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July 28, 2014
Migrant children crossing the border: the religion angle
Amid the ongoing headlines - mostly political - over the thousands of migrant children crossing...
July 27, 2014
Mariam goes free, at last, while some questions linger
Other than editors trying to figure out the correct spelling of her name, there were...
July 26, 2014
Those pesky religious details in Palestinian-Israel conflict
I'm no expert on the fighting in the Gaza Strip. In fact, I'm typing this...
July 25, 2014
Islam, ISIS and the FGM fatwa
Reporting from the front lines of the Middle East conflicts be a parlous experience if...
July 24, 2014
An ISIS tax on Christians? The accurate word is ‘dhimmitude’
A month ago, I wrote a post about the events unfolding in Mosul and argued...
July 19, 2014
Calvin the Fundamentalist and other General Synod myths
Monday's vote by the General Synod to allow women bishops has put the Church of...
July 17, 2014
Pod people: Gunga Galunga goes CNN
Carl: So I jump ship in Hong Kong and I make my way over to...
July 14, 2014
Cruz bounces back, with the help of family and, maybe, faith
There is a reason sports fans see so many media images of professional athletes wearing...
July 13, 2014
Resistance to the Guardian is futile
The General Synod of the Church of England -- the legislative organ of the Protestant...
July 09, 2014
Latest box scores from France: USA 67 — Islam 19
Voters were no longer the subjects of politics, democratic citizens deciding the fate of their...
July 05, 2014
You can confess — but not to an Anglican priest
The Adelaide Advertiser reports the Anglican Church of Australia has lifted the veil of secrecy...
July 04, 2014
Louis Zamperini: A life transformed by … Billy Graham?
Louis Zamperini had an amazing, amazing life. Actually, he had two of them since --...
June 30, 2014
Where does anti-Hitler hero Dietrich Bonhoeffer fit?
JOHN ASKS: [Dietrich Bonhoeffer] was a hero and martyr for the faith, but is it...
June 29, 2014
About that NYTimes hint at the future of married priests
A long, long time ago, a Catholic leader gave me a tip as a young...
June 28, 2014
The Guardian on Islam and female genital mutilation
The Guardian reports that Britain's largest Muslim organization, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), has...
June 26, 2014
Auschwitz in Ireland: L’Humanité on Ireland’s mass graves
The falsehoods and exaggerations -- need I say, the hysteria -- surrounding the Irish orphanage...
June 25, 2014
At play in China: repression of Muslims or Islamic terrorism?
One side points to a series of brazen attacks attributed to Islamic extremists. The other...
June 24, 2014
Journalism, facts and the fires of hell (revisited)
Without a theory the facts are silent, the economist F. A. Hayek has written. That...
June 23, 2014
The track record when atheists wield political power?
DUANE’S QUESTION: He’d like to know what The Religion Guy was talking about in this...
June 23, 2014
Headline writers duck and cover when Francis improvises
It must be very hard to be a headline writer in the age of Pope...
June 23, 2014
NYTimes’ riveting portrait of a Christian in Afghanistan
I have no words to describe this story - A Christian Convert, on the Run...
June 18, 2014
Immigration: Its not just Eric Cantor’s problem anymore
One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter: Sure, if the other man is an idiot....
June 16, 2014
Do religions influence China’s atheistic rulers?
MADDIE ASKS: How much of ... eastern and western religions have had an influence on...
June 13, 2014
Did a British judge compel a child to have an abortion?
Reader beware. A story that is too good to be true is often that, not...
June 13, 2014
To be ‘killed, crucified or have their hands and feet cut off’ …
At this point in the growing Iraq crisis, I think it is safe to say...
June 12, 2014
NYTimes: Waves of generic refugees run for their lives in Iraq
The news from Iraq grows more and more distressing, at least for those who favor...
June 11, 2014
TASS on Russia’s talking dogs
Politicians were like talking dogs in a circus: the fact that they existed was uncommonly...
June 10, 2014
What? You thought Francis, Peres and Abbas really prayed?
Let's state this in journalistic terms. What? You thought that the mainstream journalists covering the...
June 07, 2014
BBC veteran: You know, the press just doesn’t get religion
Well, here is a gift to a GetReligionista who is on vacation. I mean, what...
June 06, 2014
As usual, good Francis and bad Benedict at the BBC
The honeymoon continues for Pope Francis and the press. Coverage of the pope's trip to...
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