TORONTO (RNS) Last month, about 150 members of the group Lev Tahor (“Pure Heart”) decamped from a village north of Montreal to Chatham, Ontario, about 200 miles southwest of Toronto. Comprising about 40 families, the sect fled just before a Quebec court ordered 14 children into foster care.
Archives: December 2013
(RNS) “A Season’s Griot” has been produced for more than two decades as the only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa radio show in the country.
(RNS) Christmas this year brought the warm consistency of tradition, of family and friends, of food and gifts and decorations hung with care. But it also brought the realization that in the five days since a federal judge overturned Utah’s ban on same-sex marriages, so much had changed for the state’s gay and lesbian couples.
Pope Francis’ Christmas Day outreach to atheists was off script but not out of character for the pontiff. He often invites all to work for the common good.
On the day after Christmas, can Lent be far behind? Jews and Chinese food. A positive outlook for 2014.
(RNS) For now, a state considered as one of the most conservative in the nation, has joined the likes of California and New York where same-sex couples can legally wed. Legal experts say that even if a judge halts the weddings, the licenses that have already been issued will likely still be valid.
(RNS) A deep divide within the United Methodist Church over how to minister to gays and lesbians has led a Washington, D.C., pastor to suggest the denomination should not wait until its 2016 General Conference to change its policies.
An imam and an archbishop band together in the Central African Republic. An Ohio judge moves the state closer to gay marriage. And Jesus is a Muslim prophet – but what do Muslims do on Christmas?