(AP) — Pope Francis took a stroll to greet crowds, Buddhists lit lanterns in South Korea, prayers and fireworks abounded as the world welcomed 2018.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The new violence came shortly after worshippers rushed to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque that was reopened following an 11-day Muslim prayer boycott over the Israeli security measures.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In the wake of the shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice, the Democratic baseball team and various church officials prayed for the victims, including Catholic congressman Steve Scalise.
(RNS) The beloved Hagia Sophia is not officially a mosque or a church. Now some Christians are afraid that its secular status is changing.
(RNS) Leaders will debate what should be done in the face of an epidemic of violence, but something must be done. A life of faith is a life of prayer and action, but never one without the other.
Please don't tweet about your thoughts and prayers. Pray, then act.
Muslim-majority Bangladesh has seen a rise in Islamist violence in recent months, with two foreigners, four secular writers and a publisher killed this year.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) The Al-Aqsa/Temple Mount status quo upholds a rule that has existed since 1187: non-Muslims may enter the sacred compound, but only Muslims can pray.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Alden Solovy has written more than 400 prayers, 150 of which are included in “Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing.” It is one of only a handful of unconventional prayer books available in the Jewish world today.
LONDON (RNS) A British High Court justice has triggered dismay and anger across England and Wales with a decision that declares prayers at town hall meetings are against the law. By Al Webb.