Archive for: October, 2008

Paper warns of global financial collapse if nations do not respond in concert (Telegraph.co.uk)

As the unflappable Warren Buffett puts it, the credit freeze is "sucking blood" out of the economy. "In my adult lifetime, I don't think I've ever seen people as fearful," he said.

 
 

The 2008 Election – Religion, the Economy, and Values Voters (AP)

"Barriers remain to both major parties if they seek to appeal to religious voters on the economy. You're either for or against gay marriage or abortion rights, but no one supports foreclosures and layoffs. Differences arise over solutions, and analysts say it can make more sense for campaigns to make general pitches on the economy than faith-based appeals."

 
 

Southern Evangelicals More Likely to Support Torture

The report cited a survey of 600 Southern white evangelicals and said that 57 percent hold the belief that torture can sometimes or often be used to extract information from suspected terrorists, as opposed to 48 percent of the general population. The survey also pointed out that they are guided by their own life experience and common sense rather than the Bible when thinking about the acceptability of torture.

 
 

OUTRAGE IN COLORADO: More than 100 Muslims Fired When They Protest Employer's Policy Prohibiting Prayer Breaks (NPR)

Greeley, Colorado – Last month, more than 100 Somalis were fired for walking off the job after the company refused to let them take breaks to pray at sunset during the Muslim holiday month of Ramadan. They are in the process of filing a class-action lawsuit against the company.