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· May, 2010

Stories about Religion from May, 2010

Russia: Photos of Grozny

LJ user greedyspeedy posts the first installment of photos of Grozny, Chechnya, taken in April, and writes (RUS) in the comments: “This photo report is about the glossy Grozny; I'll...

Pakistan: The Draw Mohammed Day Controversy

A controversial Facebook campaign called “Everybody Draw Muhammed Day” has irked many Muslims across the world. This has also caused an uproar in the Pakistani blogosphere and many bloggers are...

Pakistan: The Journey Of A Muslim Youth

Omar K at Pak Tea House tells the story of a bizarre journey of soul searching as he embraced the practices of Islam and slowly distanced himself from them.

Barbados: PM Unwell

Bajan Global Report links to a report on the ill-health of the nation's Prime Minister, while Barbados Free Press blogs about an upcoming national day of prayer in his name.

Mexico: Revelations of Crimes by Father Maciel

In Mexico, nearly 2 years after the death of Roman Catholic priest, Father Marcial Maciel, who founded the order the Legion of Christ, additional details of the crimes of abuse...

Korea: Let`s Bible

Steve Levenstein at Inventorspot [en] briefly reviews the Korean comics, or manhwa, Let`s Bible, a unique re-interpretation of the Old Testament.

Cuba: Higher Calling

Commenting on Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino's recent work as a mediator for the Ladies in White, Iván's File Cabinet says that religious leaders “should not speak just in the name...

Kenya: Netizens discuss proposed constitution of Kenya

The proposed constitution of Kenya has been officially published and will have to be subjected to a referendum. The proposed constitution results from the Harmonized draft constitution that was written...

Africa: The abortion debate on the continent

Fungai discusses the abortion debate in Africa: “And with only three African countries (Cape Verde, South Africa and Tunisia) giving unrestricted legal access to abortion to women, it would be...

Sri Lanka: Vesak Lanterns (Kudu) Festival

Lanka Rising writes about the Vesak Lanterns Festival, an annual holiday observed traditionally by practicing Buddhists in Sri Lanka and other parts of South Asia.

Guyana: Portuguese Past

Repeating Islands highlights an article by “Sr. Mary Noel Menezes, a Sister of Mercy and an emeritus professor at the University of Guyana [who] gives a historical account of Portuguese...

Saudi Arabia: The Power of Prayer

Tara Umm Omar, from Saudi Arabia, shares her experiences when the skies poured in Riyadh, using prayer to ward off the evils of the storm.

Blogs on the Catholic Churches In Bangladesh

Bangladesh, Canada And Beyond lists some blogs and websites on the catholic churches in Bangladesh.

Algeria: What is going on in Hassi Messaoud?

Diáspora saharaui (at Courrier International) wonders why the town of Hassi Messaoud, known for its oil refinery and for being usually safe, has been plagued with a wave of violence...

Indonesia: Zakat or donation to the poor

My Busy Brain from Indonesia blogs about Zakat, the practice of donating money to the poor. She asks why Indonesians are only ecouraged to share 2.5 percent of their earnings.

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