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· June, 2020

Stories about Religion from June, 2020

30 June 2020

Has COVID-19 provoked a crisis of faith in Georgia's Orthodox church?

COVID-19

As the Georgian Orthodox Church continued to hold prayers during lockdown, its critics hint at a new crisis of faith in church-state relations.

In the Czech Republic, controversy over a newly re-erected Catholic monument ends in flames

The reinstatement of a Catholic monument in the middle of Prague historical center brings back a passionate debate about Czech identity and opposing views on historical heroes and villains

19 June 2020

The Kano COVID-19 deaths: Forced relocations and disinformation creates widespread confusion (Part II)

COVID-19

Forced relocations of children contributed to the possible spread of COVID-19 and online disinformation along ethnoreligious lines added to the general confusion surrounding mass deaths in Kano State, Nigeria.

16 June 2020

‘Where is the center of the story?': Revisiting the traditional view of Russia's Muslim communities

RuNet Echo

Global Voices spoke to academic Danielle Ross about her challenging view of the history of Islam and Islamic reform in Russia.

10 June 2020

How Kazakhstan's youth are forging their own national identity

A feud between a lesbian activist and a boxer has galvanised a new generation's interest in pushing at the boundaries of Kazakh national identity

8 June 2020

COVID-19 super-spreaders and Indonesia's ‘New Normal’

COVID-19

One religious event held in March is suspected of causing virus outbreaks in 22 provinces, health authorities said.

Israel appoints its first Ethiopian-born minister, Pnina Tamano-Shata

Israel has just appointed its first black minister from the Ethiopian Jewish community. Despite this encouraging gesture, the community still faces discrimination and racism in Israel.

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