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· December, 2007

Stories about Religion from December, 2007

Haiti: Prayer for the New Year

Pwoje Espwa bids 2007 farewell and welcomes the New Year with a prayer.

Bahrain: Reactions after the riots and arrests

In another special roundup, we have the reactions of Bahrain's bloggers to the events of the last few weeks, when rioting took place after the death of a demonstrator during...

Ethiopia: Queen of Sheba, Now Available in French

Francophone music blog Roots and Culture interviews Samuel Malher, a religious scholar from Strasbourg who has written the first unabridged French translation of the Kebra Negast, a sacred Ethiopian text....

Sudan: The Aftermath of the Teddy Bear Circus

Not surprisingly, about a month ago the Sudanese blogosphere's main topic and attraction was the teddy bear circus which received a huge amount of global media attention.

Ethiopia: French Translation of the Kebra Nagast

Roots and Culture interviews [FR] Samuel Mahler, who recently translated the Kebra Nagast, a sacred text of many Ethiopian Christians and Rastafarians, into French.

Burkina Faso and the Hajj

QuophyBlogeur writes about the perils of Burkinabe muslims [FR] making the pilgrimage to Mecca: “Fortunately Allah is merciful enough to tolerate the late arrival of poor pilgrims at the mercy...

Francophone Morocco on Eid Mubarak Said

Last week, Morocco celebrated Aid el-Kebir (“Big Eid”), a festival commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, Isaac, and God's mercy in sparing him. Family members visit each other over...

Poland: Christmas

the beatroot cites an opinion poll that shows that Christmas in Poland “is a time where family and traditions take precedence over the religious nature.”

Africa: Dealing with AIDS in Africa

Black Looks discusses the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa: “But I was quickly disappointed by the article, even if it spoke some truths that I would agree with. Shunning promiscuity...

Pakistan: Churches in Pakistan

All Things Pakistan wishes its readers on Christmas, and links to one of their old posts with photographs of churches in Pakistan.

Guatemala: Christmas Eve

La Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo explains how Guatemalans spend Christmas Eve or “Noche Buena”.

Lithuania: Religion

Lituanica cites the results of a survey on religious views of the Lithuanians.

Palestine: Christmas and the Occupation

Mohammad from Kabobfest sheds light on Christmas in a Holy Land under occupation.

Iraq: Xmas for Forgiveness

Christmas brings with it a message for forgiveness in Iraq, writes IraqPundit in this post.

Iraq: No Islamic Blogs

“Anyone complaining about rising Islamist influence in Iraq hasn't seen Iraqi blogs, where the hell are the Islamic blogs?” asks Konfused Kid from Iraq.

Christmas in Qatar

From Qatar, Peaceful Muslima shares her experiences with Christmas in the Arab Gulf state.

Bangladesh: Outsourcing sacrifice

Bangladesh Corporate Blog wonders if there is a more convenient way to take care of animal sacrifices required for religious reasons.

Haiti: Meaning of Christmas

Pwoje Espwa says Christmas is “less commercialized” in Haiti.

Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica: Caribbean Christmas

“Not only do we enjoy warm weather when most of the rest of the world is cold, but we also have a way of making the season festive”: Living in...

Armenia: Christmas Comes Early

The Armenian Observer says that while he can understand why international contacts and friends are wishing him Merry Xmas, he is irritated that Armenians are doing so as well. While...

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