Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
March 12, 2012
- The Guardian
Guardian: St Petersburg bans 'homosexual propaganda'
Twenty years after homosexuality was decriminalised in Russia, anti-gay legislation is making a rapid comeback, with St Petersburg becoming the latest city to ban "homosexual propaganda".
March 12, 2012
- The Christian Science Monitor
CS Monitor: Russian Orthodox Church: Ban homosexuality 'propaganda' among minors
A controversial new law enacted in St. Petersburg and three other Russian regions, aimed at banning "homosexual propaganda aimed at minors," has members of Russia's besieged gay community worrying that all progress toward civil rights for sexual minorites in recent years might be thrown into reverse.
March 10, 2012
- The Economist
Economist: Hot and bothered
EVER since the 18th century, England’s established church has harboured a suspicion of religious enthusiasm.
March 08, 2012
- The Washington Post
Wash. Post: In secular Britain, a clash over public prayer
Perhaps the locals should have anticipated sparks on a town council stocked not only with a practicing pagan, a staunch atheist and an agnostic former stripper but also two evangelical Christians and a Methodist church organist.
March 03, 2012
- The Associated Press
AP: Sarkozy nixes halal meat in schools for Muslims
The issue of France's Muslims moved front and center into the presidential campaign with the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy, excluding on Saturday any special indulgences for halal meat or separate swimming hours for Muslim women in public pools.