Public Health

Muslim Youth Group Cleaning up National Parks Affected by the Government Shutdown

AMYA has clocked approximately 200,000 hours in clean-up projects. The partial government shutdown that started almost three weeks ago in the United States...

Snake handlers take center stage in new opera at the Kennedy Center

(RNS) — Snake-handling Pentecostals may be on the fringe of American religious culture, but a new opera brings their exuberant worship and rockabilly-inspired...

Former New York Times reporter slams grand jury report on clerical abuse

(RNS) — “Grossly misleading, irresponsible, inaccurate, and unjust” is how former New York Times religion reporter Peter Steinfels describes last August’s Pennsylvania grand jury...

Methodist university presidents call on denomination to amend LGBTQ policies

(RNS) — Ahead of next month’s special session on sexuality intended to resolve an issue that has dogged the United Methodist Church for...

Don’t build walls that hurt, build bridges that heal

Statement from the AME Church on the US Federal Government Shutdown The servant leadership of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and its Social Action...

Protestant Ministers Sign Dutch Anti-Gay Charter, Atheists Launch Popular Alternative

Atheists release The Declaration of Love to combat the anti-LGBT statement. About 250 fundamentalist , a document with American origins which critics allege...

LDS Church Makes Changes to Endowment Ceremony in a Move Towards Gender Equality

Church attendees were greeted with policy changes in the first LDS services of 2019. in the ceremonies. The attendees were supportive of the...

Amazon Pulls Items Deemed Offensive to Muslims

Home goods printed with Quran verses are considered offensive. after the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) took exception to them. The products...

Trump Nominates Ex-Coal Lobbyist, Andrew Wheeler, To Head EPA

EWG: Wheeler is ‘doubling down’ on Pruitt’s disastrous legacyFor Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 WASHINGTON – President Trump today officially nominated Andrew Wheeler, a...

Muslim civil rights group sues Maryland over Israel boycott ban

(RNS) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a lawsuit Wednesday (Jan. 9) challenging Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order banning state agencies...