Diana Kruzman

Diana Kruzman is an author at Religion News Service.

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Once protected by its remoteness, a sacred lake in Kyrgyzstan is threatened by change

By Diana Kruzman — January 5, 2024
(RNS) — On the shores of Issyk Kul are more than 130 sacred sites, including trees, mountain peaks, hot springs and tombs of important figures. But the region itself, says one local expert, represents the sacred unity of nature and humanity.

Faith-based foodies don’t stop at kosher or halal in search of sustainable eating

By Diana Kruzman — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — Eco-kosher and eco-halal devotees are less concerned with strict religious approval than faith-based food justice.

With ‘Christian cannabis,’ a pastor is promoting the spiritual side of marijuana

By Diana Kruzman — March 29, 2022
(RNS) — Craig Gross believes he can convince Christians to give getting high a try.

Houses of worship grapple with the future of their online services

By Diana Kruzman — February 14, 2022
(RNS) — Two years into the pandemic, more religious institutions are asking themselves what a hybrid approach can and should look like.

Indigenous Mormons struggle to balance pride in the faith with LDS history

By Diana Kruzman — January 11, 2022
(RNS) — Some are calling out historical injustices the church has carried out against Native Americans, even as others find their faith empowering.

How Ohio’s Indigenous sacred sites became a religious flashpoint

By Diana Kruzman — December 21, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio (RNS) — A battle for access to sacred sites is taking place, from mountains in Arizona to rivers in North Dakota, aimed at fending off developers or government agencies to preserve the physical integrity directly linked to their spiritual value. 

Indigenous and faith leaders urge Procter & Gamble to end logging of old-growth forests

By Diana Kruzman — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — Activists pressuring the company to source materials in Canada and Southeast Asia more ethically say it’s not just an environmental issue, but also a spiritual one.

As Americans disengage from religion, a California institution encourages questioning

By Diana Kruzman — February 14, 2019
OJAI, Calif. (RNS) — For three decades, seekers have been drawn to this city's Krishnamurti Foundation center to question the teachings of the religions they've grown up with.
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