(RNS) — Why did Richard Alpert become Baba Ram Dass? It is the story of American Judaism.
(RNS) — Tibetan Buddhism's leader recently called to end the prominence of reincarnated lamas, a model for religious leaders who cling to entrenched modes of thinking.
(RNS) — Some teachers worry that corporate America's adoption of Buddhism’s spiritual practice could be used for unethical purposes.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — As Francis continues to promote the care of creation, he aims to connect with a broader audience than the country's tiny Catholic community.
(RNS) — Dennis L. Southward, who handled security and domestic violence matters for Shambhala International, told police that the woman 'could do a lot of damage' if she pressed charges against her alleged abuser.
BOULDER, Colo. (RNS) — In order to address outstanding debt, the board is looking into selling Marpa House, a beloved property used as an intentional living community for about 40 people.
(The Conversation) — Yoga and mindfulness could become the fourth 'R' of public education. But up for debate is whether the 'R' in this case stands for relaxation or religion.
(RNS) — When the Bangladesh government prepared to return 2,000 Muslim refugees to Myanmar, Hindu Rohingya were hopeful they would be sent back, too. But no one came for them.
NEW YORK (RNS) — The world almost never hears about Sri Lanka. Young Americans with Sri Lankan roots are asking why it has to learn about the country this way.
VADNAGAR, India (RNS) — Is Indian Prime Minister Modi's interest in Buddhist antiquities genuine, or just a play for votes among his country's dispossessed?
(RNS) — As with Islam and Buddhism, Hinduism's decentralized structure means that the loudest voices are often taken to be authoritative.
(RNS) — The traditional view has been that these nine jurists are insulated from pressure, but the response to a case of a Muslim denied the right to his imam at his execution may have proved the exception.
(RNS) — Kondo’s joy-driven minimalism is just the latest iteration of a Japanese domestic management practice intersecting with religion.
(AP) — In just over a year, the #MeToo movement has toppled powerful men around the world. Yet in most of the world's major religions, women are still relegated to second-tier status.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Social media is helping to fuel Latin America's budding interest in Buddhism.