NEW YORK (RNS) Each year, Reciprocity retreats allow "students" to practice yoga and meditation, which aim to help restore an element of spirituality that is often broken or damaged.
President Obama praised Bostonians for standing up "in the face of evil" at an interfaith prayer service following Monday's Boston Marathon bombing.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelicals' tentative endorsement of the Senate's immigration blueprint could be key because more than any other religious group, white evangelicals harbor the most reservations about opening citizenship to immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A candidate for sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama Thursday (April 11) at the White House.
WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama will award the Medal of Honor this week to an Army chaplain who died in a POW camp during the Korean War -- a pretty big deal if Emil Kapaun wasn't already a candidate for sainthood
(RNS) More than half of Americans think the Bible has too little influence on a culture in moral decline, yet only one in five Americans read the Bible on a regular basis, according to a new survey.
(RNS) Lego is defending its Star Wars-based Jabba the Hutt toy set after recently being accused of racism by a Turkish cultural group.
(RNS) Though the project may seem heretical to some Christians, a group of scholars has added 10 new texts to the New Testament, including some that were rejected by the early church and others that just came to light in the last century.
(RNS) Surrounded by baskets of fish and bread, with the Capitol at their backs, clergy attacked the Republican budget plan that came before the House on Wednesday.
(RNS) The producers of History channel’s “The Bible” fended off claims Monday (March 18) that the actor who plays Satan in the miniseries resembles President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the first Jesuit pope, Francis is a game-changer for relations between the church and its largest religious order.
“The Catholic University of America is proud to congratulate Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio on his election as Pope. ... We pray that the Catholic Church will grow under his guidance ...
Nearly two-thirds of American adults believe same-sex marriage will become legal, but inevitability does not necessarily equal approval.
(RNS) No one knows what name the next pope will pick. But choosing a new moniker is a decision that's tied up in history, tradition and more than a little symbolic value.
One of the first acts of the new pope will be to chose a new name. Here's a list of the most popular (and most unique) papal names to help him get started.
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