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NEW YORK (RNS) Our Lady of Vilnius Church, built by families of immigrant Lithuanian longshoremen, started out a century ago as a beloved worship space. Now, it’s a coveted real estate asset.
In 2013, six years after the church was closed, it was sold for $13 million to on…
(RNS) A recent survey found that 57 percent of Republicans agreed that Christianity should be established as the United States’ national religion.
Not only would this violate the clear wording of the Constitution and the intention of the founders to keep religion and gover…
JERUSALEM (RNS) Israel’s first political party created by ultra-Orthodox Jewish women is running a novel campaign for parliament: no media ads or endorsements by key rabbinical authorities, just word-of-mouth recommendations and faith.
Yet the fact that women in the Haredi…
(RNS) The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, who died on Friday (Feb. 27) at the age of 91, lived three lives — each extraordinary. More extraordinary still is how he gave each up for the next.
For the first third of Boyd’s life, he was an A-list producer in Hollywood’s golden age, most f…
TABORA, Tanzania (RNS) Many women are living in fear in this rural part of northwestern Tanzania because they are increasingly being targeted by witch hunts — literally.
This East African country is grappling with an upswing in vigilante justice as villagers attack women t…