Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
June 14, 2011
- Los Angeles Times
LA Times: Pakistan's Sufi Muslims brave bombs to worship
Amid the throngs of Sufi Muslim followers streaming
through the white marble corridors of the Data Darbar shrine, a young
man in a cream-colored tunic and oversized sunglasses shuffled gingerly,
guided by a brother on one side and his father on the other.
June 14, 2011
- The Associated Press
AP: Southern Baptists see drop in members, baptisms
The Southern Baptist Convention baptized fewer people in
2010 than any time since the 1950s and also saw declines in overall
membership and attendance, according to internal figures released ahead
of the denomination's annual meeting in Phoenix.
June 07, 2011
- The National Post
National Post: Big love or big lie?
When the British Columbia government's polygamy reference case opened
at the province's Supreme Court of Canada on Nov. 22, 2010, a stream of
participants and witnesses, including representatives from the Canadian
Coalition for the Rights of Children, REAL Women of Canada, the
Christian Legal Fellowship, and academic experts, testified about the
many harms associated with polygamy.
May 28, 2011
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Journal Sentinel: Revised Bibles strive for balance
During last year's Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum, at a special viewing for the local Jewish community, two women stood confounded before the reproduction of the famed Isaiah scroll.
May 20, 2011
- Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis Star: Lutherans split on gay clergy
A Hancock County church has become the first in the Indianapolis area to leave
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America over the issue of allowing
clergy who are openly gay.
May 14, 2011
- The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun: Praying in public
The Lord is no longer being invoked at Salisbury City Council meetings for now, though he just received a standing invitation to the gatherings of the Frederick County Commission.
May 11, 2011
- Religion News Service
RNS: Obama rallies Hispanic Christians on immigration
President Obama assured Hispanic Christians on Thursday (May 12)
that he hears their pleas for immigration reform, calling it a "moral
imperative" that requires action from the pews and the White House.