(RNS) — Black men nationwide are still disproportionately killed by police. Each name turned hashtag reminds us that the scales of justice seem permanently tilted away from black and brown people in the United States.
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PHOENIX (AP) — Police arrested 40-year-old Sharron Dobbins on suspicion of child abuse after her 17-year-old son alerted authorities.
Easter parades survive in classic Hollywood films, on the avenues near cathedrals (which paraders pass but rarely frequent), in peeps, and in song. Seldom is there a trace of connection to the religious event which prompts Easter celebrations.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Francis reflected on the power of Christianity's core belief — that Jesus rose from the dead — in his 'Urbi et Orbi' Easter message delivered from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica to a packed square of some 80,000 faithful...
(RNS) — We can start by expanding our vision and admitting that Easter is about God’s relationship with the whole world — not just human beings.
Despite their many similarities, Easter has avoided the controversy that stalks Christmas. Here's why.
WICHITA MOUNTAINS WILDLIFE REFUGE, Okla. (RNS) — Oklahoma’s version of old Jerusalem — mixing rough stone structures resembling those in the Holy Land with occasional sightings of buffalo and longhorn — provides the setting for what organizers...
(RNS) — I judge every Passion play by asking if it tells a story that is totally free of anti-Jewish images, costumes and teachings.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In his Easter Sunday blessing, Francis also urged the faithful to remember 'all those forced to leave their homelands as a result of armed conflicts, terrorist attacks, famine and oppressive regimes.'
(RNS) This year Easter as celebrated by Western Christians falls on the same day as the Eastern Orthodox observance, and that in turns falls within Passover.
ROME (RNS) The 12 inmates who took part included a Muslim who is expected to be baptized as a Catholic in June, three women and two men serving life terms.
The naming of the celebration as “Easter” seems to go back to the name of a pre-Christian goddess in England, Eostre, who was celebrated at beginning of spring.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The ceremony is described by Orthodox Christians as a 'miracle' that occurs each year on Holy Saturday, the day preceding Easter, as a fire rises from the slab of stone where Jesus’ body was laid.
(RNS) Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois hosted almost 60,000 people at its main campus for Christmas services last year, seeing a healthy bump in numbers among people also known as "Chreasters."
(RNS) Improving the administration of justice is not just a matter of politics, but also a moral and ethical obligation.