Judging from published lists of the 129 dead, about 6 percent have been identified by family and friends as Muslim by religion or by ethnic ties to majority-Muslim countries.
ROME (RNS) The slaughter in Paris of 129 people and injuring of hundreds has intensified the debate in Europe about whether Syrian refugees pose a threat. The debate has spilled across the Atlantic.
November is Native American Heritage Month. Religion & Ethics Newsweekly managing editor Kim Lawton delves into the history of Saint Kateri, and how Native American Catholics relate to the saint today.
(RNS) There’s been no dearth of adult movies about Christian themes, but it’s far less common to see films about Hinduism on the big screen.
It’s not un-American to save Assyrian Christians, Yazidis and others from genocide at the hands of the Islamic State group.
The chairman of the network of 1,100 sisters, who even dress as prostitutes to reach victims in brothels, said sex trafficking and slavery was rising globally.
BALTIMORE (RNS) More than any other item on the agenda of the bishops’ annual meeting, the debate over the voter guide revealed deep divides among the bishops and provided a snapshot of the extent of the “Francis effect” on the U.S. hierarchy.