Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
December 06, 2012
- The Wall Street Journal
WSJ: Terror fight shifts to Africa
Military counterterrorism officials are seeking more capability to pursue extremist groups in Africa and elsewhere that they believe threaten the U.S., and the Obama administration is considering asking Congress to approve expanded authority to do it.
December 04, 2012
- The Christian Science Monitor
CS Monitor: Watch your tongue: Prejudiced comments illegal in Brazil.
In an amateur online video, Afonso Henrique Alves Lobato describes how he and fellow members of his Evangelical church snuck into a spiritual center of Umbanda, an Afro-Brazilian faith that venerates deities originating from Africa in services led by a religious figure called a pai de santo.
December 03, 2012
- The New York Times
NYT: Pakistan reels with violence against Shiites
Calligraphers linger at the gates of an ancient graveyard in this brooding city in western Pakistan, charged with a macabre and increasingly in-demand task: inscribing the tombstones of the latest victims of the sectarian death squads that openly roam these streets.
December 02, 2012
Reuters: Russia may soften religion law over Putin concerns
Russian lawmakers are reworking a draft law introducing prison terms for religious offences after signs that Vladimir Putin is concerned it could undermine the delicate balance between the country's many religions.
December 01, 2012
- The Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune: Salvation Army denies being anti-gay
Shortly after the Salvation Army's red kettle ringers set up shop around Chicago this year, Rick Garcia took to his Facebook page and posted a status update telling friends and followers to boycott the group.
November 30, 2012
- The Associated Press
AP: Some wish Islam would inform climate debate
At Friday prayers in Qatar's most popular mosque, the imam discussed the civil war in Syria, the unrest in Egypt and the U.N. endorsement of an independent state of Palestine.