Need to know: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, pastor of Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, has been named the new senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in the Atlanta suburb of Lithonia, Ga.
Residents on both sides of the Gaza-Israel border are relying heavily on faith to cope with escalating violence.
There is disagreement brewing among sociologists over whether the intense religious devotion that has long characterized a segment of the U.S. is impervious to anti-religious trends in Europe.
The weaknesses in American Catholicism have more to do with overall U.S. trends in religious identification and participation than what's happened in the Catholic church, writes Mark Silk.
When so many Sikhs have given up so much to honor their own identities, it’s hard for me to imagine cutting my beard for something so trivial as a split chin, writes Simran Jeet Singh.
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"Nonviolence is the force that can save our nation from itself," Lawson said at a congressional reception announcing plans to honor him.
The new statue will commemorate the Marian apparition at La Vang in the late 1700s, a centerpiece of Vietnamese Catholic faith.
The former One Direction singer says he appreciates his religious upbringing but is no longer religious himself, beyond a "spiritual belief" in a God.
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The good news is that Mormon missions are expanding to include humanitarian service opportunities, shorter lengths of service, and less stressful living arrangements. The bad news is that it may be ghettoizing people with disabilities, writes Jana Riess.
The trend is toward acceptance of a practice that raises questions about the very meaning of health care, writes Charles C. Camosy.
(RNS) — His characters demonstrate how heroism comes not from superpowers but from the willingness to use what we have to do what we can, however we can.