Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
June 13, 2013
- The Moscow Times
Moscow Times: Activists fear repercussions of 'Blasphemy Bill'
The bill protecting "believers' feelings," which rights activists and analysts have called a "step back" for Russia, a legal "Pandora's Box" and a return to the Dark Ages, looks set to take effect in July after sailing through the State Duma with a unanimous vote on Wednesday.
June 09, 2013
- The Sunday Herald
Sunday Herald: The new battle over religion in schools
The issue has been brought into the spotlight by a petition which has been lodged at the Scottish Parliament, supported by Secular Scotland – a lobby group campaigning for French-style separation of church and state – calling for a system in which parents would have to choose to "opt-in" if they want their children to participate in religious observance, for example in assemblies.
June 02, 2013
- The Wall Street Journal
WSJ: Abortion bill sets up fight in N.Y. senate
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to introduce contentious abortion legislation on Tuesday, and his aides and women's rights groups have identified Republican state senators whom they will pressure to support it, according to people familiar with the matter.