(RNS) “Laudato Si'” may turn out to be politically influential. It is already theologically revolutionary.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A leading British Muslim on Friday rejected Prime Minister David Cameron’s demand that the community do more to thwart the appeal of the Islamic State group’s ideology among young Muslims.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Friday said the international community has not done enough to find a solution to the Syrian conflict, and said the country’s Christians had been united by “the blood of the martyrs” lost in war.
(RNS) Two days after Dylann Roof allegedly opened fire inside of an historic black church in a city with deep black historical roots, the country is poised Friday (June 19) to celebrate black empowerment and freedom from slavery.
(RNS) A tiny Arizona church with no permanent home won 9-0 at the Supreme Court in a free speech case.
(RNS) But politics aren’t forgotten. Top Catholic leaders are briefing Congress and the White House on Pope Francis’ moral frame of reference for confronting climate change.
(RNS) Chad, a majority-Muslim nation in Central Africa, become the second country on the continent to ban women from wearing the full-face veil.
(RNS) Pope Francis’ landmark document on protecting the environment and battling climate change is finally out after months of anticipation — and anxiety — that in the history of encyclicals is probably rivaled only by Pope Paul VI’s 1968 letter banning artificial birth control. But will it have an effect? Here are four challenges Francis faces going forward.