Aging Shiite cleric a powerhouse in Iraq. What comes after?
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — When Iraq's top Shiite cleric underwent surgery for a fractured bone last month, it sent shivers around the country and beyond. "May God heal Iraq," read ...
Franklin Graham vows UK tour will go on after planned venues back out
(RNS) — The tour is scheduled for late May through early June and was to feature eight venues in eight cities across the U.K. Thousands signed petitions objecting to his visit.
Democratic presidential hopeful Tom Steyer on faith, climate change and who goes to heaven
(RNS) — Known for his environmental advocacy, Tom Steyer, like other candidates, has made a point of referencing his faith often while on the campaign trail. He spoke with RNS to discuss his faith, how it intersects with his policy agenda, and the overlap between religion and politics in the United States.
Journalist Gwen Ifill remembered with stamp at her Washington church
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Known for moderating election-season debates, Ifill was the daughter of parents who were from the Caribbean and became deeply involved in the AME Church.
After Kobe Bryant’s death, Lakers’ chaplain seeks Scripture to help cope with tragic loss
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Los Angeles Lakers chaplain Romell Witherspoon said he will pray and reflect as he prepares for Friday night’s game at Staples Center between the Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers.