Posts tagged "uganda"
Old Lands, New Gospels: The Science of Happiness in Uganda

Old Lands, New Gospels: The Science of Happiness in Uganda

by Amy Levin: Ever since Madonna and Tom Cruise carried the banner for Kabbalah and Scientology, respectively, New Religious Movements began frequenting the proverbial red carpet in religion news coverage more than ever before.

Our Daily Links: In the World

The latest issue of Cultural Anthropology features an article by Revealer writer Yasmin Moll (read the entire issue here) titled, "Building the New Egypt: Islamic Televangelists, Revolutionary Ethics, and 'Productive' Citizenship."  (You can read Yasmin's article and the entire issue here.  You can read Yasmin's articles for The Revealer here.)

Mormons in Africa

From James Fenton's review of the Broadway musical by the creators of "South Park," "The Book of Mormon," at The New York Review of Books:
From the point of view of the Mormon missionaries, the attitude of the natives toward Almighty God is crudely dismissive, and expressed in language that causes gasps of tickled outrage from...

Sharlet Pride!

A giant congratulations to The Revealer's founding editor, Jeff Sharlet, recipient of the Molly National Journalism Prize, named for Molly Ivins and sponsored by The Texas Observer.  The award is for Jeff's Harper's article on how US evangelicals contributed to the "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda. He beat out Maureen Dowd of The...

Give Us This Day Our Daily Links

Stephen Prothero measures the distance Franklin has fallen from the Graham tree.  It's old news by now that Sojourners and other progressive Christian organizations have a gay problem.  Hussein Rashid asks Muslims how they will treat LGBT people.  What do some Russian women see in Vladimir Putin?  Paul the Apostle, reports...

Networking What?

A week after David Kato, a rights activist, was killed in Uganda, President Obama attends the National Prayer Breakfast.  More on Kato at the New Yorker.

Ugandan Anti-Homosexual Violence

At the last minute Friday night, Brenda Namigadde, an activist from Uganda, was granted a reprieve by the UK from deportation.  She had already boarded a plane bound for Uganda. Targeted by the Ugandan paper Rolling Stone as a lesbian, along with one hundred other gay and lesbian activists -- one of which, David Kato, was...

Preparing to Fight the
Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Truth Wins Out takes the time to note contact information for senators and representatives as well as Ugandan officials affiliated with The Family and the "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda.  A vote, according to TWO's Wayne Bresen is slated for some time after January 18th. For more, read Warren Throckmorton here.

Ugandan Genocide, On Schedule

The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill, also known as the "kill the gays" bill, never went away.  We were just supposed to think it did.  A debate of the bill is set to begin before Uganda's parliament in the next few months, writes Warren Throckmorton, who last week interviewed the author of the bill, David...

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...

The Strange Moves of The Economist

By Jeff Sharlet The reverence with which so many upper-middle class Americans read The Economist has always puzzled me. There’s much to admire about the magazine, but it generally performs the same function as Newsweek, boiling down events into centrist conventional wisdom, facts be damned. A report in the July 3, 2010 issue, “The religious right...

Debating Heaven

Uganda's parliament will soon vote on the so-called "Kill the Gays" bill which originally called for the death penalty for homosexual acts but has been stepped back to require life imprisonment. Michael Wilkerson writes today at Religion Dispatches about The Call's event this weekend in Kampala that was organized to rally support for...