(RNS) — The pandemic has caused us to rethink a lot of things, and one can only hope that executing people is one of the things we don’t want to return to.
RNS — ‘The idea that we would do anything to hurt someone else’s life is horrifying to us as Jews, and antithetical to all of the teachings of our faith,’ said Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council in St. Louis, Missouri.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The referrals are the result of an investigation into church records of more than 2,000 priests and 300 deacons, seminarians and religious women.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) — The group Muslims for a Better America plunged into local politics in this city when a candidate who described herself as a 'Confederate' ran for school board.
(RNS) — Law enforcement officials in at least seven states appear to be launching their own inquiries of their Catholic dioceses, focusing on church files thought to contain decades of allegations of child sex abuse by priests.
(RNS) — The bill would 'broaden second Amendment rights at the expense of the First Amendment right of religious liberty,' said St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson.
(RNS) — Even miserable SOBs can change, and grow. You never know what's really inside.
BOONVILLE, Mo. (RNS) — As Americans across the country watched the moon eclipse the sun, pagans gathered here to appreciate the rare phenomenon with their own rituals.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (RNS) — From Jerusalem to Ayodhya, the world has no shortage of contested religious sites. But here in the U.S., the three largest Mormon denominations have found a way to peacefully share places that all of them hold sacred.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The ruling in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer potentially could narrow the separation of church and state.
(RNS) To avoid unconstitutionally funding religion or unnecessarily meddling in church affairs, Missouri has in the past wisely chosen to prohibit state funding of churches altogether.
(RNS) A pending case at the U.S. Supreme Court could dramatically affect the religious freedom of all Americans.
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — 'We want the Jewish community to know that the Muslim community stands with you in solidarity as anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and hate in general is on the rise in our nation,' Imam Djilali Kacem said.
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — Police, who are reviewing security footage, would not say whether they are considering the incident a hate crime.
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Kansas City Star) The lawsuit challenges requirements that abortion clinics meet standards for surgical centers and that their doctors have privileges in a nearby hospital.