JERUSALEM (RNS) The workshop on ritual purification of the body was part of an 18-day Israel-American study mission on Jewish burial practices and other aspects of death and dying.
Mothers are best at conveying “the spiritual life is as real as the earth under our feet: We stand on it and we count on it,” a psychologist says.
(RNS) “Ex Machina” is a radically anti-religious movie that challenges the whole notion that human beings are more than meat, have free agency and have some soul that transcends the body and brain.
(RNS) The 10-part series consistently relied on religion and its zealots to fuel a complicated plot. Over and over, characters in the series warned of a coming Armageddon that turned out to be different than expected.
NEW YORK (RNS) The Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez is in a sense the Yoda of Catholicism: a small but sage presence who has known vituperation and exile, and who is now able to see his life’s work vindicated.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The plan seeks to provide women with a platform where they can play a larger role in the religious life of their community, a role that would include women leading prayers on Fridays and the introduction of female imams.
(RNS) Unlike Christianity, Judaism and Islam, historically all led by men, or the philosophies of the East such as Buddhism where male scholars and monks dominate, folk religions are often practiced and led by women.
(RNS) The church’s leaders say the ban brings moral credibility to the office and guides the conduct of those who want to be bishop.