(RNS) Upcoming trips to Asia highlight Pope Francis’ push to globalize and reform a Catholic Church that is still very much centered on what happens in Rome.
(RNS) Millions of religious and non-religious people were displaced last year according to the State Department’s latest religious freedom report, which for the first time cites Turkmenistan for escalating religious freedom violations.
(RNS) For many of the families of the 298 victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the release of the bodies has come too late to complete the burial customs of their various religions.
(RNS) “Though Lord Ganesha merchandise is popular within the market we understand the sensitivities certain items may carry,” the company said in a statement on Monday.
(RNS) Critics say the retailer should pull the item, which they consider insensitive to their faith.
(RNS) Catholics may have invented the concept of excommunication, but they’re not the only religious group to discipline or sideline members who stray from the official party line.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Pakistan and Syria have earned their places on the list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom, says a leading religious liberty watchdog.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the national deadline for health insurance enrollment looms and with President Obama’s encouragement, organizations across a range of faiths are working to sign up uninsured Americans by the end of March.
(RNS) At the largest Holi festival in the United States, the majority of participants aren’t Hindus. They’re Mormons.