Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
May 03, 2013
- The Boston Globe
Boston Globe: Same-sex marriage approved in Rhode Island
As more than 1,000 ecstatic supporters looked on, Governor Lincoln Chafee on Thursday signed legislation making Rhode Island the 10th state in the nation to permit gays and lesbians to wed, and establishing gay marriage as the law of the land throughout all of New England.
May 01, 2013
- The New York Times
NYT: U.S. to defend age limits on morning-after pill sales
The Obama administration moved Wednesday to keep girls under 15 from having over-the-counter access to morning-after pills, as the Justice Department filed a notice to appeal a judge’s order that would make the drug available without a prescription for girls and women of all ages.
April 30, 2013
- The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philly Inquirer: Abortion brewing as Corbett campaign issue
No doubt the 2014 race for Pennsylvania governor will contain plenty of debate about jobs, jobs, and jobs. That's no surprise, since the economy ranks at the top of the list of issues state voters tell pollsters they care about most.
April 25, 2013
- The Christian Science Monitor
CS Monitor: Boston bombing: US Muslims react with fear, frustration, and new resolve
When the bombs at the Boston Marathon exploded a week ago Monday, a familiar chain of events and emotions unfolded for many in the American Muslim community: shock and grief, followed by an unspoken dread that the perpetrators could be Muslim; condemnation of the attack; fear of reprisals – and of being conflated with the acts of violence; and quietly, an inward examination of what went wrong.
April 25, 2013
- El Pais
El Pais: The Colombian Senate says no to gay marriage bill
After two vote delays and in the midst of an intense debate among lawmakers, who made use of legal and religious arguments, the Colombian Senate late Wednesday rejected a bill that would have legalized gay marriage.
April 21, 2013
- National Public Radio
NPR: Danger in conflation: separating Islam from acts of terror
Host Jacki Lyden talks to Omid Safi, professor of religious studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Safi has blogged about the Tsarnaev brothers, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, and what it means to the American Islamic community that the brothers are Muslim.