Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 16-22, 2014)

Monday, June 23rd, 2014


Paul Haggis On The ‘Chilling’ Fear He Sees In Scientology Defectors.” Huffington Post. June 21, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 9-15, 2014)

Monday, June 16th, 2014


Religious Constriction.” By Charles Blow. Op-ed. New York Times. June 9, 2014.

After Period of Turmoil, Riverside Church Elects New Leader.” By Sharon Otterman. New York Times. June 9, 2014.

Which counties in Maine practice which religions most strongly? New data maps it out.” By Seth Koenig. Bangor Daily News. June 10, 2014.

Two Activists in Mormon Church Threatened With Excommunication.” By Laurie Goodstein. New York Times. June 12, 2014.
Related story:
Kate Kelly, Mormon Women’s Group Founder, Faces Excommunication.” Huffington Post. June 12, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 2-8, 2014)

Monday, June 9th, 2014


The second-largest religion in each state.” By Reid Wilson. Washington Post. June 5, 2014.

Home for retired priests celebrates 50 years.” By Zachary T. Sampson. Boston Globe. June 6, 2014.

Houses of Worship: A Church in Big Easy Walking Distance: The ‘theology of place’ prizes local worship over the megachurch model.” By Naomi Schaefer Riley. Wall Street Journal. June 6, 2014.

Festival of Homiletics: Festival Draws Stars of Christian Preaching (Not as Seen on Television).” By Mark Oppenheimer. New York Times. June 7, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 26-June 2, 2014)

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014


Membership Declined For Seventh Year.” By Travis Loller. Huffington Post. May 30, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 19-25, 2014)

Monday, May 26th, 2014


Americans Exaggerate How Much They Go To Religious Services, According To Study.” By Jaweed Kaleem. Huffington Post. May 19, 2014.

The Archdiocese of Washington has a drone now.” By Alexandra Petri. Washington Post. May 20, 2014.

In Era of Humble Pope, Earth Shifts Under Dolan; City Room: Cardinal Dolan Reflects on the ‘Pope Francis Effect’ in his Life and Work.” By Sharon Otterman. New York Times. May 24, 2014.

Pews Are Out, Fireplace Is In At Restored Appalachian Church.” By Robbie Harris. Morning Edition/National Public Radio. May 25, 2014

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 12-18, 2014)

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014


Great Read Eastside church is changing in a ‘post-gang era’.” By Hector Becerra. Los Angeles Times. May 16, 2014.

Humanist Foundation Reaches Out to Religious Groups, Testing a Divide.” By Samuel G. Freedman. New York Times. May 17, 2014.

Southern Baptist Leaders Seek Softer Approach To Homosexuality.” By Blake Farmer. All Things Considered/National Public Radio. May 17, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 5-11, 2014)

Monday, May 12th, 2014


BC study says Latinos are key to future of US Catholicism.” By Peter Schworm. Boston Globe. May 5, 2014.
Related story:
Growing Number of Hispanics in U.S. Leave Catholic Church; Trends Mirror Other Countries as Different Religions Benefit.” By Miriam Jordan. Wall Street Journal. May 8, 2014.
Religion in America: Even as U.S. Hispanics Lift Catholicism, Many Are Leaving the Church Behind.” New York Times. May 8, 2014.

Caribbean Religious Leaders Inspire IMF Sunday Schools.” Op-ed. By Eric LeCompte. Interpress Service ( May 8, 2014.

By Grace Alone: As sex-abuse allegations multiply, Billy Graham’s grandson is on a mission to ?persuade Protestant churches to come clean.” By Kathryn Joyce. American Prospect. May 10, 2014.

Lessons in Catholic Judgment.” Opinion. By Frank Bruni. New York Times. May 11, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 28-May 4, 2014)

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014


North Carolina’s Gay-Marriage Ban Is Challenged by Church.” By Michael Paulson. New York Times. April 29, 2014.

A Deal That Collapsed Leaves a Manhattan Synagogue in Shambles.” By Matt V. Chaban. New York Times. April 29, 2014.

The sanctity of a tax break.” By: Kelsey Snell. April 29, 2014.

Walking a Line to Cope With Gospel Tourism in Harlem; Abyssinian Baptist Church Tries to Accommodate Visitors While Serving the Needs of Its Congregation.” By Corinne Ramey. Wall Street Journal. May 2, 2014.

U.S. Religious Progressivism ‘Way of the Future’.” By Michelle Tullo. Interpress Servioe ( May 3, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 21-27, 2014)

Monday, April 28th, 2014


Historic Roxbury church agrees to sell community center; Deal will help church get out of bankruptcy.” By Deirdre Fernandes. Boston Globe. April 23, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 14-20, 2014)

Monday, April 21st, 2014


Mosques Given New Message; A Year After Boston Bombing, Muslim Group Seeks to Curb Extremist Tendencies.Wall Street Journal. April 14, 2014.

Houses of Worship: Where Atheists Meet to Evangelize; Telling believers they are rubes may not be the best recruitment strategy.” By Dave Shiflett. Wall Street Journal. April 14, 2014

Archdiocese of New York Is Reaching Out to Young Adults at Dance Clubs, Pubs; Cardinal Timothy Dolan Supports Push to Recruit Millennials.” By Josh Dawsey. Wall Street Journal. April 18, 2014.

Two Ministers Forge Friendship Across a Church Divide.” By Michael Paulson. New York Times. April 19, 2014.

Hobby Lobby Leaders Hope To Spread Bible Course To Thousands Of Schools.” By Rebecca Klein. Huffington Post. April 20, 2014.

When Delight Turns to Reality, It’s Goodbye, Easter Bunny.” By Ian Lovett. New York Times. April 19, 2014.

This May Be Rogue Parishioners’ Last Easter In Closed Church.” By Martha Ann Overland. Morning Edition/Natonal Public Radio. April 20, 2014.