(RNS) As the 2016 election approaches, atheist, humanist and other freethinking activists are encouraged by a Pew Research Center survey that found a growing number of religiously unaffiliated — or “nones.”
(RNS) The Rev. Warren Hall told Outsports, a magazine for gay athletes, that while he remained committed to his vocation as a priest and to his vow of celibacy, he was not going to hide his sexual orientation.
(RNS) More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in the first five months of this year than during the whole of last year, according to reports collated by UNICEF, the United Nation Children’s Fund.
(RNS) Behind the story of Christian decline and the rise of “nones” is a long-standing debate about what religion theorists call “secularization,” the broad process by which religion gradually loses its social influence.
(RNS) ”Jewish values,” Obama said, means caring as well about “a Palestinian child in Ramallah trapped without opportunity.”
(RNS) Evangelicals in Nebraska and elsewhere are joining Catholics in re-evaluating their support for capital punishment.
CASABLANCA (Reuters) Girls as young as eight are forced to go to camps where they are shown how to please a man in bed in order to prepare them for married life, activists said at an international conference on ending child marriage.
(RNS) The Rev. Joseph Illo has banned altar girls and queried students about abortion and masturbation.