As ethno-religious conflicts and extremism hinder Myanmar’s democratic reforms, faith leaders across the country emphasize the need for interfaith dialogue and religious tolerance.
(RNS) Many Catholic conservatives view Francis’ ecological push as further evidence of the liberal tilt of his papacy.
ISTANBUL (RNS) Some of Rumi’s followers believe the 13th-century mystic’s whirling dervish ceremonies have been wrongly appropriated for profit.
NEW YORK (RNS) The archbishop of New York seemed to part ways with another prominent New York Catholic, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, who essentially said Charlie Hebdo editors had brought on their own slaughter.
(RNS) The disconnect between what Congress wants to do and what the nation needs done is vast and bizarre.
(RNS) While 20 people were killed in the Paris rampage (including three terrorists), as many as 2,000 were killed as Boko Haram militants took over the town of Baga in Nigeria’s Borno state.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The Vatican and the pope may be targets … but it is not opportune to feed a state of particular alarm, because at the moment it is neither justified or well-founded,” the Vatican’s chief spokesman said.
(RNS) Sister Donna Markham will be the first female chief of Catholic Charities USA in its 105-year history.