CATEMACO, Mexico (RNS) — Sorcerers, witches, healers and spiritual guides appeared the first Friday of March as they have for almost 50 years in this small town in southern Mexico.
(RNS) — One of the most distinctive devotions to the patron saint of Mexico is a parade of clowns who make a pilgrimage to thank the Virgin for their good fortune.
TIJUANA, Mexico (RNS) — In a border city overwhelmed with more than 6,000 asylum-seekers, one group had bulked up its meal program to serve more than 1,200 breakfasts a day.
PULAU SUMBA, Indonesia (RNS) — On the island of Sumba, in central Indonesia, a ritual war game known as Pasola is celebrated annually between villages, and it draws large crowds of all ages.
CAREY ISLAND, Malaysia (RNS) — The ceremony takes place over four days, in which shamans and villagers visit different points on the rivers and seashores where boats have sunk in the past.
CHIANG MAI, Thailand (RNS) — Yee Peng, or two full moons festival, is one of many lunar festivals held annually across Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Shiite holiday marks the end of the mourning period for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson and a central figure in Shiite Islam.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (RNS) — Hundreds of thousands of people marched during this year’s procession, many protesting the country’s endemic poverty, and demanded President Mauricio Macri declare a food emergency and increase government assistance for the poor.
(RNS) — Every year, between the sixth and seventh months of the lunar calendar, nomad tribes gather in the tiny Tibetan village of Ser Geyrgo for a prayer festival that is meant to invoke heaven.
(RNS) Annual religious architecture contest winners use natural light and materials to 'meet the needs of congregations.'
(RNS) Millions of Shiites are walking to Karbala to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein bin Ali.
(RNS) One marks the harvest, others are festivals of lights. Now and in the coming weeks, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists and Yoruba are celebrating different holidays, shown in this slideshow.
People around the world gathered for vigils, prayer and reflection in the days after the tragedy in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, 2016.
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