Posts tagged "turkey"
In the News: Captain America, Serpents, Google's Gods and much more!

In the News: Captain America, Serpents, Google’s Gods and much more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
Turning the Uyghur East

Turning the Uyghur East

Umar Farooq reports from Pakistan and China on the history and present of Uyghur Muslims.
HelalSexShop.com

HelalSexShop.com

Elizabeth Hewitt writes about a new halal sex shop in Turkey.
Erdoğan's Faithful

Erdoğan’s Faithful

In Istanbul, Jenna Krajeski talks to supporters of Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan and finds that there is more to their loyalty than media portrayals suggest.
Daily Links: Whatcha Reading?

Daily Links: Whatcha Reading?

Links from around the web.

Making Alevism:
Lawfare, Secularism and The Secular

A response to Markus Dressler's essay, "Making Religion Through Secularist Legal Discourse: The Case of Turkish Alevism" On a rather chill afternoon in March of 2005, I sat across from Ali Bey, the president of the Cem Foundation,...

The Birth of Religion

We used to think agriculture gave rise to cities and later to writing, art and religion.  Now the world's oldest temple suggests the urge to worship sparked civilization. by Charles C. Mann Below is an exclusive excerpt from the June issue of the National Geographic magazine, on newsstands now and online here: Anthropologists have assumed that organized...

The Book That Changed Europe

From BibliOdyssey, the below engraving, included in the 1723 - 1737 book by Bernard Picart, Cérémonies et Coutumes Religieuses de tous les Peuples du Monde (Religious Ceremonies and Customs of all the peoples of the world)."The Book came in seven weighty folio volumes with more than 3,000 pages and 250 plates of engravings covering all...

Ata-tatt

More young people in Turkey are getting tattoos... of the "founder" of secular Turkey,  Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.  Writes Liz Leslie at Muslim Voices, the increase in popularity of Ataturk tattoos is credited to the upcoming constitutional referendum which could bring the conservative Justice &  Development Party (AKP) into greater power.  Tattoos are "generally considered...

Israel’s Flotilla Fallout

Updated:
6.5 Israeli navy has boarded the second flotilla bound for Gaza.
Political cartoons from around the Arab world. (The post is a chance to reexamine the distinctions between anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, and anti-current Israeli policy -- as well as anti-Americanism.)
6.4 Spender Ackerman on the "milestone" in Turkey-Israel relations.
Glenn Greenwald on the methods used by Israel...

05 September 2004 Daily Links

“Evangelical Christianity’s dance with secular culture has always been a complicated one. Whereas Biola once trained students to use modernism’s devices, like the scientific method and rational argument, to undercut modernism, today, in a more postmodern era, it educates its students about the diversity of ideas and cultures and experiences in order to equip them...