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Christian publishers are offering more resources for female-focused worship and study, with two books of readings for church services debuting in the past month. Their authors say there’s room for more resources focused on the stories of […]

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RNS-Women-Lectionary: New lectionaries center stories of women, images of God as feminine in Scripture
(RNS) — Christian publishers are offering more resources for female-focused worship and study, with two books of readings for church services debuting in the past month. Their authors say there’s room for more resources focused on the stories of women in Scripture and feminine imagery for God. By Emily McFarlan Miller. 1,000 words. (category: a)

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RNS-Sodhi-Legacy: Balbir Singh Sodhi remembered as ‘our North Star’ on 20th anniversary of his killing
(RNS) — Family and friends, elected leaders and people of different faiths gathered Wednesday (Sept. 15) outside a Chevron station in Mesa, Arizona, to memorialize Balbir Singh Sodhi, who was among the first Sikhs, Muslims and others targeted in hate crimes after the Sept. 11 attacks. By Alejandra Molina. 800 words. (category: a)

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RNS-Wilson-Jesus:  Meet Anne Wilson, the 19-year-old singer behind surprise Christian hit ‘My Jesus’ 
(RNS)  — When she was 15, Anne Wilson lost her older brother in a car accident. As part of her healing process, she recorded a cover version of a Christian song with some friends and posted it on Youtube. That video opened the door to an expected career in music for the Kentucky teen, whose debut song ‘My Jesus’ topped the Billboard Christian charts.By Bob Smietana. 750 words. (Categories, a)