(RNS) George Zimmermann, 78, retired to Deland, Fla., 16 years ago from his post at Georgetown United Methodist Church in Paradise, Pa. He said his time in Florida had been relatively peaceful and uneventful – until the phone calls began trickling in.
Archives: July 2013
(RNS) Myanmar’s radical Buddhist monk said a bomb that exploded near him, wounding five devotees, came after a death threat by a “Muslim religious leader” who wanted to silence his campaign to prevent Buddhist women marrying Muslim men.
(RNS) Muslim-American civil rights groups are criticizing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for vetoing a bill on Tuesday that would have created an independent inspector general to oversee the New York City Police Department.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The nuns have teamed up with the bishops and have their eyes set on the 61 GOP Catholic House members. More specifically, they are pinpointing lawmakers from Florida, Texas and California.
About 40 nuns lost their composure when they greeted Pope Francis. Anthony Weiner is not a punch line but the tabloids love him. A wholesome horror flick?
(RNS) The Pentagon recognizes more than 200 endorsing agents, all of them based on a belief in God. But there has been a recent push by Humanists to endorse their own military chaplains.
(RNS) A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. has ruled unconstitutional a Congressional law allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to designate Israel as their birth country on their passports.
(RNS) The survey shows the U.K.’s estimated 280,000 Muslims report giving more money annually to charity than Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and Jews.
(RNS) The growth in online expressions of anti-Semitism may help explain a decrease in incidents of vandalism, where “bigots are more likely to take to the Internet to express themselves anonymously, rather than acting out in a public setting.”