RNS Updated Budget — November 8, 2019

RNS-Latino-Catholics: Study finds US Latinos are no longer majority-Catholic. Here are some reasons why.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Latinos in the United States are no longer majority-Catholic, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. In 2018-19, 47% of Latinos identified as Catholic, that’s down from the 57% a decade ago. The study, released Oct. 17, found the share of Latinos who say they are religiously unaffiliated is now 23%, up from 15% in 2009. By Alejandra Molina. 1239 words. (category: a)

RNS-Death-Doula: Death doulas guide the way for those who face the end of life
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (RNS) — A growing number of older Americans are turning to trained caregivers known as death doulas to help them navigate the spiritual and logistical challenges they face at the end of life.
By Chace Beech. 836 words. (category: a)

RNS-Warren-Immigration: Elizabeth Warren said she’s open to suspending deportations
RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) — At a campaign event held at a church providing sanctuary to an immigrant facing deportation, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday (Nov. 8 ) said she would consider suspending deportations of immigrants as a way to force Congress to come up with a solution. By Yonat Shimron. 500 words. (category: a)

RNS-AOC-Challenger: Meet the Hispanic evangelical minister challenging ‘AOC’
(RNS) — Fernando Cabrera's challenge to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's seat is shaping up to showcase not only very different kinds of politics, but also different expressions of faith common among Hispanics in the U.S. — and two different understandings of the role faith plays in the public sphere. By Jack Jenkins. 1200 words. (category: a)

RNS-Burton-Oped: Behind Weird Christian Twitter, millennials bent on rebelliously orthodox belief
(RNS) — If you venture into the wilds of Twitter, you might stumble upon a religious subculture known as Weird Christian Twitter, which debates and promotes Christianity as a counterculture that rejects the alienation, and consumer capitalism of contemporary secular society. By Tara Isabella Burton. 850 words. (category: k)

RNS-Hummel-Oped: Paula White and the mainstreaming of American Pentecostalism
(Sightings) — Paula White, who President Trump recently named to head the White House’s Faith and Opportunity Initiative, is a new breed of Christian right leader who is defined far less by theology than by ideology. She also represents Pentecostalism's increasing acceptance among formerly unwelcoming evangelical Christians. By Daniel G. Hummel. 800 words. (category: k)

RNS-BROWN-OPED: What the media isn't saying about the history of Mormon polygamy in Mexico
(RNS) — News stories about the horrific killings in Sonora, Mexico have prompted an examination of the little known history of polygamous Mormons sects. Often glossed over is that polygamous 19th century Mormons didn't go south in defiance of changing rules about plural marriage; the church sent them with its blessing. By Barbara Jones Brown. 1,375 words. (category: k)

RNS-SINGH-OPED: 550 years after his birth, a reflection on the life of Sikhism's founder, Guru Nanak
(RNS) — Guru Nanak’s followers comprise the fifth-largest world religion, numbering nearly 30 million around the globe, stiil inspired by his teachings of oneness, love and justice. By Simran Jeet Singh. 1,150 words. (categories: k)

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