(RNS) Many Sikhs say the Oak Creek tragedy one year ago drew them closer to their faith, and especially to the teaching that they must maintain a spirit of “chardi kala,” of optimism and hope.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Though shootings at churches and other houses of worship remain relatively rare, they can make inviting targets for gunmen — particularly disturbed individuals — who are looking for a highly visible target to settle a grudge or make a political statement.
(RNS) The Quebec Soccer Federation lifted the Sikh headgear ban Saturday (June 15). But allegations of religious intolerance and racism still linger.
TORONTO (RNS) The decision to ban Sikh religious headgear is the latest chapter in Quebec’s hotly contested debate over religious accommodation.
The FBI will begin tracking a number of religious groups as part of its law enforcement crime-reporting program.
(RNS) A national conference on religious freedom reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the coalition that fears an erosion of religious liberty in the U.S.
TORONTO (RNS) A new national study shows that while Canada is still overwhelmingly Christian, Canadians are turning their backs on organized religion in ever greater numbers.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) More than seven in 10 members of the Church of England and 56 percent of Roman Catholics in the United Kingdom support assisted suicide for the terminally ill, according to a new poll.
TORONTO (RNS) A group of prisoners in British Columbia is suing the Canadian government over a policy to cancel the contracts of non-Christian chaplains.