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· May, 2007

Stories about Religion from May, 2007

Arabeyes: Short Skirts Looked Down at in Tunisia

From a conversation about her friend Fatima, Tunisian blogger Maheva takes us deep into an argument about education, freedom of choice and personal preferences. Click to read the full translation.

India: Muslims and Political Parties

Indian Muslims on the civic elections in Malegaon, which was rocked by bomb blasts last year. “So, does it helps if you are concentrated in a region, play communal politics...

Pakistan: The Urs

Metroblogging Islamabad with a brief post on the urs of Bari Imam. “His yearly urs, celebrated in these days of the year, is attended by thousands of devotees from all...

Algeria: More on the Pew Survey

Algerian blogger Nouri continues to discuss the Pew Survey on American Muslims. “Rather than posting a lengthy analysis of the entire survey, I will mention some of the interesting questions...

Bangladesh: Religion and Spirituality

Sadiq M Alam on religion and spirituality. “One can become cold blooded murderer even in the name of religion, in the name of God and justifying unthinkable crime even holding...

Israel: A Lesson in Sikhism

Israeli blogger David Bogner gives us a lesson about Sikhism after a trip to India.

Hong Kong: How Did The Obscene Articles Tribunal Get Hijacked?

ESWN translated an article from inmediahk.net by Leung Man Tao that explained how the obscene articles tribunal got hijacked in Hong Kong.

Bahrain: The ‘two seas’ are now a concrete jungle

From 'blog wars' to work ethics, the Bahraini blogosphere is bubbling with new ideas and excitement. Ayesha Saldanha sheds more light on discussions taking place this week about Bahrain's jungle...

Malawians on the world stage: academic honors, music, science and technology

There is one discernible theme running through the Malawian blogosphere in the month of May. This round-up focuses mostly on what these bloggers have written in this month, now approaching...

Benin: New government rumored to be considering a Ministry of Religion

Babilown points to an article in Le Matin (Fr) about rumors that Benin's government plans to create a Ministry of Religion, and outlines the potential of such a ministry to...

Iran:Ultra Conservative Ayathollah Goes to Waterloo

Ultra conservative Ayatollah Messbah Yazdi is invited to the Waterloo university by the Mennonites.A petition has been launched to protest about this invitation.”We're not against dialogue but the Mennonites[Waterloo University]...

Romania: Pilgrimage to Csiksomlyo

About half a million Catholics from Hungary and Romania make an annual pilgrimage to see Our Lady of Csiksomlyo, Csikszereda Musings reports.

India: Muslims and the Media

After an attack on a mosque in Hyderabad, is the media missing the bigger picture? iFaqeer comments “Of course, he is taking it from the perspective of a “Security” hawk...

India: Jesus and his missing years

varnam on the speculation surrounding Jesus's missing years. “The Jesus in India theory comes from author Holger Kersten who wrote a book about the same. Though without proof the idea...

Tunisia: Breakdown of Religions

From Tunisia Subzero Blue gives us a break down of the adherents of different religions. “The following is the list of the world's major religions ranked by the number of...

Pakistan: Violence, Terrorism and Islam

iFaqeer on Islam, leadership, terrorism and the politics of it all. “Given that, the problem as I see it, both with Muslims in the West and globally, and “communities of...

Arabeyes: Breast-Feeding Dilemma

Imagine having to breast feed your colleague at work - five times - to ensure that your relationship remains professional! This is the fatwa (religious edict) that had Arab and...

Morocco: Muslims Making Headlines

“Muslims are making headlines yet again. The Pew Research Center has found that one in four American Muslims under the age of 30 think that suicide bombings can sometimes be...

Bangla Blogs: Breaking Taboos and a Debate

The Bangla blogging platform Bandh Bhanger Awaaj is buzzing with discussions, debates, memes and literatures. Hundreds of bloggers and thousands of readers are keeping this space lively. It is generating...

D.R. of Congo: Should Christian Revivalist Churches Be Encouraging Political Activism?

Continuing an age-old debate--is religion the "opium of the people" or can it be a catalyst for social change?--Congolese blogger Blaise Mantoto at UDPS Liege says the Congo’s Christian revivalist...

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