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· December, 2010

Stories about Religion from December, 2010

South Asia: Looking Back at the Citizen Media Storylines in 2010

You cannot leave South Asia region out of the picture as with nearly twenty three percent of the world's population, events in this region exert an enormous impact on the...

Turkmenistan: New Muslims sewing the threads

Islam is on the rise among Turkmenistan’s young and the government has been responding with more Soviet-style oppression. But how long can this situation last? neweurasia’s Annasoltan interviews Forum 18’s...

Zambia: Tina Banda, The Facebook Agony Aunt

To many people Facebook is a tool to announce what they are doing or what they have done, yet to some Zambians, it is being used as ‘Agony Aunt’ from...

Ghana: Reflections on Christmas in Accra

Fiona reflects on Christmas in Accra, Ghana: “Pink plastic Christmas trees on sale by the side of the road. Inflatable Santas on sale by the side of the road. Flashing...

Lebanon: Not equal in life and in death

“Even after death, the Lebanese laws do not consider people equal…” states Rita Chemaly.

Political Buddhism In Sri Lanka

D.B.S. Jeyaraj highlights J.L. Devananda's take on political Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Devananda opines: “due to the influence of the Mahavamsa (scripture), a Buddhist Bikkhu (monk) is at liberty to...

Sudan: President Announces North Will Be Ruled By Islamic Law If South Separates

As the referendum on whether or not Southern Sudan will separate approaches, a few Sudanese bloggers have been busy commenting on the future prospects of their country. Recent comments made...

Bangladesh: Pitha-Pulis As Bengali Christmas Culinary Tradition

Bangladesh, Canada And Beyond shares pictures of the Bengali culinary tradition pitha pulis (rice powder cakes and pastries) which were adopted by the Christians in Bangladesh and West Bengal in...

Pakistan: The Blasphemous Use Of Blasphemy Law

The interpretation of Blasphemy law in Pakistan has, for long, aroused controversy and has been criticized and questioned by the human rights activists. It has been used as a tool...

Caribbean: Defining Moments of 2010

Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...

Cuba: A Cuban Christmas

Iván's File Cabinet says that “although the city does not have a Christmas atmosphere…in their way, Cubans celebrate Christmas.”

“In the beginning was the Word”: Blogs by Bible translators

This week Christians will celebrate the birth of Jesus. Christianity appears in many forms around the world and has around 2.2 billion adherents. In this post we take a look...

Pakistan: Being Smart About the Blasphemy Law

Teeth Maestro feels that Pakistan needs to be smart about its Blasphemy Law and that what is required now is to improve the law and, more so, to make its...

Egypt: Sacred Sinai Peninsula

The following narrative on the Sinai Peninsula by Nick still exhibits people's eternal interest and curiosity in sacred places.

Bahrain: A Bloody Ashura!

chowderchunk shares with us a video of bloody Ashura processions in Bahrain. [Warning: Video contains graphic images.]

Iran: Ashura in photos

Zohre has published several photos on Ashura ceremony in Iran.

Pakistan: Debating Blasphemy Cases

An interesting conversation is underway at All Things Pakistan where Adil Najam expressed his concern that the arrest of Dr. Naushad Valiyani on charges of blasphemy was nothing if not...

India: Churches in Kerala

In A Travel Blog of an Indian Backpacker, blogger & travel writer Lakshmi shares some interesting photographs of various churches in Kerala, India.

Cuba: Top 10 Cubans

Uncommon Sense begins his Top Ten List of Cubans who made a difference in 2010.

Azerbaijan: Hijab ban

Aaron in Azerbaijan [Eng] also comments on the recent law introduced in Azerbaijan prohibiting hijabs in schools. The blog wonders if the move is an attempt by the government to...

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