EDS NOTE: Sikh-Gurdwara will not be coming today.
RNS-VEGAS-MOSQUE: ‘Mission accomplished’: How one woman built the mosque of her dreams in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (RNS) — Four years after becoming the first woman to build a U.S. mosque, Masjid Ibrahim’s 74-year-old founder says she’s still amazed by the community she has created. By Aysha Khan. 1,371 words.
RNS-DARK-WATERS: Actor Mark Ruffalo blends film and faith-fueled activism in ‘Dark Waters’
(RNS) — The actor said his own diverse faith background not only motivated him to take on the starring role in “Dark Waters” and to produce the film, but it has also grounded his activism over the years. By Emily McFarlan Miller. 1,400 words.
RNS-Aten-Oped: The new science of spiritual fortitude: The key to enduring faith
RNS — Our studies showed spiritual fortitude’s effects to be distinct from resilience and grit (i.e., the perseverance for long-term goals). Whereas resilience might be thought of as what helps us push through suffering to get back to life, we found that fortitude helps us find life amidst the suffering. By Jamie Aten. 800 words. (category: k)
RNS- Reese-Oped: Francis appoints Filipino Cardinal Tagle to key Vatican office
(RNS) — Well-liked and respected at home, the bright and pastorally minded archbishop of Manila has all of the attributes prized by Francis, and his new role as prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples may set him up as to be the current pope’s successor. By Thomas Reese. 900 words. (category: k)