TORONTO (RNS) — Crystals aren't just trendy. I AM Academy is using them to build ‘a community of people who are looking to change themselves and change this world’ through astral travel, meditation and other metaphysical means.
(RNS) — Since the bus launched this month, the Muslim volunteers have served over 1,000 people experiencing homelessness in the Toronto area.
(RNS) — A 'skeptic on an irreverent search for the sacred,' Marshall said he will focus on the renewal of his marriage and possible writing projects.
(RNS) — The nihilism of today's alt-right is both a religion and a rejection of the transcendence that religion holds out as a balm.
LONDON (RNS) — A university that customarily offers hospitality to convening clergy is bucking the archbishop of Canterbury's attempt to ban same-sex spouses of gay and lesbian bishops.
TORONTO (RNS) — The gathering of some 8,000 people from 80 countries will focus on ways religion 'has been used to support genocide, wars, persecution and injustice,' says one organizer.
I celebrate a deep friendship, which has forced me to re-examine much of what I once believed.
TORONTO (RNS) The Rev. Gretta Vosper, known as the "atheist minister," is back in the news now that a church panel will soon begin a review process to determine whether she should be removed from the pulpit.
(RNS) Trinity-St. Paul's United Church in Toronto this week held its sixth annual Blessing of the Bikes -- a type of local event that has become more common as a growing number of churches consider the idea that protecting the environment is not just a scientific or political debate, but a spiritual one.
TORONTO (Reuters) The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim was making a routine visit to an orphanage in the Rajin area when an economic export bureaucrat asked him to visit Pyongyang. He has not been heard from since.
TORONTO (RNS) When the Aga Khan set out more than a decade ago to build a landmark museum to house his family's collection of Islamic art, he wanted to locate it in London. When those plans fell through, he chose Toronto.
(RNS) In the warrants, according to reports by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a young woman in the sect said she was hit with a belt and a coat hanger. Another female, a pregnant 17-year-old, told nurses at a hospital she was beaten by her brother, sexually abused by her father and forced to marry a 30-year-old man when she was 15.
TORONTO (RNS) Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz's latest creation is a depiction of Jesus as a homeless man sleeping on a bench. The only problem? Churches he has offered the sculpture have turned him down.
TORONTO (RNS) The Mormon church bought three full-page ads in the upcoming Toronto production of "The Book of Mormon." “The book is always better,” reads one of the ads.
TORONTO (RNS) It's an unlikely setting for an unlikely class. The chapel at Jesuit-run Regis College is adorned with stained glass, icons of Mary and Joseph, and the Stations of the Cross. The eight-week course being taught here is on atheism. More properly, "Responding to 21st-Century Atheism.''
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