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· January, 2010

Stories about Religion from January, 2010

Turkmenistan: Jesus saves Turkmenistan on TV

Annasoltan says that Kanal Hayat (Channel Life), a satellite channel programming in Turkish about Christianity, has launched programs in Turkmen language that are broadcast in Turkmenistan.

Syria: A Short Story

Medad blog published a sarcastic short story [ar] depicting a Muslim cleric and a Christian cleric passionately discussing virtue and interfaith understanding as each of them tries to claim a...

Africa: On Homophobia in Africa

Responses to Homophobia in Africa by Sokari: “I’m writing this post in response to number of articles on the prevalence of homophobia in Africa and to try and give some...

Haiti, Poland: “Lost Polish Tribe on Haiti”

“Poland and Haiti – who would have thought…?” Raf Uzar writes about “the most intriguing group of people among Poland’s huge diaspora” – the “Poles of Haiti.”

Pakistan: In Search Of A Pakistani Identity

In a recent survey three quarters of Pakistani youth viewed themselves as Muslims first, Pakistani second. Raza Rumi talks about the identity crisis of the Pakistani younger generation, which deviates...

Egypt: The Right to Speak Up

Egyptian bloggers and activists held a conference on January 22 in defense of their right to speak up after more than 20 Egyptian bloggers were arrested when their train arrived...

Haiti: Damage in Surrounding Areas

how can they hear takes a trip to Leogane and posts photos of the damage, saying: “The truth is that people need to see that Leogane and the surrounding areas...

Haiti: Endurance

“Over and over mind-numbing injuries that are now two weeks old — yet the people are stoic, strong, long-suffering, graceful … resilient beyond comprehension”: The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog is convinced...

Haiti: 2 Weeks After

Tara Livesay gives an update two weeks after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti.

Nigeria: Bloggers discuss the massacre in Jos

On January 17th, violence erupted in the central Nigerian city of Jos. In the following hours, reports of the conflict spread as witnesses reported mobs armed with knives and machetes...

Afghanistan: Ex-Taliban official releases book

Peter Marton reviews the book “My life with the Taliban” by Abdul Salam Zaeef, former Taliban’s ambassador to Pakistan and the Afghan Emirate’s face to the world in 2000-2001.

Saudi Arabia: Moving closer to child marriage ban

Crossroads Arabia speculates that the Saudi government seems to be moving closer to a ban on marriages of women under the age of 18.

South Africa: The Polygamist President – “Doing a ‘Zuma'”

The President of South Africa has decided, once again, to marry. The number is up to 5 this time with recent news saying he's engaged to his sixth. The man...

Palestine: Christians Prevented from marking Epiphany on Jordan River

The corner report published an article stating that the Israeli officials prevented Christian pilgrims from performing the traditional baptism ceremony to mark Epiphany on the Jordan River.

Barbados, Haiti: Power of Love

“Yes, there is good emerging from the horror in Haiti, a very great deal of it. If it could, that power – the all-encompassing, ominpotent power of love – would...

Egypt: Detained Bloggers Tell their Tales

More than 20 Egyptian bloggers, who were on their way to pay their respects to the families of the victims of the Coptic massacre, were arrested when their train arrived...

Haiti: “Our hope has not died”

A truly inspiring update from The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog: “The reports of violence – we don't get those. Have not seen it. Have not experienced it. Nothing even remotely close....

Nepal: Saraswati Puja

Alisha at Pour Les Femmes writes how Saraswati Puja (Basanta Panchami) is celebrated in Nepal.

Syria: Is one man really worth two women in Islam?

Syrian blogger Maysaloon argues whether one should still accept the saying that a man is worth two women in Islam or should it be interpreted differently now a days? He...

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Elects New Head

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has elected a new leader - Mr Muhammad Bedei. Egyptian bloggers reaction to the new appointment in this post.

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