- Making News: Muslim Youth Riots Continue Across France
All of France is braced for a twelfth night of the rioting that has killed one man and injured policemen who've been fired at in Paris. Officials say there must be a restoration of order before they address the grievances of young Muslims. John Carreyrou, who reports from Paris for the Wall Street Journal, says that second- and third-generation immigrants are protesting unemployment and a lack of acceptance.
- Reporter's Notebook: IRS May Revoke Tax-Exempt Status of Liberal Church
On October 31, 2004, Rev. George Regas addressed All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena. He told the congregation that "good people of profound faith" could vote for either George Bush or John Kerry, but reminded that Jesus would have opposed the war in Iraq. Now, the Internal Revenue Service says the California church may lose its tax-exempt status for "intervening in political campaigns and elections." Alan Wolfe is Director of the Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College.
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