JERUSALEM (RNS) Despite international pressure — including support from both U.S. presidential candidates — the International Olympic Committee has refused to include a moment of silence at Friday's opening ceremony to honor Israeli athletes killed by terrorists at the games 40 years ago. By Michele Chabin.
(RNS) The Islamic month of Ramadan, when Muslims are required to fast during daylight hours, coincides this year with the Summer Olympics in London, where more than 3,000 Muslims athletes are expected to compete. By Omar Sacirbey.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A Christian foster care organization is poised to take charge of $2 million in assets from the troubled children's charity run by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. By Chris Lisee.
(RNS) When the nation's Catholic bishops gather in Atlanta this month, they'll hear an assessment of the reforms they adopted 10 years ago as the sex abuse scandal consumed the church. Has anything changed in the past decade? By David Gibson.
(RNS) Muslims' love of basketball is manifesting itself in Muslim basketball leagues and tournaments across the country, and is even recognized by the country’s major Islamic organizations, which are often criticized for being out of touch with Muslim youth. By Omar Sacirbey.
ST. CLAIR, Mo. (RNS) A league of six church softball teams shrank to five when the pastors of three Baptist churches told one of the member churches that their teams would no longer take the field against that church's team because the pastor is bisexual. By Tim Townsend.
NEW YORK (RNS) Tim Tebow is Howdy Doody in a helmet, Opie Taylor running for touchdowns — while reciting Bible verses, stopping to find a lost dog, visiting sick children in a hospital and helping a little old lady across the street, all before he reaches the end zone. By Kevin Manahan.
(RNS) Combining a love of sports and passion for the saints, the online “Lent Madness” competition includes 32 saints from the Episcopal calendar of saints who are eliminated one by one through online votes. By Annalisa Musarra.
(RNS) “We could probably count on one hand the number of Asian-Americans who speak out as prominent Christians.,” said Melanie Mar Chow of the Asian American Christian Fellowship, a campus ministry. “It's great to have a role model like him.”
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