As Russian threat escalates, prominent US faith leaders hold vigil for peace in Ukraine

(RNS) — More than a dozen faith leaders offered prayers for a peaceful resolution to the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine during an online vigil Wednesday (Feb. 23)...

For clergy, COVID-19 has brought both burnout and breakthrough

(RNS) — For Rabbi Katie Mizrahi, the rabbi of the Reconstructionist synagogue Or Shalom in San Francisco, the COVID-19 pandemic has been long, stressful and full of surprises. During the...

As Kuwait cracks down, a battle erupts over women’s rights

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — It all started over yoga. When an instructor in Kuwait this month advertised a desert wellness yoga retreat, conservatives declared it an assault on Islam. Lawmakers...

Justin Bieber’s new tour offers incentives for fans to do good, support nonprofits

(RNS) — Justin Bieber is incentivizing Beliebers to take action on social justice during his Justice World Tour, which launched in San Diego on Friday (Feb. 18). His “Justice...

Amid book bans, Muslim authors, parents advocate for children’s books representing Islam

(RNS) — When in September 2021, Pennsylvania’s Central York School District banned “The Arabic Quilt,” Aya Khalil’s award-winning debut picture book about fitting in at school, Khalil decided to...

Make no Mistake, if There’s a War Between Russia and Ukraine, it Will be...

Putin has now ordered Russian...