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.
(RNS) — We can permanently eliminate three overused and well-known linguistic phrases that prevent us from recognizing the grim reality, the brutal truth of gun violence in the United States.
(RNS) — The simple truth is that, while no law can prevent a specific mass shooting, commonsense measures can make them less likely overall. This is not debatable. Truth-telling churches should proclaim this loudest of all!
(RNS) — 'A spate of recent events suggests that LGBT-affirming voices within religious communities are more emboldened and confident than ever,' writes Jacob Lupfer. (COMMENTARY)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Church officials said they hope the disclosure will serve as an additional step in healing for survivors, their families and parishioners.
MOUNT GERIZIM (RNS) — Every Samaritan has both a Hebrew name and an Arabic name, and Samaritans are fluent in both languages — but not fully accepted by either Muslims or Jews, community members say.
(RNS) — The suspect was charged with murder and rape, but some wonder why he was not also charged with a hate crime.