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'Innocence of Muslims' filmmaker gets a year in prison

'Innocence of Muslims' filmmaker gets a year in prison | faith | Scoop.it
Mark Basseley Youssef, the filmmaker behind "Innocence of Muslims” -- the anti-Islam film that sparked rioting across the globe -- was sentenced to a year behind bars after he admitted to violating the terms of his release from an earlier conviction.
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For Mormons, Mitt Romney's loss was still a win for their faith

For Mormons, Mitt Romney's loss was still a win for their faith | faith | Scoop.it
PROVO, Utah — Sitting cross-legged on a lawn with two other students, Whitney Call, a 23-year-old creative writing major at Brigham Young University , took satisfaction in at least one aspect of the outcome of the 2012 presidential election :...
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Politicians Who Speak of Religion in Unaccustomed Ways

Politicians Who Speak of Religion in Unaccustomed Ways | faith | Scoop.it
A small group of victors in House and Senate races this week speak fluidly and abstractly about religion, when they talk about it at all.
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Is Religious Freedom Really Primary?

Is Religious Freedom Really Primary? | faith | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of chatter this campaign season about how religious freedom is our 'first freedom.' That's not quite how the constitution puts it.
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Fewer Catholics getting married in church

Fewer Catholics getting married in church | faith | Scoop.it
The dwindling number of marriages at his parish was the subject of a recent homily by Rev. Jim Dabrowski of St.
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Islam's inroads in land of Voodoo and Christianity

Islam's inroads in land of Voodoo and Christianity | faith | Scoop.it
School teacher Darlene Derosier lost her home in the 2010 earthquake that devastated her country. Her husband died a month later after suffering what she said was emotional trauma from the quake.
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Asking Candidates Tougher Questions About Faith

Asking Candidates Tougher Questions About Faith | faith | Scoop.it
Because it’s not just between them and their god.
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A Better Way to Talk About Faith

A Better Way to Talk About Faith | faith | Scoop.it
How do we unite people whose religious beliefs cannot be reconciled? A campus-based interfaith program, Better Together, is showing the way.
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Moscow court bans 'Innocence of Muslims' video

Moscow court bans 'Innocence of Muslims' video | faith | Scoop.it
A Moscow court has banned the anti-Islam video Innocence of Muslims that was at the center of worldwide demonstrations last month in Muslim countries, RIA Novosti.
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Islam vs tolerance debated in Prophet film's wake

Islam vs tolerance debated in Prophet film's wake | faith | Scoop.it
Behind the anger over a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad, public protest is giving way to measured debate over free speech in the new Muslim world.
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Billboards shun religion, promote separation of church and state

Billboards shun religion, promote separation of church and state | faith | Scoop.it
Billboards shun religion, promote separation of church and state...
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Obama and Romney Discuss Role of Faith in Their Lives

Obama and Romney Discuss Role of Faith in Their Lives | faith | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney emphasizes the commonalities between the Mormon faith and mainstream Christianity in talking about his religion.
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Faith voters begin to rally behind Romney

Faith voters begin to rally behind Romney | faith | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The Mitt Romney display table was doing brisk bumper sticker business Friday at a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference here.
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Pope Benedict XVI to tweet from personal Twitter account #cool

Pope Benedict XVI to tweet from personal Twitter account #cool | faith | Scoop.it
Digital white smoke signals may soon be rising on Twitter.
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Pro-Muslim Subway Ads to Hang Near Anti-Jihad Ads

Pro-Muslim Subway Ads to Hang Near Anti-Jihad Ads | faith | Scoop.it
The ads, arranged separately by a Jewish group and a Christian group, will go up on Monday in 10 Manhattan subway stations.
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Jews in France fear wave of attacks

Jews in France fear wave of attacks | faith | Scoop.it
The gunshots outside a synagogue and the grenade that shattered the windows of a kosher grocery spread fear into the streets — but caused little surprise.
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Egyptians in hajj divided over Islam in politics

Egyptians in hajj divided over Islam in politics | faith | Scoop.it
Now that she has finished the hajj and is returning home to Egypt, Magda Bagnied says her family will no doubt try to convince her to put on the headscarf to demonstrate her religiosity after a pilgrimage meant to cleanse her of sin and bring her...
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Report: US Protestants lose majority status

Report: US Protestants lose majority status | faith | Scoop.it
For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority, according to a new study.
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Mark Regnerus and the Role of Faith in Academics

Mark Regnerus and the Role of Faith in Academics | faith | Scoop.it
The case of sociologist Mark Regnerus, an outspoken Christian who was criticized over a paper suggesting that children raised by gay parents fared poorly, raises the question of whether faith shapes scholarship.
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Tennessee: Stadium prayer doesn't violate Constitution

Tennessee: Stadium prayer doesn't violate Constitution | faith | Scoop.it
The University of Tennessee plans to continue allowing pregame prayers at Neyland Stadium after receiving a letter from an organization arguing that the practice is unconstitutional.
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Free speech 'red lines' feed Muslim film rage

Free speech 'red lines' feed Muslim film rage | faith | Scoop.it
In U.S.-funded ads running on Pakistani TV, subtitled clips show President Barack Obama extolling America's traditions of religious freedom.
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Texas school bars Bible banners at football games

Texas school bars Bible banners at football games | faith | Scoop.it
For three straight weeks, high school football players in a small southeast Texas town took the field by bolting through large red-and-white banners that hollered the praises of Jesus Christ.
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Obama Talks About His Faith

Obama Talks About His Faith | faith | Scoop.it
In New Mexico on Tuesday, President Obama talked about the reasons he became a Christian as an adult, telling a group of residents that he was a "Christian by choice."...
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How the Mormon Church Shaped Mitt Romney

How the Mormon Church Shaped Mitt Romney | faith | Scoop.it
While Mitt Romney has said little about his Mormon faith on the campaign trail, people who know him well call it a huge influence on his conduct and worldview.
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