NAIROBI (RNS) — Religion has long figured prominently into Kenyan politics. But the great lengths presidential candidates and their supporters have gone to to connect themselves to the Bible and its heroes in the lead-up to this month's presidential election have disturbed many religious leaders and scholars.
(AP) — Although the regulations ultimately address matters of individual conscience and religious teaching, they also dive into medical research and scholarly studies on birth control.
(AP) — The judge ruled that the exemption provides an unconstitutional benefit to religious persons and no one else, violating the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution.
(RNS) — A rabbi and former Air Force chaplain cheers the strong anti-bigotry message delivered at the U.S. Air Force Academy last week, and remembers a similar message delivered at an air base in Japan some 40 years ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an order that undercuts federal protections for LGBT people, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping directive to agencies Friday (Oct. 6) to do as much as possible to accommodate those who claim their religious freedoms are being violated.
(RNS) — 'Biblical Manuscripts dating back to at least 200 BC, are for sale,' read a small ad in The Wall Street Journal, seven years after the discovery of the scrolls.
JERUSALEM (RNS) – 'No one living in Northern Ireland, South Africa or Bosnia-Herzegovina 30 or 40 years ago believed their conflicts would end, but they did,' said Rabbi Ron Kronish.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Self-styled preachers unofficially turn two coaches into church each day, ministering to a mobile congregation that might not otherwise attend a service.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — The court’s kashrut ruling comes at a time of mounting legal challenges to the ultra-Orthodox religious establishment’s control over everything from Jewish marriage and divorce to who is considered a Jew and who isn’t.
(AP) — Muslim men were allowed to marry non-Muslim women, but not the other way around.
(RNS) — Clergy spouses make a profound and unique commitment to their faith. Yet far too often, they struggle in isolation and silence, writes Jacob Lupfer.
PRISTINA, Kosovo (RNS) — The consecration Tuesday (Sept. 5), which falls on the one-year anniversary of her canonization in Rome, was long-awaited by the small but active Catholic community in Kosovo.
(AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott declared Sunday a "Day of Prayer" and urged residents to be steeled by their beliefs at a time of crisis.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — 'Churches that have been destroyed should be rebuilt by the state governments,' said the Rev. Felix Omobude, the national president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — One little-known fact about American religious communities is that many are mobilized for immediate disaster relief.