(RNS) “Salaam, Love” seeks to counter stereotypes of Muslim men by offering stories of men who bare their emotions, admit mistakes, bask in memories of true love, recall heartbreaks, and reflect on caring for a dying wife.
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“It was fun. A sort of mixing of the holy and the profane.” — Self-proclaimed “world champion stripper” Francesco Lombardi, after his parrot, Amore, was blessed by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square. He was quoted by ANSA.
(RNS) SEATTLE (RNS) Mark Zmuda took a job as a teacher at Eastside Catholic School in part because he believed he could be a good Catholic role model. Two months ago, he was fired precisely because he did not measure up as a Catholic model: He married his male partner.
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) While those of us in Spokane are already familiar with our congresswoman, little is known about her alma mater, Pensacola Christian College. A brief introduction to PCC might help illuminate some of the formative ideas that have shaped the faith and religious views of this rising star within the GOP.
(RNS) Cavalier Nazi comparisons disrespect the actual victims of the Nazis by suggesting that any perceived wrong is like the Holocaust. It’s not.
Boston’s Episcopal cathedral has often been mistaken for a bank, but now it’s being mistaken for … well, you decide. Also: Everything you need to know about Sikhs, Scarlett and Sodastream. All in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) Teenager Prabhdeep Suri has been teased mercilessly since he was in kindergarten for the patka he wore on his head, a symbol of his Sikh faith. Now he and other Sikhs are sending the message that discrimination against Sikhs in the U.S. has got to stop.
PARK CITY, Utah (RNS) The annual Sundance Film Festival is like a tribe huddled around a campfire listening to the stories. These stories function like burning bushes, as prophetic calls to action.