(RNS) Nailah Lymus argues that there’s greater demand for modesty than perhaps the fashion industry realizes, and that it will need models to respond. Since launching her Underwraps modeling agency, she’s received more than 400 queries from aspiring Muslim models from the U.S. to Indonesia to Great Britain.
Archives: January 2013
“Deep down, I too believe that the flames that rose from my nephew’s body will illuminate our struggle for freedom and bring a ray of hope to my suffering homeland.” – Tibetan writer and journalist Tsering Kyi, writing in The Washington Post after her nephew, Tsering Tashi, self-immolated himself in Tibet on Jan. 12 to [...]
The Mayans are so 2012, now we have a Valentine asteroid to worry about. Jewish Ravens fans break out the purple tzitzit. And some believers want to widen the marriage debate beyond gays. To, like, straights. Possible?
“Legislating for the right for people of the same sex to marry is like legalizing male breastfeeding.” – San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, in an interview with The Catholic Herald newspaper.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has asked the Vatican’s highest appeals court to consider reviewing church rules on marriage annulments — a statement that may signal a change in tone more than a change in substance.
(RNS) In its latest move to crack down on dissent, the Chinese government treats self-immolations as a crime and charges anyone inciting the act with “intentional murder.”
The Boy Scouts’ potential policy shift to allow gay members and leaders raises a question about another group shut out of Scouting: atheists, who decline to say the Boy Scout Oath because it references God.
(RNS) The Arkansas Senate has passed a bill lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapon in church, but church leaders would be allowed the final say.
AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) Those who try to simplify American culture and demand that it be uniform (fitting their standards, of course) fail to see the beauty of diversity and the half-truth of the mythologies we create.
A priest handcuffs himself to relieve stress. Some troops already have gay scouts. Docs worry about women forced to conceive.