A parishioner at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Brookings prepares packed lunches for homeless residents. St. TImonthy’s Nearly two years after advocating for the city of Portland to drop plans to limit the number of free meals volunteers could serve the hungry in public parks, a Portland civil rights organizationRead More →

As the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads in the United States, heightening tensions around vaccination mandates and religious exemption claims, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) have published their Wave 3 of their investigation on religion and vaccines December 6. New survey finds onlyRead More →

Federal prosecutors have claimed that eight leaders of a Kansas-based “cult” separated children as young as eight from their parents, physically abused them, and put them to work at businesses across the United States through 16-hour shifts a day without pay. . A 20-page dossier filed by federal prosecutors inRead More →

A Canadian citizen is among 17 missionaries from Christian Aid Ministries who were kidnapped in Haiti as they left an orphanage, the religious organization said on Sunday. The missionary group, which also includes 16 US citizens, consists of five men, seven women and five children, Christian Aid Ministries confirmed inRead More →

It is estimated that 2,000 people are still imprisoned in Uzbekistan for peacefully practicing their religious beliefs, according to a new report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). In a report titled, Uzbekistan Religious and political prisoners: tackling a legacy of repression, USCIRF documents the casesRead More →

A national Christian organization has filed a lawsuit against Governor Janet Mills and several of the state’s largest healthcare organizations over Maine’s requirement that healthcare workers receive the COVID-19 vaccine or be at risk of lose their job Liberty Counsel, who also represented a church in Orrington pursuing state restrictionsRead More →

By Professor Ellen Hernandez Ellen Hernandez MARRAKECH, Morocco — What is the message conveyed by the representation of plants in religious texts? What do the images that these references send back to us about a people and a society tell us? These are the questions posed by award-winning artist andRead More →

By Mark MaynardKentucky today A Kentucky faith-based organization born out of ties to Planned Parenthood will be posting billboards supporting abortion in three cities in Kentucky over the next two months. The Kentucky Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice paid for the digital billboards that are on display at the ExpoRead More →

How COVID-19 vaccine makers would adapt to new variants New variants of the coronavirus have emerged in the United States, and vaccine makers are bracing in case regulators request changes to their recipe. The president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest evangelical denomination in the United States, posted aRead More →

The church which is part of the former monastery “Schwestern zum Guten Hirten” (Sisters of the Good Shepherd) in the Lindenthal district of Cologne, in western Germany, looks like a large protective tent. “It was supposed to be a kind of Noah’s ark, a refuge for what people called ‘fallenRead More →

Jews in this country have a lower opinion of President Trump’s moral and political behavior than members of other religions, although they show signs of ambivalence in his handling of “Jewish” issues. These are among the conclusions of an opinion poll published on March 12 by the Pew Research CenterRead More →

One of many Roman Catholic cathedrals in Mexico. Mexico is located in the southern part of North America and is bordered by the United States, Guatemala, the Pacific Ocean, Belize, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico is the third largest country in North America and the 13andRead More →

It’s hard to imagine what 19th-century dandy painter Eugène Delacroix and action film paladin Mel Gibson might have in common. Yet both scandalized audiences with violent imagery, both were ostracized from their contemporary artistic institutions and both drew inspiration from Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich’s visions of the suffering and deathRead More →

A cross is pictured here in Antigua, Guatemala. Guatemala is a Central American country located south of Mexico and is officially known as the Republic of Guatemala. Its capital, Guatemala City, which is also the largest city, is home to the National Palace of Culture and the National Museum ofRead More →

A church located in the Dominican Republic. Roman Catholic Christianity is the most followed religious group in the country. The Church has contributed enormously to the socio-economic development of the Dominican Republic through the projects it initiated especially before the country obtained its independence. Among the projects initiated by theRead More →

Evangelicals are the only religious group in the United States that hasn’t gained a better reputation in recent years. And Americans have become less likely to know an Evangelical, more so than any other religious tradition. While sentiments toward evangelicals have remained stable (even among Democrats), Americans have given warmerRead More →