Eighteen Catholic bishops from across the U.S. led a peace pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where they examined the devastation left by recent conflict in Gaza. They also wanted to deliver a message: Prayer is powerful; peace is possible.
(RNS) Nowhere was religious leadership more apparent than in McAllen, Texas, where churches and local government forged an effective and compassionate response to the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the border.
Dr. Monica Miller, Professor of Religion and Africana Studies and author of ‘Religion and Hip Hop’, tells RNS how looking to hip-hop and African American Humanism can improve discussions about race among atheists.
Word is that the top US conservative in the Vatican is set for a fall 9with a soft landing), while Pope Francis invites the Chinese president to visit. Christian tattoos? Cat Stevens, a.k.a. Yusuf, is back, and so is Phil Robertson, oy vey.
(RNS) The Rev. Bruce Shipman, an Episcopal chaplain at Yale, resigned last week after he wrote a controversial New York Times letter.
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The California arm of America’s largest Protestant denomination expels a pro-gay congregation. The national Convention is likely to follow suit next week.
Why you should know Alison Bechdel, one of the 21 recipients of the MacArthur Genius Grant, announced today.