PARIS (RNS) — To Americans who drop coins into the collection plate, write a check or perhaps text in their Sunday donation, the idea that the state would charge an annual tax to support their church can seem strange and off-putting indeed. Not so in
Inspired by the devastating impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and enabled by the largely unchecked freedoms of social media, individual extremists have launched a steady series of assaults on religious institutions around the world, the latest at a California synagogue.
(RNS) – Democratic White House hopefuls — from Elizabeth Warren to Pete Buttigieg — are already talking a lot about God. Turns out both conservatives and progressives have been listening, and they want to hear more.
Three centuries of service to Britain, Nazi bombings, an audacious invitation to William Churchill, a famous speech and a stone-by-stone rebuilding on the other side of the Atlantic is all part of the fascinating tale of how St. Mary the Virgin Church came to Westminster
“Harry Potter and the Sacred Text” is a popular podcast that uses the seven-book series by author J.K. Rowling as the basis for discussions of virtues and for spiritual practices. The chance to discuss the series from a spiritual standpoint brought 300 fans to a live