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· April, 2009

Stories about Religion from April, 2009

Pakistan: This Is Not Islam

Egypt: Stigmatized by AIDS

A group of Egyptian bloggers and independent media personalities are putting their hands together in support of the “Openness” initiative, which aims at anti-stigmatizing AIDS patients, and calls for integrating...

Egypt: Interviewing a Baha'i Assailant

Egyptian blogger Ibn Rushd interviewed one of the Baha'i assailants. Marwa Rakha translates the interview, in which the assailant admits to his role in the burning of six homes belonging...

Morocco: AIDS, Money and Sex Toys

Morocco has a reputation of tolerance, and although this is mainly a young and fairly open society there are still instances of prejudices suffered by people infected with HIV/AIDS, and...

Czech Republic: Blog Roundup

Pakistan: Death Penalty Mandatory for Blasphemy

Bangladesh: Ramakrishna Temple in Dhaka

Barbados: Waiting on the Verdict

Jordan: Beyond Stereotypes

How to get past stereotypes and the future of the relationship between Denmark and the Arab and Muslim worlds was the centre of discussions at an event organised by the...

Pakistan: Why Talibans are Getting Support in Swat?

Saudi Arabia: Temporary Marriages or Prostitution?

Ethiopia: The plight of Ethiopian muslims

Japan: An Oscar to “Okuribito” (Departures)

For the first time a Japanese movie, Okuribito (or Departures), has been awarded the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, over the French “The Class” and the Israeli animated documentary “Waltz...

Russia: Hyde Park; WinRAR; Hot Water; etc.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Intermarriage

Haiti: Senate Elections

Ukraine: Cleaning Up and Littering Down

Saudi Arabia: Support for fatwa prohibiting “immoral” women's sports clubs

Morocco: On “Jewish Morocco”

Morocco has a long relationship with Judaism; during the spread of the Roman empire, a number of Jews settled in what is modern-day Morocco. Over time, relations between Morocco's majority...

Serbia: Thoughts on Doubt and Faith

Orthodox Christian believers will celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 19. On this occasion, some Serbian bloggers posted their thoughts about different legends and dogma related to Jesus Christ. Sinisa Boljanovic...

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