Category Archives: Religion in the News

Who is Pamela Geller? On the Danger of Not Holding Yourself in Suspicion

On December 21, 2009, Daisy Khan appeared on the Fox News program The O’Reilly Factor, where she was interviewed by guest host Laura Ingraham.  The wife of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Ms. Khan was speaking about her and her husband’s … Continue reading

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Afterlife beliefs and the weather: Japan’s heat wave means the haunted-house business is booming

According to this piece from the Malaysian Insider, it’s customary in Japan to visit “ghost houses” (obake yashiki, or haunted houses) during the summer. This is because, when it’s hot outside, you want to go somewhere where you’ll feel a … Continue reading

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The Pope, The Gay Saint, and His Lover: The Beatification of Cardinal Newman

On September 19, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI will beatify John Henry Cardinal Newman.[1] A controversial figure in Nineteenth-Century England, Cardinal Newman converted from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism towards the middle of his life. Yet during the recent lead up to … Continue reading

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Of Anti-Islamic Myth-Making In American Popular Culture

The August 25, 2010 installment of The Daily Show featured an interview with Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president and founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, a Christian nonprofit dedicated to the support of Israel, and producer and narrator of the film, … Continue reading

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