Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
April 29, 2011
- Religion News Service
RNS: Feminist pioneer challenges Orthodox patriarchy
Tova Hartman opens the door to her apartment with a warm smile,
speaking softly and casually dressed. With her down-to-earth femininity,
she doesn't exactly look like a rabble-rouser within Orthodox Judaism.
March 24, 2011
- The Independent
The Independent: Does God belong in the classroom?
As many as 100 parents braved gale-force winds on a Sunday to find out
more about the new primary school opening on their doorstep. It was a
testament to the appeal of the new school – the first state-sponsored
Hindu school to be proposed under Education Secretary Michael Gove's
flagship "free" school policy.
March 21, 2011
- The Toronto Star
Toronto Star: Opinion: Women shape change in Muslim world
a widely circulated article published last month under the title, “The
rightful place of gender equality within Islam,” international human
rights consultant Janine Moussa commented on the current turmoil in the
March 08, 2011
- The Associated Press
AP: Chinese official touts softer line on restive west
The new Communist Party chief for China's restive western region debuted
a softer line on the remote area Tuesday, calling for less
discrimination against its largely Muslim population and more
initiatives to help win their trust and support.
March 02, 2011
- The Washington Post
Wash. Post: Religious blacks' views nuanced on Obama and DOMA
When same-sex marriage was upended in California by popular vote in 2008, gay rights activists pointed to one factor: religious African Americans who came out in record numbers for President Obama but who also largely voted against the marriage proposal, according to exit polls.
February 06, 2011
- Los Angeles Times
LA Times: Terrorism meets xenophobia in Russia
If current demographic trends continue, within the next half-century
Muslims will constitute a sizable part, perhaps even a plurality, of
Russia's population; indeed, Moscow currently has more Muslim
inhabitants than any other European city.