Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
May 04, 2012
- National Post
National Post: Whipping boy
In the summer of 2011, a horrendous mass murder occurred in Norway, with more than 90 people, most of them teenagers and even children, being slaughtered in a co-ordinated bomb and gun attack.
May 04, 2012
- Los Angeles Times
LA Times: Russian gay activist fined for promoting homosexuality
The founder of the Moscow gay pride movement was convicted Friday of promoting homosexuality and fined $167 in the first prosecution under a controversial new St. Petersburg municipal law that human rights activists have denounced as homophobic.
May 01, 2012
- The Times
The Times: Why more women are becoming nuns
Until recently, nuns in Britain had fallen out of the habit. In parts of the country, years went by without any women seeking to get themselves to a nunnery.
April 21, 2012
- The Economist
Economist: Koran study
THE Gideons in Germany give away 2,000 Bibles a day and nobody complains.
April 18, 2012
- The New York Times
NYT: Vatican reprimands a group of U.S. nuns and plans changes
The Vatican has appointed an American bishop to rein in the largest and most influential group of Catholic nuns in the United States, saying that an investigation found that the group had “serious doctrinal problems.”
April 17, 2012
- The Washington Post
Wash. Post: Russian lawmakers target gay ‘propaganda’
The anti-Western rhetoric that dominated Russia’s recent elections has a new focus, with gays targeted as symbols of Western permissiveness in a wave of laws being adopted across the country.
April 16, 2012
- The Associated Press
AP: French polls silent on key campaign issue of race
Ahead of France's presidential elections, you might find polls showing how factory workers or university students are likely to vote—but you'd be hard-pressed to find data on which candidates black or Muslim voters prefer.