In the News: Apps, Apologies, Apocalypse and more!

A round-up of the week’s religion news. Continue Reading →

In the News: Candles, Kombucha, Crocodiles, and more!

A round-up of the week’s religion news. Continue Reading →

In the News: Captain America, Serpents, Google’s Gods, and more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news. Continue Reading →

U.S. Senators Ask Switzerland to Let Mormons In

U.S. Senators are petitioning the Swiss government to change a rule that will prevent Mormon missionaries from working in that country after 2012.  The new Swiss law came out of a renegotiation of visa regulations that allows greater access to European Union workers but places new limits on access for those from other countries.

Fourteen U.S. senators have written a letter to the Swiss government urging them to change the regulations.  The article at, excerpted below, neglects to ask why fourteen U.S. senators are lobbying on behalf of the missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Continue Reading →

Religion Stories for the Week with Jeff Sharlet and Amy Sullivan

Today has posted a conversation on religion and the media between Jeff Sharlet, founder and contributing editor to The Revealer and author of the forthcoming C Street and Amy Sullivan, contributing writer with Time magazine.  The topics that they cover are:  the killing of 10 health workers/missionaries in Afghanistan; gay marriage; the “Ground Zero Mosque”; the rise of anti-Islam; the Uganda “kill the gays” bill; Anne Rice’s falling away.  The video is 56 minutes long but if you want to pop in on a subject, a key below the frame will tell you when. Continue Reading →