CLAREMONT, Calif. (RNS) — Claremont United Methodist Church is taking security measures after its Nativity scene showing Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages has garnered widespread attention.
(RNS) — It’s time once more to tell the old familiar story, set on the outskirts of an ancient and powerful empire, of a child born of a virgin and destined to save the world.
(RNS) — The Pew Research Center study found that Muslims across the globe live in the biggest households. Christians fall in the middle. One in 10 Jews worldwide live alone.
(RNS) — Although the British settlers imported Africans from the first as slaves, the earliest Virginians had yet to establish many of the basic rules regarding slavery.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Seven years ago, with a tap on an iPad, the pontificate was ushered into the world of social media, creating a new space for evangelization and papal communication.
(RNS) — The Virgin of Guadalupe's feast day — according to Catholic teaching — marks the appearance of Mary to St. Juan Diego, an indigenous man, on a hill near Mexico City in 1531.
(RNS) — God is never mentioned in the philosophical director's latest film: There is no need. God’s presence is always implied in the physical world.
(RNS) — Peloton isn’t to blame if our culture is obsessed with self-improvement or for the quasi-eroticization of ‘decadent’ self-care. It's just riding alongside.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Dozens of people gathered under blue tarps in the pouring rain Wednesday (Dec. 4) for an interfaith service honoring the unclaimed dead who were buried at the Los Angeles County Crematorium Cemetery.
(RNS) — A former speechwriter for Barack Obama, Adam Frankel has written heart-wrenching memoir about confronting the secrets of the past.
(The Conversation) — Inspired by the pioneering AME evangelist Jarena Lee, Tubman came to understand that women could hold religious authority.
(RNS) — As fewer people identify with a specific religion and as houses of faith experience a drop in attendance, some religious scholars expect that in the next number of years people will be more likely to meet a chaplain than a local clergyperson.
(RNS) — If we are able to celebrate life and not only on special occasions, wrote the priest and theologian, we realize that we have many occasions to be glad.
(RNS) — Student reporters a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints college were told not to 'poke the bear' by publishing stories criticizing school policy, according to a leaked recording of an editorial meeting.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — As she hosts her seventh Survivors of Suicide Loss Day at Saddleback Church this year, Kay Warren said there have been many strides in mental health awareness, but more needs to be done.