'Current Affairs' Archive

No link between religion, terrorism: seminar participants

May 26th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on No link between religion, terrorism: seminar participants

New Delhi : Speakers from across the socio-political spectrum participating in a conference on "Islam and Terrorism" Saturday opined that terrorism cannot be linked to any religion and many of ...

Rapturous Indignation

May 23rd, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Religion / 6 comments

Mark Morford, at SFGate.com posted this brilliant opinion piece on the death of Falwell and the Hummer H2: ...it is time for much rejoicing. It is time for an upraising ...

Poll: 1 in 4 U.S. Muslims approve suicide attacks!

May 22nd, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Poll: 1 in 4 U.S. Muslims approve suicide attacks!

WASHINGTON - One in four younger U.S. Muslims say suicide bombings to defend their religion are acceptable at least in some circumstances,

Danny Glover accepts $18m from Chavez

May 21st, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Danny Glover accepts $18m from Chavez

Venezuela is to give the American actor Danny Glover almost $18m (£9m) to make a film about a slave uprising in Haiti, with President Hugo Chávez hoping the historical epic ...
Conspiracists on the Rampage

Conspiracists on the Rampage

May 21st, 2007 / Current Affairs / 11 comments

With fully 33% of Americans believing 9/11 conspiracy theories, it's no surprise when a rational debunking draws ire. A recent commenter from Australia responded indignantly to ...

Venezuelans protest opposition TV channel closure

May 20th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Venezuelans protest opposition TV channel closure

CARACAS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters on Saturday denounced President Hugo Chavez's plans to close an opposition television channel, accusing their leader of maiming Venezuelan democracy as he ...

Lone juror spares killer of 7 from death row

May 18th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Society / Comments Off on Lone juror spares killer of 7 from death row

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- Twelve jurors who convicted a man of killing seven people at a suburban restaurant 14 years ago narrowly recommended he spend the rest of his life ...

Islamophobia Worst Form of Terrorism

May 17th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Islamophobia Worst Form of Terrorism

The gravest terrorist threat in the world today is Islamophobia, foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference said this week. “It is something that has ...

Rev. Jerry Falwell Dies

May 15th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Rev. Jerry Falwell Dies

Falwell, a television evangelist who founded the Moral Majority, became the face of the religious right in the 1980s. He later founded the conservative Liberty University and serves as its ...

Religion vs. Online Gambling - Which is Morally Wrong?

May 15th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Religion vs. Online Gambling - Which is Morally Wrong?

It was the religious conservatives pushing certain senators and congressman that caused the Internet gambling ban in America. Last year's law was passed as Internet gambling was deemed to be ...

Tepid Bush climate response delays real change

May 14th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Tepid Bush climate response delays real change

White House press secretary Tony Snow said the president's position opposing mandatory emissions caps has not changed. While recognizing that greenhouse gases are a serious contributor to climate change, Bush ...

Jihad Watch: Cannabis profits fund jihad

May 14th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Jihad Watch: Cannabis profits fund jihad

Cannabis smokers are unwittingly funding Islamist extremists linked to terror attacks in Spain, Morocco and Algeria, according to a joint investigation by the Spanish and French secret services. The finding ...

1.5 Million Secular Turks Rally

May 13th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on 1.5 Million Secular Turks Rally

May 13,2007 | IZMIR, Turkey -- Choking the highways and crammed onto ferries, hundreds of thousands of Turks streamed into this port city on Sunday in an enormous show of ...

Murdoch sets News Corp. for zero carbon by 2010

May 10th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Murdoch sets News Corp. for zero carbon by 2010

Saying the global media empire produced 641,150 tonnes of greenhouse gas last year, the News chairman and CEO last night pledged to go green. "We could make ...

Obama: U.S. must help automakers shift to greener cars

May 7th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Obama: U.S. must help automakers shift to greener cars

DETROIT, Michigan (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Monday that U.S. energy policy must change in order to help domestic automakers answer the rising global demand for fuel-efficient ...

Chavez Threatens to Nationalize Banks

May 3rd, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Chavez Threatens to Nationalize Banks

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Thursday threatened to nationalize the country's banks and largest steel producer, accusing them of unscrupulous practices.

Top Hamas official: Kill all Americans

May 1st, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Top Hamas official: Kill all Americans

I guarantee you that the power of belief and faith is greater than the power of America and Israel. They are cowards who are eager for life, while we are ...

Iran: Ahmadinejad Supporters Stab Protesters

May 1st, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Iran: Ahmadinejad Supporters Stab Protesters

Tehran, 30 April (AKI) - A group of supporters of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday forced their way into the campus of top Tehran university Amir Kabir Polytechnic and ...

A Candidate, His Minister and the Search for Faith

April 30th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on A Candidate, His Minister and the Search for Faith

CHICAGO — Members of Trinity United Church of Christ squeezed into a downtown hotel ballroom in early March to celebrate the long service of their pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. ...

Demos must accept religion's role in U.S.

April 28th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Demos must accept religion's role in U.S.

"I think my party has to demonstrate that it's not afraid to deal with the faith issue and has a candidate whom the public thinks knows there's something bigger than ...

Poll Finds Majority See Threat in Global Warming

April 26th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Poll Finds Majority See Threat in Global Warming

Americans in large bipartisan numbers say the heating of the earth’s atmosphere is having serious effects on the environment now or will soon and think that it is necessary to ...