(RNS) Religious emojis are on the rise. A new batch will be part of Unicode’s upcoming release.
Religious extremists in Israel are becoming more brazen. Sunday’s World Cup final is a battle of papal allegiance. Calvary Baptist Church in Washington ordains a transgender pastor.
(RNS) Fifty years after Freedom Summer, it’s easy to attribute the risks of the militant SNCC and its Freedom Summer volunteers to youthful idealism. But many who were there insist faith played an essential role.
(RNS) Religious exemption opponents claim it would relegate gays to second-class citizens. But religious institutions in the U.S. already enjoy exemptions to discriminate in hiring, including refusing to hire women in senior leadership.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Leonine Forum serves up conversations and lectures, along with drinks and dinner, to the future Catholic elite in America, many of them in their 20s, and eager for a more intellectual grounding in their faith’s teachings.
(RNS) “The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous,” the actor said in a statement.
(RNS) Science is all but useless in arguments about personhood. Because almost everyone who takes a position does so on the basis of religious belief.
(RNS) Enrollment in Catholic schools across the country has been on a steady decline since the 1960s.
(RNS) Soccer seems eerily like the world outside. But the “players” in our partisan wars show little respect for each other or willingness to let the contest end.