from FaithWorld:

Major Muslim TV preacher Amr Khaled heads for Cairo

By Reuters Staff
January 28, 2011

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One of the world's most influential Muslim television preachers said on Friday that he was traveling back to his native Egypt, which is in turmoil amid mass protests against President Hosni Mubarak.

from FaithWorld:

Nepal Christians threaten ‘corpse’ protest in burial row

January 27, 2011

pashupatinathChristians in Nepal have threatened to parade corpses in the capital to press the government into finding them alternative burial grounds after burials near the country's holiest Hindu shrine were banned.

from FaithWorld:

U.S. rabbis protest Fox host’s use of Holocaust imagery

January 27, 2011

beckFour hundred rabbis published a letter on Thursday calling on Fox News to sanction host Glenn Beck for repeated use of Nazi and Holocaust imagery and for airing attacks on World War Two survivor George Soros.

from FaithWorld:

Analysis: What role for the Islamists in the new Tunisia?

By Reuters Staff
January 21, 2011

tunisia flag (Photo: Shadows of protesters on the Tunisian flag, in Tunis January 15, 2011/Zohra Bensemra)

For years they were jailed or exiled. They were excluded from elections, banned from politics, and played no visible role in Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution. But in the brave new world of multi-party politics, moderate Islamists could attract more followers than their secular rivals like to admit.

from FaithWorld:

Tunisia revolt makes Islamist threat ring hollow

January 19, 2011

rcd (Photo: Tunisian protester with political demands on a banner that reads

"No to a government born of corruption" “Ben Ali is in Saudi Arabia and the government is the same (hasn’t changed)” in Arabic and "RCD, clear out!" in French. The RCD is the party of former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.  In Tunis January 18, 2011/Zohra Bensemra)

The absence of Islamist slogans from Tunisia's pro-democracy revolt punches a hole in the argument of many Arab autocrats that they are the bulwark stopping religious radicals sweeping to power.

from Photographers' Blog:

True or false?

December 23, 2010

If it is written in a newspaper, is it true or false?

One of the most interesting parts of our job as a photo-reporter is one of the basic principles of journalism - that is telling the TRUE and REAL STORY to newspaper readers and online viewers who were not there but want to know the real story behind the headlines.

from FaithWorld:

Pope Benedict not fully welcome at German parliament next year

By Reuters Staff
December 17, 2010

reichstag (Photo: The Reichstag building in Berlin, November 22, 2010/Pawel Kopczynski)

A rousing welcome in Berlin it may not be.

from FaithWorld:

Jewish leaders dismayed over Pius XII comments in pope book

November 21, 2010

piusJewish leaders reacted with dismay Sunday to comments in Pope Benedict's new book that his wartime predecessor Pius was a "great, righteous" man who "saved more Jews than anyone else."

from Your View:

March to Commemorate 1973 Revolt.

By Annette Kristiansen
November 18, 2010

Thousands march in Thessaloniki to commemorate the 1973 student revolt in Greece, November 17, 2010. Your View/Alexandros Michailidis

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Really? That’s your best argument?

November 18, 2010

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Blog Guy, I'm guessing you lived through the 1960s, a decade known for political turmoil. What's the most important weapon when the people want to protest against the establishment?