(RNS) Thousands of Yazidis, followers of an ancient religion, have been killed or captured or fled to a remote mountain without food, water or shelter.
(RNS) “I don’t think (Dawkins) has done more harm than good to the atheist movement, but the balance has been shifting towards harm,” atheist blogger Adam Lee said.
(RNS) “People that go to far away places to help are great — but must suffer the consequences,” Donald Trump said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “In fact if a child becomes a product to buy, it is obvious that as with any acquisition it must meet with the buyer’s approval,” Italian feminist Lucetta Scaraffia wrote in the Vatican newspaper.
(RNS) The theater’s board decided not to host the festival under its current sponsorship arrangement because of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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) 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.
(RNS) “I think standing outside the White House will make a difference,” said Sister Eileen Campbell of the Sisters of Mercy, joining others in an act of civil disobedience to protest deportations and seek relief for 11 million immigrants living illegally in the country.
(RNS) According to federal statistics, 41 percent of births are to unmarried mothers. But what if the single mom by choice is a minister, or a rabbi?