Kim Lawton| Religion News Service

Stories by Kim Lawton| Religion News Service

Sikhs hopeful on anniversary of shooting

ROCKVILLE, Md. — “The legacy of Oak Creek is not one of bloodshed,” said Valarie Kaur, founding director of the … Continued

Bobby McFerrin: Praying as as he sings

ST. LOUIS — He’s best known for his iconic 1980s feel-good hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” but Grammy-award winning artist … Continued

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In May 1963, thousands of Birmingham school children faced police dogs, fire hoses and possible arrest to … Continued

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby puts focus on ‘reconciliation’

COVENTRY, England — As the new archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby is spiritual leader to nearly 80 million Anglicans around … Continued

On Grammy weekend, Christian music bounces back

ATLANTA — Christian recording artist TobyMac’s blend of rap, hip-hop, rock and soul raced up the charts last year and … Continued

Legacy of Vatican II at heart of dispute between Vatican, U.S. nuns

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Fifty years after Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council to modernize the Roman Catholic Church, … Continued

Dalai Lama taps American to bridge East and West at Tibetan monastery

NEW YORK — The Dalai Lama has given Nicholas Vreeland, director of The Tibet Center in New York, a daunting … Continued

Black Baptist says church shouldn’t be defined by race

NEW ORLEANS — The Southern Baptist Convention began in 1845 in support of slaveholders and is now poised to elect … Continued

Where was Jesus buried?

c. 2012 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly JERUSALEM (RNS) During Holy Week, Christians remember the familiar story of Jesus’s death and … Continued