The debate over deportation and immigration reform gets played out from the border to the Supreme Court; and an Episcopal church in Richmond, Virginia offers a more open, more mystical experience of God.
A new papal exhortation called “The Joy of Love” tries to “see the grace in people’s lives”; Religious leaders are working to foster empathy and forgiveness among the survivors of shooting victims; The ushers at Hemingway Memorial AME Church in … More
Faith groups and religious leaders try to defeat the city’s gun violence crisis; a former US senator questions whether religion has any place in politics.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is always a key stop for presidential candidates; does the Affordable Care Act burden the free exercise of religion; and they represent rebirth and the gladness of the resurrection.
As the US and Cuba restore diplomatic ties, is the Cuban government also becoming less hostile to religion and the church; a charity is restoring disabled people’s mobility and sense of dignity—free of charge; and we travel to New Mexico … More
The Catholic Church under Pope Francis may be open to reform on divorce, contraceptives, and marriage; the spiritual leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslims wants to end poverty, encourage peace, and foster religious understanding.
Combat veterans are coming home from our recent wars with deep moral injuries as well as physical wounds; when these Benedictine sisters are not praying for the world, they are working their 300-acre Colorado cattle ranch; and the days before … More
The biggest abortion case in decades will be argued before the Supreme Court minus Justice Scalia; ethical rules and responsibilities governing treatment of civilians caught up in international wars and conflicts; and actor Geza Rohrig, an Orthodox Jew, lead actor … More
The pope’s visit to Mexico highlights Catholic concern for immigrants and refugees; impact of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on upcoming court cases; and the influx at divinity schools of students who are secular or unaffiliated with any religious group.
- The Pope Meets the Patriarch; Israel Boycott Controversy; Teaching Children About Religion; Wudu: Islamic Washing Before Prayer
It was the first official meeting between a pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch since 1054; a movement of boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel has gained the support of some US churches; an exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis teaches children about world religions and sacred journeys; Muslim men perform a ritual washing to cleanse hands, arms, face, and feet before they pray. More