ROME (RNS) “This is our culture. If you don’t want to see it, close your eyes!” Syrian Patriarch Youssef III Younan said as controversy continued over Italy’s move to shield nudes from the view of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
MARRAKESH, Morocco (RNS) Participants unveiled the Marrakesh Declaration, an updated bill of rights for religious minorities, inspired by the the Prophet Muhammad’s Charter of Medina.
(RNS) “The Birth of a Nation,” a biopic about the 19th-century black preacher, slave and revolutionary Nat Turner, was picked up by Fox Searchlight Pictures for a record $17.5 million on Tuesday (Jan. 26).
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Bishop of London said two Anglican vicars should be commended for growing full beards, as do some Jews and Muslims.
BNEI BRAK, Israel (RNS) More than half of ultra-Orthodox families live below the poverty line. A new program helps train men who spent their days studying Torah enter the workforce.
At a writing workshop, faith leaders explore social media, blogging and opinion writing in effort to reach the “nones” — the religiously unaffiliated.
(RNS) If you couldn’t get past the snowbanks, #blizzard2016’s aftermath won’t affect your afterlife.
ROME (RNS) Gay rights activists demonstrated for civil marriage across 100 city squares, ahead of Thursday’s (Jan. 28) parliamentary vote, which would grant same-sex couples legal rights.
(RNS) The censure of the Episcopal Church raises vital questions about whether divergent teachings on marriage and sexuality constitute minor differences of interpretation or major theological revisions.