RNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, January 7, 2020

RNS-Sikh-Gurdwara: Future of Sikh worship site in Southern California remains unclear
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (RNS) — Members of a local Sikh gurdwara consider its temple a sacred space, but they have recently faced a series of setbacks that come with renting, not owning, a house of worship. Since the summer it’s been advocating against a housing development that would raze their gurdwara in Alhambra. And after the city’s planning commission voted in favor of revoking permits it initially approved to replace the religious temple, the property owner sent the faith community a notice to move out of the premises. By Alejandra Molina. 859 words. (category: a)

RNS-Burge-Oped: Atheists prefer cats, Christians love dogs, study shows
(RNS) — Among Americans who said they owned a pet, nearly three-quarters (74.9%) said they had a dog in 2018. Fewer than half (40.3 %) identified as cat owners. Evangelicals and Catholics are also more likely to have dogs than are mainline Christians. By Ryan Burge. 750 words. (category: k)

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