LONDON (RNS) — At Greenbelt, Britain's foremost Christian rock gathering, the Russian punk band's leader, Maria Alyokhina, claimed the band should be understood as a 'Christian gesture.'
(RNS) Now in her early 70s and semiretired because of health problems, Sister Monica remains committed to her singular calling for the past 16 years: helping transgender people come out of the shadows.
(RNS) The question each of the 45 authors agreed to ponder: “Why do you stay?”
(RNS) The idea was to dispel the misconception that Muslim women don't compete in sports.
(RNS) How does the world's No. 1 ranked tennis player balance being a Jehovah's Witness with her celebrity?
(RNS) Nicole Garcia says she was "a good Catholic boy" when she was in her teens. Today, she is a candidate for ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. She is on track to be the denomination’s first transgender clergyperson of color.
(RNS) Searching for a recitation from a female "qariah" or reciter, Jerusha Lamptey, assistant professor of Islam and ministry at Union Theological Seminary, found none.
(RNS) Sandra Lawson was a personal trainer and religious about nothing but fitness. Now she's religious about Judaism.
Mothers are best at conveying "the spiritual life is as real as the earth under our feet: We stand on it and we count on it,” a psychologist says.
(RNS) Unlike Christianity, Judaism and Islam, historically all led by men, or the philosophies of the East such as Buddhism where male scholars and monks dominate, folk religions are often practiced and led by women.
(RNS) For decades, nobody would talk about the babies these mothers lost. Now they have a place to mourn.
(RNS) “Indie synagogues," known for their exuberant prayer, willingness to experiment and welcoming attitudes, share another similarity: Women lead most of them.
BETHESDA, Md. (RNS) At Passover, Jewish women will enjoy seders with their families, but increasing numbers are adding an all-women's seder to their holiday celebrations.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) While strangers paint her as a one-issue woman, Bishop Yvette Flunder has been hailed by those who know her as a leader with a “radically inclusive” agenda of compassion, aimed at getting everyone -- gay, straight, black, white, immigrant and native -- at the table.
(RNS) “Each of the world’s religions has some variation of the golden rule,” she said in an interview. “I really see that the greatest part of education is to recognize that in many important ways you are me and I am you.”
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