New academic journal will challenge notion that religions hate queer and trans people

(RNS) — In an effort to counter the assumption that religions hate queer and trans people, a pair of religion professors is launching a new academic journal exploring the...

The art of sharing Sikh experiences on Netflix

(RNS) — It’s relatively uncommon to see South Asians on American screens, and it’s especially uncommon to see South Asian women. But some in the film industry are seeking...

Princeton University scraps exhibit of Jewish American artists with Confederate ties

(RNS) — Last summer, Princeton University agreed to organize an exhibit of works by American Jewish artists in the second half of the 19th century. The exhibit would feature 50...

Indian state begins voting in test for Modi’s Hindu politics

AYODHYA, India (AP) — Under grey skies, construction cranes towered over laborers building a mega three-story temple demanded by millions of Hindus for over 100 years. The shrine is...

Conservative PAC sues Biden administration, targeting nuns, liberal Catholics in records request

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Conservative political action committee CatholicVote is suing President Joe Biden’s administration in an effort to secure records of communication between the U.S. government and Catholic groups...