PARIS (RNS) French authorities warn that extremist groups are trying to capitalize on public anger over Gaza, at a time of growing alarm over French youths joining conflicts in Iraq and Syria.
(RNS) The rhetorical devices that ascribe the characteristics of a citizen to the legal fiction called a “corporation” are the mud and magic that produce a golem.
(RNS) It isn’t Mexican immigrants who caused sea changes in the American workplace. It wasn’t Hondurans or Guatemalans who sucked the life out of American communities. Gun-toting “patriots” shouting hatred at refugee children are spewing venom at the wrong target.
Yes, a New York luxury condo building will have a separate door for lower income folks. Mark Driscoll is back on Twitter, sorta. Tom Petty has a protest song about clergy sex abuse. And in a New York diocese, lay people can no longer preach.
(RNS) For many of the families of the 298 victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the release of the bodies has come too late to complete the burial customs of their various religions.
(RNS) The result was a split-the-baby solution that largely pleased Obama’s gay rights supporters while mollifying some religious critics and leaving enough ambiguity to blunt the opposition of more hard-line foes.
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Former NFL coach Tony Dungy remarked that he wouldn’t have drafted openly gay player Michael Sam: “I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.” That’s so not the right way to think about these things.
Has President Obama managed to thread the needle on gay rights and religious freedom, as my colleague David Gibson suggests? I’m not so sure.