Posts tagged "england"
In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

A round-up of recent religion & media news.

Happy Birthday, KJV!

Elissa Lerner: The King James Bible is celebrating its 400th birthday this year, and judging from the British press, it looks like the festivities will be around all year, although mostly in England. For all you King James enthusiasts out there (and really, who's into the ASV these days anyway?) here are some choice...

Saving England’s Churches

Amidst budget cuts and a long, pronounced decline in attendance, the fight to preserve medeival churches in England is dire.  Writes Ian Jack at the Guardian:
Nothing as handsome as these churches will ever again be built in these villages; their presence there seems almost miraculous, like finding an original Leonardo in a Skegness...

18 September 2004 Daily Links

Anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) activists meeting in Nairobi called for comprehensive legislation¬†banning the practice, which removes part of all of a young girl’s genitalia, using, in part, this rationale: “‘It has no basis in any religion.’” While we’re centainly behind their efforts, such arguments make us nervous: if FGM could be tied to a religious...

Open and Closed

“Only nine people are in church tonight, and all but two of us have come alone. As we sing ‘Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Anthem,’ our voices are tiny in all the air; when we share the Peace, our heels click-clack loudly as we find one another in the half-light. I sit in my long,...