 clerics as bloggers (Persian).

Polish Blogosphere Update

Better late than never… That's what PolBlog hopes bloggers will think in response to its latest foray into blogging technology. Its new “Talk Back Attack” features an audio comment option...

Bangladesh: Spirituality Roundup

Sadiq Alam roundsup spiritual blogging from around the world.

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