(RNS) — Since the Houthis came to power in 2013, they have begun a program of systematic persecution against the Baha’is that is suspiciously reminiscent of Iran’s historical enmity.
"In the end you get both the Mormons and those who oppose them giving up on the democratic system and taking justice in their own hands," says historian Benjamin E. Park, whose new book on Nauvoo is out this week.
(RNS) — Moving beyond King's most segregated hour means fighting for fairness day after day, year after year in the name of all of the prophets who stand against injustice.
(RNS) — Fealty to Trump will hardly 'crash down on the world’s understanding of the gospel,' as a recent editorial alleged: The witness of the gospel is thriving nicely, thank you, regardless of U.S. politics.
(RNS) — We live in a moment when the cultural ideals surrounding manhood are changing. As with any change, there are those who resist it. Those who have benefited from old ideals are pushing back against the change — often using religion to make their case.
(RNS) — Anti-vaxxers are clearly prepared to seize on any available legal means to keep their children from being vaccinated.
(RNS) — Lent can help us turn away from politics and focus on how our participation in a consumerist, throwaway culture contributes to inequality.
(RNS) — In a new political ad touting the Democratic candidate's faith, Jewish pride becomes a political cudgel.
(RNS) — Netflix’s 'Messiah' is intriguing, but in the end, good television makes for bad theology.
(RNS) — The new LDS Handbook has good news for families that have used surrogacy to have children. It’s a mixed bag for members who are transgender.
(RNS) — The reluctant evangelical Trump voter and the enthusiastic evangelical Trump voter are guided by a political playbook forged in the late 1970s and 1980s by the Christian right.
(RNS) — In days after we adopted a rescue dog, he is coming alive and learning to trust. I am coming alive, myself.
(RNS) — The Democratic Party needs to heed Leonard Cohen’s warning: 'Forget your perfect (political) offering.’
(RNS) — The 21st century’s most vocal proponent of manly self-reliance is reportedly suffering from chemical dependence. It's telling that Peterson's family has carefully explained his illness in terms that agree with his self-help themes.
(RNS) — The presidential election is shaping up to be a tough one for those who see it literally as a matter of life and death.