WASHINGTON (RNS) “Please stop calling them the ‘Islamic State,’ because they are not a state and they are not religious,” said Ahmed Bedier, a Muslim and the president of United Voices of America.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A bishop from the Dominican Republic was recently reported saying he was shocked to see former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski walking freely on the streets of central Rome.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will consider a religion trifecta: One case focuses on prison inmates. Another deals with outdoor signs. The third affects Americans born in Jerusalem.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A bitter clash emerged among cardinals over the church’s approach to marriage, divorce and remarriage, with Pope Francis favoring a way to make it easier for Catholics to seek annulments.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In a new book to be released days before the world’s Catholic bishops gather at the Vatican, hard-liners are challenging moves to moderate church doctrine on marriage and offer Communion to divorced Catholics who remarry.
(RNS) Nowhere was religious leadership more apparent than in McAllen, Texas, where churches and local government forged an effective and compassionate response to the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the border.
(RNS) They can contribute by working in voter registration drives and get-out-the-vote campaigns on Election Day. That isn’t a partisan exercise. It’s basic patriotism.
(RNS) A new group of progressive evangelicals is trying to persuade other Christians to support same-sex marriage.