(RNS) — A Presbyterian pastor, the Rev. Angela Williams, sees it as her calling to do ministry supporting reproductive justice — helping houses of worship break the stigma around “our sexualities and reproductive lives.”  That stigma is often driven, she...
(RNS) — Conversion stories are an American tradition. The stories are often the same, no matter what religion is involved. Someone was lost, then they were found. Or they were wandering in the dark and then, as Hank Williams Sr. once...
(RNS) — Before the pandemic, The Potter’s House of Denver had plenty of use for its 3,500-seat sanctuary in the southeast corner of the Colorado capital. But in early January, the megachurch announced it was selling its building and...
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Islamic State says a lone Afghan suicide bomber struck inside a Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar during Friday prayers, killing at least 56 worshippers and wounding 194 people. The Islamic State...
KELLER, Texas (RNS) — On Sunday evening (March 6) inside Northwood Church, an evangelical megachurch in a Dallas suburb resembling a tasteful convention center, the sanctuary’s stadium seating was filling up as three clergymen warmed up the crowd with...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Tuesday setting March 15 as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia. The resolution, adopted by consensus by the 193-member world body and cosponsored by 55 mainly Muslim countries, emphasizes...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians and Israeli police clashed at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem on Friday as thousands gathered for prayers during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Medics said more than 150 Palestinians were wounded — Palestinians threw...
HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) — Safia Ibrahim’s business was in trouble. COVID-19 had taken hold in Somaliland, in the Horn of Africa. The 50-year-old widow with 10 children to support set out door to door on the capital’s outskirts, a...
(RNS) — Among clergy and sociologists, film directors and songwriters it’s become practically a matter of cliché that Americans are searching for wholehearted belonging and not finding their needs met — the phenomenon, in short, behind the phrase “spiritual...
(The Conversation) — This article was originally posted May 6, 2019. Why is Ramadan called Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and lasts either 29 or 30 days, depending on when the new crescent moon is...