(RNS) The founder of the online giant has done remarkable things, but showing him as Lord Vishnu -- and in an article about the "conquest" of India -- was too much for some Hindus.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) "Hand of God," a new Amazon series, was conceived as an exploration of zealotry and evolved into a study of religious extremism focused on a born-again Christian cult group.
PARA, Brazil (RNS) Ten years ago, Stang was killed advocating for land rights in the Amazon. The government promised an end to impunity from punishment. A decade later, violence and impunity persist.
BELEM, Brazil (RNS) Brazil's National Conference of Bishops is considering a proposal to ordain married community elders as a way to ease the shortage of Catholic priests in rural areas.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Somali Islamic militants, clerics and other extremist groups in Muslim majority countries are applying apostasy as a political tool, branding those with contrary opinions as apostates who need to be killed, said the writer.
BELEM, Brazil (RNS) An arduous public display of devotion to the Virgin Mary has persisted and thrived even as Catholicism loses ground to evangelical faiths in a dramatic transformation of Brazilian society.
SEATTLE (RNS) With its relatively low churchgoing population and social libertarianism, Washington may be the state where voters are most likely to approve gay marriage next month. But opponents say the early polls are deceptive. By Jeff Mapes.
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