Saudi Arabia again leads interfaith understanding — this time on its own soil

(RNS) — Until recently the recognition of any religion other than Islam in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was rare, and anyone practicing another faith was “vulnerable to detention,...

Bishop Mildred Hines, first AME Zion female bishop, dead at age 67

(RNS) — Bishop Mildred “Bonnie” Hines, the first female bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, has died at age 67. “We are sad because we will miss her...

Should religion influence abortion policy?

(RNS) — For the past three weeks, for the first time since the end of February, the biggest and boldest headlines in The New York Times have not been...

Do Buddhist podcasts or meditation apps lead to ‘authentic’ Buddhist practice?

(The Conversation) — Is digital Buddhism, which includes computer-assisted practices such as listening to podcasts and using meditation applications apps, authentic? Some scholars have argued that digital Buddhism epitomizes Western...