WASHINGTON — The letter landed in email inboxes early in May and since then, students, parents and graduates of prestigious Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School have talked of little else. It has been the subject of spirited discussions, emotional exchanges, fervent Facebook posts.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Stained-glass windows memorializing religious leaders who helped shift the Southern Baptist Convention to a more conservative stance were unveiled with great fanfare several years ago at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Since Ramadan began last week, there’s been buzz about Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter observing the holy month by fasting between dawn and dusk each day, despite being in the middle of the NBA playoffs. How can a professional athlete keep up his game while faithfully observing Ramadan?
If you’re going to Saturday’s grand opening of the new Sikh temple in northeast Vancouver, don’t expect to leave with an empty stomach. One of the golden rules of Sikhism is to share your earnings and selflessly serve others. Saturday’s celebration at Guru Ramdass Gurdwara Sahib naturally includes a community meal, known as langar.
Rachel Held Evans, a best-selling Christian author who was unafraid to wade into fierce theological battles over issues such as the role of women, science, LGBT issues and politics on her blog and social media, died May 4, after spending weeks in the hospital for an infection. She was 37.
CHICAGO — When S.E. and Katie Brick joined a United Methodist congregation last year, the self-described “rainbow family” found the welcoming and diverse environment they were seeking in a religious home.
WASHINGTON — In his National Day of Prayer speech on Thursday, President Donald Trump focused on how much the United States has changed since his election, particularly for people of faith. The president, who won a large majority of white evangelical Christians and white Catholic voters in 2016, spoke about how difficult life had been for religious Americans before he entered the Oval Office.
AMPARA, Sri Lanka — The effects of Sri Lanka’s Easter suicide bombings reverberated across two faiths Sunday, with Catholics shut out of their churches for fear of new attacks, left with only a televised Mass, and Muslim women ordered to stop wearing veils in public.
A unity that transcends faith and rejects the ignorance at the root of religious bias may be the best antidote to violence directed at people for their beliefs, a panel of local Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders said in Elmont, N.Y., recently.
WASHINGTON — When Charles Fulcher, director of visitor programs at Washington National Cathedral, traveled to Durham, England, a few years ago, he wanted to see that city’s centuries-old cathedral. But more than that, he wanted to see the mini-cathedral inside the historic house of worship — the one made of 300,000 Lego bricks.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Catholic churches in Sri Lanka canceled all Sunday Masses until further notice over concerns that they remain a top target of Islamic State-linked extremists, even as authorities said Friday a suspected local leader blew himself up in the Easter suicide bombings.
NEW YORK — There’s at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.