(USA Today) The company, which is based in Scottsdale, Ariz., has drawn criticism for months for its willingness to provide a domain name for a website 'dedicated to spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism,' according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
(USA Today) — Multiple baptisms aren't uncommon in the American South, where beliefs and practices vary widely, even within various Christian denominations.
(RNS) Many Christians are finding mindfulness practice to be not just compatible but complimentary to their faith. They discover within these Buddhist-derived practices not only a key to renewal and holy living, but also a doorway to a neglected Christian tradition.
(USA Today) — Responses to Deedra Abboud's Facebook posts have ranged from disturbing to just plain scary.
(AP) — Titled "What to do if you are witnessing Islamophobic harassment," the posters encourage people to engage with the person who is being targeted and to draw attention away from the harasser.
(Reuters) Myanmar's government, led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has denied most of the claims, and is blocking entry to a U.N. fact-finding mission tasked with looking into the allegations.
(AP) The question in the Rowan County case was whether it makes a difference that the prayers were given by the commissioners themselves and whether their invitation for the audience to join them in prayer was coercive.
(AP) — The Rev. Antonio Spadaro, editor of the influential Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, said a shared desire for political influence between 'evangelical fundamentalists' and some Catholics has inspired an 'ecumenism of conflict' that demonizes opponents and promotes a 'theocratic type of state.'
(AP) Only one lawmaker out of 67 in the Maltese Parliament voted against the legislation, signaling its broad support in the predominantly Catholic island nation.
(Reuters) — Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Turkey of instigating last year's failed coup, says he would accept extradition if Washington agrees to a request by Ankara to hand him over.
JERUSALEM (RNS) World Council of Churches officials should not be surprised that years of attacks targeting Israel have borne bitter fruit, writes political scientist Gerald Steinberg.
NASHVILLE (USA Today) Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore — an outspoken critic of President Trump — and another top-ranking denominational leader discussed strengthening ties across the Protestant network of churches.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) I saw with my own eyes evidence of the darkness of hatred that can enfold us, and I saw with my own eyes the sparks of light and love that shine even more brightly when darkness is thickest.
(USA Today) The growing chaos has sparked legal challenges, airport protests, condemnations from politicians and denunciations from advocacy groups.
(RNS) Whether intentional or not, the assertion comes across as a scare tactic that can be very harmful, especially when impressed upon young children.