November 29th, 2011
07:27 AM ET
Here's the Belief Blog’s morning rundown of the top faith-angle stories from around the United States and around the world. Click the headlines for the full stories.
By Dan Merica, CNN
From the Blog:
CNN: Pastor fights HIV stigma in Southern town
CNN: Want cheaper tuition? Find religion
CNN: A preaching ‘genius’ faces his toughest convert
Tweet of the Day:
@CNNBelief’s follow of the day:
Denny Burk, @DennyBurk, keeps up a regularly updated blog and twitter account, while also working as an associate professor of biblical studies at Boyce College. Between tweets about his family, Burk is a great source of information on religion and politics.
In other Twitter news:
Belief Net: “Tweet the Bible” starts 86-year project
Huffington Post: Pope: Others should be held to same abuse ‘standards’
Burlington Free Press: Inmates, Vermont prisons in conflict over Muslim prayer services
Christian Post: Profile of Megachurches: Young, White, Still Growing
Catholic News Agency: Crystal Cathedral win was miraculous, legal firm says
Houston Chronicle: Tebow popularity fueled by football fanatics, evangelical faithful
Quote of the Day:
– Mohammad Hanou, Egyptian businessman and blogger is quoted in the Vancouver Sun speaking about Alexandria, Egypt and the fears that Coptic Christians have in light of what looks like significant gains by Islamist parties in the nations parliamentary elections.
Stewart/Colbert on God and Thanksgiving:
John Stewart and Steven Colbert might have been off last week, but that doesn’t mean they missed President Obama’s annual Thanksgiving address that was posted to YouTube. On Monday, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report took a comedic approach to the fact that Obama left God out of his address.
CNN: My Take: Defending TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’ against Muslim complaints
(The piece by Khurram Dara, author of “The Crescent Directive” has already garnered a lot of attention on Twitter, Facebook and in the comments section of CNN’s Belief Blog.)
About this blog
The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke with contributions from Eric Marrapodi and CNN's worldwide news gathering team.