(RNS) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to eight life sentences in prison without parole for the rape and murder of Muslim teen Nabra Hassanen two years ago during Ramadan.
(RNS) — Egypt's Coptic Orthodox community is reeling from the murder of the abbot of St. Macarius Monastery, apparently by traditionalists of his own faith, in a fourth-century center of meditation and scholarship near Cairo.
JACKSON, Miss. (RNS) — Les Ferguson Jr., a Church of Christ minister, knew his wife and son's killer: He had attended Ferguson’s church until being charged three months earlier with sexually assaulting the 21-year-old son. Seven years later Ferguson has published a book about his path back to trusting God, and the pulpit.
AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (RNS) — Now 11 years into his imprisonment, Naveed Haq is the new imam for the Airway Heights Correctional Main Facility in Airway Heights, Wash. In his new role, he's trying to lead by example in conveying remorse to those he hurt.
(RNS) — The Rev. Albert Toungoumale–Baba is the second Catholic priest to be killed in about a month in the CAR.
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A jury on Friday sentenced an 85-year-old former priest to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.
(RNS) — 'I know this may sound crazy to those who still harbor deep spiritual and psychological wounds from 'church hurt' around their sexuality, but I urge you to trust and believe that although some humans may have harmed you, G-d, however, is still seeking to be reconciled with you through unconditional love,' writes F. Romall Smalls.
(RNS) — The suspect was charged with murder and rape, but some wonder why he was not also charged with a hate crime.
Christianity purports to follow a first-century rabbi who was convicted, jailed, and sentenced to die at the hands of the state beside two other convicted felons. Here's why it matters.
A Mississippi man has been arrested in the stabbing death of two Catholic nuns at their home earlier this week, police said.
(RNS) Two Catholic nuns were found stabbed to death on Thursday at their home in central Mississippi. Police are investigating the case as a robbery that escalated into murder.
(RNS) The suspect was known to be a violent bigot and should never have been let out of jail, says the victim's family.
(RNS) What it takes to get an impartial jury.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pontiff met with the grieving parents of Beau Solomon, 19, who apparently drowned after being pushed into the Tiber River during an early-morning altercation with a homeless man.
The second highest grossing horror film of all time, 'The Conjuring,' was written by two Christians who quietly inserted a religious message into it.
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