Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
June 16, 2013
- The Washington Post
Wash. Post: Tunisia faces political struggle over Islam
Two and a half years after kindling a revolution that flamed across the Arab world, Tunisians have moved on to the next chapter, a political struggle between Islamic fundamentalism and the tolerant, Mediterranean-style Islam that has characterized their nation’s 57 years as an independent state.
June 13, 2013
- The Moscow Times
Moscow Times: Activists fear repercussions of 'Blasphemy Bill'
The bill protecting "believers' feelings," which rights activists and analysts have called a "step back" for Russia, a legal "Pandora's Box" and a return to the Dark Ages, looks set to take effect in July after sailing through the State Duma with a unanimous vote on Wednesday.
June 13, 2013
- The Wall Street Journal
WSJ: Pope Francis is good for the Jews
Nearly half a century ago, the Second Vatican Council corrected the Roman Catholic Church's historical attitude toward Jews with the document "Nostra Aetate," which exonerated the Jewish people of any collective guilt for the killing of Jesus and affirmed that God's covenant with them had never been abrogated.
June 09, 2013
- The Sunday Herald
Sunday Herald: The new battle over religion in schools
The issue has been brought into the spotlight by a petition which has been lodged at the Scottish Parliament, supported by Secular Scotland – a lobby group campaigning for French-style separation of church and state – calling for a system in which parents would have to choose to "opt-in" if they want their children to participate in religious observance, for example in assemblies.