Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? All your suspicions about corruption in Chicago are confirmed, in one handy infographic.
This weekend, thousands of Muslims will gather to learn more about Shari’a law, in an effort to help combat the anti-Shari’a movement. In February, 14% of Americans agreed that American Muslims want to establish sharia or Islamic law as law of the land.
Senator Orrin Hatch says he’s planning to write a book about his Mormon faith explicitly aimed at outsiders – that is, the 82% of Americans who have little to no knowledge about Mormon religious beliefs and practices. Sounds like it could be a useful volume.
A Catholic bishop in California expressed concern over the recent wave of lawsuits filed by fellow Catholic leaders against the Obama administration, saying that it was important to make sure that the struggle for religious liberty was not turned into a political fight.
And finally, what kid wouldn’t want fresh mango during recess?
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! The Morning Buzz will return on Tuesday, May 29.