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· November, 2011

Stories about Religion from November, 2011

Russia: Mount Athos Monastery Photo Exhibition

Qatar: Opinions Divided Over Sale of Pork

News has been spreading in Qatar that pork products are now available for purchase in the country, albeit only from the single Qatar Distribution Company store, and only to those...

Maldives: Reactions To Defacing Of Monuments

Cuba: Ladies Detained Again

Barbados: Thoughts on “Un-Hating”

Cuba: The Church, The Government & The Dissidents

Cuba: Honouring the Island's Patron Saint

Egypt: Commemorating 40 Years of Pope Shenouda on Twitter

Egyptian Copts, among others, decided to criticize Pope Shenouda III on the occasion of his 40th Ordination anniversary. The anniversary coincided with the end of the 40 day mourning period...

Cuba: Papal Visit Challenges

India: Marriage Under Hindu Law

Haiti: “Abandoned Population”

Brazil: Is State-Funded Evangelical ‘Gospel Park’ Unconstitutional?

The announcement of the construction of the first ever Brazilian 'Gospel Park' in the state of Acre, caused controversy this October. Public funds will be used for the park that...

Cuba: On the Pope's Potential Visit

Malaysia: Sexuality Rights Festival Banned

The Malaysian police has banned the annual Seksualiti Merdeka (sexuality independence) Festival which angered many people, including bloggers who support gender and LGBT rights.

Cuba: Catholic Solidarity with Dissidents

Russia: Celebration of Eid al-Adha in Saint Petersburg

Tunisia: Netizens Turn to Facebook to Criticise Islamists

The question of the power of Islamic movements has become a hot topic since the so called Arab Spring started in Tunisia last December. Mona Kareem takes a look at...

Egypt: Men Should Wear the Veil!

With Islamists rising in post-revolution Egypt, fear of religious oppression is growing among youth, minorities, and women. A new Facebook group encouraging men to wear Hijab or veils, in solidarity...

Cuba: Church & State

France: Satirical Magazine's Office Burnt Down After Mocking Sharia

During the night of November 2, the Paris head office of satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo was attacked and burnt down. This happened on the same day an issue of...

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