(RNS) The brothers, ages 14 and 15, refused to shake their female teacher's hand, rejecting a national tradition.
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KANSAS CITY (RNS) The Rev. Cynthia Meyer told her congregation she was “called by God to be open and honest” about who she is. But the denomination forbids gay...
He said he thought it was a hoodie. But there are no rules against hoodies.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Only 20 percent say they belong to the Church of Scotland -- the Presbyterian Church that for so long dominated life in that country.
NASHVILLE — If Haslam signs the bill, the Bible would join a list of state symbols such as the raccoon as the state’s wild animal and the Eastern box turtle as...
(RNS) Okuda San Miguel transformed a long-abandoned church in northern Spain into a work of art and a place for recreation.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Field of Mercy site near Krakow poses a “high risk for the life and health of people,” according to a report published by Polish...
MUMBAI -- The Shani Shingnapur temple in western India has barred women for centuries from the inner sanctum that is dedicated to Shani, or Saturn.
(RNS) Young adults and teens see pornography as less immoral than littering, according to a study presented at the sold-out meeting.
(RNS) A third executive was cleared of the accusations of failing "to live up to the church’s standards of personal conduct in their relationships with...
RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) The "To Mediate is Divine" program offers a simpler and cheaper arbitration route with the goal of developing alternative methods of...
(RNS) A media analyst called the "Miracles from Heaven" success a testament to a “loyal and passionate” faith-based audience.
(RNS) “(T)he next President can lift millions out of poverty and secure a brighter future for all Americans,” they say.
Poland's Catholic bishops are pushing the government to ban abortion in the country that already has one of Europe's most restrictive abortion laws.
It is focused on helping families support LGBT youth even if they are not in sync with the parents' religious beliefs or cultural values.