WASHINGTON (RNS) For 16 years, the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy has split his time between advocating for religious freedom in Washington and preaching on Sundays in Louisiana. Starting next month, he’ll only have one job.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The incident was the latest violent event in the tense city where relations between Arabs and Jews have been deteriorating for months over a contested shrine holy to both Jews and Muslims.
(RNS) Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul-Rahman Kassig, showed that Muslims and non-Muslims are more invested in the care of Muslims than the Islamic State.
(RNS) The nation’s Catholic bishops have chosen a mixed slate of delegates for next year’s high-level Vatican summit on the family, including outspoken culture warriors viewed by many observers as out of step with Pope Francis’ priorities.
(RNS) Supporters say the clergy tax breaks helps compensate ministers and rabbis for their role in providing social services and pad their “modest salaries.”
(RNS) The Temple Mount is the holiest place for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims. Why is it a launching pad for violence?
BALTIMORE (RNS) Given the urgency of the immigration crisis and the electoral gains by Republicans who have thwarted earlier reform efforts, “it would be derelict not to support administrative actions … which would provide immigrants and their families legal protection,” a leading bishop said.
SITTWE, Myanmar (RNS) As Myanmar steps into the spotlight this week, the worsening plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority is casting a shadow over the country’s hopes for democratic reforms.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Catholic bishops said they had tested the vaccine privately and were shocked to find it was laced with a birth control hormone called beta human chorionic gonadotropin.