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Why Pope Francis' Christmas Card This Year Has Two Baby Jesuses

According to the National Catholic Register, this 1313 fresco unique in that it uses two little children to represent Jesus, whom Christians believe …

Catholicism

81 Muslims have disappeared along Kenya’s border. Their wives want answers.

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The Muslims, some as old as 50 years, have disappeared or died after security services labeled them terror suspects.

Terrorism

Muslim teen harassed by Trump supporters goes missing

A Muslim teen who said she was called a “terrorist” by a group of men harassing her on the subway earlier this month has been reported missing, …

Republican Party

17 Muslim American Women Who Made America Great In 2016

Ilhan Omar<p>STEPHEN MATUREN<p>Ilhan Omar was born in Somalia and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 12 after spending four years in a refugee camp in …

United States

Artist works to preserve Christian heritage in Hamas-run Gaza

| GAZA<p>Only about 1,200 Christians remain in Gaza -- only a tiny fraction of the population in a territory run by Hamas Islamists -- but artist Naser Jeldha is doing what he can to preserve its Christian heritage through art.<p>In his studio in the heart of old Gaza, not far from a 5th century Orthodox …

Christianity

Nigerian church collapse kills more than 60 worshippers - reports

Structural failure follows similar tragedy in 2014 in a country where construction standards are comprised by corruption<p>The roof of a crowded church has collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said.<p>The Reigners Bible Church …

West Africa

10 things to know about the Virgin of Guadalupe

(RNS) While other manifestations of Mary only claim a region or country at best, Guadalupe is the only one to reign over two continents.

Religion

Anger over welfare for multiple wives

Conservative MP Cory Bernardi says the payment of Centrelink spousal benefits to the wives of polygamous Muslim men is political correctness gone mad.<p>…

Australia

Giles Fraser, secularism and radical chic

Minority communities deserve more than thrill-seeking "allies"<p>The Church of England, the British reassure themselves, is a church that doesn’t really …

Religion

Peppa Pig as a focus for the latest Muslim controversy is just sloppy journalism

Crucial in this day and age is how the media chooses to portray Muslims.<p>Everyone around me seems to be talking about the latest Muslim controversy …

Journalism

Empower women by standing for religious freedom

(RNS) Pwint Phyu Latt is a Muslim peace activist in Burma who sought to promote interfaith relations with Buddhists, the nation’s religious majority. …

Religion

Evangelical Pastor Shunned For Welcoming LGBT People Has A New, Thriving Congregation

Evangelical pastor Adam Phillips moved to Oregon to start Christ Church: Portland in the spring of 2014. Nine months later, the evangelical …

Christianity

Once shrouded in mystery, a masterpiece of medieval ages is back on show

The translucent beauty of an early English alabaster Virgin and Child has survived 600 years of destruction<p>She has survived state-sponsored destruction, revolution in Europe and the ravages of time to return now to our shores after a 600-year absence. On Sunday an early alabaster religious statue …

Middle Ages

Americans want assisted suicide

On Wednesday the Rev. Nancy Butler of Riverside Family Church in Hartford died voluntarily. For two years she had been suffering the debilitating …

Suicide

Restoring the Buffalo

One hundred years ago, the US government oversaw the slaughter of millions of buffalo in its effort to settle the West. That meant separating Indian …

U.S. Government

Geert Wilders found guilty in hate speech trial but no sentence imposed

Presiding judge says anti-Islam politician’s conviction over 2014 incident is punishment enough<p>A Dutch court has convicted populist anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders of hate speech charges at the end of a trial he branded a politically motivated “charade” that endangered freedom of …

Discrimination

Richard Spencer misunderstands Zionism — and white people

Remember when the best way to spend a night at college was to hang out in the bar and play pinball?<p>That was a better use of time than going to hear …

Racism

Larry Brilliant | December 9, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

In This Episode << SLIDE LEFT TO SEE ADDITIONAL SEGMENTS<p>Restoring the Buffalo; Larry Brilliant; Bethlehem’s Holy Family Hospital<br>• Restoring the …

Nuclear Weapons

The Most Breathtaking, Inspiring Christmas Trees Of 2016

Tokyo, Japan<p>ASSOCIATED PRESS<p>People look at a Christmas tree at Kitte commercial complex in Tokyo's shopping and business district of Marunouchi, …

Christmas

Silence review: the last temptation of Liam Neeson in Scorsese's shattering epic

Returning to themes which have haunted his whole career, Martin Scorsese has made a film of grandeur and great fervour about Christianity, martyrdom and the silence of God<p>The silence of God – or the deafness of man – is the theme of Martin Scorsese’s epic new film about an ordeal of belief and the …

Christianity

Religion reading list: holiday edition

(RNS) Winter isn’t “coming,” it’s already here. With it comes the hope — if not the time — to curl up under the covers or by the fire and read a good …

Books

This Week in God, 12.10.16

First up from the God Machine this week, whether most Americans realized it or not, the “War on Christmas” has apparently ended – and Donald Trump …

Republican Party

Japanese-Americans Imprisoned For Ethnicity Speak Out In Defense Of Muslims

Seventy-five years ago on Wednesday, the bombing of Pearl Harbor brought the U.S. into World War II and subsequently ushered in the nuclear age.<p>It …

Africa

Egypt: bomb blast at Cairo cathedral

Egyptian security sources said five people have died and 10 left injured after explosion near Coptic cathedral<p>An explosion near Cairo’s Coptic cathedral killed at least five people and injured 10, Egyptian security sources said.<p>There was no immediate claim of responsibility.<p>On Friday, two roadside …

Egypt

Ivanka Trump and other Orthodox Jewish converts to fall under new guidelines

JERUSALEM (RNS) Ivanka Trump and thousands of other Orthodox converts to Judaism should be automatically recognized as Jewish under a landmark set of …

Ivanka Trump

Bethlehem’s Holy Family Hospital

In the midst of all the political and religious tensions in the city of Bethlehem, the Catholic Order of Malta oversees Holy Family Hospital, just up …

Religion

Faith Leaders to Trump Administration: Support and Protect LGBTQ Rights

Faith leaders gathered today at the National Press Club to share their support for LGBTQ-affirming policies in Trump’s administration and Congress in …

Rights & Freedoms

Bill filed to address non-existent problem of Sharia law creeping into U.S.

As expected, <b>Rep. Brandt Smith</b> (R-Jonesboro) has again introduced legislation to address the nonexistent problem of "foreign laws" creeping into …

Religion

International Human Rights Day: Religious Rights Are Human Rights

Last week the Prime Minister confirmed that freedom of religion and freedom of speech lie at the heart of Britain's "strong tradition" of religious tolerance. Tomorrow, as we mark International Human Rights Day, it is vital to remember that religious rights are human rights.<p>Freedom of thought, …

Human Rights

Buddhist monk courts arrest for the survival of Tawang region's rare black necked crane

The smiling countenance of the 36 year-old Lama Lobsang Gyatso, a Buddhist monk who lives in the Mon-Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh belies his …

Religion