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BREAKING NEWS: Texas School Board Adopts Resolution Against ‘Pro-Islamic’ Books

posted by Nicole Neroulias

Leave it to the Texas Board of Education to sneak this one in while so many religion reporters are at an annual convention…Here’s the story from the Houston Chronicle. From the article: A suggestion by board member Bob Craig to revise the […]

RNA2010 Notes: Tackling Bible Translations & Tweets (Mostly to Miley Cyrus)

posted by Nicole Neroulias

I’m attending the Religion Newswriters Association conference in Denver, and yesterday’s sessions focused on Bible translations. (For quick notes from the conference, check out the Twitter feed from the convention — #rna2010.) The news hook: Next year will be the 400th […]

Archbishop Chaput, Rainn Wilson to Speak at Religion Newswriters Conference in Denver

posted by Nicole Neroulias

I’m attending the annual Religion Newswriters Association conference in Colorado for the next few days, covering some of the sessions for Religion News Service, Huffington Post, this Beliefnet blog and via Twitter. (I missed last year’s RNA gathering in Minnesota, due to water-breaking news, haha… incidentally, […]

David Gregory, ‘As a Jew’ and Press Corps Insider, Slams Helen Thomas’ ‘Well-Known’ Views

posted by Nicole Neroulias

When a faith-related story falls off the radar, sometimes I try to catch up up with it, Lewis Black-style. (In all seriousness, it amazes me how short our news attention span is — when’s the last time you heard about the earthquake in Haiti, the […]

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Fun Friday: Atheist Temple Planned for UK's Nonbelievers
Author Alain de Botton has announced plans to build an Atheist temple in the United Kingdom, presumably so nonbelievers have a place to gather and share their philosophies. Um... isn't that what Starbucks is for? Also, I can't wait to see how the architect will handle this kind of project. May

posted 2:53:42pm Jan. 27, 2012 | read full post »

Alaska Airlines: High Payers No Longer Offered Sky Prayers
Alaska Airlines, now the country's seventh-largest airline, has announced it will stop offering prayer cards with its in-flight meals. (It's just raining religion news in the great unchurched Pacific Northwest lately.) I've flown Alaska several times since moving to Seattle, but I confess that I'

posted 11:07:56am Jan. 26, 2012 | read full post »

Washington's Gay Marriage Debate: Clergy vs. Clergy
I reported for Reuters at the Washington state Capitol yesterday, covering the public hearings on a gay marriage bill -- and in between, the breaking news that the state Senate now has enough votes to pass the bill. (The House already had enough votes.) It now appears that Washington's lawmakers wi

posted 11:24:39am Jan. 24, 2012 | read full post »

What Israel's Domestic Policy & Santorum Supporters Have in Common
Hope everyone had an introspective Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, whether observed as a faith-related holiday, a nice break from the work week or something else entirely. Check out this story from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly about how mandatory sentencing for drug crimes and non-violent offens

posted 1:32:44pm Jan. 18, 2012 | read full post »

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