(RNS) “We knew when we started planning this not many places are willing to even tackle a conversation about religion, and so it would be challenging,” says the museum’s director of collections.
MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. (RNS) Geraldine Brooks told the PBS television program “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly" that she returns to religious themes because she is drawn to the human quest for meaning.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jim Kelly's famous gridiron grit was tested by his son's terminal illness, marital problems and his own health woes. Then he and his wife found faith.
(RNS) Many Sikhs say the Oak Creek tragedy one year ago drew them closer to their faith, and especially to the teaching that they must maintain a spirit of "chardi kala," of optimism and hope.
(RNS) His newest album, “spirityouall,” includes adaptations of traditional African-American spirituals and devotional songs that McFerrin composed.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) In May 1963, thousands of Birmingham school children faced police dogs, fire hoses and possible arrest to demonstrate against segregation. Now, 50 years later, those who were part of what became known as "the Children’s March'' say they don’t want their story to be forgotten.
COVENTRY, England (RNS) The new archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, says "reconciliation" across the bitterly divided Anglican Communion will be his top priority, but not a "fuzzy wuzzy tolerance" where everyone gets along for the sake of being nice.
ATLANTA (RNS) Many experts say thanks to artists like TobyMac, the contemporary Christian music industry is experiencing a revival, with strong sales, record-breaking tours, and new success in the mainstream charts.
AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (RNS) Some critics say many Catholic sisters have been using the Second Vatican Council to justify positions and activities that are in conflict with official church teachings, but some nuns say they are living by Vatican II's call to get out of the convent and into the community. By Kim Lawton of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.
NEW YORK (RNS) The Dalai Lama has given Nicholas Vreeland, director of The Tibet Center in New York, a daunting new assignment. On July 6, Vreeland will be enthroned as the new abbot of Rato Monastery in Southern India, one of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism. He will be the first Westerner to hold such a position. By Kim Lawton.
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) The New Orleans pastor who's poised to become the Southern Baptist Convention's first black president says the denomination shouldn't be defined by its racial history, even as he has concerns about how President Obama has been treated, and the ongoing Trayvon Martin case. By Kim Lawton.