Sweden Elects First Female Archbishop

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?  Ever wonder what a century of American votes looks like? Check it out in this amazing new isarithmic history map, shows peaks and valleys of Republican and Democrat support through the years by way of a minute-long video. The Church... more … [Read more...]

Lawmakers Prepare for Immigration Reform Battle

Today's Morning Buzz covers lawmakers' renewed efforts to reform America's immigration system, along with evangelical environmental protection efforts and the classification of a 1.8 million-year-old human(?) skull! … [Read more...]

What do Americans Think of SCOTUS Calls?

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?  Because D.C. police don’t have enough on their plates… Why are so many historically black colleges and universities struggling to keep their doors open? NPR’s Gene Demby examines the question just days after the Supreme Court’s decision to send Fisher v. University... more … [Read more...]

Nebraska Court Rules 16-Year-Old Too Immature for Abortion

Today's Buzz covers the debt ceiling, prosperity preachers and a determined (and destructive) pot-bellied pig in Des Moines! … [Read more...]

Confirmation Hearings Begin for Janet Yellen, First Woman to Lead Fed

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? Starbucks is offering a new deal through Friday: buy a cop of coffee for someone else, and get yours free. CEO Howard Schultz says he hopes the “Come Together” promotion will set an example for lawmakers in Washington to work... more … [Read more...]

Despite Shutdown, Thousands March in Washington for Immigration Reform

Today's Buzz covers a march for immigration reform, how you can start your own religion, and the faith-based case for increasing wages for underpaid federal workers. … [Read more...]

Malala Yousafzai Says Taliban Violence is “Totally Against Islam”

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? Think you’re good at reading people? Check out this interesting new quiz over at The New York Times to see how tuned in you are to others’ emotions. As the government shutdown continues, Senate Chaplain Barry Black is making news... more … [Read more...]

Does Religious Dorms at Public Universities Push Boundaries?

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? The body and the blood…on a burger? A Chicago restaurant is taking heat for putting unconsecrated communion wafers on burgers topped with a red wine reduction sauce. In other faith-related food news, a Muslim woman says a TGI Friday’s waiter... more … [Read more...]

South Asia’s Anglican Community Appoints First Woman Bishop

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? Are child prodigies’ brains wired differently from the rest of us? NPR examines the science behind what makes a child especially skilled in a new series on prodigies. Speaking of science, be sure to check out Eileen Pollack’s latest for... more … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What Does it Mean to be Jewish?

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? Members of Congress have taken heat for continuing to receive paychecks during the government shutdown, and some are responding by refusing their salaries until federal workers get paid. The Washington Post has a great piece showing which lawmakers are on... more … [Read more...]


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