Donate to RNS

People

Josh Duggar released with strict conditions as he awaits trial for possession of child sexual abuse materials

By Roxanne Stone — May 6, 2021
(RNS) — During the virtual hearing, a federal agent said the images downloaded on Duggar's computer were among 'the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine.'
More Stories

Former reality star, Josh Duggar, arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, pleads not guilty

By Roxanne Stone — April 30, 2021
(RNS) — The conservative Christian and former star of '19 Kids and Counting' faces his latest sexual scandal.

Humanitarian Day reborn, Umar Hakim celebrates Ramadan his way

By Rhonda Roumani — April 30, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Humanitarian Day embodies why Islam is relevant in America today,’ said a Black Muslim activist of Hakim’s signature event.

Global pressure mounts for Nigerian atheist’s release after year in detention

By Fredrick Nzwili — April 30, 2021
(RNS) — The 37-year-old Bala, who recanted his Muslim faith in 2014, has faced numerous death threats and harassment, according to Humanist International.

Another Hillsong East Coast pastor resigns, this time over revealing Instagram selfies

By Roxanne Stone — April 29, 2021
NEW YORK (RNS) — The New Jersey pastor sent explicit photos on Instagram stories to his ‘close friends,’ but also included a 30-year-old woman who used to volunteer for him at the church.

Liberty University’s lawsuit against Falwell is an admission of guilt

By Marybeth Davis Baggett — April 26, 2021
(RNS) — The stronger they make their case about Falwell’s misbehavior, the more they incriminate themselves.

How will evangelical schools teach about the Capitol attack?

By Doug Pagitt — April 22, 2021
(RNS) — The conservative evangelical education system has become a pipeline of extremism.

Liberty University sues former President Jerry Falwell Jr. for $10 million, citing conspiracy, breach of contract

By Bob Smietana — April 16, 2021
(RNS) — Liberty University claims its former president failed to live up to the school's moral code.

Formerly incarcerated, this Unitarian Universalist minister is dedicated to abolishing prisons

By Lyra Walsh Fuchs — April 15, 2021
(RNS) — His ministry may have been born in prison, but Jason Lydon wants to see a society where prisons no longer exist. That dream is connected to his theology, he says.

Liberty University shake-ups continue as Falwell Jr.’s son leaves post as VP

By Emily McFarlan Miller, Jack Jenkins — April 14, 2021
(RNS) — Trey Falwell was a vice president of university operations at the evangelical Christian school.

New book explores how Desmond Tutu’s Christian mysticism helped unite a nation

By Yonat Shimron — April 14, 2021
(RNS) — In his new book, ‘Desmond Tutu: A Spiritual Biography of South Africa’s Confessor,’ Michael Battle delves into the ways Tutu’s religious formation shaped a vision that helped topple apartheid and unite a riven nation.

How Tutu’s spirituality incorporated Christian mysticism with the African notion of interdependency

By Michael Battle — April 14, 2021
(RNS) — Tutu’s worldview of Christian mysticism counteracts the system of apartheid. His Ubuntu incorporates the African Bantu perspective of personhood with a mystical image of God’s diversity in unity.

Anglican convert and Pacific Island deity: 5 faith facts about Prince Philip

By Paul O'Donnell — April 9, 2021
(RNS) — Married for 73 years to the head of the Church of England, the prince consort built a religious profile that was more complicated than his official role might suggest.
Page 1 of 17