The first Miss America of Indian descent Nina Davuluri was crowned.

The first Miss America of Indian descent Nina Davuluri was crowned.

Nearly half the rebel fighters in Syria are aligned to jihadist or Islamist groups, according to a new analysis in the war.

Battles raged over a Christian town near Damascus over the weekend.

Reports are coming out about the shooting on Washington’s Navy Yard. As prayers are being tweeted, it might be worth reading Timothy Snyder’s piece on Twitter and tragedy: A revamped American religious experience.

Alabama’s 16th Street Baptist Church marked the 50th anniversary of the bombing that killed four girls.

Rick Warren returns back to the public spotlight since his son’s suicide in April.

The first Miss America of Indian descent was crowned last night. Angry tweets falsely assumed she is Muslim.

Robert Capon, an Episcopal priest, author, theologian and food writer known for “The Supper of the Lamb” cooking and metaphysics has died.

The Atlantic explores bullying of those who don’t believe in God.

Why does everyone fight over Jerusalem? CNN explains.

What’s a higher calling: virginity or marriage? NBC News investigates.

Is texting “writing”? Is downloading “creating”? The Washington Post on how to keep the Jewish Sabbath in a digital world.

NPR profiles the woman who brought polygamous Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints leaders to justice.

A Utah polygamous family that does not claim an organized religion will get a new reality TV show.

A new public campaign in India uses images of three Hindu goddesses with bruised faces to raise awareness about violence against women.

The United States will help preserve an 11th-century monastery in Nepal and a Buddhist shrine by donating $87,800 to protect it from flooding.

A new film tries to put a face on atheism.

A new center is named for retired Anglican bishop Desmond Tutu. In an interview with RNS, Tutu spoke about gay rights, the Middle East and Pope Francis.

The New York Times looks at religion and coffee.

A Muslim woman has permission to wear a niqab during a criminal trial in the UK but must remove it while giving evidence, a judge has ruled. All this and more in the new RNS Religious Freedom Recap.

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Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey joined RNS as a national correspondent in 2013. She has previously served as managing editor of Odyssey Networks and online editor for Christianity Today.

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