(The Conversation) — Sri Lanka’s 21 million Christians, the majority of them Roman Catholics, have a long history that reflects the dynamics of colonialism as well as present-day ethnic and religious tensions.
(RNS) — When Easter Sunday becomes Good Friday, something is terribly wrong.
(The Conversation) — Among the important disputes settled at the A.D. 325 Council of Nicaea, the church council also resolved that Easter should be fixed on a Sunday, not on the traditional day of the Jewish Passover.
(RNS) — The founder of The Wild Church Network, a loose circle of Christian congregations that meet outdoors, seeks a restored relationship with God through nature.
(RNS) — In the new film 'Mary Magdalene,' the title character is many things but not the one role in which she has been historically (mis)cast: the so-called 'fallen woman.'
BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (RNS) — Unlike the cast of cemetery workers, the crowd has no instructions to remain silent as a grave digger portraying Jesus appears in the dawn’s first light.
(RNS) — It seems like the women of Scripture are having a moment leading up to Easter (April 21), celebrated by many Christians as the day they believe Jesus rose from the dead.
(RNS) — As we gather for the holidays, we all need someone who sees the spark of divinity in everyone at the table — even those whose views we can't stand.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — West's wife, Kim Kardashian, said of Kanye's rarely seen faith-oriented act, “It’s definitely something he believes in — Jesus — and there’s a Christian vibe. But there’s no preaching.”
(RNS) — What happens when an accident, old age or illness robs loved ones of their memory, and we forget that they are a child of God?
(RNS) — While fasting is a time-honored way to observe Lent, another ancient tradition concerns being nourished by the Word of God.
(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.
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 below.