January 08, 2013
- The Washington Post
Wash. Post: Same-sex weddings to begin at Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral — the seat of the Episcopal Church, one of the world’s largest cathedrals and the host of the official prayer service for the presidential inauguration later this month — has decided to start hosting same-sex weddings.
January 03, 2013
BBC: Spiritual, but not religious
Spirituality is a common term these days, used by Prince Charles, and by the Archbishop of York as a way of stepping beyond religious divides.
December 20, 2012
- Religion News Service
RNS: From nuns to nones 10 ways religion shaped the news in 2012
From the nuns to the “nones,” religion dominated the headlines throughout 2012. Faith was a persistent theme in the presidential race, and moral and ethical questions surrounded budget debates, mass killings and an unexpected focus on “religious freedom.”
December 18, 2012
- The New York Times
NYT: Study finds one in 6 follows no religion
A global study of religious adherence released on Tuesday by the Pew Research Center found that about one of every six people worldwide has no religious affiliation.
December 18, 2012
- The Economist
Economist: Faiths and the faithless
RELIABLE data on the age and whereabouts of the religious and irreligious are hard to come by, which makes a new report on the topic from the Pew Research Centre welcome.
December 17, 2012
- The Associated Press
AP: Survey: Perceptions of Mormons mostly unchanged
The perception of Mormons in the U.S. changed very little even though the religion received unprecedented attention this year with Republican Mitt Romney running for president.
December 01, 2012
Reuters: Dutch blasphemy law to fall, Irish one may follow
Laws criminalizing blasphemy are set to be struck down soon in the Netherlands and may disappear in Ireland, but rising tensions in economically battered Greece seem to be reviving pressure to prosecute offenses against God.