(RNS) A small plane carrying Nancy Writebol, the second American Ebola patient from Liberia, arrived in the United States on Tuesday (Aug. 5), making a brief refueling stop in Bangor, Maine, en route to Atlanta and Emory University Hospital.
LONDON (RNS) Britain’s leading religious freedom advocate stepped down as Foreign Office minister Tuesday in protest over her government’s “morally indefensible” policy on the Gaza crisis.
(RNS) “I appeal to all God-fearing people and all Ugandans to remain committed to the support against homosexuality,” said Uganda’s Anglican archbishop, Stanley Ntagali.
BAGHDAD — The Islamic State “behaved very nice at the beginning of the takeover of Mosul, but they start to uncover their ugly faces. They blew up three prophets’ graves, which opened my eyes,” said shopkeeper Omer Othman
(RNS) With “ex-gay” ministries falling out of favor — even by their biggest proponents — many Christians are encouraging gays and lesbians to adopt a life of celibacy instead, without ever trying to change their sexual orientation.
(RNS) Several hundred people endured a rainy Dallas morning to crowd the synagogue where Mike Jacobs had been a member for many years. And yes, they heard about his Holocaust-related history. But that wasn’t all. Not hardly.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments sent a letter to bishops around the world expressing concern about what it considers to be abuses of the sign of peace ritual.
Muslims and Jews try to talk above the din of war. An Ebola patient may be headed for an Atlanta hospital isolation unit. Religious leaders engage in civil disobedience.
(1982) On the 4th day of his week-long hunger strike and vigil on behalf of Soviet Jewish dissident Anatoly Shcharansky, Rabbi Avraham Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, N.Y., comforts Shcharansky’s wife, Avital, outside the Soviet Mission to the United Nations in New York.