SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The selection of this city for one of the largest interfaith meetings in the world is no coincidence, but a clear sign that both the Parliament of the World’s Religions and the LDS church have evolved.
The measure goes into effect, Jan. 1, 2017; it affects four schools still using the “R-word.” They will be allowed to phase out materials such as uniforms because of cost concerns.
NEW YORK (Reuters) Native Americans and their supporters are trying to rebrand Columbus Day as a holiday that honors indigenous people rather than their European conquerors. In many cities, it’s working.
(Reuters) Chief Arvol Looking Horse, spiritual leader of the Great Sioux Nation, said the name is offensive and suggests that Indian religious rituals practiced for centuries in the Black Hills were forms of devil worship.
(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.
A year later, who was the big winner in the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Hobby Lobby case? Beards. Yes, beards.
HONOLULU (Reuters) Under a new law in Hawaii, the dead can now be put to rest following an ancient Hawaiian custom called “clean burial” in which only a person’s bones are buried.
(RNS) The Annenberg Foundation reveals itself as the anonymous bidder that bought 24 sacred Native American artifacts — and plans to give them to the tribes that tried to keep them off the auction block.