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· April, 2012

Stories about Religion from April, 2012

Lebanon: Palm Sunday and Easter Celebrations

In Lebanon two Christian celebrations took place on April 8, 2012 as churches following the Gregorian calendar celebrated Easter Sunday and churches following the Julian calendar celebrated Palm Sunday.

Israel: Tweeting the Passover Seder

The Jewish holiday of Passover began on the night of Friday April 6, and millions of Israelis gathered for the Seder, the traditional ritual feast. The Seder is infamous as...

Russia: Watching News of Patriarch Kirill's Watch Travel

Observers watched this week as a controversy that began in the Russian blogosphere concerning an altered photograph of the Patriarch's watch on the official site of the Russian Orthodox Church...

Pakistan: Media Silence On The Death of Ahmadiyya Activist

Rashid Zafar at Pak Tea House questions the silence of Pakistani media over the recent death of Master Abdul Qudoos Ahmad, an well known member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community,...

Video: Community in Spain Gives up Easter Processions to Help Three Families

A religious community in Malaga, Spain have decided to forego the Easter Week processions and celebrations so they could donate the money destined for flowers and music to three families...

Afghanistan: RAWA, a Female Taliban

Mohammad Amin Wahidi writes about a women group called RAWA in Afghanistan that is reportedly miusing the funds of international donors, while operating as the Taliban's aide in promotion of...

Nigeria: Online Furore Over #DominionAir

Why would the advent of another brand name into the Nigerian aviation space generate so much public discourse? It happens that this is no usual airline: it is alleged to...

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