(RNS) As more Muslims enter public service sectors, Americans are more accepting of them.
(RNS) Police charged 12 women under Sudan’s 1991 Criminal Act, but two were released. The rest are to appear in court in the coming days. If convicted, each will face 40 lashes.
HOT SPRINGS, N.C. (RNS) Speaking at the Wild Goose Festival, Bree Newsome said she prepared for her mission, scaling the 30-foot flagpole outside the South Carolina Statehouse, by rereading the biblical story of David and Goliath.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The trial of the onetime Vatican diplomat, Jozef Wesolowski, was suspended after he was rushed to the hospital. It’s not clear what ails him, or when, or if, the trial will resume.
(RNS) Are Americans ready for a nuanced view of the Spanish missionary’s history in California — and his sanctity — when Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. with the canonization of Serra on his agenda?
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Nikki Haley cast the events as “a story of action,” beginning with the worshipers who welcomed and prayed with the suspect and ending with the legislative action to remove the flag the accused killer had embraced.
(RNS) A quick glance at the pope’s 2015 foreign travel agenda — 11 countries across five continents — and the size of the pontiff’s carbon footprint starts to look quite large. But some say the travel is vital to spread his message on climate change.
The policy says, “Baylor will be guided by the biblical understanding that human sexuality is a gift from God and that physical sexual intimacy is to be expressed in the context of marital fidelity.”
(RNS) It seems very unlikely that government would mandate that religious organizations change their policies on gay marriage. It might, however, withdraw tax-exempt status, not from congregations, but from religious organizations.