Day: May 4, 2012

Muslim exhibit at EPL

The Emporia Gazette The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community group, “Muslims who believe in the Messiah,” will host an exhibit of the Quran from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 5 at the Emporia Public Library. The exhibition will showcase what the Quran says regarding contemporary issues, women’s rights, prophecies and other […]

Namibia: Religion is Superstition

AllAfrica Katutura — WE respect Armas Shikongo for usually taking a public stand on important issues. His principled stance on the Palestinian question for instance comes to mind here. However, we would like to engage in that public debate about religion called for by Shikongo in his article ‘A Faith-based […]

Is Demeaning or Beating a Child Ever Funny?

Huff Post Sean Harris, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, N.C., has now “apologized” for a delivering a sermon in which he told parents to “punch” their “limp-wristed” sons and force their “butch” daughters to “dress up” and “smell nice” from time to time. However, he claims that his words were […]

We Are All Nuns

According to Nick Kristof, nuns rock!  I couldn’t agree with him more.  When Pope Benedict XIV made his ill-advised remarks against Islam a few years ago, I received an email from my friend, Sister Rosemary, apologizing for his rude comments.  In my opinion, nuns are a testament to the statement […]

Worship place: It no longer resembles a mosque

Credit: Express Tribune: By Rana Tanveer Published: May 5, 2012 A hoarding is installed behind the chhatri (flattened dome) at the entrance, so that the worship place does not look like a mosque. PHOTO: EXPRESS TRIBUNE LAHORE: Two days after being told by Misri Shah police to ‘cover up’ architectural elements […]

U.S. Added Only 115,000 Jobs in April; Rate Is 8.1%

The United States had another month of disappointing job growth in April. The nation’s employers produced a net gain of 115,000 positions, after adding 154,000 in March, the Labor Department said Friday. April’s job growth was less than economists had been predicting. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, immediately […]