SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Kate Kelly appealed the decision to the church’s highest authority, the First Presidency. With the rejection, her husband, Neil Ransom, plans to resign his Mormon membership. The couple now lives in Kenya.
(RNS) Once upon a time, there were red lines between criticism of Israel’s policies, denial of Israel’s right to exist, and full-blown anti-Semitism. Those lines have increasingly blurred, and in some cases, they have disappeared.
(RNS) The result of the poll suggests that appeals based on ethics could be key to shifting the debate over climate change in the United States.
(RNS) Jamila Bey, a Washington, D.C.-based writer and radio host, is believed to be the first atheist activist to address the Conservative Political Action Conference’s annual meeting.
VIENNA (RNS) The law bans foreign funding for Islamic organizations and requires any group claiming to represent Austrian Muslims to submit and use a standardized German translation of the Quran.
(RNS) ISIS offers a version of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad that few Muslims would recognize or honor. Like many Christian charlatans, ISIS dresses itself up in all the panoply of true religion.
(RNS) Mohamed Fall’s lawsuit said he was accosted by gym employees while praying alone in the locker room; they told him he would be banned if he were again seen praying.
(RNS) The mummy inside the gold-painted papier-mache statue is believed to be that of Liuquan, a Buddhist master of the Chinese Meditation School who died around the year 1100.
LONDON (RNS) Under the banner headline “Wages of Sin,” the Sun newspaper reported that it had found several ads for jobs in cathedrals that offered pay well below the “living wage” of 7.85 pounds ($12) an hour.