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· March, 2008

Stories about Religion from March, 2008

29 March 2008

Bosnia & Herzegovina: New UNESCO Heritage Site; New Cross Memorial

Elia Varela Serra reviews bloggers' reactions to one of the main news in the Bosnian blogosphere this week: the addition of the Višegrad stone bridge to UNESCO's World Heritage List....

28 March 2008

China: Responses to the Dalai Lama's appeal

As Lhasa has supposedly quieted down, the anti-CNN.com crowd has gone off the deep end, that might be worth exploring more. The death threats they've been making towards Western media...

Pakistan: Updating the Azaan

Bangladesh: On Wilders’ Fitna

Netherlands: What is the problem,Mr.Wilders?

26 March 2008

Algeria: Kosovo and the Islamic Ummah

Taiwan: Religious buildings–a way to explore how cultures mix

The popular image of multi-culturalism as a mosaic, a salad bowl in which different cultures mix but keep their integrity, is misleading. Cultures are more like soups, flavored with many...

Afghanistan: UK Judges to Learn Sharia?

Czech Republic: “A Scary Masterpiece”

25 March 2008

El Salvador: Sand Carpets During Easter Week

Arabeyes: Bloggers Indifferent to Magdi Allam's Conversion to Catholicism

During Easter weekend, Pope Benedict XVI baptized several adults into Catholicism. Among them was Magdi Allam, an Egyptian-born Muslim who has lived in Italy for more than half his life...

Guyana: Learning to Live

23 March 2008

Czech Republic, Slovakia: Whipping Girls and Other Easter Traditions

Easter is a very important celebration both in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, called Velikonoce - from Veliké noci or Great Nights. Although the religious connotations of Easter were suppressed...

Lebanon: Easter Morning

Brazil: The end of the Burning of Judas