(RNS) The Culpeper (Va.) controversy is the latest law-enforcement training course to draw harsh criticism from Muslim groups who say agencies hire purported experts in Islam or counterterrorism who in fact have other agendas.
(RNS) “Homeless Jesus” was bolted down in February, beside a bronze plaque with the familiar words from Matthew 25:40 — “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”
TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) Two brothers have admitted to playing roles in a bizarre plot to kidnap, beat and torture a recalcitrant Orthodox Jewish husband to convince him to give his wife a religious divorce, authorities said.
(RNS) The resolution of the Rev. Thomas Ogletree’s case highlights an emerging dynamic that allows some pastors to skirt rules banning clergy from performing same-sex wedding, while others risk costly church trials and the loss of clergy credentials.
(RNS) In a nation in which the overwhelming method of execution is via lethal injection, corrections officials are having difficulty getting their hands on the drugs they need.
SEATTLE, Wash. (RNS) Mark Zmuda claims that as vice principal of Eastside Catholic School, his duties were “purely administrative and unrelated to any religious practice or activity.” He filed suit in King County Superior Court against the school and the Archdiocese of Seattle.
(RNS) David Hellman admitted to traveling with seven co-conspirators from New York to a New Jersey warehouse with the intention of forcing a Jewish man to give his wife a divorce document known under Jewish law as a “get.”
(RNS) The pope faces a torrent of criticism from victims advocates and others who noted that Francis did not apologize for the abuse, has not disciplined any bishops and has yet to meet with any abuse victims.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A call for greater acceptance of gays and lesbians has put African and Western churches on a collision course, as some African clerics liken mounting criticism from the U.S. and Europe to a new wave of colonization by the West.