LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Dozens of people gathered under blue tarps in the pouring rain Wednesday (Dec. 4) for an interfaith service honoring the unclaimed dead who were buried at the Los Angeles County Crematorium Cemetery.
PLAYAS DE TIJUANA, Mexico (RNS) — Imam Omar Suleiman led a binational prayer Sunday (Oct. 27) at Friendship Park, a historic meeting place on the US-Mexico border that overlooks the Pacific Ocean between San Diego and Tijuana.
SAN DIEGO (RNS) — After praying together for months at the U.S.-Mexico border, local Muslims and Christians will host an interfaith, binational prayer service on Sunday (Oct. 27) at Friendship Park, where families separated by immigration status have gathered to share time.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The official transcript of a Sept. 5 meeting with Jesuit clergy in Mozambique offers a peek into a less measured side of the Argentine pontiff. Francis opened up about his spirituality after being made pope — and criticized clericalism in the Catholic Church for its fixation on sex rather than equity and integrity.
(RNS) — We shouldn't dismiss 'thoughts and prayers' as a response to disasters, as prayer is an important pathway to God. But if no further action is taken, it becomes an empty cliché.
APEX, N.C. (RNS) — If some of the newer fitness center brands draw millennials with no particular faith, FiA draws people who tend to be more religiously conventional.
(RNS) — Recent public prayers for the president appear to understand prayer less as an ancient and mysterious spiritual practice than as a chance to endorse (or condemn) what we see in the world around us.
(The Conversation) — Christian monasticism developed in part because people were seeking the solace of quiet places. But for them, like us, it was a struggle.
(RNS) — Graham's call for 'special day of prayer for the president' on Sunday (June 2) has been joined by a who's who of evangelical leaders.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — A concerned Jewish healthcare worker has composed a prayer to be said before vaccinations are given. She hopes the prayer, which has been posted in some well-baby clinics, will help ease the minds of parents whose children are being vaccinated.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — More than 350 churches in Nashville decided to pray for every resident of the Bible Belt city by name for 30 days. Then they sent out postcards telling people they had been prayed for. Some residents appreciated being prayed for. But others saw the prayers as an invasion of privacy.
(RNS) — Organizers expect millions to attend some 40,000 events to mark the day that has been observed annually since 1952 according to an act of Congress.
(RNS) — The House speaker should not capitulate to the most odious and extreme impulses of his caucus. (Commentary)
(RNS) — The more time I’ve spent around my Muslim friends, the more I’ve considered being more deliberate about my prayer life.
(RNS) — Kentucky could soon have a new law on prayer for its students, and given what Gov. Matt Bevin is saying about their teachers, they'll need it.