Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
May 19, 2012
- The New York Times
NYT: The fight over who fights in Israel
As the first chief rabbi for the modern state of Israel, Isaac Herzog helped persuade Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to exempt 400 ultra-Orthodox men from the draft so they could study full time in yeshivas.
May 19, 2012
- The Associated Press
AP: Vatican calls leak 'criminal'
The Vatican has denounced as "criminal" a new book of leaked internal documents that shed light on power struggles inside the Holy See and the thinking of its embattled top banker, and warned that it would take legal action against those responsible.
May 18, 2012
- Straits Times
Straits Times: Using religion to play hardball
In a speech before thousands of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) faithful gathered at the Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta in July last year to celebrate the organisation's 85th anniversary, NU chairman Said Aqil Siradj reiterated an important message.
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.