(RNS) If the conversation around the turkey starts to get a little heated, think on this: The impulse to give thanks is good for body and soul. Let us ‘Splain …
People on social media are responding to criticism that Starbucks is waging a war on Christmas with this year’s plain red holiday cup. The latest hot hashtag: #ItsJustACup.
(RNS) The latest missives in the culture wars have come from different sides of Christianity over, of all things, the new design of the Starbucks red cup.
(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) The former chief rabbi of Great Britain says religious violence is the world’s greatest threat to freedom. But religion, he writes, can respond to the zealots.
(RNS) A dance critic finds the animating spirit of grace in athletes, entertainers, rock show roadies and politicians.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Anglican Bishop Tim Thornton’s vivid purple cassock instantly marks him as an outsider at the Vatican’s synod on the family. Thornton, of Cornwall, England, is one of 14 “fraternal delegates” to bring views of other churches to discussions.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Goodall, 81, is working with children to help unite religious and spiritual communities to ‘live in peace and harmony with each other as well as nature.’