(RNS) The growing misuse of the blasphemy law has riled some Pakistanis and, increasingly, foreign powers.
(RNS) Two petitions urging the federal government to close schools on the two Eid holidays sparked spirited debate in the Muslim community. Both failed to amass enough signatures.
(RNS) Sephardic organizations estimate that as many as 3.5 million Jews could potentially apply for a Spanish passport. The reaction from the Sephardic community has been huge.
(RNS) The new wing, now just a wood frame, will include an indoor exercise pool, a hot tub, three fireplaces, a library and an elevator, among other amenities, according to blueprints and permits.
(RNS) A ruling by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen sets the stage for a possible Supreme Court showdown, though cases from Utah and Oklahoma also are headed that way.
Love doesn’t take a snow day. But Valentine’s Day has no power, alas, over raging issues in religion, politics and bioethics, all in Friday’s news.
(RNS) Major Jewish civil rights groups are denouncing a new publication distributed by the Presbyterian Church (USA) that rejects the existence of Israel as a Jewish state.
(RNS) Members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom met for the first time with members of the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss a global response to religious freedom violations.
(RNS) The emergence of punitive measures against gay people in various countries has opened a stark and public fissure among church leaders in different nations. The divisions are also raising questions about whether Pope Francis needs to take action.