Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 8-14, 2014)

Monday, September 15th, 2014


Pastor at Portland branch of controversial Mars Hill church dismissed; The controversial Southeast Portland branch of Washington’s evangelical Mars Hill megachurch.” By Michael Russell. Oregonian. September 8, 2014.

Southern Megachurches Pay Pastors The Highest Salaries: Survey.” By Adelle M. Banks. Huffington Post/Religion News Service. September 10, 2014.

Churches Offer Sanctuary to Immigrants in Danger of Deportation; Campaign Follows Obama Decision to Delay Action That Might Have Staved Off Removal.” By Miriam Jordan. Wall Street Journal. September 11, 2014.

Religion in America: Church Is More Informal, Like Society, Study Finds.” By Michael Paulson. New York Times. September 12, 2014.

Tug of War for Bishop’s Body, or Its Parts, Delays Sainthood; Archbishop Sheen’s Corpse Is Subject of Long-Running Dispute.” By Sharon Otterman. New York Times. September 14, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 1-7, 2014)

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014


Why the American right has lost its religion.” Opinion. By Justin Webb. Times of London (UK). September 2, 2014.

American Religious, Political Ideologies Revealed In One Graph.” By Antonia Blumberg. Huffington Post. September 2, 2014.

Churches urge high court to act on gay marriage.” USA Today. September 7, 2014

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 25-31, 2014)

Monday, September 1st, 2014


Book Review: ‘Seeking the Promised Land’ by David E. Campbell, John C. Green and J. Quin Monson; Mormons are unlikely to hear politics preached from the pulpit. So how are they one of the most politically cohesive groups in the U.S.?” By Naomi Schaefer Riley. Wall Street Journal. August 24, 2014.

Mark Driscoll Steps Down As Mars Hill Pastor During Review.” By Sarah Pulliam Balley. Huffington Post/Religion News Service. August 25, 2014.

The Chains of Dominion: Elaine White was once in the inner circle of political power in the second-largest state in the nation. Then a crisis of faith changed all that.” By Sarah Posner. American Prospect. August 25, 2014.

Houses of Worship; Watch Out for the Pharaoh Effect; Religious groups that accept favors from the government often come to regret the strings.” By Kevin Seamus Hasson. Wall Street Journal. August 29, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 18-24, 2014)

Monday, August 25th, 2014


Despite a Turbulent Work Life, a Minister Doesn’t Question Her Calling.” By Rachel L. Swarns. New York Times. August 18, 2014.

A Brash Style That Filled Pews, Until Followers Had Their Fill; Mark Driscoll Is Being Urged to Leave Mars Hill Church.” By Michael Paulson. New York Times. August 23, 2014.

Building on U.S. Tradition, Camp for Hindu Children Strengthens Their Identity.” By Samuel G. Freedman. New York Times. August 23, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 15-21, 2014)

Friday, August 22nd, 2014


Terri Lynn Land Family Gives Millions To Evangelical Group Targeting ‘Unreached People’.” By Christina Wilkie. Huffington Post. September 16, 2014.

Biden, a Catholic School ‘Kid,’ Praises Nuns Under Fire From the Vatican.” By Jason Horowitz. New York Times. September 18, 2014.

Secular Jews in Brooklyn Courted by Two Faiths; Chosen People Ministries and the Brooklyn Jewish Xperience Have Opened Outposts in Midwood.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. September 18, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 11-17, 2014)

Monday, August 18th, 2014


“Malcolm X’s Former Mosque Promotes Interfaith Ties; Institution Once Known for Black Separatism Also Focuses on Economic Development in Harlem.” By Will Huntsberry. Wall Street Journal. August 11, 2014.

A New Mosque Rises—in Alaska; Construction is Part of a Building Boom Nationwide as Muslim Population Rises.” By Tamara Audi. Wall Street Journal. August 15, 2014.

Imam Shortage Crimps U.S. Mosques; Muslim Population is Rising, but Number of Religious Leaders Doesn’t Keep Pace.” By Tamara Audi. Wall Street Journal. August 15, 2014.

Some evangelicals in Republican Party are feeling left out, see no standard-bearer.” By Sebastian Payne. Washington Post. August 17, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 4-10. 2014)

Monday, August 11th, 2014


On the Bowery, Questions About the Catholic Church’s Shifting Mission.” By David Gonzalez. New York Times. August 4, 2014.

Scituate parishioners vow to fight to save church.” By Dan Adams. Boston Globe. August 4, 2014.

Bangor church built in 1849 up for sale, may become single-family home; The oldest standing church in Bangor, originally known as East Bangor Congregational Church, could soon change hands and be converted into a single-family residence, according to the real estate agent.” By Nick McCrea. Bangor Daily News. August 5, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 28-August 2, 2014)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014


Cardinal O’Malley calls on Scituate parishioners to end 10-year vigil.” By Jeremy C. Fox. Boston Globe. August 2, 2014.

The lavish homes of American archbishops; Records reveal that 10 of the country’s top church leaders defy the Pope’s example and live in residences worth more than $1 million.” By Daniel Burke. CNN. August 2. 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 21-27, 2014)

Monday, July 28th, 2014


O’Malley hosts 50 faith leaders to discuss Md. response to child border crossings.” By John Wagner. Washington Post. July 22, 2014.

Closed Church Seen As Catalyst For Hill Revival.” By Liana Teixeira. New Haven Independent. July 25, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 14-20, 2014)

Monday, July 21st, 2014


Obama’s Evangelical Gravy Train; Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.” By Andy Kopsa. Nation. July 8, 2014.

The End of the ‘Mormon Moment’.” Op-ed. By Cadence Woodland. New York Times. July 15, 2014.

Faith-Based Fanatics.” Op-ed. By Timothy Egan. New York Times. July 19, 2014.