Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
May 16, 2012
- The Guardian
Guardian: Money becomes new church battleground
The Rev Paul Perkin seemed bewildered by the question: what was
his take on the latest scheme for conservative evangelical churches to
withhold money from the rest of the Church of England in order to keep
it out of the hands of liberals, gay people or women priests?
May 15, 2012
- The Korea Times
Korea Times: Is taxing religion an act of blasphemy?
The gambling scandal shadowing the country’s largest Buddhist
order has triggered debate on whether the government should collect
taxes from temples, churches and religious organizations.
May 12, 2012
- The Economist
Economist: The sword and the word
IT SEEMED historic. Muslim scholars, 170 in number and representing nine schools of legal thought (including four main Sunni ones and two Shia), gathered in Amman and declared that, whatever their differences, they accepted the others’ authority over their respective flocks.
May 12, 2012
- The New York Times
NYT: Romney tells evangelicals their values are his, too
Mitt Romney traveled to Liberty University, the spiritual heart of the conservative movement, on Saturday, seeking to quell concerns about him among evangelical voters by offering a forceful defense of faith and Christian values in public life.
May 04, 2012
- The Daily Star
Daily Star: Christians, Muslims affirm common values
Muslims and Christian leaders from across the Middle East and Denmark wrapped up a three-day conference on religious understanding Thursday in Beirut by highlighting values, such as mercy, respect and caring for the weak, which both faiths share.
April 30, 2012
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Post-Gazette: Reform Judaism focuses on youth
Rabbi Jonah Pesner, who helped to lead a grass-roots revolution in the Union for Reform Judaism, visited Pittsburgh last week promoting plans to engage young families in synagogue life.