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· January, 2009

Stories about Religion from January, 2009

31 January 2009

Japan: Saint Young Men, Jesus and Buddha on Earth

What if one day Jesus and Buddha descended to Earth to spend their holidays? And what if they lived together in a cheap apartment in Tachikawa, in western Tokyo? This...

30 January 2009

Indonesia: Fatwa against smoking, yoga, vasectomies….

Indonesian bloggers are reacting to the Fatwa issued by the Indonesian Ulema Council which included, among others, a ban on yoga that contain Hindu elements, a ban on vote abstention,...

29 January 2009

Hong Kong: From Censorship Debate to Critique of Christian Right

The debate over censorship of indecency in Hong Kong sparkled by the consultation on the Control of Obscene and Indecent Article Ordinance (COIAO) has developed into a critique of religious...

27 January 2009

Indonesia: Top Religous Council Perceived Corrupt

Brunei after the floods: A time of loss and prayers

Two persons died in Brunei due to the recent flooding that swept the Asia-Pacific region. Brunei has experienced the worst flooding in the past few weeks. More Bruneians are using...

Haiti: Mardi Gras

Haiti, U.S.A.: Obama & Abortion

26 January 2009

Indonesia: Chinese New Year Celebration

For more than three decades, the Indonesian Chinese have been forbidden to express their culture. Thanks to President Wahid in 2000 who annulled the discrimination against the Chinese and all...

23 January 2009

Egypt: Bloggers Divided over Geert Wilders

Amsterdam Appeals Court decided that Geert Wilders, Dutch MP, will be put on trial for his views on Islam. Wilders, and his movie had caused a huge anger wave last...

Jamaica, Barbados, U.S.A.: Bonne Chance!

20 January 2009

Jamaica, U.S.A.: One Love?

Turkey: Armenian “Martin Luther King Jr.” Commemorated

The second anniversary of a murdered journalist once again had the power to move mountains in strained relations between between Armenia and Turkey, two states separated by the biblical mount...

Bolivia: Most Bolivians Practice Religious Syncretism