VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Catholic Church has been following with concern the radicalization of Syria’s civil war. The country hosts a sizable Christian minority, which has mostly sided with Bashar al-Assad during the two-year long conflict.
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(RNS) “The Burmese government must make a concerted effort to allow an effective investigation into these abuses and hold perpetrators accountable,” Physicians for Human Rights concluded in its report.
“Do not be fooled. He is not giving his life. We are taking his life. This is not his gift to God. This is his debt to society.” — Army Col. Michael Mulligan, the lead prosecutor in the case against convicted Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, before Hasan was sentenced to death for the […]
(RNS) More wackiness from Pat Robertson. There’s signs of the End Times if you just look up in the sky (near an airport). And how could such a cute little goat be so sinful? All that and more in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) “‘Atheist’ is not an offensive or objectionable word anymore than the word ‘Jew’ or ‘Christian’ or ‘man’ or ‘woman’ is,” said David Silverman, president of the New Jersey-based American Atheists.
Religion News Service’s regional hubs — the Faith & Values news sites — debut their first team series, “From Bullets to Burnings: Religion & Violence in America.” Part 1: The Business of Church Safety In its first weeklong series, Faith & Values news explores what happens when violence crosses thresholds in churches, synagogues and mosques. […]
WASHINGTON (RNS) “We can never forget as we celebrate, as we remember … that it was that faith and the spirit of God itself that fueled, that infused the movement that led to great change and transformation,” said the Rev. Bernice King.
“I just keep thinking of her mother and father watching this. Oh, Lord, have mercy.” — Actress Gloria Loring, mother to singer Robin Thicke, after her son’s appearance with a scantily clad and gyrating Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards. She was quoted by Yahoo OMG Insider.
(RNS) The interactive eScapegoat site asks participants their age, but not their name, and provides space for typing in their sins. Since its Aug. 8 debut, more than 10,000 people have submitted their sins.