VATICAN CITY (RNS) — ‘When I look at my sisters, I don’t see superwomen. I see women of great faith, of great compassion, generosity and determination, but also very vulnerable women.’
(RNS) — Through mutual aid, activists and faith leaders argue, communities can bring to life a better world — one that is free of hierarchies.
(RNS) — The only religious group comfortable with church reopenings was white evangelicals — strong partisan supporters of the Republican Party and President Donald Trump.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The kingdom said that only people of various nationalities already residing in the country would be allowed to perform the hajj.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The pope praised ‘the difficult and sometimes heroic service’ of medical personnel and priests during the COVID-19 pandemic but expressed sharp criticism for the behavior of those priests who defied safety measures.
(RNS) — ‘Here, people won’t die from COVID-19 but mostly from its consequences,’ said Sister Marie Stella Kouak, a Catholic nun whose AIDS relief program has seen costs rise as funding dries up.
(RNS) — Finding someone to perform a bris during the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge. Some Jewish mohels say they are busier than ever; others have shut down their work.
(RNS) — With the coming decision about who gets the first doses of lifesaving drugs, we will have the rare immediate second chance to acknowledge our mistake and reverse course.
(RNS) — The cathedral isn’t the only prominent house of worship experiencing financial challenges as a result of the pandemic.
BRONX, N.Y. (RNS) — 'It’s been a challenge for them and for us, but there is a feeling that we are all in this together,' said Father John-Mary, one of the friars.
(RNS) — Citing recent killings by police as well as the ravages of the pandemic, leaders of several faiths called on the government to take responsibility.
(RNS) — One of the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has forced us to once again make our homes places of worship.
(RNS) — Collectively known as the Divine Mother, the goddesses of contagion act as “celestial epidemiologists” curing illness. But if angered they can also inflict disease.
(RNS) — A restaurant dedicated to feeding refugees and native Greeks alike awaits the country's reopening.
(RNS) — New resources for church members follow other initiatives to help clergy and congregations cope with the many questions swirling around reopening churches.