(RNS) Financially strapped families must decide whether to keep $100,000 all for themselves, or help another family.
MADRID (Reuters) Spain’s parliament on Thursday passed a law allowing descendants of Sephardic Jews to gain nationality, more than five centuries after their ancestors were expelled from the country.
(RNS) Lawmakers seek a $2 million for an “anti-radicalization center” in Montreal, and limit public employees and people seeiking public services from covering their faces.
(RNS) Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto this week held its sixth annual Blessing of the Bikes — a type of local event that has become more common as a growing number of churches consider the idea that protecting the environment is not just a scientific or political debate, but a spiritual one.
BARCELONA (Reuters) A “People’s Pilgrimage” to highlight the effects of climate change and an upcoming papal encyclical on the environment aim this month to invigorate political will for an ambitious new deal to curb global warming.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) As chairman of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation, Blair hopes in particular to spread its message to students across the continent during the next two years.
(RNS) Westerners are missing the point of meditation, according to one of the first American teachers of meditation, Brooklyn-born Lama Surya Das. He explains in his new book, “Make Me One With Everything.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Despite excitement in Sarajevo about the pope’s visit, some doubt it will have a lasting impact.
(RNS) Church is “like an ice cream parlor” — we may stop by if we like the flavor, a new survey finds.