- Kate Middleton had an emergency confirmation in a secret ceremony at an Anglican church ahead of her upcoming wedding.
- Should we be praying for lower gas prices? One Georgia pastor thinks so.
- A new letter reveals a rare glimpse at Abraham Lincoln's own brand of theism.
- A first woman has been fined under France's new veil laws.
- A television archaeologist claims to have found a nail used during the crucifixion. See also here.
- 'Soul Surfer', a movie based on a true story about a young woman who becomes a surfing star even after losing an arm in a shark attack, opens this weekend after long debates about how to represent the character's faith. The Huffington Post also reports.
- Where have all the German gone? They sure aren't in the Catholic churches...
- An Italian publisher pulls a book that (mistakenly) implied that the Catholic church supported condom use.
- An interesting round-up of burqa laws from around Europe, in light of France's new law.
- The religion of 'O'... (Oprah, that is).
- The Washington Post interviews US Muslims who wear the full veil, to hear their experiences.
- Some Christian organisations in Canada are complaining that advanced poling for the upcoming federal election is falling on Easter weekend.
- Two words: Islamic MTV?
- The Chronicle of Higher Education examines the Bible.
- The Canada network looks at the link between the church of England and the royal line.
- According to a Cambridge scholar, the Last Supper was on a Wednesday.
- A church in Ohio will be raffling off a house during Easter service, in an attempt to attract more members.
- The UK newspaper The Mirror asks if Madonna has ditched Kabbalah for Opus Dei.
- Why will the Trump presidential bid fail? His lack of appeal to the religious base.
- According to Reuters, 98% of sexually active Catholic women admit to using a form of birth control banned by the church.
- 'Fox News North' kicks off its first hour of programming by rebroadcasting cartoons of Muhammad.
- The Pope argues that technology cannot replace god.
- Homosexual students often have to fight for their rights at religious colleges.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education once again takes on the question of New Atheism.
- A new billboard in Montreal urges drivers to say their prayers.
- A new book exposes the gay priest scene in Rome.
- Al-Jazeera looks at the rise of Islamist politics in post-revolutionary Tunisia.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Link roundup: 14 April - 21 April
Posted by Nick Dion at 8:06 AM