ABU SNAN, Israel (RNS) Amid recent violence, a small, secretive religious sect finds itself on the front lines and questioning its future in Israel.
(RNS) The film is reportedly based on the book “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright.
KEANSBURG, N.J. (RNS) One of the officers allegedly told Justin Cooke that he wanted to search him for marijuana because of his dreadlocks.
LONDON (RNS) “There are very strong traditional beliefs and traditional funeral rites which require that the whole family touch the dead body, and they have a meal in the presence of the dead body,” renowned scientist Peter Piot said.
(RNS) The viral fundraiser has raised millions for research, but some say the money is going toward something that’s morally problematic.
(RNS) Thousands of Yazidis, followers of an ancient religion, have been killed or captured or fled to a remote mountain without food, water or shelter.
(RNS) Satanists’ attack on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision with a letter protesting “informed consent” abortion laws as a burden to their religious beliefs may be a toothless challenge.
(RNS) This summer, I’m taking to the road with 50 fellow Unificationists to follow — literally — in the Rev. Moon’s first footsteps, driving the same roads and finding out for myself how his movement is doing.
(RNS) Catholics may have invented the concept of excommunication, but they’re not the only religious group to discipline or sideline members who stray from the official party line.