CAPE TOWN (RNS) This week’s global Shabbos Project features yoga events and picnics in San Diego, a 3,000-person street dinner in downtown Los Angeles, and major events in 560 cities around the world.
Author Archives: Brian Pellot
About Brian Pellot
Brian Pellot is director of global strategy at Religion Newswriters Foundation and RNS. He writes and speaks regularly about religious freedom, freedom of expression and internet rights. Brian is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (RNS) Inclusive and Affirming Ministries’ LGBTI safe house provides refuge for at-risk sexual minorities and a safe space to integrate “God’s gift of faith with God’s gift of sexuality.”
(RNS) The Bible and “Fifty Shades of Grey” share more than a few raunchy sex scenes. For Banned Books Week and International Blasphemy Rights Day (Sept. 30), these eight titles are still too hot to handle.
(RNS) The Harvard professor was a choirboy and clerked for conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. Now he’s running for president as a Democrat with a unique pledge to quit the top job — just as soon as he “fixes” democracy.
(RNS) The HBO satirist aims to shine a light on broad IRS tax exemptions for televangelists’ prosperity gospel schemes.
(RNS) Interfaith leaders are spearheading a new fight for net neutrality — once the realm of tech wonks and digital rights activists — and framing a free and open Internet as essential for religious freedom, social justice and interfaith cooperation.
(RNS) A growing number of advocates and experts are calling for President Obama and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to label ISIS’s actions against religious and ethnic minorities “genocide.” What’s holding them back?
(RNS) The Internet melted when news broke that a Minnesota dentist had killed Zimbabwe’s most beloved big cat. Allow me to steal Cecil’s spotlight for a moment with five facts about the country’s egregious human rights record.
CAPE TOWN (RNS) A new documentary looks at the effects of continuing homophobic violence against lesbians in South Africa’s impoverished townships, and the activists who continue the struggle.