RNS Updated Budget — November 11, 2019

RNS-Abraham-Exhibit: With interfaith exhibit, Boston’s Abrahamic faith groups revisit their shared roots
BOSTON (RNS) – The city’s historic Episcopal cathedral is working with local Jewish and Muslim leaders to host a new interfaith art exhibit illustrating religious patriarch Abraham’s journey through the eyes of Middle Eastern artists from Muslim, Christian and Jewish backgrounds. Interfaith organizers are also launching an accompanying book study focused on Sarah and Hagar. By Aysha Khan. 1,363 words. (category: a)

RNS-Bishops-Day1: Catholic Bishops call for ‘full strength’ of church to fight gun violence
BALTIMORE (RNS) — As the 2020 election season heats up, leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened their annual fall meeting (Nov. 11-13) in Baltimore, Maryland, by calling on clerics to be “courteous,” to combat political polarization and to advocate for certain public policies, such as legislation that could limit gun violence. By Jack Jenkins. 880 words. (category: a)

RNS-Catholic-Teen: Teen girl says her Catholic high school disciplined her for being gay
Los Angeles (RNS) — A Los Angeles County Catholic high school has made headlines after a teenage girl told BuzzFeed News that school administrators disciplined her and forced her into counseling for being gay. High school senior Magali Rodriguez attended the co-ed Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, a city about 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. By Alejandra Molina. 546 words. (category: a)

RNS-Salkin-Oped: God’s Uber driver in Pittsburgh
(RNS) — In a modern-day Hasidic story, an Uber driver and a rabbi connect over the driver's father's experience liberating the Nazi concentration camps, a chance but ordained encounter that is known in the Jewish faith as bashert. By Jeffrey Salkin. 1,000 words. (category: k)

RNS-Rudin-Oped: In the sacred stillness of Arlington National Cemetery
(RNS) — Paying respects to his parents' grave, a visitor to the cemetery recognizes the enormous price in military dead America has paid, and continues to pay, for our freedom. By A. James Rudin. 950 words. (category: k)