(RNS) — The Texas death row inmate’s execution has now been stayed twice this year over concerns for religious freedom.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas grand jury has declined to indict the onetime deputy to Cardinal Daniel DiNardo on charges he sexually assaulted a married woman in a case that raised questions about consent in the #MeToo era.
DALLAS (RNS) — Barely a week after Botham Jean's parents went home, another black victim's name has been rendered into a hashtag.
(RNS) — We’ve seen this dynamic before. The families of nine victims of Mother Emanuel church in Charleston, S.C., proclaimed both forgiveness and justice with power, but some folks only heard the forgiveness.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Frank Pomeroy had not been outspoken politically in the two years since a discharged Air Force airman with a history of violence opened fire in the church where the gunman's wife and mother-in-law attended, killing 22 people.
FORT WORTH, Texas (RNS) — Besides its good food, what sets Taste Community apart is that it’s a nonprofit, pay-what-you-can, faith-based endeavor.
(RNS) — Divisive rhetoric is a serious threat to our dignity, but when people tell me to 'go back' to where I came from, my response is simple: I ask them what they have against Texans.
(RNS) — As the border crisis boiled over last summer, I attended a Southern Baptist megachurch on Fourth of July weekend. I wanted to hear which would speak louder: Jesus or America.
(RNS) — The clinic blessing, held in Austin, Texas, is part of a long tradition of progressive faith communities supporting women making reproductive decisions according to their own conscience.
(RNS) — The larvae of the black soldier fly not only help eliminate greenhouse gases, they become protein that, when roasted, can be used as feed for animals.
(RNS) — For both sides, treating human beings with basic respect and dignity, no matter who they are, is a test.
(RNS) — A 4chan user threatened to use Houston’s Baitus Samee Mosque to re-create the massacre that left dozens dead at two mosques in New Zealand.
(RNS) — The fact that the accuser is an adult has not spared the church new scrutiny about its slowness to respond to sexual misconduct claims or about what experts have been quick to call confusion regarding what constitutes consent.
DALLAS (RNS) — Almost nine months have passed since an off-duty police officer entered Botham Shem Jean’s apartment and opened fire, killing the church song leader. Bertrum and Allison Jean reflect as a racial unity summit paid tribute to their slain son.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas church unveiled a new sanctuary a year and a half after a gunman killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in state history.