In Turkey, thousands of personnel have been fired for suspected involvement in the recent failed military coup that killed some 300 people. 492 members of the country’s top Islamic authority were among those dismissed. Meanwhile, President Tayyip Erdogan has accused … More
Pope Francis led a silent prayer for the victims of the recent truck attack in Nice. The pontiff also reached out to French leaders and promised to meet with the families of the victims as soon as possible. More than … More
In the U.S., police shootings and fractured race relations continue to dominate the landscape. This week in Miami police shot an unarmed black man who had his arms in the air.
Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist, was shot in leg … More
In Washington this past week some of the biggest evangelical leaders and musicians gathered for a prayer rally that called for unity and the healing of the nation.
The event, Together 2016, which focused on millennials, had been promoted by President … More
Religious leaders gathered at Washington National Cathedral to discuss the role of the white church in improving race relations in the country.
Rev. Amy Stapleton: We don’t get to just go to one anti-racism workshop and check the box and say we’re … More
In Baton Rouge, on Monday evening, mourners gathered to hold a candlelight vigil for one of three police officers killed by an Iraq war veteran earlier this month. Three other officers were wounded in the shooting. The ambush rocked a … More
For the first time in 50 years, Buddhists celebrated an important religious rite in Tibet. The ritual, which is said to encourage enlightenment, was led by a youth China designated as the 11th Panchen Lama, the second-highest figure in Tibetan … More
Humanitarian organizations and other experts gathered this week in South Africa for the international AIDS conference. Doctors Without Borders said that 4.5 million of the 6.5 million people living with HIV in Central and West Africa are not receiving medical … More
The United Methodist Church has elected its first openly gay bishop. Karen Oliveto, a married lesbian and senior pastor of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, was elected bishop just before church leaders gathered in Chicago this week to discuss … More