It's a bit of a slow news day when your headlines is about British royalty. There are some interesting items below, but we'll spare you the commentary today. By the way, if you missed it, there were two Weblogs yesterday, not just one. Here's the morning posting, and the afternoon update.

Prince Charles & Camilla:

  • The Church, Charles, and Camilla | The Archbishop of Canterbury has welcomed the announcement that Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are to marry (BBC)
  • Archbishop to lead prayers after Charles-Camilla ceremony | According to reports, Rowan Williams dropped his objections to the marriage after a confidential meeting with the prince (The Telegraph, London)
  • A radical union | How Charles and Camilla have plotted their way through a minefield of rules and sensitivities (Stephen Bates, The Guardian, London)

Church & state:

  • Greek Goddess statue causes conflict of Herculean proportions | Sculpture erected in 1908 by the Women's Christian Temperance Union now "divisive" (Associated Press)
  • America isn't a 'Christian' nation | It has been only four months since the election, but already we have discovered fissures in this special relationship between evangelicals and Jews (Shmuley Boteach, The Jerusalem Post)
  • Protecting the faith | Eroding America's - and Virginia's - wall of separation between church and state would do more to harm religion than to help it (Editorial, The Roanoke Times, Va.)
  • The 60% solution | Worried about the ACLU? Display only the commandments Jesus taught us (Gregg Easterbrook, The Wall Street Journal)

Immigration & asylum:

  • House to vote on immigration bill | The administration wants Congress to abolish the annual limit on the number of asylum recipients who can get permanent residency, and asked for changes to ensure the bill doesn't create new barriers to obtaining asylum (Associated Press)
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Launched in 1999, Christianity Today’s Weblog was not just one of the first religion-oriented weblogs, but one of the first published by a media organization. (Hence its rather bland title.) Mostly compiled by then-online editor Ted Olsen, Weblog rounded up religion news and opinion pieces from publications around the world. As Christianity Today’s website grew, it launched other blogs. Olsen took on management responsibilities, and the Weblog feature as such was mothballed. But CT’s efforts to round up important news and opinion from around the web continues, especially on our Gleanings feature.
Ted Olsen
Ted Olsen is Christianity Today's editorial director. He wrote the magazine's Weblog—a collection of news and opinion articles from mainstream news sources around the world—from 1999 to 2006. In 2004, the magazine launched Weblog in Print, which looks for unexpected connections and trends in articles appearing in the mainstream press. The column was later renamed "Tidings" and ran until 2007.
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