Religious News From Around the Web October 4, 2021

Religious Liberty, Abortion and Death Penalty on Court Docket; Bishops Apologize for Church Role in Indian Residential School System; Religious Exemptions to Vaccine Mandates?

Religious News From Around the Web September 6, 2021

Texas Churches Can’t be Forced to Close Under New Law; Catholics, Other Religious Groups Help Refugees; Nearly 60 Percent of White Evangelicals are Vaccinated;

Religious News From Around the Web August 30, 2021

PBS Video: David Brooks on Kabul, Afghanistan; Iranian Government Seizes Baha’i Property; Supreme Court and Religious Liberty; Potsdam Gets First Synagogue Since WWII; Christianity

Facebook Shuts Down, Then Restores Pages of Arab Atheists and Secularists

Religious News From Around the Web August 16, 2021

Facebook Rolls Out Prayer Group; Churches, Organizations Pitch In To Help in Dixie Fire; Supreme Court’s Next Big One: Religion and Abortion; Infrastructure Bill

Profiles in Faith: Patriarch Bartholomew Bridges East-West Christian Divide

INTRODUCTION His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is the 270th Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Born in present-day Turkey in 1940, Dimitrios Archontonis,

Vatican Quashes ‘Fake News’ of Pope Benedict Death

Religious News From Around the Web August 9, 2021

Scientologist Wins Case Against Munich "Sect Filter;" Religious Restrictions Return with Rise of Delta Variant; Vatican Launches Global Compact on the Family; Problems With

Pope Francis Assigned the First African-American Bishop to Head the D.C. Church

Profiles in Faith: Wilton Cardinal Gregory: First African American Cardinal Advocates for Ethics and Inclusiveness

Introduction In October 2020, when Pope Francis announced his selection of 13 new cardinals from eight countries as diverse as Rwanda, Chile, Brunei and

Pope Francis Pleads for Ceasefire in Syria

Profiles in Faith: Pope Francis

INTRODUCTION When white smoke rose from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel March 13, 2013, heralding the selection of a new Pope, it set

Religious News From Around the Web August 17, 2020

Call to Recognize Sarna Religion, Hindu Religious Figures Raise Protest, Shinto Priests Bless Head of 60-Foot tall robot, Junipero Serra Supporters Push Back, Religious

Holy Bible

What Happened at the Council of Nicaea? by By L. Arik Greenberg

I often hear people speak in hushed and conspiratorial tones — as if they were divulging a well-guarded secret — about how the Catholic