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· June, 2011

Stories about Religion from June, 2011

Vatican: A ”Historic” Tweet From Pope Benedict XVI

“Dear Friends, I just launched  NEWS.VA.Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI“: this is how Pope Benedict XVI engaged Twitter users on June 28,...

Hijablogging: “Hijab Undecided”

The topics discussed and debated in the "hijablogosphere" are always wide-ranging, but a succession of recent blog posts delve into one particularly tricky topic: what happens when a woman decides...

Cuba: Methodist Pastor Replaced

“When Cuba is free, those who accommodated, appeased and apologized for the Castro regime to preserve their own standing will not be absolved”: Uncommon Sense blogs about the actions of...

Egypt: Sawiris and the Niqabi Minnie Mouse

Egyptian Christian business tycoon, and recent politician, Naguib Sawiris, posted a cartoon on his Twitter today showing Mickey Mouse with a beard and Minnie Mouse in Niqab. He commented: “Micky...

Tajikistan: A BBC journalist arrested

Tomyris says that Urinboy Usmonov, longtime local journalist for BBC Central Asian Service, was arrested in Tajikistan for suspicion membership in the Islamic Movement Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Video: Celebrating the Solstice

The celebrations for Summer and Winter Solstices were full of lanterns, dances, flowers and bonfires. Lets tour around the world to check out the different celebrations: Solstice at Stonehenge, Feast...

Trinidad & Tobago: Markets & Monasteries

From “soots” to Benedictine monasteries, Chookooloonks photoblogs about a lovely day spent during her time in Trinidad.

Bolivia: The ‘Gran Poder’ Festival in Photos

Pablo Andrés Rivero writes [es] about the ‘Gran Poder‘ festival in La Paz. Pablo describes the music, dances and colorful clothing worn during the parades. He also links to his...

Russia: The Origins of Anti-Clericalism in the Blogosphere

T.Chumakova at portal-credo.ru writes [ru] about anti-clericalism in the LiveJournal communities. She distinguishes 5 types of anti-clerical users and lists the origins of the phenomenon: 1. “Influence of neo-pagans, Old Style...

Nigeria: On an Explosive Projectile?

It was like a Nollywood premier, but this time there were neither props nor digital effects. Nigeria has joined nations under terrorist threats following the bomb explosion that pierced the...

Trinidad and Tobago: Cruz de Mayo

Guanaguanare blogs about this year's Cruz de Mayo celebrations in Trinidad.

Peru: Controversy Over ‘Cristo del Pacífico’

President Alan Garcia's announcement that a giant Jesus Christ would be installed on top of the Morro Solar in Lima has drawn both criticism and praise from bloggers and social...

Pakistan: The Beasts Kill Again

“The beasts in Pakistan have made it a habit to kill. Kill in the name of sect. Kill in the name of religion. Kill in the name of tribe. Kill...

Pakistan: Religious Racism Spotted

Farhan Janjua captures the photo of a banner situated in Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan which reads: “Christian’s Graveyard in Muslim Population is Not Acceptable! Not Acceptable!.”

Egypt: On Iran's Theological Rule

Egyptian An Arab Citizen (Ar) discusses the model of the theological rule in Iran in this post.

Pakistan: Stop Hate Speech Against Ahmadis

Meera Ghani at Pak Tea House informs that “a group called All-Pakistan Students Khatm-e-Nubuwat Federation is handing out vile, hate fuelled pamphlets calling for outright murder of the already persecuted...

Nepal: Religious Intolerance?

Nepal Blogs refutes the negative news on religious freedom in Nepal and comments: “It is unfair, [..] to chastise an entire nation because of few intolerant idiots.”

Dominica: Existing Sodomy Law

“Either accept it is part of the belief system the country wants to communicate to the world, or consider that controlling sexuality through a combination of religious thought systems and...

Sri Lanka: Moral Cleansing And The Government

Sri Lankan blogger Sayanthan asks whether moral cleansing should be any government's responsibility.

Bermuda: Why the Homophobia?

“While I understand that some people…find the thought of gay relationships and physical sex abhorrent, I don’t understand the level of hatred that they express”: Breezeblog thinks that Bermuda's current...

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