(AP) The transport minister said this would honor the U.S. president’s “brave and historic to decision recognize the city as Israel’s capital.”
(USA Today) — Social psychologists, ethicists, and religious leaders tell how to take a moral measure of yourself.
(AP) Construction on a Greek Orthodox church to replace one that was crushed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been temporarily suspended.
(AP) Israeli players were denied visas and a leading cleric stands by his view that chess is forbidden in Islam.
(AP) Christmas celebrations were shadowed by the fear that Hindu nationalist extremists who attack Muslims will turn against Christians as well.
(AP) — Migrants are 'surviving the Herods of today' who shed innocent blood to impose their power, Pope Francis said.
"The parallels are in the power dynamics," said one victim struggling, again, with the memory of being abused by a priest. "It puts the victim at a horrible disadvantage."
Without security and stability Christians are not going back home, he said.
(RNS) — When most prelates die, the remembrances do not begin with apologies to the victims of sexual abuse.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The survey captures how 'too many people think Christmas is about a mall and not a manger,' said Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.
(RNS) — While Roy Moore campaigned with a fundamentalist fervor, Jones' religious life has been one of quiet, consistent worship and church involvement.
'We can’t take for granted what ‘religious freedom’ is and what it protects,' says Tisa Wenger, an associate professor of American religious history at Yale.
(RNS) — Try boiling down 400 years of religious history into a few seconds.
(RNS) — After a 1993 fire, accidentally triggered by federal authorities, killed 75 members of an obscure Christian sect in Waco, Texas, one of the 'lessons learned' was this: Call in religion experts in a crisis where faith is a factor.