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· May, 2017

Stories about Religion from May, 2017

30 May 2017

Police Threaten Maldivian Bloggers Abroad With Arrest Over Twitter

Advox

Four independent Maldivian bloggers and activists living overseas have been issued arrest warrants by police over the past week. Apparently, they were targeted because they promote secularism or secularists.

24 May 2017

Following Uproar, Shia Leader Tries to Make Amends With Iraq's Christian Community

Past comments by Alaa al-Moussawi sparked a number of lawsuits by Christian Iraqi families for disturbing the plurality of Iraq. He has since apologized.

When a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Wrong Words

NewsFrames

The story of how a photo of a horrific accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo seven years ago took on a life of its own. WARNING: Contains violent images.

9 May 2017

Let Us Spray: Orthodox Graffiti Comes to Russia

RuNet Echo

The Russian Orthodox Church and street art don’t tend to mix, but a recent collaboration between a provincial street artist and a priest has proven an exception to that rule.

6 May 2017

Jordan's Magic Sorcerers Continue to Be Sought After

"Looking at what we might call magic today or throughout Muslim traditions, in many cases it seems to expand the possibilities of what is thinkably 'Islamic'."

1 May 2017

Life as a Vod, Russia’s Disappearing Ethnic Group

RuNet EchoRising Voices

Made up of just a few dozen people, the world’s largest community of Vods lives outside St. Petersburg. Victoria Vziatysheva recently spoke to some of the Vods’ last living descendants.

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