Schools were all over the news this week, for reasons both good and bad. Cambridge schools were noticed for adding a Muslim holiday to their calendar, while in New York, four teens were charged with hate crimes after they beat and mocked a Muslim classmate. All that plus the Church of Body Modification, a study (as always!) on Americans’ views of God and additional interesting links in this week’s roundup.
- USA Today reports on a new study detailing Americans’ views of the divine and how those views impact our views on moral and social issues.
- A Georgetown University theologian writes on the religious dimension of the Israel-Palestine negotiations in the Washington Post.
- A convention of atheists debates how aggressively to confront the religiously devout, as told in the Los Angeles Times.