(RNS) — Experts and policymakers need to accept the limitations of religious leaders who live in war zones and under authoritarian regimes.
Tag - violence
MUMBAI, India (RNS) — In India, interfaith and intercaste couples are increasingly facing bullying, harassment, familial opposition and even death threats.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The killing of a parish priest in the Goma Diocese was the second murder of a Catholic priest by militias in the last three years.
CAIRO (RNS) — 'We need to stop viewing this harassment toward us with pride and saying terrorism gives us a chance to play the same role our ancestors did like in those Sunday school stories about the torture of martyrs,' said Bassem Al-Janoubie, an...
(USA Today) — After a succession of bewildering violence, questions arise: Why does evil exist? Why didn't God intervene?
Preachers can talk about the real world. Or, they can be irrelevant. You choose what kind of religion you want.
How exactly can someone do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly while carrying a deadly assault rifle? asks David Gringor in a commentary.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — People are shot at churches every year across America. There aren’t any official government statistics on the subject, but some researchers have attempted to quantify it.
The following is an adaptation from “Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God.” I have decided to feature it here because it was one of the most profound and readable theological reflections that I’ve encountered in my life. I highly...
(RNS) — Some religious leaders criticized President Trump's initial response denouncing hatred and violence 'on many sides,' while a few conservative evangelicals rushed to defend the president.
(USA Today) — Others continued to question the delay in Trump speaking out against racism. 'The President of the United States should not have to be publicly shamed into condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists,' Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., tweeted.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe visited Mount Zion First African Baptist Church and First Baptist Church and spoke to congregants after violent clashes in the city between white supremacist groups and counterprotesters.
(RNS) — As a Jewish youngster growing up in Virginia, it was plain to see.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Thousands had camped in churches to pray for a peaceful election. Pastors and priests had stressed in sermons that it was the people's right to vote, and urged them to choose leaders who would please God.
LONDON (Reuters) Darren Osborne, 47, is accused of plowing the rented vehicle into the group of worshippers in Finsbury Park in the early hours of Monday morning.