Omicron is taking a toll on pagans, who depend on conferences for community

(RNS) — Pagans are a decentralized community, comprising largely independent, small temples, covens and kindreds, with many people operating as solitary practitioners, without even a common doctrine to bring...

Indian farmers won over the Indian government. What now?

(RNS) — In 2021, a year marked by global struggle, isolation and challenges, one bit of hopeful news shone through. In November, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi repealed three...

Religious communities have a moral obligation to make the internet better

(RNS) — How many times have you heard a sermon from a religious or spiritual leader about the internet that doesn’t simply talk about unplugging, or more recently, how...

What happened to the nonbelief channel at Patheos?

(RNS) — Visitors to Patheos, the multifaith media platform that hosts commentary from writers in many of the world’s religions, may have noticed some changes lately. Its nonreligious channel has...

Top Presbyterian executive calls on US Jews to end ‘enslavement’ of Palestinians

(RNS) — A prominent Jewish organization has expressed “disappointment” over remarks by the chief executive of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that urged American Jews to help end Israel’s occupation...

Pope to soon declare 37th doctor of the church: St. Irenaeus

ROME (AP) — A 2nd-century saint known as a bridge between eastern and western Christianity took another step Thursday toward being declared a doctor of the church, one of...