(RNS) When one group of people in a country is taught to look at another group as inferior, immoral, and dangerous, the latter group will eventually pay a huge price.
(RNS) I loved John Lennon. He was my favorite Beatle. But I don’t imagine that “there’s no heaven,” and that above us is “only sky.” I don’t long for a world in which people “live for today,” and only today.
Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia was a boon to their spirits but the New Castle, Del., nuns — and other entrepreneurs as well — were disappointed with souvenir sales.
(RNS) Muslim leaders are reviewing safety procedures with congregants and, in some cases, organizing counterevents in preparation for a weekend of protests planned by groups known for their anti-Muslim views.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The prime minister’s decision aims to defuse the wave of Palestinian violence that has struck Israel and the West Bank during the past few weeks.
(RNS) Bob Alper, a rabbi-comedian who calls himself “the world’s only practicing clergyman doing stand-up comedy … intentionally,” is now “honorary comedic adviser to the pope.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Ghanaian Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle said African bishops just want to present their own views.
(RNS) Her latest book, “Grounded: Finding God in the World, a Spiritual Revolution,” champions a return to nature and an embrace of hospitality. It also begs a frequent question, “Where is God?”