(RNS) — When things fall apart, like when religious leaders enter areas of sexual sin or when men abuse their power to victimize women, we are not so good at repairing relationships. In fact, we are at a loss for how to begin.
(The Conversation) — Nearly 2 million Muslim pilgrims are gathering in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj, a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for all Muslims who are able to undertake the five-day pilgrimage.
Yesterday, the church that invested millions in its Meet the Mormons movie and exports its Mormon Tabernacle Choir as its ambassador to the world asked us all to stop using the word “Mormon.”
(RNS) — Where many conservative Christian leaders denounce LGBT identity, many are unwilling to do the relational work of walking alongside same-sex-attracted Christians as they attempt a very difficult thing: lifelong celibacy.
It turns out that prayer and scripture study do in fact seem to help Mormons feel closer to God. Avoiding coffee and Game of Thrones? Not so much.
Roman Catholics have every reason to be outraged. I am outraged with you and for you, as well.
(RNS) — The Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse is a wake-up call for bishops who thought that the past could be forgotten as long as they did the right thing in the future.
Mormonism's new guidelines about youth being interviewed by bishops are a step in the right direction but don't go far enough to protect children and teenagers from the potential for sexual abuse.
(The Conversation) — Despite the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, passed by the US Congress 40 years ago, Native Americans still struggle to protect public lands where they practice their religions.
(RNS) — Blacks and Jews. The enduring intersectionality. Thank you for reminding us, Spike Lee.
If Vice President Pence is on the case, can we expect anything less?
(The Conversation) — More than 500,000 Sikh Americans face a growing amount of hate crimes, mainly from ignorance. A Sikh scholar explains the tenets and history of the faith, including why they wear turbans.
(RNS) What Willow Creek and all Christian communities need in our #MeToo /#ChurchToo moment is a sober reckoning with power, including how to mitigate its subtle lure in churches led by magnetic men.
(RNS) — Socially conservative Muslims have a surprising and seemingly easy affiliation with the Democratic Party. Why do Muslims abide these differences when other religious groups cannot?