(RNS) — Her friend Nadia Bolz-Weber gave a sermon, saying that though theologically she knows that death knows no sting, 'it stings now.'
(RNS) — For too many Christians, the church is not 'a field hospital for the wounded,' in Pope Francis' words; it is a country club for the perfect.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The elder Bush’s eldest child, former President George W. Bush, gave an emotional tribute to his father, noting his dedication to faith and family.
DETROIT (AP) — Ariana Grande sang one of the Queen of Soul's biggest hits, '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,' and Faith Hill performed 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus.'
ATLANTA (AP) - Relatives of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led more than 1,000 people on a march Monday in downtown Atlanta, where large crowds gathered 50 years earlier for the slain civil rights leader's funeral procession as a mule-drawn wagon pulled his casket through the streets.
(RNS) — 'Fifty years after Martin Luther King died, America needs to hold a national funeral for King — the faux King we have created — so that we might hear anew the real King calling us to what he called a revolution of values,' writes Raphael G. Warnock, pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church. (Commentary)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (RNS) — The renowned evangelist believed he too needed the guidance and support of a local pastor — a man he chose to preside at his burial.
(RNS) — In keeping with Billy Graham's pioneering use of new media, his funeral will be streamed live on the BGEA website, with coverage beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern on Friday (March 2).
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — The funeral service will be held under a tent, similar to the one the evangelist preached under in Los Angeles in 1949, a revival that catapulted him into the public eye.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) — Thomas S. Monson, considered a prophet by the 16-million-member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Jan. 2 at age 90 after months of declining health.
Caleb Wilde says many churches teach that "death, and our mortality, is at heart both shameful and has little to no redeeming value."
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The pre-dawn blaze Thursday at a three-story 'tahfiz' school, where Muslim boys study and memorize the Quran, blocked the lone exit from the dormitory, trapping students behind barred windows.
(RNS) Services for Khalid Jabara will focus on God, says his pastor.
DALLAS -- Thousands of police officers joined by ordinary citizens attended funerals for three of the policemen shot dead in a racially motivated ambush attack last week that intensified America's long-running debate on race and justice.
NEW YORK (RNS) A photo gallery of the Jesuit peace activist's funeral.