Every Friday, I’ll be rounding up some of the week’s most interesting religion and diversity related stories. This week, there’s been a spate of activity on 3 fronts: President Obama’s direction for the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, the settlement of a variety of religious discrimination lawsuits and the growth of some religious groups you might not expect.
Check out the full articles, linked below – but be sure to some back and tell us what you think.
Fastest growing religions?
FACTBOX: Mormonism a Growing Religion (Reuters)
Desire to Reconnect Rekindles Vodou Among Younger Haitian-Americans (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)
Controversy Surrounds Obama’s Faith Office (CNN)
White House Faith Office to Expand (New York Times)
Faith-Based Frenzy? (Americans United for the Separation of Church and State)
Religious Discrimination on the Rise
Muslim Woman Denied Service in Bank for Wearing Headscarf (Digital Journal)*
Justice Department Settles Suit Against the WMATA (The Blog of Legal Times)
*UPDATE! Bank Apologizes to Oakland Woman (iStockAnalyst)