MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Over 2 million Muslims from abroad and inside the kingdom will be taking part in this year's hajj.
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This week’s gallery includes celebrations of the Assumption of Mary, preparations for Eid al-Adha and more.
Every year on August 15, the Virgin of the Assumption is venerated at the end of La Feria del Elote, a two-week-long corn festival in Jala, Mexico.
(RNS) — When things fall apart, like when religious leaders enter areas of sexual sin or when men abuse their power to victimize women, we are not so good at repairing relationships. In fact, we are at a loss for how to begin.
(RNS) — “It’s a big-tent spirituality," said book editor Brandenburgh, "so it’s something that not only Roman Catholics and mainline Protestants feel comfortable with, but it’s also something that is of interest to the neo-pagans of the world, many...
(The Conversation) — Nearly 2 million Muslim pilgrims are gathering in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj, a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for all Muslims who are able to undertake the five-day pilgrimage.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The terms "Mormon," ''Mormonism" and "LDS" have been frequently used for decades to refer to the Utah-based faith that counts 16 million members worldwide.
The Satanic Temple says the Ten Commandments monument violates constitutional freedom of religion rights and that the installation of their statue would demonstrate religious tolerance.
(RNS) — Two days after Pennsylvania's 'catastrophic' report on clergy sex abuse, questions remain about its effect on American Catholics and how states will prosecute such crimes in the future.
(RNS) — Where many conservative Christian leaders denounce LGBT identity, many are unwilling to do the relational work of walking alongside same-sex-attracted Christians as they attempt a very difficult thing: lifelong celibacy.
(AP) — The two scandals represent a stunning turn for the 77-year-old leader who, over the decades, earned the respect of fellow bishops and prided himself in taking tough steps to combat clergy sex abuse.
(RNS) — With their two primary wins, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan have made history not only for their faith but also their gender.
(RNS) — At age 14 and much later in life, the R&B singer recorded gospel songs at her father's Detroit church.
(RNS) — Providing support to separated families is one way faith-based agencies normally tasked with welcoming refugees got involved in the crisis at the border.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Churches, schools and crops have been burned in a clearing process that government officials say will save the main water supply.