ST. LOUIS (RNS) With a grand jury decision on whether to indict the officer who fatally shot African-American teenager Michael Brown, expected by the end of the month, churches in the area are prepared to offer refuge.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) In the first such move in Kenya’s history, the government announced the closure of four mosques in the coastal city of Mombasa, which has been wracked by religious-based violence.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelicals are a key voting bloc for the GOP, but on immigration some are taking a pragmatic step away from the party.
ROME (RNS) “The hungry remain, at the street corner, and ask to be recognized as citizens, to receive a healthy diet,” the pope said.
VIENNA (RNS) The government argues that the legislation, which Parliament will vote on this month, will help combat Islamic radicalism. Muslim groups and civic activists say it flouts the principle of equality.
(RNS) A new video from Compassion & Choices continues Maynard’s campaign for right-to-die legislation.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “We want to focus next year not just on the neuralgic sexual issues that seem to dominate the American media,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said.
ATHERTON, Calif. (RNS) Recent criticism of Dawkins has come from women, many of them within the atheist movement, which has long drawn more men than women to its ranks.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Southern Baptist ethicist said the sexual revolution appeared to have imposed a new patriarchy that enabled men to “pursue a Darwinian fantasy of the predatory alpha male” for the pursuit of power and pleasure.