NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Since 1970, Kenya has faced repeated droughts, which experts say are more frequent, shorter in duration but more intense.
(RNS) The goal of these angry preachers seemed specific: promote laws and lawmakers who will restrict accepted morality to narrow 1950s-era parameters.
(RNS) Sheriff Danny Millsaps said he understands the Constitution gives everyone the right to religious freedom. But he said he’s standing by his take on North Carolina law blocking offenders from places where children are present.
TORONTO (Reuters) The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim was making a routine visit to an orphanage in the Rajin area when an economic export bureaucrat asked him to visit Pyongyang. He has not been heard from since.
SELMA, Ala. (RNS) In many ways time has stood still in this community of 20,000 that was at the center of the push that culminated with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
(RNS) Rutgers students had no connections to terrorist activities whatsoever. Their “wrongdoing” amounts to being members of the campus Muslim Student Associations that were infiltrated by undercover NYPD agents.
BEIJING (Reuters) Tibetan Buddhism holds that the soul of a senior lama is reincarnated in the body of a child on his death. China says the tradition must continue and it must approve the next Dalai Lama.
(REUTERS) Archaeologists compare the assault on Nimrud to the Taliban’s destruction of Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Buddha statues in 2001. But the damage being wreaked by the Islamic State to ancient monuments and places of worship is even more relentless and wide-ranging.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) For some, the disadvantages of being a Jewish politician are tangible. And they’re amplified for Missouri candidates who must win over rural voters with little exposure to the faith.