(RNS) The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a national Muslim civil rights group that has frequently drawn fire from conservatives, has regained its tax-exempt status. By Bob Smietana.
Archives: July 2012
(RNS) It was supposed to be a realistic lesson on the dangers missionaries face overseas. Now a church faces kidnapping and assault charges after a mock raid terrorized a youth group participant. By Monica Von Dobeneck.
(RNS) In an unconventional move, a number of high-profile business executives have come out on the issue of gay marriage. By Laura Petrecca.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) Shahada Sharelle Abdul Haqq said she became interested in studying Islam when she learned how the Quran protects the rights of women. Her new book celebrates the lives of Islam's female role models. By Kay Campbell.
A series of Olympic firsts for Muslim women. Mitt Romney goes to Israel. American nuns prepare to confront the Vatican.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Planners of a Bible museum in Washington closed a $50 million deal Thursday on a building a few blocks from the National Mall. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS/ENInews) Scotland announced it will allow same-sex weddings as early as 2015, becoming the first country in the United Kingdom to do so. By Trevor Grundy.
(RNS) A Catholic priest has suggested that Satan may have driven accused killer James Holmes to open fire at a Colorado cinema, continuing the religious debate over a shooting that claimed 12 lives and wounded 58 more. By David Gibson.
The 30th Olympiad begins. Religious groups condemn allegations by Michelle Bachmann. A majority of Americans would vote for an atheist.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Whether believers realize it or not, the trees near their houses of worship have religious roots. By Lisa Schencker.