LONDON (RNS) Leaders of the Shiite community in the United Kingdom, about 5 percent of the total Muslim community, are doing all they can to tone down tension with Sunnis.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Faced with a string of losses in the court and a rapid shift in public opinion in favor of gay marriage, planners of Thursday’s traditional marriage rally aimed to show lawmakers — and especially courts — that they will not give up without a fight.
(RNS) While some may wage wars in the name of their religion, others care for the refugees who flee the violence because of their faith.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The report doesn’t trace violence only. It also tracks “apostates repented,” a reference to winning over fellow Sunnis in areas that the group has seized.
(RNS) “If the point of this event were to single out a group of individuals and target them for hatred, I most certainly would not be there,” wrote San Francisco Achbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who leads the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The Islamic militant group al-Shabaab said it executed the attack, but the government disputes this.
(RNS) On any issue, the teachings and actions of Jesus are more radical, more revolutionary and more disruptive than anything imagined by the right wing, or the left wing for that matter.
(RNS) In today’s Republican Party, a number of factors have forged a new religious identity that supersedes familiar old categories.
(RNS) In 2012, the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the decision to hold a public high school graduation ceremony at a Wisconsin megachurch was “offensive” and “coercive.”