Religion Rundown (Dec 9th- Dec 17th)

Posted on December 17, 2012 by

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Religion plays a cruicial role in our everyday lives. It may play a larger part in the lives of some than in others, but for many, religion is used as a guideline of how we ought to live our lives. It is no wonder then, that over the years there has been an increase in the overall pervasiveness of religion in the news and other forms of media. This commentary is a recap of some major pieces of religious news between December 9th and December 16th.

Marine Le Penn on the Threat of Radical Islam

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French authorities fight for the lifting of immunity placed on far right leader Marie Le Penn. Many have voiced complaints that Penn has been promoting racial hatred as she compared Muslims to Nazi groups.

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2012/12/20121214124621303193.html

 

Jewish Women Pray for Equality (Dec 14th)

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Israel’s Women of the Wall continue their struggle for equality in the Jewish religion. The women want to be allowed to wear prayer shawls and participate in religion to the same extent that Jewish men do.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/14/israels-women-of-the-wall-pray-for-equality_n_2302515.html?utm_hp_ref=religion

 

Fighting Islamophobia with #MyJihad

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American Muslims have decided to counteract hateful stereotypes about their religion with the social media- friendly #MyJihad campaign.

http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/fighting-islamophobia-myjihad-0022440

The Mayan Doomsday Looming (December 13th)

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The Mayan calendar ends at December 21st, 2012. Many have taken this as a sign that the world will end on this day. Why are we all so eager to figure out when d-day will be?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/13/end-of-world-2012_n_2294460.html?utm_hp_ref=religion

 

Christian Parents Protest School’s Yoga

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Outraged Christian parents claim a Yoga class is indoctrinating their children.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/us/school-yoga-class-draws-religious-protest-from-christians.html?hpw&_r=0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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