BOSTON (RNS) Muslim immigrants frequently worry whether their children will be able to maintain their Islamic identity in a country reputed to be rampant with vice and promiscuity. Muslim family experts advise parents to help their children make Muslim friends, and fully participate in American culture without compromising their Islamic values. By Omar Sacirbey.
CLEVELAND (RNS) Amish bishop Samuel Mullet was convicted Thursday of federal hate crimes and conspiracy for exhorting followers to forcibly shear the hair and beards of those who opposed his breakaway Ohio sect. By James F. McCarty.
Spanish grandma wants cut of fresco she “restored,” Christians in the Holy Land worry about Jewish relations, Sister Simone Campbell is star-struck and Sister Mary Rose McGeady of Covenant House has died.
(RNS) A for-profit, Christian university in Arizona has won one of the education world’s most sought-after prizes: a free, historic, freshly renovated campus in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts.
(RNS) U.S. Sikhs are taking heart in a widely publicized hearing on hate crimes that they see as a first step toward better understanding of the community and increased legal protections. By Jeanie Groh.
(RNS) For all the efforts by the Romney campaign to court Jewish voters, Obama's campaign is expressing growing confidence that they have been able to keep them in the Democratic fold. By Aamer Madhani.
(RNS) President Obama and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi have a lot to talk about, Muslim-Americans say, from Islamophobia and human rights for religious minorities to Islamic extremism and cooperation. By Omar Sacirbey.
(RNS) Many common perceptions of the white working class are wrong, according to the Public Religion Research Institute, including the idea that the group is turning its back on religion and is very concerned about candidates' stances on abortion, same-sex marriage and other social issues. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Does a newly revealed scrap of papyrus prove that Jesus had a wife? What does the discovery mean for contemporary Christians? Five big questions about the so-called “Gospel of Jesus' Wife.'' By Daniel Burke and David Gibson.