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· July, 2010

Stories about Religion from July, 2010

27 July 2010

Israel: “Oliver Stone is a Nutcase”

Chile: Controversy Over Pardon Proposal by Catholic Church

The Chilean Catholic Church has announced a proposal regarding the need to pardon certain people convicted of crimes on humanitarian grounds. The proposal has sparked debate on the Chilean blogosphere,...

26 July 2010

Saudi Arabia: Muttawa in Action

Iraq: Ban on topless women?

South Africa: What would you ask God if you had the chance?

Last week, South African blogger Khaya Dhlanga asked people on the “Internets” what they would ask God if he said they could ask him anything. He has posted some of...

23 July 2010

Egypt: Liberals mourn the death of Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid

Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid, a prominent Egyptian scholar once accused of apostasy for his contemporary interpretation of Islam, has died on July 5, 2010. He was 66. Officials at...

Egypt: Niqab ban in France stirs controversy

The lower house of the Spanish Parliament is debating a proposal to prohibit the wearing of body-covering burqas and face-covering niqabs in all public spaces in Spain, and the French...

Russia: Anti-Religious Online Group Closed

20 July 2010

Russia: ‘Orthodoxy or Death’ to Degenerate Art?

RuNet Echo

"Orthodoxy or death!" is the war cry sounded in recent weeks as forces of religious reaction have entered into fierce battle with liberal arts, in an apparent Russian parallel to...