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The American mosque is becoming more American. At least according to Ihsan Bagby, who has authored a report for the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding based on a a new survey of American mosques. The report, conducted every […]

NEWS STORY
RNS-ISPU-Mosques: Study finds the American mosque increasingly a melting pot of Islamic traditions
(RNS) — The American mosque is becoming more American. At least according to Ihsan Bagby, who has authored a report for the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding based on a a new survey of American mosques. The report, conducted every 10 years, found American Sunni mosques are increasingly a melting pot of traditions, blending various schools of Islamic jurisprudence or madhabs. By Joseph Hammond. 680 words. (category: a)

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RNS-TikTok-Tongues: Charismatic TikTok divided over praying in tongues
(RNS) — Praying in tongues or praying in the spirit is a common phenomena among charismatic Christians. The Pentecostal and charismatic communities on TikTok are divided as to whether prayer in tongues — or at all — belongs on the app. By Renée Roden. 900 words. (category: a)

NEWS STORY
RNS-PPC-Capitol: Hundreds arrested at Capitol while protesting for voting rights, minimum wage
WASHINGTON (RNS) — More than 200 faith-led demonstrators were arrested while praying, singing and protesting near the U.S. Capitol on Monday (Aug 2), hoping to draw attention to voting rights and a slate of other issues participants argued impact the poor and low wage workers. By Jack Jenkins. 1,663 words. (category: a)

NEWS STORY
RNS-Baucham-Misquote: Voddie Baucham’s publisher defends Fault Lines against plagiarism claims
(RNS) — The author of Fault Lines, a best-selling anti-CRT Christian book has been accused of fabricating quotes and plagiarism. The book’s publisher rejects such claims. The popularity of the book, by conservative Black pastor Voddie Bauchman, has been fueled in part by debates over racism and social justice in evangelical churches. By Bob Smietana 800 words. (category: a)

COMMENTARY
RNS-Weber-Oped: New survey shows most Catholics have no idea who Cardinal McCarrick is. That’s a problem.
(RNS) — A recent survey commissioned by America Media and conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate found that only 38% of Catholics surveyed had heard of McCarrick. the fact that the highest-profile case of abuse in recent memory is unfamiliar to over half of the Catholics surveyed reveals a major communication problem within the church, particularly around the abuse crisis. By Kerry Weber. 986 words. (category: k)