Wednesday, January 26, 2022
(RNS) — George Oliver Wood, the longtime Assemblies of God leader who died this week at age 80, once recalled how he grew up listening to his mother and other women preach. “The Holy Spirit had called them in light...
Can public school employees use their position of authority to impose religious rituals on other...
Last week marked the four-year anniversary since Russell M. Nelson assumed leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and it’s been quite an unexpected ride. When he became the president in January 2018, the general consensus seemed...
(RNS) — Afghanistan is the most dangerous country for Christians, according to an annual list put together by the Christian watchdog group Open Doors. It is the first time in two decades that North Korea has not been at...
(RNS) — Celebrating Dr. King’s birthday in any year reminds all justice-loving and justice-seeking people of the challenges we face and of the unfinished business of economic inequality, political exclusion, and cultural humiliation — the tripod of institutional racism...
(RNS) — For the last half-century, the issue of abortion has distorted our politics and disfigured the process by which we nominate and appoint judges to the Supreme Court. Absolutists on both sides of the issue have treated abortion...
(RNS) — While Martin Luther King Jr. Day is mostly commemorated with quotes and clips of King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech and footage of bus boycotts and the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, some of...
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — To Alex Naranjo and Marlene Vargas, intuition and magic are what they call humans’ “natural birthright.” You don’t have to be Wiccan or a New Age enthusiast or have “extraordinary lineage” to get in touch...
(RNS) — On a cold day, a stranger comes to the door of the sanctuary and asks for shelter. What should happen next? The Bible’s Book of Deuteronomy says, “God loves the stranger, giving them food and garments.” The next...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group that represents North Dakota’s Roman Catholic bishops is contacting parents of students at the University of North Dakota and asking that they urge administrators to reject the school’s proposed “gender inclusion” policy. The policy,...