March 18, 2011
- Christianity Today
Christianity Today: Poll: Growing public approval of gay marriage
A new ABC-Washington Post poll finds that, for the first time, a majority of Americans now believe that same-sex marriages should be legal. The poll finds 53 percent think “it should be legal for gay and lesbian couples to get married.” About 45 percent said it should be illegal.
March 15, 2011
- The New York Times
NYT: For elderly Muslims, few care options outside the home
Nazli Currim lived for 14 years at the intersection of tradition and frustration. After her father died, her mother moved into Ms. Currim’s home. She cared for her mother full time, even after a stroke six years before she died.
February 12, 2011
- The Irish Times
Irish Times: The future of Islamic Ireland
Ireland’s Muslim population has grown tenfold in 20 years and is still expanding. But official Ireland is failing to engage with the increasing number of ethnic and political groups.
February 07, 2011
- San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle: Opinion: Debunking the myth of a 'Eurabia'
The Pew Center on Religion & Public Life recently released a comprehensive study of Muslim populations around the world that should allay fears among many of an impending global Muslim takeover and debunk widely held beliefs about Muslims.
February 03, 2011
CNN: Obama delivers major speech on personal faith
President Barack Obama gave an unusually personal speech about his religious faith on Thursday, saying that "it is the biblical injunction to serve the least of these that keeps me going and keeps me from being overwhelmed," in address to a prayer breakfast in Washington.
January 28, 2011
- Religion News Service
RNS: Muslim growth fears called overblown
The U.S. Muslim population is expected to double over the next 20 years, fueled by immigration and higher-than-average fertility rates, according to a new report released Thursday.
January 28, 2011
- The Denver Post
Denver Post: CU-Boulder Team To Research Rocky Mtn. Muslims
Assistant journalism professor Nabil Echchaibi knew he was a pioneering researcher, but he didn't realize just how virgin the territory was until he and a team of University of Colorado students began exploring Rocky Mountain Muslim communities.