Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
April 08, 2012
- The Christian Science Monitor
CS Monitor: A northern Iraqi Easter
In the small church of St. Addaie the Messenger, the crucifixion and resurrection, retold in the village for the past 2,000 years, was re-enacted in elaborate Easter celebrations by a community holding fast to its ancient traditions but uneasy about its future.
April 05, 2012
- The Irish Times
Irish Times: Opinion: Unchristian acts distort message of Jesus Christ
THIS WEEKEND, Christians around the world will mark the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. But what has been the legacy of the man with a simple message of love and peace, who sacrificed himself for humankind more than 2,000 years ago?
March 31, 2012
- The New York Times
NYT: Building a business on churches for sale
In better economic times, workers in this dusty inland town east of Los Angeles built motor homes in the low-slung complex at 975 West First Street.
March 23, 2012
- National Post
National Post: 'Destroy all the churches'
if television evangelist Pat Robertson called for the demolition of all
the mosques in America. It would be front-page news. It would be on
every network and cable news program.
March 16, 2012
- The Boston Globe
Boston Globe: Clergy calling for boycott of OneUnited Bank
Local religious leaders gathered Thursday outside the OneUnited Bank branch in Grove Hall to urge customers to withdraw their funds because the bank is planning to foreclose on nearby Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church in Roxbury.
March 16, 2012
- USA Today
USA Today: Distinct paths to missionary service
Jake Pulsipher's first day as a working missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began at 6:30 a.m. on a recent Tuesday with prayer and exercise, followed by breakfast and study.
March 10, 2012
- The Economist
Economist: Burma’s bimah
AMID the bustle and crumbling masonry of downtown Yangon, there is one building that likes to keep up appearances: Myanmar’s only synagogue.
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.