Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees celebrate festival

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of devotees crowd to worship at a revered Hindu temple in Nepal’s capital on Tuesday as coronavirus cases drop and life returns...

There is hope for youth ministries, but they must innovate to survive

(RNS) — Traditional forms of youth ministry are losing their effectiveness. Attendance numbers at weekly worship are down across the board, and anecdotally, pastors, youth ministers and campus...

California bill could make it easier for houses of faith to build affordable housing

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — As IKAR, a Jewish congregation in Los Angeles, has developed plans to build a new synagogue and affordable housing on its property, it has encountered...

Mormon Group Digging for Scriptural City of Zarahemla in Iowa is a Portrait of...

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Pagans and witches offer prayers for peace in Ukraine

(RNS) — “We stand here helpless under this crescent Moon. We stand here helpless as the inevitable happens,” reads the beginning of a pagan prayer for Ukraine and its...

Franklin Graham sends disaster response teams to Europe; says he opposes war

(RNS) — The Rev. Franklin Graham said his Christian humanitarian relief organization was sending disaster response teams to Poland, Romania and Moldova to assess how it can meet the...