DENVER (RNS) — Nearly 2,500 attendees gathered in Denver for two days to seek community in what many called "the wilderness" of deconstruction. Speakers grappled with questions about faith, church, power and justice. Even as they also mourned the death of co-founder, Rachel Held Evans.
(RNS) — Gleiser, the first Latin American to win the award honoring contributions to "affirming life’s spiritual dimension," describes himself as an agnostic but is an avowed critic of atheism.
(RNS) — The new caucus comes as the religious 'nones' — those who claim no religious affiliation — jumped from about 16 percent of the U.S. population in 2007 to nearly 23 percent in 2014, according to the latest Pew data.
(RNS) I’ve learned that hiding one’s true beliefs from friends and family contributes to an atmosphere of silence and stigma, which prevents atheists, agnostics and so-called nones from establishing a support system.
(RNS) Who is God? Where do we come from? These are questions that led actor Morgan Freeman on a personal journey around the world.
(RNS) Bissell traveled around the world, from Jerusalem to Kyrgyzstan, to find the apostles' tombs.
(RNS) If the conversation around the turkey starts to get a little heated, think on this: The impulse to give thanks is good for body and soul. Let us 'Splain ...
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Francis, the first Latin American pope, unblocked Romero's sainthood process shortly after his election in March 2013. It had been stalled because church leaders saw Romero as having been too close to Liberation Theology.
(RNS) Interfaith leaders are spearheading a new fight for net neutrality -- once the realm of tech wonks and digital rights activists -- and framing a free and open Internet as essential for religious freedom, social justice and interfaith cooperation.
Religious freedom advocates are calling for President Obama and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to label ISIS’s actions against religious and ethnic minorities “genocide.” Does the label fit? 13 experts weigh in.
(RNS) A prominent philosopher-scientist has pulled out of a popular public science forum over concerns about one of its funders, the John Templeton Foundation.
"I honor my daughter’s choice to become an atheist," says guest blogger Mette Ivie Harrison. "She has already taught me a lot in her life and I suspect she will teach me still more."
Samar Badawi, Ensaf Haidar, and Elham Manea talk with RNS about their efforts to free Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu al-Khair—and explain what others can do to help.
Religion Newswriters assembled 15 journalists, editors and media professionals from across Myanmar for an intensive training course on how best to cover religious freedom and conflict. Here’s the resolution they bring back to their newsrooms.
DECATUR, Ga. (RNS) A coalition of nearly 30 atheists, humanists and other nonreligious groups is taking a page from the gay rights movement to encourage people to admit they are “openly secular.”