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· October, 2008

Stories about Religion from October, 2008

Frightful Facts or Fantastical Fictions?

This third part of the "Lore, ghosts, demons and frights" series has arrived, and we are looking this time a bit beyond the Latin American borders. With this last installment,...

Ukraine: Kyiv's Churches

Pictures of Kyiv's churches – at Nash Holos.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Price of Progress

Maximilian Forte, writing at Review of the Indigenous Caribbean Center, posts a video of Trinidadian calypsonian King Austin's song Progress, which he calls “a critique of the ideology and practice...

Ukraine: Inside St. Volodymyr's Cathedral in Kyiv

Olechko posts the most recent of her daily paintings: St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Kyiv.

India: Mangalore violence

“It has been over a month since the riots in Mangalore but the anger has not gone away,” writes Apurva Mathad at Kafila after visiting a Monastery which was attacked...

Trinidad & Tobago: Divali

Both Haveworld and Trinidad Carnival Diary wish their fellow Trinbagonians a Happy Divali!

Frail Economy Sours Festivities in Nepal

October 26th marked the beginning of five day “Tihar” or “Deepawali” festival in Nepal. Deepwali is when Hindus pray to the goddess of wealth and prosperity-Laxmi and ask for her...

Brazil: Grandma Aggie, Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers and the Pope

Lou Gold, a North-American blogger and nature-person turned “brasileiro’, blogs about [En] Grandma Aggie and the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, re-telling some of the adventures of these courageous...

Thailand: Amulets and warfare

Soldiers and even non-combatants are using Buddha amulets when they are on duty.

India: Shooting inside a bus

Hindustaniat reports that a young man from the Indian state Bihar was involved in a shootout in a moving bus in Mumbai after he threatened to kill the MNS leader...

Bahrain: Hollywood-Inspired Anti-Muslim Prejudices

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah links to an article by Bahrain-based Paul J Balles, who writes about Hollywood-inspired anti-Muslim prejudices.

Saudi Arabia: Creating a modern mix

Saudi blogger Hala wonders about Canadian activist Irshad Manji, who is lesbian, feminist, and Muslim: “Some choose to create a modern mix of their original values and their new ones,...

Iraq: Assassination for All Iraqi Interpreters!!!

This is the view that Iraqi Interpreter took of a decision made by the commander of the Multinational Forces in Iraq. Under a new rule, Iraqis who work alongside American...

Bhutan: Religion and Environment

Rabi C Dahal traveled across Bhutan on a bike for 13 days and tells about his impressions of the country in Bhutan Observer: “In almost all parts of the country,...

Bermuda: Speech, Boy!

The Premier of Bermuda makes a speech that leaves Vexed Bermoothes and Catch a fire feeling a bit disconcerted.

Republic of Congo: Ernest Kombo's Passing

Congopages announces the death of Ernest Kombo.  Kombo was Bishop of Owando.  He died in France, where he was being treated for cancer.

Brazil: A Musical Doctrine

Lou Gold, from VisionShare, blogs (in English and Portuguese) and posts some videos about the musical doctrine of Santo Daime and his personal happiness about the recent visit of an...

Pakistan: The other face of Islamic banks

Mohammad Yusha at Chowrangi questions the operation of Islamic banks in Pakistan: “Are these banks Islamic? Not even close. These wolves in sheep clothing will suck your blood if they...

Jamaica: “Old Boy”

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp is brimming with pride over his alma mater.

Egypt: Mice and Clerics

Not Green Data, from Egypt, shares his views on mice and clerics in this post.

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