WEEK IN RELIGION

Fordham University, a Catholic school in New York City, recently rejected the proposed opening of a Chick-fil-A on its campus after the school received complaints from Pro-LGBT groups. Fordham’s Rainbow Alliance spurred the effort to keep the fast food chain from opening because of comments made by company founder Dan Cathy in 2012 and his conservative views on homosexuality. Cathy has stated that he believes in the biblical definition of marriage between one and and one woman. Rainbow Alliance co-president Renata Francesco there was no chance at a collaboration despite Cath offering to work with the alliance to reach an understanding. “We’re not going to partner with an institution, a corporation that has so strongly supported other institutions that work to destabilize and demolish movements for queer equity,” Francesco said. Joining the Rainbow Alliance in opposition was Fordham’s United Student Government, the Commuter Students Association and the Residence Hall Association. University officials agreed to drop the proposed opening after receiving the complaints.

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SURVEY SAYS

Christians agree with non-biblical worldview

According to new research by the Barna Group, about 40 percent of practicing Christians said the were sympathetic to some Muslim teachings, 61 percent agreed with new spirituality ideas, 54 percent could agree with postmodernist views, 36 percent agreed with some Marxist ideas and 29 percent believed some secularist ideas.

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GOOD BOOK?

“Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture” by John Piper

In “Reading the Bible Supernaturally,” John Piper aims to show us how God works through his written Word when we pursue the natural act of reading the Bible, so that we experience his sightgiving power — a power that extends beyond the words on the page. Ultimately, Piper shows us that in the seemingly ordinary act of reading the Bible, something miraculous happens: We are given eyes to behold the glory of the living God.

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THE WORD

hadith: Pronounced “ha-DEETH.” A report or reports about a saying, action or tradition of Muhammad and his closest companions.

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RELIGION AROUND THE WORLD

According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of Iceland:

— Christian: 63-66 percent

— Muslim: 7-9 percent

— Buddhist: 0.5-0.75 percent

— Jewish: 0.5-0.75 percent

— Other: 0.5-1 percent

— None: 23-28 percent

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