Religion News Archive
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WASHINGTON (RNS) More than 100 religious leaders and activists were arrested Thursday (July 31) in a White House protest aimed at halting deportations and aiding immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
The direct action sponsored by Church World Service and Casa de Maryla…
(RNS) American Jesuits are pushing members of Congress who were educated at the Catholic order’s schools to pass aid for thousands of refugee children who have surged across the border in Texas in recent months, calling proposals to swiftly deport them “inhumane and an insul…
(RNS) When Philadelphia’s St. Paul Baptist Church hired the Rev. Leslie Callahan as its first female pastor, in 2009, she was nearing her 40th birthday and the tick-tock of her biological clock was getting hard to ignore.
She delighted in her ministry but also wanted a hus…
(RNS) A group of Satanists is challenging the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision by providing a letter women can give to doctors to avoid being handed state-mandated “informed consent” literature before seeking an abortion.
But constitutional lawyers say the effort may b…
Krista Tippett’s ‘On Being’ honored by White House for engaging listeners on what it means to be human
(RNS) On Sept. 11, 2001, Krista Tippett was in Washington on her way to meet with potential funders to create a radio show focused on faith. As the day unfolded with attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the meeting was canceled.
“Unfortunately, the case for…