Posts tagged "mexico"
In the News: Candles, Kombucha, Crocodiles, and more!

In the News: Candles, Kombucha, Crocodiles, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
Searching for God and Justice in Mexico's Rebel State

Searching for God and Justice in Mexico’s Rebel State

Press accounts about Muslims in Chiapas state have failed to understand the complexity of faith in the region, writes Umar Farooq, reporting from Mexico on faith, justice and the Zapatista movement.

In the World links, Unfinished Business edition

Nora Connor: In 2008 the Chinese government recognized the annual Qingming festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, as a national holiday.

The Pope Has Left the Island

  By Nora Connor Pope Benedict completes his pilgrimage to Cuba today, having wrapped up his “pastoral” visit to Mexico, in which he tidily summarized that nation’s struggles with the drug war-industrial complex:
The pope also addressed Mexico’s struggle against violence...

Brown is Brown

Far be it from us to support gay-bashing, censorship or breaking the law, ahem, but this little piece from the increasingly paranoid Examiner does a fine job of equating all travelers from Mexico to San Diego as terrorists of one kind or another:
The Los Angeles Times reported on January 27, 2011 that Tunisian-born...

Mobilizing the Catholic Church in Mexico

In a country that’s 90% Catholic but has a tradition of rigid church-state separation, the legalization of abortion and gay marriage in Mexico City has mobilized the Church. Toss in three political parties, a conservative president and a quickly approaching 2012 election. PRI asks if social issues like abortion will trump the security and economic challenges...