NEW DELHI (RNS) Obama’s speech was widely interpreted as a message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party, whose rise to power emboldened activists to declare India a nation of Hindus.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) It was not all hymn singing and rejoicing in one of England’s great medieval cathedrals during the consecration of the Rev. Libby Lane.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The survey found that 11 percent of Americans said they were close friends with a Sikh person; 31 percent said they had never interacted with a Sikh.
TEL AVIV (RNS) On Tuesday (Jan. 26) — Holocaust Remembrance Day — Renee Ganz will return to Auschwitz-Birkenau the for the first time, along with nearly 100 other Auschwitz survivors from 19 countries.
WHEATON, Ill. (RNS) The vile emails that so-called Christians send to an outspoken church-state watchdog activist display an appalling rejection of Christ’s message of peace, forgiveness and reconciliation.
BOSTON (RNS) Potential jurors in bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial must be able to impose the death penalty. That standard eliminates most Catholics who heed their church’s catechism.
(RNS) In his media punditry and in a weekly column that ran in some diocesan newspapers, the Rev. Richard McBrien argued for the ordination of women, optional celibacy, and birth control, among other things.
(RNS) “Do we really surrender the entire American system of government to five people, unelected, appointed for life, with no consequences for the decisions they make?” Huckabee asked.
MOSCOW (Reuters) “If we could just cut in half the number of abortions, there would be steady and powerful demographic growth,” Patriarch Kirill said.