Posts tagged "missionaries"
In the News: Captain America, Serpents, Google's Gods and much more!

In the News: Captain America, Serpents, Google’s Gods and much more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.

U.S. Senators Ask Switzerland to Let Mormons In

U.S. Senators are petitioning the Swiss government to change a rule that will prevent Mormon missionaries from working in that country after 2012.  The new Swiss law came out of a renegotiation of visa regulations that allows greater access to European Union workers but places new limits on access for those from other countries. Fourteen U.S....

Religion Stories for the Week with Jeff Sharlet and Amy Sullivan

Today Bloggingheads.tv has posted a conversation on religion and the media between Jeff Sharlet, founder and contributing editor to The Revealer and author of the forthcoming C Street and Amy Sullivan, contributing writer with Time magazine.  The topics that they cover are:  the killing of 10 health workers/missionaries in Afghanistan; gay marriage; the "Ground...

Waiting for John Frum

31 January 2006 The Washington Post’s Peter Carlson previews the Smithsonian’s report on John Frum Day, the high holy day of one of the last so-called “cargo cults” — religious movements formed during the WWII era among South Pacific islanders reacting against the influence of white colonialists or missionaries, and simultaneously focused on the goods, or cargo, that...