American Magazine asked editors, and special guest Stephen Colbert, what they are giving up for Lent this year.
(RNS) What is a Sunni and who is a Shiite and why do they hate each other? That and other answers to the biggest divide roiling Islam today.
Two children joined Pope Francis in the Popemobile during his tour around St. Peter’s Square on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 18, 2015).
ISTANBUL (RNS) Public education has become a symbol of the tug of war between Turkey’s secular tradition and the rising religious tide.
…After he left us to go back to school, however, he wrote the church a letter letting us know that he is gay and that he has a partner. A lot of people were shocked and hurt by that. I don’t understand why he would do that.
(Reuters) State Rep. Kraig Powell sought to remove the barriers in 2013 and 2014. But his proposals have failed to win enough support in the face of resistance from the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
(RNS) I’ve never taken ashes before, because I didn’t want anyone to judge me for my beliefs. I didn’t want anyone to see. But this year will be different. For the first time, I will show up at church for services, step up to the pastor and present my forehead for the mark.
(RNS) Atheists and humanists unite to raise $20,000 to support the pet charity of slain Muslim student Deah Barakat, who authorities say was killed by a North Carolina neighbor with anti-theistic feelings.
(RNS) The Evangelical Covenant Church bills itself as “evangelical, but not exclusive; biblical, but not doctrinaire; traditional, but not rigid.”