Need to know: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Americans who personally know a Muslim are more than twice as likely to have a favorable opinion toward Muslims than those who do not, a new report finds.
Only after five of the victim's fellow nuns staged a 15-day protest outside Kerala’s high court building in Kochi last summer was the bishop, who denies the charges, arrested and eventually charged.
Too often Christian individuals and institutions act as if general statements condemning bigotry and saccharine assertions of racial and ethnic equality are sufficient to combat white nationalism. They are not, writes Jemar Tisby.
The Catholic hierarchy needs to take a few pointers from how modern corporations manage their staffs and push their products, writes Thomas Reese.
Yes, the protests of Mormon students will make a difference--not just in BYU's policy, but in a more honest acknowledgment of how institutional change happens in the Church, writes Jana Riess.
A bill to end religious exemptions is stalled, in part because of concern about the reaction of politically influential religious constituents, including ultra-Orthodox Jewish groups.
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In all, 59 Jewish Americans were physically assaulted because of their religion in 2018, up from 21 in 2017.
For her shoot, Aden returned to her home country of Kenya. She was born and remained at the Kakuma Refugee Camp until heading for the U.S. at the age of 7.
Despite a noted lack of attendance on Sundays, Western Europeans don't mind paying to keep established churches open, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
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(RNS) — According to a manifesto posted online, the suspect in the attack on a synagogue near San Diego believed that hate is biblical — a view found in the teaching of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, the tradition he was raised in.
(RNS) — Our tradition has not done enough to provide a clear message that makes a white supremacist choose whom to follow this day – Jesus or whiteness.
Many local police departments will conduct a security assessment for specific congregations or offer a workshop for multiple congregations, write Christopher P. Scheitle and Jeffery T. Ulmer.