Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
May 31, 2012
- The Associated Press
AP: Revered Jerusalem church comes alive at night
After the last tourists leave the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City at nightfall, a little-known but centuries-old tradition unfolds at one of Christianity's holiest sites.
May 25, 2012
- The Times of India
Times of India: Tamil Nadu groups campaign hard against inter-caste weddings
In a state that claims to be progressive, caste divide is rearing its ugly head once again. Reversing a recent positive trend, caste and communal leaders have been warning good samaritans against helping distressed couples of different castes from getting married and also issuing diktats against love marriages.
May 22, 2012
- National Post
National Post: Attending religious services linked to better health
People who attend religious services regularly are less likely than others in this country to develop diabetes or high blood pressure, a new study suggests, adding a Canadian dimension to the growing but contentious body of research linking faith and good health.
May 21, 2012
- The Christian Science Monitor
CS Monitor: Mixed reactions over Malawi's plan to repeal anti-gay law
Malawi's President Joyce Banda has announced her intention to repeal a number of laws that have made Malawi into a pariah state, from its ban on homosexuality to broad police powers of search and arrest, to a law that allows cabinet ministers to shut down newspapers.