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· April, 2015

Stories about Religion from April, 2015

What Do Africans Think of the Film ‘Timbuktu’ About Life Under Islamic Militants?

In Africa, opinions are divided on the Mauritanian film "Timbuktu." Some love it, others think external factors are the reason for its success.

The Controversial Tweet That Led a Costa Rican Official to Resign

Julia Ardón, a social media aide for Costa Rica's president, attracted a firestorm of criticism for tweeting from her personal account against the Catholic Church's stance on in vitro fertilization.

Finding Christianity in Japan, Where Believers Are a Small Minority

"The doctrine teaches me to how to live life as a human and it all sounds very decent to me. I am inclined to listen to it."

France Launchs National Campaign to Curb Racist and Anti-Semitic Acts

Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia Silence Anti-War Voices on Yemen

Gulf Arab countries are stepping up the war on anti-war activists in the region. Both Kuwait and Bahrain have jailed activists for speaking up against the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

Tajik Authorities Hunt the Hijab and Battle the Beard

"They got to me too… Today, three policemen took me to Khujand police station and shaved my beard forcedly. This country does not have a future!"

Bengali New Year Takes a Colorful Stand Against Religious Extremism in Bangladesh

Among the fun and festivities for Bengali New Year in Bangladesh was a serious message, "Burn many lights in the darkness of hearts," to commemorate bloggers and activists recently murdered.

#JesuisKenyan Trends in Francophone Social Media to Show Support for Garissa Victims

‘Western Women Don't Care If They Are Raped on the Roadside,’ Says Saudi Historian

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