(RNS) — Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice — which begins on Friday — is a Muslim holiday that memorializes the greatest sacrifice made in all of history by a renowned patriarch, Prophet Abraham (Peace be upon him), writes Nadia Ahmad.
(RNS) You've heard of the scapegoat, right? Here's how it fits into the overlap of Yom Kippur, Eid al-Adha and St. Francis of Assisi.
The "New York Times" bestselling author talks openly about personal topics, even sharing how aging affects her and whether she is afraid of dying.
One of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world, is on a mission to redeem the darkness. Barbara Brown Taylor says Christians have never had anything to say about darkness, but she plans to change that.
(RNS) Instead of going to the markets, Pakistani and Bangladeshi customers prefer websites that show photographs of live cows and goats for sacrifice.
(RNS) The Daniel Fast diet is gaining popularity during Lent, when participants will eat only food from seeds, drink only water and practice daily devotions. Proponents say it gives new meaning to Jesus' sacrifice -- and can be good for a nation that could afford to shed a few pounds.