(RNS) Most voters, even unbelievers, favor allowing generic prayer at public meetings.
(RNS) Maybe millennials will find or create secular equivalents to churches and other congregations. But those alternatives will have to match the depth, flexibility, long arc, and motivational force of religion.
(RNS) After years of denials and lyrics that obscure the issue, Neon Trees’ frontman Tyler Glenn declared proudly that he is gay — and still a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
(RNS) In Ukraine, manufactured incidents of anti-Semitism have been cynically used to discredit political opponents as anti-Semites, whether they are, or not.
(RNS) While Boston’s Muslims acknowledge that many people still associate their religion with terrorism, they also believe that by being involved in events like the Boston Marathon, they are breaking that link.
“Heaven Is for Real” rings all the bells of popular attitudes in social surveys, but conservative Christians are dismayed.
(RNS) “The notion of heaven captures people’s imagination regardless of their religious predisposition,” said Bishop T.D. Jakes, a producer of the new film “Heaven is for Real.”
ROME (RNS) “In my daily life, something has changed,” Sister Cristina said. “Now people stop me in the street and thank me for the joy that I have given them with my performance.”
(RNS) Reflecting on Sister Lillian’s life, I feel relieved of my fear of death. It’s not because I’m suddenly certain that there’s an after-life. Even Sister Lillian once remarked, “None of us knows what happens after we die. We just believe.”