Ali al-Nimr was given the death penalty after taking part in demonstrations three years ago for democracy and equal rights in Saudi Arabia.
(Reuters) “These kids aren’t going to be happy there,” Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed said of the decision to pull his three children from the Texas school district where son Ahmed was arrested after high school staff mistook his homemade clock for a bomb.
(RNS) What’s in “Fidel and Religion,” the book Castro gave the pope? Lines such as, “I believe Karl Marx could have subscribed to the Sermon on the Mount.”
HAVANA (Reuters) – Overall, an estimated 50 dissidents have been detained and prevented from attending papal events, said a Cuban human rights group.
(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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California passed a key legislative committee on Tuesday, after failing in the Legislature earlier this summer amid opposition from the Catholic Church.
(RNS) … You alone are great. Mighty are Your deeds. Awesome is Your power. There is no one like You. In You do we place our trust. …
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Writing about religion isn’t all hope and inspiration, say winners of the Religion Newswriters Association’s annual journalism awards.
NAYPYIDAW (Reuters) Myanmar’s president signed into law a fourth controversial bill championed by radical Buddhists but decried by rights groups as aimed at discriminating against local Muslims.