Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
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 13, 2012
- The Wall Street Journal
WSJ: Romney advances with Evangelicals
Evangelical leaders praised Mitt Romney over the weekend after he sought to reassure Christians who harbor doubts about his Mormon faith and the depth of his conservative convictions.
May 12, 2012
- The New York Times
NYT: Romney tells evangelicals their values are his, too
Mitt Romney traveled to Liberty University, the spiritual heart of the conservative movement, on Saturday, seeking to quell concerns about him among evangelical voters by offering a forceful defense of faith and Christian values in public life.
May 11, 2012
- USA Today
USA Today: Romney, Liberty U. undaunted by backlash
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who struggled to gain the support of evangelicals during the primaries, will deliver a commencement address Saturday at Liberty University, one of the largest Christian universities in the country.