Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
May 10, 2012
- South China Morning Post
Morning Post: God helped me escape, says Chen
Recounting his daring escape from house arrest, blind activist Chen Guangcheng - on his hospital bed in Beijing - said he still could not believe his luck.
May 09, 2012
- The Daily Star
Daily Star: Geagea: Christians must spearhead change
The Christians of the Middle East should not view with trepidation the turmoil engulfing the region over the past 18 months, Syria especially, but should instead seize the initiative to advance change and ensure communal survival, says Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea.
May 08, 2012
- The New York Times
NYT: North Carolina voters pass same-sex marriage ban
As expected, North Carolinians voted in large numbers on Tuesday for an amendment that would ban same-sex marriages, partnerships and civil unions, becoming the 30th state in the country and the last in the South to include a prohibition on gay marriage in the state constitution.
May 06, 2012
- The Associated Press
AP: Islamist attacks saint’s tomb in Timbuktu
A new member of an Islamist group in north Mali attacked and burned a saint’s tomb classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Timbuktu, the spokesman for the group said Sunday.
May 05, 2012
- The Guardian
Guardian: Egypt's generals wait in the wings as battle for democracy sours
There is a narrow footbridge overlooking the entrance to the ministry of defence in the Abbasiya district of Cairo. On Friday afternoon, this crowded bridge provided the best view of the frontline in the latest round of violent clashes between the army and demonstrators who suspect the country's ruling generals of wanting to hold on to power.