Weekly religion rail, with news on the Muslim Green Lantern, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and more.
Week in religion
The November issue of the “Green Lantern” comic book series features a first: a Muslim Green Lantern. The retooled DC Comics series will feature Simon Baz, an Arab-American, as Green Lantern. His background is similar to that of his creator, Geoff Johns, in that he is of Lebanese ancestry and comes from the Detroit area. The “Green Lantern” series recently made headlines for another first – an openly gay Green Lantern. The Muslim Green Lantern will join the Justice League in comics starting in February.
“The Choice,” by Robert Whitlow
Even as a pregnant, unwed teen in 1974, Sandy Lincoln wanted to do the right thing. But when an ageless woman approached her in a convenience store with a mysterious prophecy and a warning, doing the right thing became even more unclear. She made the best choice she could … and has lived with the consequences. – Thomas Nelson
Quote of the week
"Rev. Sun Myung Moon has long loved America, and he believed in the need for a powerful free press to convey accurate information and moral values to people in a free world." - Thomas P. McDevitt, president of The Washington Times, talking about Moon – who founded the publication – after he died Sept. 3 at age 92.
Yogachara: A Mahayana Buddhist school whose followers practice yoga and meditation and whose focus is the teaching of shunyata (emptiness). - religionstylebook.com
Religion around the world
According to the CIA Factbook, here is the religious makeup of Moldova:
- Eastern Orthodox: 98 percent
- Jewish: 1.5 percent
- Baptist and other: 0.5 percent
GateHouse News Service