(RNS) More than a billion people around the globe — nearly a fifth of the world’s population — are preparing to celebrate the festivals of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas.
(RNS) Four Muslims living in India have been killed by Hindu mobs after they were suspected of either eating beef or slaughtering a cow. What is behind the religious beliefs underpinning these killings? Let us ‘Splain …
(RNS) Americans as a whole are growing less religious, but those who still consider themselves to belong to a religion are, on average, just as committed to their faiths as they were in the past.
BUENOS AIRES — An art exhibit featuring 33 Barbie and Ken dolls as religious figures — including a crucified Jesus Christ — is sparking controversy in this Argentine capital and worldwide a year after the same event was canceled over death and other threats.
KOLKATA (Reuters) An ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, and is pushing some of them to convert.
(RNS) The Bible and “Fifty Shades of Grey” share more than a few raunchy sex scenes. For Banned Books Week and International Blasphemy Rights Day (Sept. 30), these eight titles are still too hot to handle.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Writing about religion isn’t all hope and inspiration, say winners of the Religion Newswriters Association’s annual journalism awards.
(RNS) Reba Riley, a “former Evangelical Poster Child,” describes her struggle to heal from wounds inflicted by institutional Christianity in a millennial memoir of spiritual exploration.