NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) – For the last two decades, Eritrean authorities have persecuted religious groups, frequently arresting church leaders and detaining them in small shipping container prisons where advocates say they're routinely deprived of...
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(RNS) — As President Trump's attention turns to international affairs, members of his loyal evangelical Protestant base need to ask themselves: What do we want out of U.S. foreign policy?
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — As violence-torn Africa grows weary of solutions that haven’t worked, Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan is proposing a controversial alternative.
(RNS) — Pope Francis continues to remake the College of Cardinals so that almost half of the men who will choose his successor have been chosen by him.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Muslim scholars emphasized that FGM is a cultural — not a religious — practice, and one that goes against Islamic teaching.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — While few are actually imprisoned under the law, it has been used as a justification for harassment, violence and discrimination against gay people — at the hands of police, but also relatives who believe a gay person shames a...
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — A network of progressive churches in the United States, inspired by the success of the movie 'Black Panther,' has joined with over 100 Kenyan church leaders in a march to promote a global movement on Pan-African peace, power...
(RNS) — 'We believe God cannot commission the death of species that he had brought to life,' said the Rev. Charles Odira, a Kenyan Roman Catholic priest and conservationist.
(RNS) — The strike occurred as the Rwandan government continues to shut down houses of worship it deems unsafe and dissenters accuse it of trampling on religious rights.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The move, allegedly for building safety, hygiene and noise violations, is prompting allegations that the government of President Paul Kagame is trampling on religious freedom in the tiny East African nation.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) – A dispute between an order of nuns and an American priest over control of two major hospitals for the poor has ended with the nuns — backed by a court order and the police — storming one of the hospitals.
Looking for moral heroism in our time? Look no further than a bunch of El Al pilots. You read that right.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The church brokered the agreement by which the country's authoritarian leader, President Joseph Kabila, was supposed to have stepped down more than a year ago.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — 'If someone had told me 10 years ago this would happen, I’d have said a Jewish state would never send desperate refugees away to their deaths,' said Rabbi Susan Silverman, sister of comedian Sarah Silverman.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The Rev. Fidelis Mukonori agreed on Wednesday (Nov. 15) to mediate between Mugabe and the military shortly after the country's generals arrested the 93-year-old authoritarian leader.