It’s Friday! That means yesterday was Thursday. And on Thursdays, everyone seems to buzz about the new podcast “Serial.”
"I would like to thank Serial for making people get excited about me again." – Thursday
— Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) November 12, 2014
I just started it this week, but I know enough to say that the story centers partly on a Muslim man, and faith is occasionally a factor. Are you into it?
Vice President Joe Biden met with religious and NGO leaders to praise their efforts helping fight Ebola by promoting safe burial practices, which sometimes clash with religious traditions.
Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent years under house arrest, met with President Obama, calling for further moves toward democracy ahead of Burma’s presidential elections next year. Obama also raised the issue that has raised criticism for her reluctance to address the country’s abuse of minority Rohingya Muslims.
A house divided… Clarence Thomas suggests the Supreme Court was divided on whether to accept gay marriage case it rejected last month.
At this church, you can’t get hymns or prayer, but you can get a beer–for free, if you’re a first timer. The project is called The Upper Room.
Germany is warning that anti-Semitism is rising in Europe on back of Middle East violence.
Know how the wedding business is big business? Looks like the divorce business is growing.
Get ready: A ‘Duck Dynasty’ musical is coming to Las Vegas.
An FDA panel is considering lifting a ban on blood donations by gay men.
I’m not sure this is about religion, but I nominate the Met for the tweet of the week:
— The Met (@metmuseum) November 13, 2014
From the RNS crowd:
Finally, a fun fact via Dan Merica on Instagram: In case you’re wondering, Hillary Clinton completed Vacation Bible School and has a certificate to prove it.