July 16th, 2012
05:29 PM ET

Prothero: Dalai Lama should condemn immolations

(CNN)– Stephen Prothero tells CNN's Suzanne Malveaux that the Dalai Lama should condemn immolation by Tibetans.

Read more of Prothero's argument here: My Take: Dalai Lama should condemn Tibetan self-immolations

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Buddhism • TV-CNN Newsroom

July 16th, 2012
10:18 AM ET

Hotels asked to dump porn

(CNN)–In many hotel rooms, finding adult entertainment is as simple as a click of the remote. But that may change.  A Christian scholar and a Muslim scholar are teaming up to ask hotels to stop selling in room adult entertainment.  CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.

Read more about the story here. Strange religious bedfellows unite for letter against hotel porn

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Christianity • Islam

July 16th, 2012
10:13 AM ET

Brazen thieves steal pastor's rims

(CNN)–Fast-working thieves steal a pastor's rims while he attends a revival in Detroit. WDIV reports.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Crime

July 16th, 2012
04:41 AM ET

Belief Blog's Morning Speed Read for Monday, July 16

By Laura Koran, 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: Businessweek’s Mormon caricature cover draws fire
Reaction to a recent Businessweek cover was swift and direct, with some bloggers and commentators going as far as to call the magazine exclusive bigoted and out of bounds. The article titled How the Mormons Make Money, by Caroline Winter is an in-depth look into the business side of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with much attention given to the tax benefits the church enjoys and the extent of its holdings of property and stock in multinational corporations.

CNN: In Queens, carver tells religious stories through wood
The sounds of hammers and saws fill the air in the small workshop of the Byzantion Woodworking Company in the Queens neighborhood of Astoria. The smell of sawdust and wood polish is thick. At the center of it all, woodworker Konstantinos Pilarinos lovingly chisels elaborate carvings destined for Greek Orthodox churches across the country.


- CNN's Laura Koran

Filed under: Uncategorized

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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.