France ponders its response to shootings: Will xenophobia or multiculturalism win?

By Elizabeth Bryant / Religion News Service
PARIS (RNS) As France emerges from its worst terrorist attack in decades, a biting novel that imagines the country governed by Islamic law is part of a swirling debate about its… read more

Nigerian archbishop calls for unity marches following Boko Haram massacres

By Fredrick Nzwili / Religion News Service
(RNS) Nigerian Roman Catholic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama says his country needs a similar march to the one held in Paris on Sunday (Jan. 11) to pay tribute to victims of Islamist … read more

Vatican downplays report that it’s under threat from Islamic terrorists

By Josephine McKenna / Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican on Monday (Jan. 12) rejected reports that it could be the next target of Islamist terrorists after last week’s deadly attacks in France. The… read more

What will it take to bring us all together?

By Shane Raynor
Many of the world’s citizens were French on Sunday (Jan. 11), at least for a few hours, as we watched what has been called the largest demonstration in the history of… read more

3 steps to revolution

By Matt Rawle
How have your resolutions been going? Sometimes a resolution is hard to get started. Sometimes it starts with a great drive but it loses steam and falls apart. Maybe you’ve… read more

A savior who disturbs and disrupts

By Chris Andrews
Mark 1:21-28 Jesus has a message. Jesus is an individual not with just words to fill an hour but with a message that can make the difference between life and death; a message that … read more

Why the Charlie Hebdo attack is not about images or free speech

By Hussein Rashid / Religion News Service
(RNS) Ostensibly, the horrific attack against Charlie Hebdo in Paris was because of the publication’s satirical images of the Prophet Muhammad. But to view the assault as… read more

What are theologians for?

By Daniel Childs
Since a powerful experience at the Duke Youth Academy while I was a high schooler, I've been captivated by theology and by theologians. I didn’t know either such thing… read more

Preaching that's as cool as the other side of the pillow

By Tom Fuerst
Stuart Scott, the great ESPN anchor, died a few days ago after fighting cancer for seven years. ESPN did a great memorial piece on him and, as they always do, they brought out the … read more

Who decides who is and isn't a Muslim?

By Shane Raynor
On Wednesday (Jan. 7) Howard Dean, a 2004 U.S. presidential candidate and former governor of Vermont, appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and had this to say about … read more

Why does Islam ban images of the Prophet Muhammad?

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
(RNS) On Wednesday (Jan. 7), 10 employees of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly, and two police officers were murdered by a band of masked gunmen who shouted “Allahu… read more

United Methodists settle complaint against bishop over same-sex wedding

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Religion News Service
(RNS) The United Methodist Church is dropping a complaint against a retired bishop who performed a 2013 same-sex wedding in Alabama, offering at least a brief respite within a… read more
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