COMMENTARY: Some religious conservatives are calling on prayer warriors to petition heaven for relief from federal overreach in response to the government's directive concerning bathroom accommodations for transgender students.
Advocates April 29 hit the capitol steps in Kansas to protest bills requiring students in public educational institutions to use bathrooms according to birth identity.
NCR Today: More on the synod; Francis apologizes for 'scandals'; NJ archbishop bars certain Catholics from Communion; Vatican opens homeless shelter; Catholic school board discusses transgender rights
Last week, I conducted interviews on the decision by Duke University in North Carolina to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from the bell tower of the campus Christian chapel. It was a gesture of friendship toward Muslim students (who did not request it) and a statement of interfaith solidarity. Duke administrators reversed that decision, however, after pressure from outside forces, including Franklin Graham and some university donors.
NCR Today: Seattle archdiocese personal info breached; crisis in Ukraine; Catholics in Crimea fear Russian rule; Catholic, Anglican churches unite to end modern-day slavery.
Caught in the middle of the marijuana debate are religious leaders torn over how to uphold traditional understandings of sin amid a changing tide of public opinion.