A Conversation With Tariq Ramadan
On April 27, the Pew Forum hosted a journalist luncheon with Swiss-born scholar and philosopher of Islam Tariq Ramadan. He discussed his views on reforming Islam and the challenge of bridging cultural differences between Muslim-majority countries and the West. Go to the transcript »
Cross Stolen From Mojave Desert
A 7-foot high metal cross erected as a World War I memorial was stolen late Sunday or early Monday from California's Mojave National Preserve. On April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Salazar v. Buono to overturn a lower court ruling that had ordered the removal of the cross.
The Pew Forum has several resources on the memorial, the Salazar v. Buono case and religious displays in general, including:
|May 11, 2010 - The Boston Globe|
If she's confirmed, court would have no Protestants
reporter Lisa Wangsness explores how President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens could affect the religious make-up of the high court. The article cites a 2007 Pew Forum study
that found that just over half of the U.S. adult population consider themselves Protestant, while less than one-quarter are Catholic and 1.7 percent are Jewish.