(RNS) — 'Buddhism has been called the most psychological of the world’s religions and the most spiritual of the world’s psychologies,' says Mark Epstein.
(RNS) — During his tenure, World Vision grew to collect $1 billion in annual revenue in 2017, making it No. 15 on Forbes’ list of the nation’s largest charities.
(AP) Fervent religious activists, urged on by Hamas, roam the streets with loudspeakers calling people to early prayers.
(AP) 'Cyberspace was kindling the fire of the battle,' said Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, who called for the death penalty for Iranian flag burners.
(AP) Women are going public to build support for reproductive rights, which are tightly restricted in heavily Catholic and evangelical Brazil.
(AP) Attorneys for the accused, charged with plotting to bomb Muslims in rural southwest Kansas, say Trump voters there have a 'different belief system' than potential jurors who live near urban Wichita.
(AP) Don't let freedom be corroded by consumerism and 'the overpowering waves of empty chatter,' Pope Francis urged.
(AP) — Pope Francis took a stroll to greet crowds, Buddhists lit lanterns in South Korea, prayers and fireworks abounded as the world welcomed 2018.
(AP) Blasphemy laws are a life-or-death issue in Pakistan's conservative society, with harsh prison sentences or execution for lawbreakers.
(AP)When a Buddhist widow married a Rohingya Muslim, her parents disowned her. The couple lives in fear in the shadow of violence.
(AP) Egypt's Christian minority has been targeted by Islamic militants in a series of attacks since December 2016 that left more than 100 dead and scores wounded.
(AP) The New Jersey town council was pressured by the state to drop its ban on New Yorkers visiting its public park. The council had also tried — and failed — to ban boundary markers Jews use to observe Sabbath rules.
(AP) The Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul and survivors of abuse by priests, seeking millions in claims, have been ordered negotiate.
(AP) Afghan president Ashraf Ghani called the attack a "crime against humanity."
(AP) A Han Chinese salesman is imprisoned for social media posts criticizing policies toward Uighurs. Now, his wife and son fled to the U.S. this month, seeking asylum.