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Religious freedom doesn’t end with Supreme Court protection of Christians

(RNS) — Last Wednesday (June 29) I addressed the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, a bipartisan human rights gathering that continues an effort begun under the State Department’s...

A Christian approach to America’s standoff on gun safety reform

(RNS) — On the Fourth of July, my wife and I stood on the lawn of the White House, joining a crowd of Americans from all walks of life,...

Dalai Lama marks 87th birthday by opening library and museum

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama marked his 87th birthday on Wednesday by inaugurating a library and museum in his hillside Indian headquarters. He was cheered...

In Kashmir, ‘conscious music’ tests India’s limits on speech

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Sarfaraz Javaid thumps his chest rhythmically in the music video, swaying to the guitar and letting his throaty voice ring out through the forest: “What...

‘Our task is to proclaim God’s name’

(RNS) — The Rev. Jerry Pillay, the Presbyterian minister elected general secretary of the World Council of Churches last month, is taking the helm as the global ecumenical organization...

How the Catholic Church transformed American Jewish life

(RNS) — Sixty years ago, the Catholic Church was the largest ideologically antisemitic organization in the world. Many of its leaders and adherents publicly blamed Jews for the death...