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· May, 2012

Stories about Religion from May, 2012

31 May 2012

Pakistan: The Hazara Killings – Why Is The World Silent?

The Hazara minority in Pakistan have been suffering from sectarian violence and targeted killings by the extremist terrorist outfits in the past decade. Netizens protest the failure to nab the...

26 May 2012

Slovakia: “God Can Cure You”

Egypt: No, the Revolution is Not Over

On May 23 and 24, the eyes of the whole world were once again on Egypt as the country held its first presidential election after the huge popular uprising that...

22 May 2012

South Korea: Taking Evolution out of Textbooks

Mali: Protests Call for National Unity in Gao and Timbuktu

Following protests in Timbuktu in April 2012, citizens of the city of Gao have taken to the streets to protest about the demands and orders imposed by the Islamic groups...

21 May 2012

Peru: Controversy Over Banning of Popular Priest

Netizens immediately reacted after news broke that the Cardinal Priest and Archbishop of Lima, Juan Luis Cipriani, had decided not to renew the ministerial license for Father Gaston Garatea, a...

20 May 2012

Pakistan: Twitter Goes Through Weekend of Censorship

On Sunday 20 May, Twitter users in Pakistan suffered a total blanket censorship across all ISPs in Pakistan on order of the Pakistan Telcommunucation Authority who cited the reason as...

17 May 2012

Georgia: No Sex and the City

Georgia: LGBT Activists Attacked by Orthodox Religious Group

Marching to mark the 17 May International Day Against Homophobia, LGBT activists were blocked and assaulted by a group of Orthodox Christians in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. Mirian Jugheli reports.

15 May 2012

Brazil: ‘Hands That Cure, Words That Heal’

With their herbs, gestures, prayers and comforting words, folk healing is an important element of Brazilian culture. Although some people believe that traditional healing art is disappearing, folk healers from...

South Korea: Monks Caught in Gambling, Smoking and Drinking Scandal

In South Korea, six leaders of the nation's biggest Buddhist order were caught playing high-stakes poker, along with drinking and smoking. The case was disclosed through leaked video footage that...

12 May 2012

Ethiopia: Muslims Take Campaign Online for Religious Independence

Signs of Ethiopian Muslims digital activism are mounting as they protest against government’s meddling in their religious affairs. They have turned to Facebook and Twitter to make their voices heard.