BOSTON (RNS) Muslim immigrants frequently worry whether their children will be able to maintain their Islamic identity in a country reputed to be rampant with vice and promiscuity. Muslim family experts advise parents to help their children make Muslim friends, and fully participate in American culture without compromising their Islamic values. By Omar Sacirbey.
Archives: September 2012
CLEVELAND (RNS) Amish bishop Samuel Mullet was convicted Thursday of federal hate crimes and conspiracy for exhorting followers to forcibly shear the hair and beards of those who opposed his breakaway Ohio sect. By James F. McCarty.
Spanish grandma wants cut of fresco she “restored,” Christians in the Holy Land worry about Jewish relations, Sister Simone Campbell is star-struck and Sister Mary Rose McGeady of Covenant House has died.
(RNS) A for-profit, Christian university in Arizona has won one of the education world’s most sought-after prizes: a free, historic, freshly renovated campus in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts.
(RNS) If we have the courage and wisdom to learn the backstory of our religion and others, we can begin to transcend the vicious cycles in which we are now stuck, spinning. By Brian McLaren.
(RNS) A rising tide of restrictions face the faithful around the globe, according to a study released Thursday (Sept. 20) by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) U.S. Sikhs are taking heart in a widely publicized hearing on hate crimes that they see as a first step toward better understanding of the community and increased legal protections. By Jeanie Groh.
(RNS) Cheerleaders at an East Texas high school are fighting their school district's orders to stop using Bible quotes on their signs at football games. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) For all the efforts by the Romney campaign to court Jewish voters, Obama's campaign is expressing growing confidence that they have been able to keep them in the Democratic fold. By Aamer Madhani.