Christian study centers at elite colleges offer comfy chairs and heady discussion groups. In Germany, a powerful prelate considers benedictions for same-sex couples. A gritty priest loved by celebrities and barflies alike has died.
(RNS) — The singer arrived in Dakar, the capital of the mostly Muslim West African nation, despite accusations from the group that she is a Freemason and supports gay people — both serious transgressions in their eyes.
A third Indonesian Christian seeks sanctuary in a New Jersey church. Iranian women on social media take off their obligatory headscarves. Federal officials are training congregants to protect their churches from gun violence.
(RNS) — The women appear to be following the lead of a 31-year-old protester identified as Vida Movahed, who took off her headscarf on the same street in late December. She was detained for a few weeks and then released.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — 'If someone had told me 10 years ago this would happen, I’d have said a Jewish state would never send desperate refugees away to their deaths,' said Rabbi Susan Silverman, sister of comedian Sarah Silverman.
(AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in a legal fight over a Mississippi law that lets government workers and private businesspeople cite their own religious beliefs to deny services to LGBT people.