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

The Politics of Faith

Forgiveness is emphasized in many world religions, but in this unforgiving world, what does it mean to forgive someone? [BBC News Magazine]

Yesterday, many people celebrated Easter with baskets full of candy, pictures with the Easter bunny, and Easter egg hunts. Write Anne Lamott reflects on what the holiday means to her, and what it means to be “Easter people living in a Good Friday World.” [NPR]

More on the Easter theme–was the resurrection of Jesus physical or spiritual, and does it matter? []

A church in Louisville, Kentucky takes a bold stand on the issue of same-sex marriage by voting to end the practice of signing marriage licenses.  Until homosexual and heterosexual couples are afforded the same legal rights of marriage, the church will only perform religious ceremonies. []


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