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· August, 2011

Stories about Religion from August, 2011

30 August 2011

Senegal: Grants for Pilgrimage to Mecca and Rome

Bangladesh: Coming Home For Eid

Eid is the biggest religious festival in the Muslim majority country Bangladesh, and a key part of the celebration is going home to celebrate with family in distant places. Bijoy...

Cuba: Las Damas & the Archbishop

Azerbaijan: Ramadan

28 August 2011

Pakistan: Praying For Shahbaz Taseer

Shahbaz Taseer, the son of slain Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, was kidnapped in the broad day light in Lahore. Many Pakistani netizens are sharing their shock and are joining in...

23 August 2011

Spain: Pope's Visit Leaves a Violent Trace in Madrid

On August 17, Europe Laica (Secular Europe) brought together over 150 organizations to protest in Madrid against the public financing of Pope Benedict XVI's visit. Police repression and acts of...

22 August 2011

Pakistan: Islamic Televangelist Caught Out by Behind-the-Scenes Video

Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain, a Pakistani Islamic televangelist and host of numerous religious shows, has been criticized after a behind-the-scenes video was released. The video depicted Dr. Amir, a notable...

20 August 2011

Spain: Brutal Police Repression Against Journalists Covering “Secular March”

Pope Benedicto XVI's recent visit to Spain sparked a civil "Secular March" in protest against the use of public funds for religious acts in a secular state. The encounters between...

19 August 2011

Costa Rica: Slut Walk Reactions, Religion and Women's Rights

Last Sunday 14 August, 2011, the Costa Rican Slut Walk took place in the capital city of San Jose causing both a media and religious backlash due to allegedly violent...

15 August 2011

Hungary: New Law on Churches and Scientology

Pakistan: Celebrating Independence Day

This year, on August 14, Pakistan's Independence Day was celebrated with jubilation not only in the streets but also in the blogosphere. Netizens posted about Pakistan, praying for its prosperity...

El Salvador: Reopening Wounds or Paving the Way for Reconciliation?

Pakistan: Ramadan Over The Top On TV

14 August 2011

Pakistan: Netizens Protest Moral Policing On Art Curator

A few days ago police stormed into Nairang Art Gallery in Lahore. The raid was carried out on the pretext that the female curator of the gallery was wearing a...

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