Philosophy and Religion news digest 8th June 2014

Great stories, as ever, thanks to @Welly_Library

 
 
 
 
Dawkins denies reports he said fairy tales were harmful to children:
 
Opinion piece about supernatural healing:

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Philosophy and Religion News Digest 17th May 2014

An amazing array of important stories this week, thanks as ever to @Welly_Library.

Things are quietening down here, so I might get back to ‘normal’ blogging soon:

 

Top Story: Hispanics turn their back on religion and Republicans

 

MPs’ verdict on spying oversight: a system fit for Smiley, not 21st century

 

Move to label meat by slaughter method

 

What exactly does the halal method of animal slaughter involve?

 

Northern Ireland women not entitled to free abortions in England, court rules

 

Courts braced for surge in cases of elderly locked up against their will

 

Decline of religious belief means we need more exorcists, say Catholics

 

Strangers marry on first meeting in front of TV cameras

 

Mothers get a place in marriage history

 

Hispanics turn their back on religion and Republicans

 

The random Muslim scare story generator: separating fact from fiction

 

Iranian women remove hijabs on Facebook

 

EU court backs ‘right to be forgotten': Google must amend results on request

 

Free speech must trump the right to privacy

 

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says gay marriage is ‘great’

 

Police act on bullies so Muslims can vote

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Philosophy and Religion News Digest 12th of May 2014

Many thanks to @Welly_Library for providing these stories, as ever:

UK child death rate: a scandal with a clear link to poverty

The Sun’s halal Pizza Express story is a half-baked attempt to provoke outrage

Divorce more likely when wife falls ill

Neil Harbisson: the world’s first cyborg artist

20 years of women priests: And the church has survived just fine

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Philosophy and Religion news digest 23rd March 2014

Here is the last week’s stories, courtesy of @Welly_Library

Israel to build national centre for ancient artefacts

BBC accused of censorship in row over Free Speech show from mosque

Police drop attempt to block action over undercover officers

Liberal straitjacket is ‘stifling free speech’

Elderly woman evicted from care home over assisted suicide fears

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Philosophy and Religion News Digest 15th March 2014

A great mix of stories, thanks as always to @Welly_Library

Ban Ki-moon puts UN weight behind Guardian-backed FGM campaign

Widow wins high court fight to preserve dead husband’s sperm

US atheists’ group sues over inclusion of ‘Ground Zero Cross’ in new 9/11 museum

MPs to vote on legalising assisted suicide

An online Magna Carta: Berners-Lee calls for bill of rights for web

Pope Francis: has his revolution even started?

Vatican insiders thwart Pope’s divorce reforms

12 months a pope: Francis’s report card after a year at the top

Statins ‘have no side effects’

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Philosophy and Religion News Digest 7th March 2014

 
 
 
 
 
Ben Goldacre on the plan to use medical records for research:
 
 
‘Family breakdowns cost us £46bn a year’ Minister says burden on taxpayers is far higher than welfare bill
 

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Philosophy and Religion News Digest 1st March 2014

Here’s the news digest, thanks as ever to @Welly_Library. Religious education making the news this week, along with a landmark Scientology story.

Couple in UK’s first Scientology church wedding

Guardian marks anniversary of UK’s oldest human rights group 80 years on

Pope Francis urges new cardinals to avoid Vatican intrigue and gossip

Religious education subjected to ‘rank discrimination’

Alice Herz-Sommer is not a one-person truth and reconciliation commission

Almost three-quarters of people fear living standards will fall in old age

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