December 30th, 2011
04:28 AM ET
By Dan Merica, CNN
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.
From the Blog:
CNN: Beardless Matisyahu stills rocks hard, with dreidel mirror ball
CNN: Russian court rejects petition to ban Hindu scripture
Tweet of the Day:
From @HarrisZafar: Today I am observing a complete fast in order to #pray for #peace and #security throughout the world.
Washington Post: 2012: The year when extremism self-destructs?
The Guardian: Pope’s address to parliament vetoed, National Archives files reveal
Christian Post: Iowa Evangelical Leaders Call on Santorum or Bachmann to Exit GOP Race
Compass Direct News: Five Christians Slain in Another Assault in Kaduna, Nigeria
Quote of the Day:
To those of us who knew him before his incarceration began more than two years ago, he is now frail, weak, and appears decades older than the 60-year old man that we last saw on American soil.
Judy Gross, the wife of jailed Alan Gross, said this about his appearance when she visited him in the Cuban jail that now holds him. This statement comes after two Cuban Jewish leaders met with jailed American Jewish contractor Alan Gross.
CNN: My Take: The 3 biggest biblical misconceptions
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CNN: Bill Maher takes on Tim Tebow and feels the wrath
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.