Aretha Franklin performs at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Nov. 7, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
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Brazilian immigrants seeking asylum Natalia Oliveira da Silva, left, sits with her daughter, Sara, 5, center, as they go from a hotel to a Catholic Charities facility on July 23, 2018, in San Antonio.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, left, looks toward the crowd with Pope Francis after a Mass outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington on Sept. 23, 2015.
People walk past the Izmir Resurrection Church, a small evangelical church where jailed American Andrew Brunson served as pastor, in Izmir, western Turkey, on April 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Pastor Joe Adams speaks during a service at Manna Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. held at Pikes Peak Community College. Photo by Will Reinier
ALTON, United Kingdom (RNS) — Many Muslim groups say they've been shut out of religious freedom advocacy. But the persecuted Ahmadi community, which touts the motto 'Love for all, hatred for none,' has scored a different level of access.
(RNS) – 'In the narrative of American Islam, there's this complete omission of these black Muslim women who are so critical to its making,' says Sylvia Chan-Malik.
Pierre Toussaint, from left, Mary Elizabeth Lange, Julia Greeley and Augustus Tolton are some of the African-American candidates being supported for sainthood. Photos via Creative Commons; Greeley courtesy of Archdiocese of Denver
The attorney general sets up a task force on religious liberty. Christian camps get creative. Quebec's churches are put to new use.
In this Sept. 23, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick in Washington. (Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post via AP)
Andrew Brunson, an evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, N.C., arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey, on July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
The six new female synod bishops-elect of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Survivors of religious persecution were recognized at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom on July 24, 2018.
An anti-terror law expands the power of Indonesia’s military and police. Support for Roe v. Wade is high among Republican lawmakers. AI researchers say they can predict religious behavior.
Religious leaders called on the Trinidad and Tobago government to uphold traditional marriage and oppose LGBT rights during a news conference on June 12, 2018.