(RNS) Half of Protestant pastors say their peers should step down from the pulpit for a time if they are accused of misconduct, according to new LifeWay data.
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(RNS) Does higher diversity lead to lower attendance in churches? A new study says yes.
Mormon women, especially at LDS-owned schools, continue to be bombarded with the notion that they are at least partially responsible for sexual assaults.
Supporters call it a religious freedom law that lets wedding vendors opt out of serving same-sex couples. The ACLU calls it discrimination.
A California student was embarrassed and distressed after a picture of her wearing an Islamic headscarf, or hijab, appeared in her high school yearbook with...
PARIS (RNS) The French government has rolled out a pair of hard-hitting messages against hate speech and discrimination in hiring. But reviews are mixed.
(RNS) On the eve of the Methodist General Conference, Hillary Clinton has expressed her opposition to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or “BDS,”...
(RNS) There's a holier-than-thou Twitter smackdown underway between The Donald and a top Southern Baptist theologian.
For the first time, a pioneering tool that converts genome data into ancestral coordinates, is helping to pinpoint the DNA of Yiddish speakers.
(RNS) Delegates to the United Methodist Church's General Conference will consider more than 1,000 proposals over two weeks.
The day the Ferhadija mosque was leveled, May 7, is now the Day of the Mosques in Bosnia, where 614 mosques were destroyed during the 1992-95 war.
NEW YORK (RNS) A photo gallery of the Jesuit peace activist's funeral.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) "I was shocked to hear that UNESCO adopted a decision denying any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, our holiest site," Prime Minister...
(RNS) The scandal stems from an unapologetic criticism of Israel for its actions in the occupied territories and elsewhere.
LONDON (RNS) Khan strongly denied links with Islamists or claims that he had ever been anti-Jewish.