Holy Week is always a busy religion week. And it's a particularly busy week over here with us both closing our May issue and taking Good Friday off. So while we've had a chance to grab the week's religion news, we couldn't put everything into our usual neat categories by the time the bell rang. But since you're enough of a news junkie to be reading this over your weekend, we hope you won't mind this inconvenience. (Take a page from Alan Jacobs and enjoy the serendipity that a less-categorized list like this can encourage.)
We'll clean this list up early next week. And then offer another heaping helping of hot linky goodness.
Index | Easter | Lent & Holy Week | Theology & the Resurrection | New gospels | Church life | AIDS | Zimbabwe | Abuse | Crime | Lawsuits | Grace Church | Anglicanism | Mormonism | Catholicism | John Paul II | People | Politics and politicians | Education | Homosexuality & same-sex marriage | Life ethics | Stem cells | Morality & psychology | Entertainment | Chocolate Jesus | Best of luck
- Easter's meaning split is between the sacred and the secular | For some, it's all about the bunny (Houston Chronicle)
- Church sues state | The Relevant Church filed lawsuit after being denied use to the State Office Building for Easter Services (News10, Syracuse, N.Y.)
- Once the butcher for the world, now a quarter-acre lot | At one of the last of Chicago's classic slaughterhouses, Passover and Easter mean the lambs' days are numbered (The New York Times)
- Passover and the Passion | Why is this week different from all other weeks? It begins with Passover and ends with Easter. (James Carroll, The Boston Globe)
- Faithful build a Second Life for religion online | This week, Second Life will feature Easter events and Passover celebrations, as well as the usual meditation meet-ups, Muslim prayers and legions of gatherings for spiritual freelancers (USA Today)