(RNS) Jean Vanier, an advocate for people with developmental disabilities who helped create an international network of residential communities that champion the rights of their residents, has won the 2015 Templeton Prize.
Desmond Tutu, the former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his battle against apartheid, has won the 2013 Templeton Prize, which is billed as the most significant award in the field of spirituality and religion.
Heartened by his calls for gay marriage and for bold action on climate change, leaders of the Christian left are confident that President Obama will now claim the progressive legacy they believe he craves.
NEW YORK (RNS) Louis C. Tiffany is perhaps best known for his intricate glass lamps, but a new exhibit at the Museum of Biblical Art reveals a spiritual side to the master designer and craftsman whose studio single-handedly shaped the image of American churches.
(ENInews)--A broad spectrum of U.S. religious groups -- Christian, Jewish and Muslim -- are condemning killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that authorities described as an act of "domestic terrorism."
The Dalai Lama is best known for his commitment to Tibetan autonomy from China and his message of spirituality, nonviolence and peace that has made him a best-selling author and a speaker who can pack entire arenas. But somewhat under the radar screen, the Tibetan Buddhist leader and Nobel Prize laureate has also had an abiding interest in the intersection of science and religion.
New York, (ENInews)--With world attention focused on tensions between Iran and Israel, a coalition of Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders are reminding U.S. presidential candidates not to lose sight of the need for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
(ENInews)--Human rights advocates are hailing the decision by a U.S. immigration judge that clears the way for the deportation of a former defense minister of El Salvador for his participation in acts of torture and of murder, including the 1980 killings of four American churchwomen.
New York, February 6 (ENInews)--Egyptian Christian humanitarian leaders say while politics and religion are garnering the most attention in their country right now, Egypt's serious humanitarian problems will soon have to be addressed.
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(RNS/ENInews) Christian leaders are teaming with animal rights advocates to fight against cockfighting, calling the practice of watching and betting on roosters who fight to the death antithetical to biblical values.
New York, December 16 (ENInews)--Both opponents and advocates of religious faith are mourning the death of author, polemicist, and atheist Christopher Hitchens, who died 15 December after a long battle with esophageal cancer.