For weeks, members of the Standing Rock Sioux have gathered in Cannonball, North Dakota, standing against the Dakota Access pipeline. The government has now halted construction pending reassessment of the project.
As the news broke from Nice, France about Thursday’s gruesome attack, Newt Gingrich didn’t hold back. The former speaker of the house said Muslim Americans should be deported if they professed a belief in Islamic sharia.
In New Orleans, people have been constructing elaborate altars in honor of St. Joseph since the Sicilians brought the tradition to the city in the 19th century. But it’s not just the Sicilians in New Orleans who celebrate now.
People of faith have looked to scripture and religious tradition to argue against putting the admitted Boston Marathon bomber on death row. But capital punishment, even for those guilty of murder, is a complex and divisive issue for all three major monotheistic religions.