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· January, 2008

Stories about Religion from January, 2008

Tunisia: Obama's Religion

  30 January 2008

“Should I worry about the way Islam is made out to sound like a plague that everyone wants to distance themselves from? Should I be wondering what the religion of a person has to do with them being electable to office or not?” writes Subzero Blue from Tunisia, after reading...

Jamaica: Safe Sex?

  28 January 2008

Stunner's Afflictions blogs about the controversial issue of distributing condoms in Jamaican schools.

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Guatemala: Esquipulas and Rabinal, Two Symbols of Peace

  25 January 2008

Two villages in Guatemala, which were the site of brutal violence during the armed conflict, celebrate very important festivities in January - "Esquipulas" and "Rabinal". These communities have been able to resume these celebrations after the war ended and have become symbols of peace for the country.

Morocco: Obama and Religion

  25 January 2008

“Thanks to Barack Obama, Islam may have to redefine “believer” in Islamic terms as well as who is considered a Muslim, or the world community may have to start working on a new definition for “ethnic Muslim” to accommodate complicated individuals such as Mr. Obama,” writes Myrtus from Morocco.

Bahamas: Prosperity Theology

  25 January 2008

Dan Schweissing blogs about prosperity theology in the Bahamas: “Telling someone that they are poor…because they don't have enough faith in God is the religious equivalent of telling a single mother with three kids and a full-time minimum wage job that she is poor because she's lazy and doesn't work...

Africa: Homosexuality debate

  24 January 2008

Andrew Heavens writes about homosexuality in Africa: “Amazing. The debate about homosexuality in Africa that started on Meskel Square almost three years ago is still going strong.”

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