OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) Oklahoma’s conservative lawmakers came up with a religious tactic to block same-sex weddings. In a twist, their efforts to restrict who can perform marriages could make it easier for gay couples to wed.
(RNS) The pope insisted on lunch, which will be prepared by the prisoners, some of whom will come from two other detention centers.
NEW DELHI (RNS) In the 10 months since Narendra Modi’s election, Hindu right-wing groups have expanded their influence across much of India’s government.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) The Catholic cardinal’s comments appeared directed against hardline Hindu nationalists who have stirred up animosity against India’s Christian and Muslim minorities while successfully lobbying for tougher laws against killing cows.
PARIS (Reuters) Dieudonné was found guilty of condoning terrorism by posting a joke on his Facebook account after January’s Islamist attacks in Paris.
BOGOTA (Reuters) Predominantly Catholic Chile’s new bill would permit abortion when a mother’s life is at risk, when a fetus would not survive the pregnancy or in the case of rape.
HAR HOMA, West Bank (Reuters) “Whoever moves to establish a Palestinian state or intends to withdraw from territory is simply yielding territory for radical Islamic terrorist attacks against Israel.”
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) Dozens of families with children have left the Netherlands to join Islamic State, but this is the first known case of one parent leaving without the other’s consent.
(RNS) The global concern about the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons invites Americans of faith to engage a vital issue after years of complacency.