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Brazil’s police take Bible classes to reduce stress

RIO DE JANEIRO — Amid concerns about police brutality, Brazilian military police officers are taking Bible study classes during their … Continued

Muslim mother seeks justice for the son she lost on 9/11

RNS () — It’s been five years now that Talat Hamdani has been able to talk about her son without … Continued

I believe in a God who created Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant to “have life, and have it abundantly.”

Martin Luther King Jr. seen during his “I Have a Dream” speech.AP Flashing lights caught my attention that night. I … Continued

Quebec moves to ban religious headgear for public employees

TORONTO — Quebec’s separatist, secular-minded government plans to move forward with a controversial bill that would ban religious headgear for … Continued

Sikhs find faith in Oak Creek, one year later

On Aug.7, 2012 in Oak Creek, Wis., a candlelight vigil was held for the victims of a mass shooting at … Continued

Muslims oppose possible Raymond Kelly bid for Homeland Security

RNS () — Muslim-American groups are mounting a growing campaign to quash the potential nomination of New York City Police … Continued

Tamerlan Tsarnaev buried in undisclosed location

An undisclosed community on Wednesday (May 8) accepted the body of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, which is now “entombed,” … Continued

President Obama, Mourner in Chief

Five men who know what it means to be president of the United States shared a stage in University Park, … Continued

Methodist bishop Minerva Carcano on front lines of immigration battle

PASADENA, Calif. — When United Methodist Bishop Minerva G. Carcano talks about tussling with political bigwigs on the topic of … Continued

Suffer the children

As news about shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., began to spread last week, I could hear the … Continued

Mike Huckabee: Newtown shooting not surprising after God ‘removed from our schools’

DON EMMERT AFP/GETTY IMAGES A man hangs a sign on the front of his home near Sandy Hook Elementary School … Continued

Waiting for peace

AP Israeli police officers examine a destroyed bus at the site of a bombing in Tel Aviv, Israel on Nov. … Continued

Is it ethical to defy evacuation orders?

As Hurricane Sandy bore down on the barrier islands of New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie gave stubborn residents one more … Continued

Celebrating AB1964, California’s New Religious Freedom Law

Source: California Assembly California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill providing workers in his state the nation’s strongest protections against … Continued

Occupy Wall Street protesters: Human rights begin at home

AFP/GETTY IMAGES People gather in Washington Square Park in New York on Sept. 15, 2012 during an Occupy Wall Street … Continued

Amid Mideast tensions, reject all voices of extremism

AP Protestors face-off against riot police officers guarding the U.S. embassy in Tunis on Sept. 14, 2012. This is a … Continued

Tax Fairness Is a Family Value – and a Civic Virtue

BLOOMBERG U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service 1040 Individual Income Tax forms for the 2010 tax year. Consider … Continued

Church of England divests from Murdoch’s News Corp. after phone hacking

The Church of England has sold its $3 million worth of shares in Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp due to concerns … Continued

Denver pastor

AP A man walks on a hill near crosses set up at the memorial to victims of the Aurora, Colo., … Continued

Seventh-day Adventists file suit over door-to-door solicitations

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Seventh-day Adventists have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of two ordinances in an Alabama city … Continued