The recent headlines out of Africa have a lot — if not everything — to do with religion, with ripple effects being felt around the world. Here are some links about the brutal murder of gay activist David Kato, an Anglican from Uganda who couldn’t even be buried in peace: Is murdered gay activist David…

Perhaps it’s because I just caught the Harry Potter exhibit at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center, but here’s the religion news story that struck me as the most entertaining this week: Romania’s “Witch Tax:” Magic meets bureaucracy (Religion Dispatches) The thought of Romania’s witches pelting their country with a “volley of curses” — including one that requires “cat…

As candle-lighting ceremonies and other symbolic gestures commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day, hundreds of American rabbis marked the Jan. 27 occasion with a forceful letter to media mogul Rupert Murdoch about the use of Nazi and Holocaust references by his Fox News employees: Roger Ailes and Glenn Beck. For more on the letter, which appeared…

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, so check back later for a round-up of how people around the world commemorated the observance. (Jan. 27 is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps.) In other news: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reports although Muslim birth rates…

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Nicole Neroulias is a correspondent for Religion News Service, a secular news and photo service devoted to unbiased coverage of religion and ethics. A graduate of Cornell University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she has previously written for The New York Times and other media outlets. She and her family live in Seattle.

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