FERGUSON, Missouri (RNS) Civil rights leader Al Sharpton told a packed church on Sunday (August 17) that the Michael Brown case would mark a defining moment in civil rights history and fundamentally change the way police engage with the African-American community.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (RNS) A nun who drew U.S. Catholic bishops’ ire with what they consider radical feminist writings fired back Friday (August 15), saying their investigation of women’s orders is wasteful when financial mismanagement and sexual abuses are being covered up.
(RNS) Civil rights and religious groups say efforts to rid federal agencies of anti-Muslim bias have faltered and prejudice against Muslims persists, particularly in the training of anti-terrorism officers.
On September 11, 2001, Krista Tippett was in Washington on her way to meet with potential funders to help her create a radio show focused on faith. As the day unfolded with attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the meeting was canceled.
“Unfortunately, the case for religion as a force in the world was made for me,” Tippett said.