LOS ANGELES (RNS) In the wake of the San Bernadino attacks and proposals to restrict Muslim immigration, some Japanese Americans are remembering the backlash against their parents and grandparents after the Pearl Harbor attack in World War II, and are expressing support for American Muslims.
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LOS ANGELES (RNS) A repeat pilgrim to see Pope Francis, Regina Bunye represents a fading demographic: young adult Catholics intensely involved in their faith.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) “We are here this morning to stand with the multitude of groups across the United States who are advocating for sensible, common sense laws to limit the effects of gun violence,” said Steve Wiebe, co-chair of Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) Roma Downey and Mark Burnett met in a nail salon in what she says was love at first sight. But the high-powered Hollywood couple say their most important project isn’t her work on ”Touched by an Angel” or his role on ”Survivor” but their joint History Channel multi-part documentary on “The Bible.”
PASADENA, Calif. (RNS) Leaders of a flagship progressive Episcopal church are defending themselves against charges of sympathy for terrorists in their decision to host the annual Muslim Public Affairs Council convention. By Megan Sweas.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) The Sultans of Satire stand-up comedy show aims to challenge stereotypes and sensitivities about Muslims and Arabs while bringing people together through a few laughs — even though much of the material couldn't be printed by a family-friendly newspaper. By Megan Sweas.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (RNS) When Mudita Bahadur started looking for excuses not to take her children on a 45-minute trip to the Hindu temple every Sunday, she knew she had to make a change. So Bahadur and other parents decided to take their children's religious education into their own hands. By Megan Sweas.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) Even as her modern values collided with traditional gender roles, and her visa status keeps her out of a job, Pooja Sindhwani and thousands of other immigrant Hindu wives are finding consolation in ancient spiritual practices. By Megan Sweas.