Stories about Religion from August, 2011
Zimbabwe: Connecting to God Through Airtime Recharge Card
Lenard discusses Zimbabwe's Pastor Makandiwa’s innovative idea of getting linked to his followers through recharge airtime card: “Pastor Emmanuel Makandiwa…recently launched an airtime recharge card called Christian Spiritual Link. With this recharge card one can communicate directly to the prophet by calling him to get over-the-phone prophecies and spiritual messages....
Puerto Rico: Threats to a Secular State
Feminist blogger and activist Amárilis Pagán reflects on recent news [es] that demonstrate how religious fundamentalism is threatening the advancement of human rights in Puerto Rico.
Brazil: Proposal to Award a Homophobic Pastor Causes Outrage
The proposal of Rose Sales, councilwoman of the city of São Luis from the Communist Party of Brazil, to award a “Title of Citizen of São Luís” to the pastor Silas Malafaia has caused outrage among the defenders of gay rights. Malafaia is considered by many a homophobic preacher, tells...
Trinidad & Tobago: The Caurita Stone
Ever heard of the Caurita Stone? Review of the Indigenous Caribbean notes that “among Amerindian communities in Trinidad…etchings on the stone bear spiritual significance. The site of the Caurita Stone is now regarded as an important part of the ongoing quest for knowledge and understanding of Amerindian ancestral occupation and...
Ramadan Recipes: Feasting After Fasting
As the month of Ramadan begins, Maria Grabowski has started a list of blog links to some wonderful Iftar recipes. Please do share your favorites, too!
Dominica: Paradise Lost?
Caribbean Man calls Dominica “a beautiful Caribbean island [where] you can live naturally”…but there is a long list of challenges.