Friday News Roundup: Oregon Allows Religious Garb for Teachers

What to wear and where to wear it? This week, Oregon becomes the 48th state to allow teachers to wear religious garb in classrooms, and a British judge says Sikhs should be able to wear their ceremonial daggers, or Kirpans, in public spaces. But first, a plug for Tanenbaum! Read the rest of this entry »


Friday News Roundup: Updates from Roundups Past

This week saw headlines in many of the divisive topics we’ve been talking about for months. From burqas to crucifixes, faith healing to minarets, here’s the latest in religious diversity news. Read the rest of this entry »

Friday News Roundup: Believe it – 70% of world not allowed to believe

The overwhelming majority of stories we find when researching religious diversity news involve some type of religious intolerance. Well, a shocking new statistic came out this week that explains why: 70% of the world’s population lives without religious freedom. Read the rest of this entry »

Friday News Roundup: Switzerland’s Misstep

After a debate that’s lasted several months, Swiss voters approved a ban on minarets on Sunday in a decision that shocked Muslims and non-Muslims around the globe.

57% of voters in the majority of Switzerland’s 27 cantons voted for the referendum, which was introduced by the nationalist Swiss People’s Party (SVP) after residents opposed the construction of a minaret in Langenthal, north of Berne. Read the rest of this entry »

News Roundup: War on Christmas?

A couple of big name retailers made an attempt at religiously-inclusive advertisements, only to be accused of partaking in the “War on Christmas.” Read the rest of this entry »

Friday News Roundup: Making peace and headlines too

This week, one of New York’s favorite electronics stores has been hit with discrimination lawsuit, a Muslim mayor is elected in a blue collar town and the Washington Post explores the heated topic of faith healing. Read the rest of this entry »

Friday News Roundup: A bit of all that

NEWSReligious diversity-wise, this was not the year’s most exciting week. We’ll get to Fort Hood later – there’s no escaping that – but until then, here’s what else has been going on in the world… Read the rest of this entry »