(RNS) — ‘My people are in very different places regarding the virus,’ wrote one pastor.
(RNS) — Christian colleges will need masks, social distancing, prayer and Zoom — plus some flexibility — to reopen during COVID-19.
(RNS) — As the pandemic proceeded, the building of Islamic cemeteries became a front in a populist culture war.
(RNS) — The Shroud of Turin and other relics have often provided comfort in times of great struggle.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The lighting of Bishop Eaton’s Luther rose was accompanied by the buzz of neon, the trumpet blast of Luther’s hymn ‘A Mighty Fortress’ and enthusiasm from Lutherans on social media.
(RNS) — As a result of the pandemic, Buddhist monks in Thailand are increasingly providing material goods, such as hot meals and nonperishable items, for laypeople – thereby reversing roles within this moral economy.
(RNS) — A Pew Research Center survey released Friday (Aug. 7) found that TV, exercise and friends are more popular ways of coping with the pandemic than prayer or the Bible.
(RNS) — While the government can't tell people what to believe, it can restrict their actions. That includes restricting religious practices during a pandemic.
(RNS) — A small United Methodist church in Texas is ‘absolutely heartbroken’ after losing its pastor to the coronavirus, according to the church’s district superintendent.
(RNS) — Just like he turned mask-wearing into a political litmus test, Donald Trump is using our children’s futures as a political tactic to try to put the pandemic behind us, get the economy going again and help him win reelection.
(RNS) — The Rev. Jacqueline Lewis said she is joining other clergy who have taken action on social justice in nontraditional ways.
(RNS) — Instead of the in-person stadium event, Harvest ministries will stream a cinematic crusade titled ’A Rush of Hope,‘ a film that will be released on Labor Day weekend.
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (RNS) — As much as a quarter of the economy around Mecca relies on tourism and pilgrimages. Pandemic restrictions — which cut hajj pilgrims from millions to thousands — mean lost income for local businesses and residents.
(RNS) — From Houston to Nigeria, over 300 teams of Muslim women are participating in this year’s game, hoping to ‘find hajj at home.’
(The Conversation) — Demons appear throughout Jewish and Christian texts, often as evil, supernatural beings that torment people.