SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A new book by Mormon scholar Russell Stevenson will spread awareness of black pioneers more widely and provide historical support for their contributions to LDS history.
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(RNS) In the video, Pope Francis referred to Palmer as “my brother, a bishop-brother,” saying they had been friends for years. “Let us allow our longing to increase so that it propels us to find each other, embrace each other and to praise Jesus Christ as the only Lord of history,” Francis said.
PARIS (RNS) French authorities warn that extremist groups are trying to capitalize on public anger over Gaza, at a time of growing alarm over French youths joining conflicts in Iraq and Syria.
(RNS) It isn’t Mexican immigrants who caused sea changes in the American workplace. It wasn’t Hondurans or Guatemalans who sucked the life out of American communities. Gun-toting “patriots” shouting hatred at refugee children are spewing venom at the wrong target.
(RNS) The rhetorical devices that ascribe the characteristics of a citizen to the legal fiction called a “corporation” are the mud and magic that produce a golem.
(RNS) The use of corporal punishment on disobedient students — commonly known as paddling — will be banned this coming school year in three counties in Florida and two in North Carolina.
(RNS) For many of the families of the 298 victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the release of the bodies has come too late to complete the burial customs of their various religions.
Yes, a New York luxury condo building will have a separate door for lower income folks. Mark Driscoll is back on Twitter, sorta. Tom Petty has a protest song about clergy sex abuse. And in a New York diocese, lay people can no longer preach.
“It sealed the deal that I will not be joining Mr. Jeff’s group.” – Utah State Sen. Jim Dabakis, who is gay, after receiving a letter from jailed polygamist Warren Jeffs that railed against gay people. Jeffs routinely sends a flurry of letters to Utah lawmakers. He was quoted by The Salt Lake Tribune.