Princeton Theological Seminary reverses decision to honor Redeemer’s Tim Keller

Thursday, March 23, 2017
(RNS) Faced with mounting criticism for its decision to give a major award to the Rev. Tim Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan and one of the country’s best-known conservative Christian thinkers, Princeton Theological Seminary has reversed course and said Keller... Read More »

Mr. Modi’s Perilous Embrace of Hindu Extremists

Thursday, March 23, 2017
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD, NY TIMES Since he was elected in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has played a cagey game, appeasing his party’s hard-line Hindu base while promoting secular goals of development and economic growth. Despite worrying signs that he... Read More »

Trump’s new drone strike policy might violate centuries of Christian ethics

Thursday, March 23, 2017
By Jacob Marthaller, Washington Post Reports emerged last week that the White House will make it easier for the United States to launch drone strikes, potentially opening the door to attacks that could kill civilian bystanders. Compared to another travel ban, a new health-care law and an... Read More »

Failing Quebec’s Muslims

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
By MARTIN PATRIQUIN MONTREAL — “Where is it written in the criminal code that I don’t have the right to leave someone a pig’s head? Is it Islamophobic? Well, no, it’s just an anodyne gesture.” So said the Quebec City radio host Éric Duhaime last summer, two days after a pig’s head was left on... Read More »

In Religious Freedom Debate, 2 American Values Clash

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
By Tom Gjelten WASHINGTON -- The collision of two core American values — freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination — is prompting a showdown in legislatures and courts across the country. For some conservatives, religious freedom means the right to act on their opposition to same-... Read More »

A scientist’s new theory: Religion was key to humans’ social evolution

Monday, February 27, 2017
By Julie Zauzmer ​ BOSTON — In humans’ mysterious journey to become intelligent, socializing creatures like no other in the animal world, one innovation played an essential role: religion. That’s the theory that a preeminent evolutionary scientist is setting out to prove. Click here to... Read More »

The New American Anti-Semitism

Thursday, February 23, 2017
By David Leonhardt My late father and I had a friendly running debate about anti-Semistism. He had experienced some nasty anti-Semitic teasing as a child in the 1950s. And when a high-profile incident happened in the United States during his adult life, he’d often express a concern that it... Read More »

After following its congregation to the suburbs, this church is heading back to the city

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Julie Zauzmer Almost 30 years ago, Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church followed a path trod by many a congregation, a business and a family — out of Washington and into the suburbs. Today, the church is charting a new course: a return to the heart of the city. The District is... Read More »

People of Faith Are Pledging to Protect People Under Threat by Trump’s New Policies

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Jim Wallis Many people in our nation, and indeed around the world, are scared by the things happening in Washington. Those most affected by the actions of this administration are especially afraid. But today, we announce a plan of action in response. Immigrant families are faced with an... Read More »

Pope appears to back native tribes in Dakota Pipeline conflict

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Pope Francis appeared to back Native Americans seeking to halt part of the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying indigenous cultures have a right to defend “their ancestral relationship to the earth.” The Latin American pope, who has often strongly defended indigenous rights... Read More »