Public Has Mixed Views of Islam, Mormonism
Muslim and Mormon religions have gained increasing national visibility in
recent years. But a new national survey from the Pew Forum on Religion &
Public Life and the Pew
for the People & the Press reveals that most Americans say they know little or
nothing about either religion's practices, and large majorities say that their
own religion is very different from Islam and Mormonism. The survey also
examines views of Pope Benedict XVI.
|Sept. 26 - KPCC-FM
Radio Discussion: Americans' Views of Mormonism, Islam, Atheists (audio)
Pew Forum Research Fellow
Greg Smith analyzes survey findings
on Americans' views of Mormonism, Islam, atheists and Pope Benedict
|Sept. 22 -
The Associated Press
Christian Right Looks to Rebound
Pew Forum Senior Fellow John Green said that while "obituaries have been written several times" since the start of the Christian conservative movement, it is long-lived "in part because it has this capacity to renew itself at
the state and local level."
|Sept. 27 - The New York Times
Myanmar Forces Fire on Protesters
The government of Myanmar began a violent crackdown on protests, clubbing and tear-gassing protesters, firing shots into the air and arresting hundreds of monks who are at the heart of the demonstrations.
Sept. 26 - Stateline.org
Lethal Injection Goes On Trial, but Goes On
The Supreme Court agreed to examine the legality of lethal
injections but allowed executions to continue in the interim.
Sept. 26 - The Times-Picayune
Stand Their Ground
bishops meeting in New Orleans
declined to give powerful conservative Anglican primates overseas the new,
unequivocal guarantee the primates demanded to end the ordination of partnered
|Sept. 26 - Salt Lake Tribune
Polygamous Leader Found Guilty
In issuing their verdict, the jurors in Warren S. Jeffs' case rejected the defense's claim that the case was about religious persecution.
|Sept. 25 - USA Today
Tension Between Sunnis, Shiites Emerging in USA
American Muslim leaders worry that the bitter divisions that have caused so much bloodshed abroad are beginning to have an impact in the U.S.
|Sept. 24 - Religion News Service
Giuliani Adviser Under Fire for 'Too Many Mosques' Comment
Rudy Giuliani rejected calls to fire one of his top homeland security advisers, Rep. Peter King, after King said there are "too many mosques" in the United States.
|Sept. 24 - Los Angeles Times
Pasadena Church Wants Apology from IRS
The Internal Revenue Service told an Episcopal church that it has ended its investigation into a 2004 antiwar sermon, but the agency also wrote that it still considers the sermon to have been illegal.
|Sept. 23 - Agence France-Presse
Multi-Faith Prayers Thrive in U.S. Politics
"You can get, on a very good week, 50 percent of the senators participating in the prayer breakfasts or the Bible study," said U.S. Senate chaplain Barry Black.
|Sept. 22 - The Associated Press
Judge: Medical Board Can't Prevent Doctors from Aiding in Executions
A judge on the North Carolina Superior Court ruled that executions are not medical procedures.
|Sept. 20 - Religion News Service
Ministers Must Now Be Communion Cops, Archbishop Says
A hard-line U.S. Roman Catholic archbishop is urging ministers to deny Holy Communion to politicians who support abortion rights, arguing that it is a "mortal sin" to offer the sacrament to "the unworthy."