NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Millie Campbell and Betty Minor pray for an end to the scourge of murders sapping the city — 199 last year, and 17 or so on the streets Campbell drove last week. Sometimes, driver and passenger join hands, bouncing slowly over the pothole-filled streets of their neighborhood.
Archives: January 2012
Relatively few customers of Seattle-based Alaska Airlines — the nation's seventh largest carrier in terms of passenger traffic — have received the cards since 2006, when the airline stopped serving meals in coach.
(RNS) Muslim American groups are calling for New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to resign after for allegedly covering up his role in “The Third Jihad,” a documentary film that critics say demonizes Muslims and was shown to nearly 1,500 police officers and detectives. By Omar Sacirbey. 250.
The Muslim blogosphere is all aflutter about…Liam Neeson? Apparently the Irish film star, known for movies in which he plays the most hardcore guy in any given scenario, is considering leaving his Catholic faith and converting to Islam. People are offering a number of different opinions on the subject, but Muslim comedian Aman Ali gave […]
“It's part of the American character to go out and help people,” said Clifford Putney, assistant professor of American religious history at Bentley University. “We go (out) saying we have all these great ideas and (people abroad) would be better off following them.”
(RNS) Since 1862 all American clergy representing “some religious denomination” have been able to serve their country and their faith communities as military chaplains. For that, we can thank Abraham Lincoln. By A. James Rudin. 700.
Evangelicals debate the ethics of cage-fighting, George Soros channels Harold Camping, Alaska Airlines stops handing out prayer cards, we reveal “most exciting archival discovery in the post-Reformation era.”
“My stand on self immolation is the same as that of the Dalai Lama, who has always discouraged drastic actions by Tibetans,” says Lobsang Sangay, the prime minister of Tibet's government-in-exile. “He does not even endorse hunger strikes.”
(RNS) In the wake of President Obama's controversial decision last week to force religious groups pay for contraceptives, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan is feeling personally betrayed.
By talking about his Mormonism, Mitt Romney would call attention to his Mormonism. Politically speaking, that's a huge risk. Many Americans, and Republicans in particular, tend to consider Mormonism a “cult” — or “super spooky-wooky!” as Broadway's hit musical, The Book of Mormon, puts it.