(RNS) In Ukraine, manufactured incidents of anti-Semitism have been cynically used to discredit political opponents as anti-Semites, whether they are, or not.
(RNS) While Boston’s Muslims acknowledge that many people still associate their religion with terrorism, they also believe that by being involved in events like the Boston Marathon, they are breaking that link.
“Heaven Is for Real” rings all the bells of popular attitudes in social surveys, but conservative Christians are dismayed.
(RNS) “The notion of heaven captures people’s imagination regardless of their religious predisposition,” said Bishop T.D. Jakes, a producer of the new film “Heaven is for Real.”
ROME (RNS) “In my daily life, something has changed,” Sister Cristina said. “Now people stop me in the street and thank me for the joy that I have given them with my performance.”
(RNS) Reflecting on Sister Lillian’s life, I feel relieved of my fear of death. It’s not because I’m suddenly certain that there’s an after-life. Even Sister Lillian once remarked, “None of us knows what happens after we die. We just believe.”
(RNS) This year the 12 people who will have their feet washed by Pope Francis include nine Italians, one Muslim from Libya, a young man from Cape Verde and an Ethiopian woman
British PM David Cameron doubles down, Vance McAllister guts it out, Benedict XVI watches and muses, and yes, those are boiled crawfish. Plus more “Singing Nun.”
(RNS) Muslims in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, where the spying took place, said the program intimidated Muslims from attending mosques, speaking in public and making charitable contributions to Muslim charities.