CHICAGO (RNS) — Dinner churches are popping up across the country in churches in a number of denominations, conservative and progressive, urban and rural and everything in between.
FORT WORTH, Texas (RNS) — Besides its good food, what sets Taste Community apart is that it’s a nonprofit, pay-what-you-can, faith-based endeavor.
SEOUL, South Korea (RNS) — After a sharp decline in Chinese visitors, South Korea is adding halal restaurants and providing prayer rooms in a government-led effort to attract more Muslim tourists.
(RNS) — In her book, Thubten Chodron teaches the Five Contemplations, which are aimed at fostering mindful eating. They're short verses designed to inspire reflections.
(The Conversation) — This latest Supreme Court case coincides with a resurgence of interest among a new generation of scholars and activists who are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.
(The Conversation) — When Muslims break their fast during Ramadan, many will only choose foods that are considered permissible under Islamic law. The Arabic word for such food is “halal.”
(The Conversation) Alcohol abuse is no laughing matter, but is it sinful to drink and make merry, moderately and responsibly, during a holy season or at any other time?
GRAFTON, Mass. (RNS) — Symbolism means little if Jesus’ presence does not actually break down the divisions that keep Christians from joining in communion with one another. (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) Though most doctors and religious scholars advise Muslim diabetics not to fast, many still do.
The family meal serves as an important early workshop in civility.
MATUU, Kenya (RNS) The drought has taken a heavy toll on religious leaders, as they move to aid communities threatened by starvation.
(RNS) 'Being a vegetarian and being in a Muslim society is almost like it's contradictory,' said one young Muslim. 'And I'm still not exactly sure why.'
(RNS) Those fruit slices with no fruit in them inspire a surprising amount of emotion.
(RNS) This morning as I flipped pancakes to fill my children’s bellies before we headed out the door, I thought of some other mothers and fathers who were undoubtedly rejoicing for other reasons.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “We must begin with our daily lives if we want to change lifestyles, aware that our small gestures can guarantee sustainability and the future of the human family,” said Francis.
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