NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Catholic bishops said they had tested the vaccine privately and were shocked to find it was laced with a birth control hormone called beta human chorionic gonadotropin.
(RNS) How could the midterm election have turned out this way? The reason that touches my world is the collapse of progressive Christianity as a teacher of civic virtues.
(RNS) What, precisely, were the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah? Sodomy, right? That is what we have always believed. But the ancient Jewish sages said the people of Sodom passed laws that prohibited giving to charity.
(RNS) Former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young was scheduled to be on the ill-fated flight, but, according to a spokesperson, felt “guided by the spirit” not to get on board.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Somali Islamic militants, clerics and other extremist groups in Muslim majority countries are applying apostasy as a political tool, branding those with contrary opinions as apostates who need to be killed, said the writer.
TORONTO (RNS) The “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act” would ban arranged marriages of minors and deport polygamists.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “This decision gives greater certainty that this matter will ultimately return to the Supreme Court, as we have said all along that it must,” said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage.
(RNS) The time for the U.S. to act together with the world to rescue the Nigerian schoolgirls (and those recently abducted) is now.
(RNS) An exhibit in Berkeley, Calif., questions the gender of popular female Catholic saints, affording artist Alma Lopez a chance to ask viewers what is feminine, what is masculine, and is there something holy in the mashup.