The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Faith

The Politics of Faith

Shopping for a new religion?  The social enterprise group The Blood Foundation has a way for you to test-drive Islam in their “Muslim for a Month” program. [BBC News]

The United Church of Christ, a denomination that has been a long time advocate for gender neutral God language, updates its bylaws to replace the term “Heavenly Father” with “Triune God,” and in doing so, draws criticism from many Christian websites. [USA Today]

The last movie in the Harry Potter series premieres in theaters this week.  While some religious groups condemn the series as promoting witchcraft, others have embraced the series as promoting the ideals of love, forgiveness, and grace.  Here is one article that examines Harry Potter based on Christian theology. [Huffington Post]

(For those of you who need something to tide you over until Friday, click here to watch the official trailer of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.)


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