(RNS) — Few, if any, vice presidential candidates have had as much exposure to the world’s religions as Kamala Harris, the 55-year-old senator from California whom Joe Biden picked Tuesday (Aug. 11) as his running mate.
(RNS) — The Shroud of Turin and other relics have often provided comfort in times of great struggle.
(RNS) — Through Eye Meets Soul, a virtual blind matchmaking experience for Muslim millennials, founders hoped personal appearance, race and ethnicity would fade into the background. Easier said than done.
(RNS) — This week’s photo gallery includes the groundbreaking of a controversial Hindu temple in India, reeling from the explosion in Beirut, and more.
(RNS) — ‘The Secret: Dare to Dream,’ a film based on the bestselling book ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne, was released on July 31 and features a star-studded cast alongside an inspirational dose of spiritualism.
(RNS) — Spirituality has been part of Beyoncé’s journey, from singing ‘Amazing Grace’ and a gospel medley on albums with Destiny’s Child to embodying the divine feminine from a number of religious traditions in her recent visual albums and appearances.
(RNS) — Instead of the in-person stadium event, Harvest ministries will stream a cinematic crusade titled ’A Rush of Hope,‘ a film that will be released on Labor Day weekend.
(RNS) — This week’s photo selection includes the Eid al-Adha commemorations around the world, funeral and memorial services for John Lewis, and more.
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (RNS) — As much as a quarter of the economy around Mecca relies on tourism and pilgrimages. Pandemic restrictions — which cut hajj pilgrims from millions to thousands — mean lost income for local businesses and residents.
(RNS) — From Houston to Nigeria, over 300 teams of Muslim women are participating in this year’s game, hoping to ‘find hajj at home.’
(RNS) — This year’s disappointments may mean that Muslims will connect in a unique way this year to Abraham’s story as we celebrate Eid al-Adha.
(RNS) — The resignation comes after revelations that Ortberg allowed a volunteer who had admitted being attracted to children to continue working with kids at the church and in the community.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — French Catholics have felt both anger and profound sadness after seeing another beloved cathedral in flames, only to learn that the fire was deliberately set by one of their own.
(RNS) — This week’s photo selection includes the passing of two civil rights leaders, the controversial conversion of the Hagia Sophia back into a Muslim place of worship, and more.
(RNS) — Churches that have space and ample Wi-Fi may turn their buildings into remote learning sites for students whose schools aren't open in person.