LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia is an acclaimed artist whose Christianity is both a touchstone and wellspring for almost all of his abstract works — and a way of reclaiming what it means to be a Christian from conservatives.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) Islam is like the bark of a tree and Sufism its sap or inner essence, says a Southern California Sufi.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The plan seeks to provide women with a platform where they can play a larger role in the religious life of their community, a role that would include women leading prayers on Fridays and the introduction of female imams.
(RNS) The preaching in that rented circus tent in Los Angeles changed Louis Zamperini, then 32 -- who put away the bottle and devoted his life to Jesus. It also changed the preacher, Billy Graham, and the future course of American evangelicalism.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) When Eric Andrews arrived on the set of “The Lost Valentine," an actor if he was an actor playing the role of the priest in the wedding scene. Andrews’ credentials -- ordained Roman Catholic priest and Hollywood producer -- make him a rarity in both religious and entertainment circles.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) As the country’s fastest-growing population, Latinos now make up nearly 40 percent of all U.S. Catholics, but represent less than 14 percent of students at Catholic schools. Catholic leaders now tout Latino outreach as one answer to the schools’ problems.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The controversy over Cardinal Roger Mahony's vote in the conclave that will elect a new pope has now reached the Vatican, with at least one cardinal musing aloud that the former archbishop of Los Angeles should consider staying home.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony still has a vote in next month's conclave to elect a new pope, and despite the abuse scandal unearthed in court documents, his vote was met with a shrug by many local Catholics.
(RNS) Released from the Catholic cocoon of seminary in 1962, the four young priests faced a church on the brink of volcanic reform with the opening of the Second Vatican Council. After being schooled in a Vatican I church, the foursome would step down as powerful American prelates, five decades later, as quintessential Vatican II men. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) The Sultans of Satire stand-up comedy show aims to challenge stereotypes and sensitivities about Muslims and Arabs while bringing people together through a few laughs -- even though much of the material couldn't be printed by a family-friendly newspaper. By Megan Sweas.
(RNS) A growing number of ordinances are pitting city officials against homeless advocates. City leaders say they want to improve the lives of homeless people and ensure public safety, while supporters of the homeless argue that such regulations criminalize homelessness. By Yamiche Alcindor.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) Muslim leaders have worked with the Los Angeles Police Department to modify its new surveillance program on suspicious activities, following recent disclosure that the New York Police Department had been spying on local Muslims. By David Finnigan.
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