Death of bin Laden is nation's top religion story of 2011
From STAFF REPORTS firstname.lastname@example.org The death of Osama bin Laden -- which spurred discussions among people of faith on issues of forgiveness, peace, justice and retribution -- was voted the No. 1 Religion Story of 2011 by the nation's leading religion journalists. The 2011 survey of Religion Newswriters Association members marks the 30th year the professional organization of religion beat specialists has conducted the poll. Faith-based groups reacted to the terrorist leader's death with renewed sympathy for victims' families, scriptural citations justifying the demise of evil and hopeful prayers for peace among the nations.