Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
March 08, 2012
- The Washington Post
Wash. Post: In secular Britain, a clash over public prayer
Perhaps the locals should have anticipated sparks on a town council stocked not only with a practicing pagan, a staunch atheist and an agnostic former stripper but also two evangelical Christians and a Methodist church organist.
March 03, 2012
- The Associated Press
AP: Sarkozy nixes halal meat in schools for Muslims
The issue of France's Muslims moved front and center into the presidential campaign with the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy, excluding on Saturday any special indulgences for halal meat or separate swimming hours for Muslim women in public pools.
February 18, 2012
- The Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail: The problem in public life isn’t Islam, but religion itself
We always knew it could happen: A devout Muslim heads a conservative political party that takes office in a multicultural Western country, then leads a campaign to enforce mandatory prayer and to lobby for religious-based values and laws. How will people react?
February 17, 2012
- The Wall Street Journal
WSJ: When religion restricts lending
This Saturday, synagogues will chant the Torah portion of Mishpatim, from the book of Exodus, which is the source for the injunction against charging interest to a fellow Jew: "When you lend money to my people, to the poor among you, do not act toward them as a creditor; exact no interest from them."