Posts tagged "religious freedom"
A round-up of the week's religion news.
A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
By Natasja Sheriff The latest news on religious freedom, at home and abroad, provides the focus of this week's In The World.
Protests in Ethiopia could have profound ramifications for Muslim-state relations in Ethiopia and beyond, writes Alex Thurston in the second of two posts on Ethiopia's Muslims.
Our lady in Tampa, Abby Ohlheiser, reports back from the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
Jim Davis on the death of a predatory priest. Amy Levin on liberalism and feminism. The Immanent Frame's fantastic "Politics of Religious Freedom" series. Catholics roll up their sleeves over a Wendell Berry lecture. Hasidic Jews trying to stay out of court. Rowan Williams on the blood market.
Ashley Baxstrom: The Swiss upper house on Monday buried a motion to ban the burqa, which had passed the lower house in September of 2011 by a margin of 101 to 77. The proposal, dubbed “Down with masks,” could have eventually banned full-face veils including the Muslim burqa from public transportation or government buildings....
Ashley Baxstrom: Ladies, let's celebrate! Check out this breaking blog post from Think Progress: Obama administration approves rule that guarantees near-universal contraceptive coverage, by guest blogger Jessica Arons, Director of the Women's Health and Rights Program at American Progress. She writes:
Today, in a huge victory for women’s health, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius...
Ashley Baxstrom: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Christmas tree lots sprouting up like weeds, Christmas lights hung on trees in every wannabe-hip-neighborhood in the five boroughs, a whole new set of Christmas displays in the Macy’s windows. And of course, the turtledove on top: pundits and politicians decrying the "War on Christmas." There...