CASABLANCA (Reuters) Girls as young as eight are forced to go to camps where they are shown how to please a man in bed in order to prepare them for married life, activists said at an international conference on ending child marriage.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) On a clear Arkansas spring afternoon after a day of horse riding, Wade Earp sighed and said, “I wish we didn’t have to have a gay rodeo. I wish we could just rodeo.”
(RNS) While he’s widely admired for his autobiographical writing about contemplative prayer and meditation, Merton’s work on racial justice is less well-known.
(RNS) “Once you’ve stood inside the cell and heard the sounds of an actual solitary confinement unit echoing in your very being, it becomes very hard to forget or to ignore,” said the Rev. Kate Edwards, a Zen Buddhist in Madison, Wis.
Mothers are best at conveying “the spiritual life is as real as the earth under our feet: We stand on it and we count on it,” a psychologist says.
(RNS) The Central African Republic is bad, Malaysia is getting worse, and ISIS fighters should face the International Criminal Court.
(RNS) The number of people living on $1.25 or less a day has dropped in half since 1990. Now, the World Bank and religious groups want to bring that number to zero.
(RNS) When Patricia Raybon’s daughter converted to Islam, it almost ruined their relationship. But their struggle has become a model for sharing life with those of other faiths.
ROME (Reuters) Elio Toaff was Rome’s chief rabbi in 1986 when then-Pope John Paul II made the first visit by a Roman Catholic pontiff to a synagogue in nearly 2,000 years.