(RNS) — In a speech at Notre Dame, the U.S. attorney general put personal morality — and personal religious liberty — above the more traditional Catholic concern for social problems.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (RNS) — Manny Escamilla is taking photos of his city’s Virgin of Guadalupe shrines as he canvasses the neighborhood for his City Council campaign.
RIVERSIDE (RNS) — Two days after Jarrid Wilson's suicide, Pastor Greg Laurie stressed the importance of seeking help when feeling depressed or experiencing suicidal thoughts.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — A local synagogue has joined forces with Safe Parking LA, a nonprofit that sets up secure parking lots for people who live in their car.
LINCOLN, Neb. (RNS) — Here’s a look at how a few Nebraska communities — Christian, Yazidi and Ponca — are reconciling their faiths with the devastating floods that have swept across the Midwest.
(The Conversation) — In Trinidad, where Muslims make up 5 percent of the population, a parade of colorful floats marks the Shiite holy day of Ashura, but the festival also commemorates those killed in the anti-British Hosay riots in 1884.
(RNS) — In the current social climate some Christians have called for new movements to fight the marginalization of minorities and the poor as an expression of discipleship. But others see calls for social justice as a distraction from the gospel.
(RNS) — With the help of addicts themselves, researchers are exploring the emotional, social and relational reasons why people become addicted—and how relationship with God and others can restore and heal.
(RNS) — Pancasila, a set of founding principles including 'belief in the the One and Only God,' has historically demanded respect for the country's six formally recognized faiths.
(The Conversation) — Nearly 2 million Muslim pilgrims are gathering in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj, a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for all Muslims who are able to undertake the five-day pilgrimage.
(The Conversation) — More than 500,000 Sikh Americans face a growing amount of hate crimes, mainly from ignorance. A Sikh scholar explains the tenets and history of the faith, including why they wear turbans.
(RNS) — The dark side of the country's widespread belief in witchcraft is that people are quick to blame supposed conjurers — mostly older women —for their misfortunes.
(The Conversation) — After much debate, the Episcopal Church recently began a process to replace masculine terms for God. But Christians have long referred to God in feminine terms, perhaps understanding the God, and the imagery used to describe God, can’t be limited.
(The Conversation) — Richard Dawkins' tweets are not the first time the Muslim call to prayer has been misconstrued or that Muslims have been attacked for their prayer practices around the world.
(RNS) — The booing of Christian soccer player Jaelene Hinkle for following her conscience shows that we need to turn down the temperature in the culture wars.