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· June, 2008

Stories about Religion from June, 2008

Singapore: Archbishop Gregory Yong Sooi Ngean, 83

Peacebella.com and A quiet moment write about the passing away of Roman Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Singapore, Gregory Yong Sooi Ngean.

Cuba: The Church and Gay Rights

The Cuban government's growing support for gay rights is drawing criticism from the island's Roman Catholic Church. Protest is good, says Uncommon Sense, but the Church has it all wrong...

Caucasus: Religious Practices Update

Social Science in the Caucasus provides an update on its survey of religious practices in the South Caucasus. The blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Centers (CRRC) says that women...

Saudi Arabia: Muslim Brotherhood

Abu Aardvark sheds some light on the Muslim Brotherhood in Saudi Arabia in this post.

Egypt: Bahai Rights Comic

Mideast Youth publishes a comic strip here about the rights of the Bahai religuious group here.

Morocco: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

As the 14th annual Fez Festival of World Sacred Music comes to a close, bloggers – both Moroccan residents and travelers – share their experience with this year's festival. The...

Caucasus: Religious Practices

Social Science in the Caucasus examines data on religious practices in the region. The blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Centers (CRRC) uses its own data to assess the importance...

Trinidad & Tobago: Praise Song

Four Fingers and a Thumb 2.0 is stirred by a hymn being played by a steelband, reminding her of the “magically bizarre wonderful place” that is Trinidad.

China: New website for a free Tibet

“With the start of the Beijing Olympics less than 50 days away,” writes cold mtn at the Tibet Will Be Free blog, Students for a Free Tibet is stepping up...

Haiti: Jean-Juste Charges Dropped

Blog de Port-au-Prince is happy to report that all charges against Father Gerard Jean-Juste (the Catholic priest who is a prominent supporter of Famni Lavalas, the political party of ousted...

Trinidad & Tobago: Life and Death

Notes from Port of Spain shares his thoughts on death.

Iran: Citizen Media Sex Scandal

Earlier this month, students at Zanjan University in North-West Iran recorded and uploaded a video of their school's vice president, Hassan Madadi, with his shirt unbuttoned, allegedly preparing to have...

Morocco: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

As the 14th annual Fez Festival of World Sacred Music comes to a close, bloggers – both Moroccan residents and travelers – share their experience with this year's festival. The...

Lebanon: Wilayat el Faqih

MFL wrote an informative study on the controversial issue of Wilayat el Faqih, that is currently taking up much of the political discussions in Lebanon, in an article he titled...

China: Olympic torch passes over Tibet

The BeijingWideOpen blogger is watching closely as the Beijing Olympic torch skipped over Tibet today and went straight to Xinjiang.

Palestine: Obama on Jerusalem as Undivided

Barack Obama's pledge on June 11th to AIPAC that Jerusalem should be Israel's undivided capital has angered Palestinian officials. President Mahmoud Abbas made a statement that Obama's pledge is “totally...

Kazakhstan: Religious Communities Cautious Over Law

Zhanna says that the Kazakhstan’s state apparatus is continuing its consolidation efforts by introduction of stricter control over relidious organization and their activities.

Algeria: Muslims and Education

Muslims in Europe and America prefer to study engineering, biology, business, pre-medical/pre-dental, and other such majors while Art, English, art history, political science, and general studies are frowned upon or...

Pakistan: On Polio

CHUP! on the issue of polio in Pakistan.

Walk like an Egyptian … Marry like an Egyptian

Why are Egyptian men so special? Why is marrying a foreigner shunned by society? And how difficult it is for an Egyptian woman married to a foreigner to obtain an...

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