Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
August 07, 2012
- Religion News Service
RNS: Black churches split over gay marriage and Obama
At Charity Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, S.C., the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III supports and follows his African-American congregation’s policy: They will only conduct marriages between one man and one woman.
August 05, 2012
Newsday: Complaint: Eruv crosses constitutional line
A Jewish group opposing the creation of an eruv in Southampton Town has filed a complaint in U.S. District Court, seeking a judgment declaring that the use of LIPA utility poles as part of such a religious boundary is unconstitutional.
July 31, 2012
- The New York Times
NYT: Observance of Ramadan poses challenges to Muslim athletes
With nearly three million Muslims living in Britain, the observance of Ramadan here is not generally a notable occurrence. Shops are open, businessmen go to work at the regular times and, to outsiders, life seems ordinary enough, save for the absence of eating or drinking from dawn until sunset.
July 30, 2012
- The Washington Post
Wash. Post: Jewish voters ponder Romney
Moments after Mitt Romney completed his ode to Israel in front of Jerusalem's old stone walls on Sunday, reporters asked Sheldon Adelson, the casino mogul and a financial rabbi for the presidential campaign, whether the speech would persuade Jewish voters back home to vote for the Republican.
July 29, 2012
- Los Angeles Times
LAT: Egypt unnerved by rising religious fervor
An engineering student is killed for walking with his fiancee by men reportedly linked to a group called the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.
July 28, 2012
- The Economist
Economist: A buffet to suit all tastes
THE OLD DEMARCATION lines that have long defined Judaism are becoming obsolete. People rightly speak of today as a “golden age” for Judaism in America, yet the two largest denominations, Conservative Judaism and Reform Judaism, both relatively liberal, are shrinking.