Chris Lisee| Religion News Service

Stories by Chris Lisee| Religion News Service
Homeless find support on Facebook, Twitter

Here’s something everyone can “like”: Social media fosters community, even for those who don’t have a home. A new study … Continued

Faith and rights groups call for hate crime hearings

Amid a rash of recent attacks that are being investigated as hate crimes, a coalition of more than 150 organizations … Continued

National Cathedral gets boost for repair effort

WASHINGTON — One year after an earthquake caused extensive damage to the Washington National Cathedral, church officials received a large … Continued

Bible game show aims for religious audience

The world’s best-selling book has made it to the small screen in what is thought to be the first religiously … Continued

Does megachurch ‘high’ explain their success?

Maybe religion really is the opiate of the masses — just not the way Karl Marx imagined. A University of … Continued

Report highlights Islam’s global diversity

WASHINGTON — Nearly all Muslims can agree on the basic beliefs of Islam: There is one God, Muhammad is God’s … Continued

Sikh vigils greet violence with peace, food

WASHINGTON — In the shadow of the White House, as speakers called for unity, trays of food circulated the audience: … Continued

Survey: most Americans keep faith private online

Meet the social media “nones.” A new survey finds that Americans, while mostly religious, generally do not use social media … Continued

Liberal Christian leaders blast GOP tax bill

WASHINGTON — A coalition of liberal Christian leaders blasted a GOP budget plan that would extend Bush-era tax cuts for … Continued

Orthodox Jews use smartphones, websites to complete Talmud cycle

Want to study the Talmud with thousands of other Orthodox Jews? There’s an app for that. Twenty-first century Internet technology … Continued