WASHINGTON (RNS) On display are a 1654 Torah scroll, a page from the 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon and a text written by a slave who wanted to pass on the essentials of his Muslim heritage.
(RNS) With a major new initiative recently announced at the Smithsonian Institution, Americans will now be able to more clearly see the role of religion in the history of the United States.
WASHINGTON (RNS) What is it about Indiana Jones and, more broadly, the quest for religious relics, that captures people’s imaginations?
Peter Manseau's new book suggests that Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon may have been influenced by a Seneca religious prophet who died 200 years ago.
ROME (RNS) Pope Paul VI declared that the relics believed to belong to St. Peter were "identified in a way that we can consider convincing" -- the closest thing to a statement of authenticity the bones ever received from the Vatican.