(RNS) The growing misuse of the blasphemy law has riled some Pakistanis and, increasingly, foreign powers.
(RNS) “There is a secular idea that ‘the devil made me do it’ that has turned into ‘satanism made me do it,’” says Lucien Greaves, spokesman for The Satanic Temple, which has a few hundred members. Accused killer Miranda Barbour is not among them
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Anticipation is mounting for a series of closed-door discussions on Thursday and Friday, when the cardinals will hold what are expected to be frank talks about issues such as contraception, cohabitation, gay marriage and whether divorced and remarried Catholics can receive Communion.
(RNS) Two petitions urging the federal government to close schools on the two Eid holidays sparked spirited debate in the Muslim community. Both failed to amass enough signatures.
(RNS) To most people, a few biblical passages are a crazy justification to handle deadly serpents. But I evaluate these kinds of claims through Weiss’ Law of Religious Relativism: Any religion is, by definition, crazy to a nonbeliever.
(RNS) The Secular Student Alliance, a national organization for nonreligious college and high school students, announced Monday that lawyers for Pisgah High School in Canton, N.C., have said the school will permit a chapter of the group.
(RNS) While the offended Hindu group has many objections to Wendy Doniger’s book, one of the main ones, according to Time magazine, is “the juxtaposition of sex and Hinduism.”
(RNS) Sephardic organizations estimate that as many as 3.5 million Jews could potentially apply for a Spanish passport. The reaction from the Sephardic community has been huge.
(RNS) The new wing, now just a wood frame, will include an indoor exercise pool, a hot tub, three fireplaces, a library and an elevator, among other amenities, according to blueprints and permits.