Rastafari want more legal marijuana for freedom of worship

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mosiyah Tafari banged on drums and chanted psalms with other Rastafari in a ballroom where the smoke of frankincense mixed with the fragrant smell of...

How American couples’ ‘inter-Hindu’ marriages are changing the faith

(RNS) — When my wife and I started dating, we thought our shared Hindu faith would make things simpler. We had friends who had dated non-Hindus who had encountered...

Stormy Daniels’ religious beliefs under scrutiny as federal trial against Avenatti begins

(RNS) — Stormy Daniels, the former adult-film star who was once paid to keep silent about her relationship with former President Donald Trump, is expected to testify this week...

Secularism is not atheism. A new book explains why the distinction is so critical.

(RNS) — In the United States, secularism has become synonymous with atheism. But that’s a big mistake, argues Jacques Berlinerblau, a Georgetown University professor. At its core, secularism is an...

Dilemma for houses of worship: Openness or safety?

(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...