(RNS) In January, a U.S. Army official told Heathen representatives that the old Norse religion of Asatru had been granted official recognition — only to backtrack a few days later.
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) Years before the gay rights movement gained momentum, the openly gay black activist, a Quaker, advised Martin Luther King Jr. on nonviolent protest tactics and organized the 1963 March on Washington.
Bill Levin, who calls himself the church’s minister of love, formed it partly to test Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which bars the government from infringing on religious practices.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year history.
(RNS) Financially strapped families must decide whether to keep $100,000 all for themselves, or help another family.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) In court they admitted to urinating on the mountain and swearing at a guide who told them to respect the mountain because local people have strong religious beliefs that it is where their ancestors reside in the afterlife.
(RNS) A new app called Instapray, founded by Stanford grad Fryderyk Ovcaric and backed by venture capitalist Peter Thiel among others, is billed as “a safe place that connects people around the world through prayers.” But it also puts some of our worst impulses on display.