Stories about Religion from April, 2014
Activists Battle Religion, Tradition in Gambia's Female Genital Mutilation Fight
Aja Babung Sidibeh followed cultural tradition and became a female genital mutilation (FGM) practitioner after the death of her parents years ago in her native Janjangbureh in the Central River Region of The Gambia. But she has since “dropped the knife” and taken up the fight against the practice. “What I...
Hordes Flock to ‘Apparition’ of Jesus in Cameroon Home
"I am still waiting for someone to post a selfie with Jesus at Odza."
El Salvador: Flower Carpets on Holy Week in Ayutuxtepeque
On the occasion of recently past Holy Week, the blog Hunnapuh went all over [es] the main streets of Ayutuxtepeque district in San Salvador, and captured images of flower carpets for the procession of the so-called “Holy Funeral”.
An African Tale of The First Love Story Ever Told
The website Histoire Africaine/African History [fr] narrates the tale of the oldest love story ever told, the story of Osiris and Isis [fr] and explains what makes it stand out [fr] from the other love stories. Osiris was the king god of Egypt and Isis his queen. Set, his brother, murdered...
Pope Francis, a Pope Unlike the Rest
A global view of Pope Francis, a year and half into his papacy.
The Kidnapping Industry Takes Hold in Cameroon
The Matango Club blog reflects upon the kidnapping of two italian priests and a canadian nun [fr] on April 4, 2014 in Northern Cameroon: Pour l’histoire, les kidnappings de ce genre ne datent pas d’aujourd’hui. Rappelons que dernièrement, le rapt du prêtre français Georges Vandenbeusch, 42 ans, a fait beaucoup de bruit....
What Now for Jamaica's Vybz Kartel?
One blogger will make you think about the Vybz Kartel murder trial in a new way, offering a glimpse into Jamaican society and suggesting what Kartel's next move might be.
We Love to Talk, But Do We Speak Out?
What's lies at the root of the Trinidadian reluctance to speak out publicly on matters discussed so energetically in private?