NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) Amid concern over the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslims beyond New York City, state and federal law enforcement officials plan to hold a summit Saturday to assure religious leaders that they are addressing the NYPD incursions into New Jersey. By James Queally and Christopher Baxter.
Archives: February 2012
(RNS) A group of Democratic-leaning Catholics on Wednesday (Feb. 29) released a 2012 voter guide that includes abortion among a range of “pro-life issues,” such as war, euthanasia and poverty, and highlights economic and social justice issues as concerns Catholics should weigh as they consider which candidate to support. By David Gibson.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Researchers plan to release a comprehensive census of American mosques on Wednesday, charting their growth, followers and their leaders' interpretations of Islam. By Lauren Markoe.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (RNS) A Roman Catholic priest who was fired for altering the words of the Mass is now digging deep into the letter of church law in an effort to regain his post as parish priest. By Tim Townsend.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As Mitt Romney presses his White House bid, many Americans don't realize that his Mormon faith played an important role as foil in the early days of the GOP, and how its first candidates won by whipping up anti-Mormon sentiments. By Thomas Burr.
As you've probably heard, Mitt Romney won big in Arizona and eked out a narrow victory in his native state of Michigan on Tuesday. Santorum bested Romney among evangelicals in Michigan 51-35, but lost non-evangelicals, including Catholics, in Michigan and Arizona. Mark Silk's take: “Those numbers suggest that come next week's Super Tuesday contests, Santorum […]
WASHINGTON (RNS) “I regret any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president, Mr. Obama,” evangelist Franklin Graham said. “I apologize to him and to any I have offended for not better articulating my reason for not supporting him in this election.” By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) A conservative Brazilian bishop who broke away from his church over the consecration of an openly gay bishop in New Hampshire was found murdered with his wife in the northeastern town of Olinda, according to the diocese.
LONDON (RNS) Police on Tuesday (Feb. 28) evicted scores of demonstrators from a makeshift tent city they had erected outside historic St. Paul's Cathedral more than four months ago as part of a global protest against capitalism.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Taliban is attempting to capitalize on the outbreak of violence that followed the inadvertent burning of a Quran by NATO troops by characterizing the war as a conflict between infidels and Islam, analysts said.