Here is your Religion News Roundup excerpt for today.
By Yonat Shimron
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission
People of faith are responding to the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.
Today is the first day of the Ramadan fast. In Murfreesboro, Muslims will not be able to pray in their newly constructed mosque tonight. But after a building inspection and an occupancy permit, they may still be able to move in before Ramadan ends. Inshallah.
The latest social media wildfire concerns Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy who said his restaurant chain supports traditional marriage. “I can no longer eat nuggets filled with hate,” wrote one FB user.
Pluralities of Asian-Americans, or 42 percent, are Christian, according to a new poll by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. The next largest group of Asian-Americans identified as unaffiliated (26 percent), followed by Buddhists (14 percent), Hindus (10 percent) and Muslims (4 percent).
President Barack Obama supports a minute-long moment of silence at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London in tribute to the 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 games in Munich.
NBC sportscaster Bob Costas won immediate plaudits from American Jews when said he would call out the International Olympic Committee for denying Israel’s request.
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