(RNS) Removing Christians from the Middle East accelerates instability.
(RNS) In the short time since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, those with religious objections are already facing punishment.
(RNS) Mennonites grapple with a paradox: One of the most influential shapers of the idea of Christian pacifism and nonviolence repeatedly committed acts of sexual violence.
(RNS) “The 20th century had no greater champion of religious freedom — of conscience — than James Dunn,” said Oliver “Buzz” Thomas, former general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee.
(RNS) VoteSmart.org lists his religion as “Protestant.” But the only reference to church that turns up on a web search is his home in the Northern Virginia suburb of Falls Church.
QUITO (Reuters) Tens of thousands lined the streets as Francis’ motorcade drove into the city, some pushing through a police line. Well-wishers threw gifts at the popemobile, including two live white doves.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican is planning meetings with the world’s major bishops’ conferences, likely after October, to ensure they are successfully acting on the pope’s wishes.
(RNS) A favorite talking point among conservative opponents is that the gay marriage ruling is akin to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. But there are several obstacles to that scenario. Here are six of them …
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis will depart Sunday (July 5) on a much-anticipated trip to Latin America, seen as a homecoming for the Argentine pontiff and likely to draw attention to key challenges in the region. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio shocked the world in 2013 when he became the first Latin American to be elected […]