NEW YORK (RNS) Francis’ papacy prompts a debate, and it’s no joke.
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(RNS) The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights condemns "bathroom laws" and the like as human rights violations.
(RNS) The faith of Harriet Tubman is indisputable. Here are 5 faith facts about the abolitionist, famed conductor of the Underground Railroad and reported new...
Most states require a two-thirds vote to override a gubernatorial veto. Tennessee is just one of six that require a simple majority.
(RNS) White churches teach what it really means to be black. A charismatic revival erupts in some cities out west. The southerner who runs the Manischewitz...
ROME (RNS) “And go @realDonaldTrump !!!” Francesca Chaouqui, a former Vatican aide now on trial for leaking documents, tweeted as the billionaire real estate...
AUSTIN — On Tuesday, Whole Foods fired back saying it's standing by its employees and had filed its own lawsuit accusing Brown of defamation.
(RNS) Georgia-based MAP International has joined World Vision, Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF, CARE and Samaritan's Purse to help with rescue...
DALLAS -- A man seen in a surveillance video is being sought as a suspect in the killing of a fitness instructor inside a Dallas-area church this week.
BERLIN — Lutz Bachmann, the co-founder of Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA group , is charged over sending social media posts in which he called refugees "cattle,"...
(RNS) A neighbor offers space -- rent-free.
(RNS) Some pastors say celebrating Black History Month with their congregations is no longer enough.
(RNS) A loose network of roving Pentecostal preachers has been holding revivals in a region known for its low church attendance.
(RNS) Christian author John Eldredge takes a journey. The vice president talks tough love on Israel. And Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't bother talking to Muslim leaders.
JERUSALEM – Herzl Brewery took wheat that Tel Aviv University geneticists say was the strain used for beer in the Holy Land two millennia ago.