Last Saturday, tens of thousands gathered in cities around the world to advocate for the value and ongoing necessity of science for human progress.
With the largest group congregating on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., March for Science protesters had a decidedly political aim: to speak out against “policies that ignore scientific evidence and endanger both human life and the future of our world.”
According to a new survey conducted by evangelical research firm LifeWay, American Protestants support preaching on racial reconciliation but are hesitant to get involved in other work toward that goal.
As feminist prayer group Women of the Wall arrived at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Monday for a bat mitzvah ceremony and their monthly prayer service, they found their way blocked by crowds of dissenters.
The Women of the Wall have sparked extreme backlash in Israel for their petitions to change gendered restrictions at the Kotel, or Western Wall. They seek a space at the wall for women and men to pray together—currently, the Western Wall has only sex-segregated spaces. The group has also advocated for women’s right to read Torah at the Kotel.
Last week, a Michigan district court ruled to dismiss charges of discrimination against a Detroit-area funeral home, citing religious freedom as legitimate grounds upon which one can fire a transgender employee.
The legal battle began in 2013, when funeral director Amiee Stephens—then known by her birth name, Anthony—presented her boss with a letter announcing her intention to begin living as a woman.
Last Saturday, over 10,000 people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in a show of solidarity for the fastest growing religious affiliation group in the nation: the non-believers.
Sponsored by a coalition of atheist and freethought organizations, this “Reason Rally” was the second of its kind. The first took place in 2012 in an effort to galvanize the non-religious into a cohesive voting bloc before the 2012 presidential election.
Last week, the Salt Lake City Council unanimously voted to rename a street in honor of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the state of California.
Many see the symbolic act—the street lies just a few blocks down the street from the headquarters of the LDS Church—as a stand for LGBT rights in light of the state senate’s recent rejection of a bill that would have bolstered Utah’s hate crimes protection.
Pope Francis’s arrival at the Federico Gómez Pediactric Hospital in Mexico last week elicited strong emotional reactions from its young patients, some of whom rose from their wheelchairs to receive a hug from the faith leader.
Last week, evangelical college ministry InterVarsity endorsed the Black Lives Matter movement in front of 16,000 conference participants.
Held every 3 years, the InterVarsity Urbana conference draws tens of thousands of students to learn about global Christian missionary opportunities. This year, the conference offered over 180 seminars, many of which focused on global health issues, multiculturalism, and racial justice.