ST. LOUIS (RNS) The Rev. C. Jessel Strong, president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition, took the pulpit: “We’re here because we’re sick and tired. Why does it seem all of our children are shot by the police?”
STRASBOURG, France (RNS) Europe seems “somewhat elderly and haggard” and feels “less and less a protagonist” in the world, Pope Francis warned the European Parliament.
(RNS) Sixty imams and rabbis want to get on with the hard work of repairing the rift between Muslims and Jews.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) With a grand jury decision on whether to indict the officer who fatally shot African-American teenager Michael Brown, expected by the end of the month, churches in the area are prepared to offer refuge.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Advocates hope that Pope Francis’ lending his support to autism awareness can give hope to weary parents and chip away at some of the stigma.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) In the first such move in Kenya’s history, the government announced the closure of four mosques in the coastal city of Mombasa, which has been wracked by religious-based violence.
(RNS) Just 5 percent of Americans thought climate change was the most important issue in the U.S. today. And religion was a major dividing point on how much — or how little — they think it’s a matter of concern.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelicals are a key voting bloc for the GOP, but on immigration some are taking a pragmatic step away from the party.
VIENNA (RNS) The government argues that the legislation, which Parliament will vote on this month, will help combat Islamic radicalism. Muslim groups and civic activists say it flouts the principle of equality.