(RNS) — A few years ago I went to the grocery store and ran into some cultists.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (RNS) — Artisans in and around Bethlehem specialize in carving wood from a tree that makes several appearances in the Bible. They consider the work — a millennium-old tradition — holy. But clashes between Israelis and Palestinians threaten this year's Christmastime sales.
(RNS) — Thankfully, we can find in religions and secular ethics some powerful correctives to what is broken in sex culture today.
(RNS) — Hanukkah in the Holy Land gives Jews who have immigrated to Israel a sense of belonging they don’t feel anywhere else.
(RNS) — Without the Maccabees’ victory and the preservation of Jewish religious life in ancient Israel, Christianity may not have emerged 200 years later with its taproots deeply embedded within Judaism.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — The president made the declaration despite world leaders' warnings that the move would further incite an already volatile region and make it harder to restart peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — As usual, Justice Anthony Kennedy appeared to be the up-for-grabs justice, offering each side reason for hope.
NTHANGE, Kenya (RNS) — An HIV-positive Pentecostal church pastor last week married an HIV-negative woman — a union through which they hope to usher in a new era of tolerance and empathy for those who carry the virus that causes AIDS.
(RNS) — It’s useful to realize that over the course of our history, religious-minority underdogs are not the only people to invoke religious freedom.
(AP) — The videos were originally tweeted by the deputy leader of an anti-immigrant British fringe group who has been charged with religiously aggravated harassment.
(RNS) — The president did not attend the annual American Academy of Religion meeting, but he took top billing on the scholars' agenda.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The Rev. Fidelis Mukonori agreed on Wednesday (Nov. 15) to mediate between Mugabe and the military shortly after the country's generals arrested the 93-year-old authoritarian leader.
(RNS) — In a surprising reversal, Notre Dame decided last week that allowing its health insurer to provide free contraceptives to female students and workers does not, after all, impinge on its religious liberty. So how sincere was the legal argument to begin with?
(RNS) — For Christocrats, the sovereignty of God transcends the supremacy of the Constitution.
(RNS) — 'Given the baggage it’s taken on, the term is probably not salvageable. The effort to redeem it is probably not worth the cost in time and energy,' writes Tom Krattenmaker.