(RNS) They lived lives of preaching, writing and service — some of which ended in martyrdom.
(RNS) “Faith-based” cleansing of ancient lands, murder and forgiveness motivated by scripture, and religiously inspired concern for the poor and the environment were hallmarks of 2015.
(RNS) The Vatican’s new document on Jewish-Christian relations harks back to one published 50 years ago, which set the stage for increasingly warmer relations between the church and the Jewish people.
Toungup, MYANMAR (Reuters) Hardline Buddhist monks and nationalists have branded Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy too sympathetic to Muslims and unwilling to protect Buddhism.
The 80-year-old Nobel Peace Laureate canceled planned visits in the United States in October at the advice of doctors who urged him to rest for several weeks.
(RNS) Were there coloring books and crayons in your Christmas stocking? They’re a hit with many adults. ICYMI: Here’s RNS’ look at what some consider a spiritual practice.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) See this book? It was in my hotel room here in Malaysia. It’s in hotel rooms around the world. But here, this book is banned if it is written in Malay, the official language of the country’s 30 million people.
YANGON (Reuters) Myanmar’s Committee for the Protection of Race and Religion has pushed through four laws that critics say effectively legalize discrimination against women and the country’s minority Muslims ahead of the country’s first free vote in 25 years.