NEW YORK (RNS) — St. Finbar Catholic Church in Brooklyn's Bensonhurst neighborhood is part of a larger national trend: The share of U.S. Catholics who are Hispanic has increased by 5 percentage points since 2007 to 34 percent and is expected to continue growing.
CAREY ISLAND, Malaysia (RNS) — The ceremony takes place over four days, in which shamans and villagers visit different points on the rivers and seashores where boats have sunk in the past.
(RNS) — In 2017, even though he had not appeared in public for years, he still ranked fourth.
(RNS) — Billy Graham's sometimes daring innovations were guided by the simple motivation to remain faithful to a divine message and proclaim it in the most effective way possible.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (RNS) — In this dusty crossroads town of 600 people with one blinking red light, church members have taken a starkly different approach from that of the Florida high school students agitating for change.
(RNS) — He made evangelicalism the default setting for non-Catholic Christianity in America.
(RNS) — 'He was a model of financial respectability,' said Graham biographer William Martin. 'There was never a desperation pitch.'
(RNS) — 'Facing Death and the Life After' is just one of the more than 30 books he wrote.
(RNS) — William Martin says there won't be a 'next Billy Graham.'
(AP) — Human rights groups say Myanmar's government is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.
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(RNS) — The teens speaking out about gun control these days are amazingly articulate about being young in an America where violence is all too present as a fact of life. What would Graham have said to them? Keep at it!
International religious freedom issues are growing in urgency and importance worldwide. It is against this backdrop that today 21Wilberforce released the 115th Congress Interim International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard. The intent of the Scorecard is to increase congressional awareness of international religious freedom issues, to encourage legislators to take bold action in support of this cause, and to publicly recognize the work of religious freedom champions in Congress.
(RNS) — 'Your counsel, advice, encouragement and prayer have been my mainstay and at times I have almost clung to you in my weakness, in hours of obsession, problems and difficulties,' Billy Graham wrote in a 1963 letter to his wife, Ruth.
(RNS) — His fragile humanity came through, even in his younger, more electrifying days, deepening his connection with the masses, helping people see that he was one of them, on the same journey, facing the same struggles.