(The Conversation) — Sri Lanka’s Christians - about 7 percent of the country's total population - have a long history that reflects the dynamics of colonialism as well as present-day ethnic and religious tensions.
Violence that unfolded as an after-school lesson on Monday about the crucifixion revealed the perils of trying to reenact scriptural teachings.
Guest pastor Hope Carpenter delivered a fervent lecture on the importance of “holding fast” to confessions of faith, a message she claimed to have received from God that morning. Then, her monologue took an abrupt, violent turn.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The government of the Central African Republic and 14 rebel groups signed a peace agreement Wednesday (Feb. 6), raising hope for an end to one of Africa’s bloody and complex conflicts.
YANGON, Myanmar (BP) -- Ethnic Wa rebels this month shut down churches or destroyed their buildings and temporarily detained several clergymen in eastern Myanmar (Burma), sources
JACKSON, Miss. (RNS) -- In a few weeks (July 1), Les Ferguson Jr. will move on to a new position in Oxford, home to "Ole
WASHINGTON (RNS) -- When Lydia Catterall, a junior at Norcross High School in Norcross, Ga., was asked why she was participating in the March for
(RNS) — “A child of God is dead.”
That message came Wednesday (Feb. 14) not from a religious leader, but from CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd
TAUNTON, Mass. (RNS) — Two months after the deadliest church shooting in American history, federal authorities are spearheading new efforts to help equip local faith
(RNS) — As the shots rang out through Marshall County High School, shock waves simultaneously reverberated throughout all of Marshall County as one fact was