TORONTO (RNS) The ruling is the third legal defeat for Canada’s Conservative government on the Muslim face veil, which has become a hot-button issue in the Oct. 19 federal election.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) By Tuesday, the monument was already installed at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs just a few blocks from the Capitol.
(RNS) The Rev. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Seminary said reparative therapy, is a “superficial” response to the “struggle” people face in dealing with homosexuality and transgender identity. But he still thinks gays can change.
(RNS) Not every Jew wants to be an active Jew. But neither do they want to be something else, in order to lubricate their entrance into an upper-class world.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The 62 bishops who have so far spoken pushed back strongly against remarks made by Hungary’s Cardinal Peter Erdo, who defended the church’s exclusion of divorced and remarried couples from receiving Communion.
(RNS) California’s “End of Life Option Act” makes it the fifth state to legalize physician-assisted dying for terminally ill patients and it will be available to one in 10 Americans.
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“I could not speak at a conference that is devoted in part to religious freedom, at an institution that seemed to be denying that freedom to its own students,” says UC Santa Barbara scholar Mark Juergensmeyer.
Over the strenuous objections of the Catholic Church.