Amanda Murphy is an author at Religion News Service.
New organization unites American Muslims in one coalition
WASHINGTON (RNS) The new U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations says its first charge is to conduct a census of Muslims in the U.S. to get a better handle on what issues Muslims care about ahead of the 2016 elections.
After long fight, Washington’s ‘ugliest church’ meets the wrecking ball
WASHINGTON (RNS) Legal scholars and developers followed the case closely after it raised an important question: If the owners want to tear down a building, can somebody else force them to keep it?
Pennsylvania parents sentenced in second faith-healing death
(RNS) Herbert and Catherine Schaible were already on a 10-year probation for the 2009 death of their 2-year-old son, Kent, when their second son Brandon died last year.
84-year-old nun gets 35 months for breaking into nuclear facility
(RNS) An 84-year-old nun gets nearly three years in prison for breaking into a federal nuclear facility as the judge explains that no one is above the law.
Christians face increasing persecution, congressman says
(RNS) The global persecution of Christians has gone from bad to worse, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday (Feb.11).
Conference of Hispanic Christians endorses Common Core
(RNS) Common Core, a curriculum that has faced criticism from religious groups, has found an ally in the largest organization of Hispanic Christians in the United States.