WASHINGTON (RNS) Civil rights veteran and Congressman John Lewis urged black clergy to work for changes in the Voting Rights Act on the second anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that removed key provisions of the law.
(The Christian Science Monitor) Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spoke for the first time in court yesterday, on the last day of a months-long death penalty trial and after dozens of his victims and their families addressed the court. His message was one of contrition.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Three years ago, Solomon Osman woke up in a dimly lit room in Garissa, Kenya, after armed men grabbed him and stuffed him into a truck as he was selling clothes on the street in Mombasa 280 miles away.
(RNS) As the Islamic world experiences a rise in the number of women wearing the burqa, a traditional Islamic outer garment for covering the body in public, the dress code is being banned in some African countries over possible connections with terror attacks.