Jessica Mundie

Jessica Mundie is an author at Religion News Service.

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Michael Bublé, Kris Jenner part of $40M investment in Christian meditation app Glorify

By Jessica Mundie — December 2, 2021
(RNS) — An app designed to bring users closer to God has received $40 million of Series A funding supported by a number of prominent celebrity investors.

Indigenous video game streamers advocate for representation and education

By Jessica Mundie — November 30, 2021
(RNS) — On video game streaming platforms, Indigenous gamers are sharing their unique cultures and spirituality with the intent to educate and empower other content creators.

For Christian birdwatchers, aka ‘ornitheoligists,’ religion takes flight

By Jessica Mundie — November 11, 2021
(RNS) — For many, the relationship between birds and Christianity does not stray farther than seeing a dove carrying an olive branch on a banner at church. However, for Christian birdwatchers, this link is alive.

Jon Meacham pulled from Samford University event over ties to Planned Parenthood

By Jessica Mundie — October 29, 2021
(RNS) — After receiving backlash from pro-life students about Meacham’s association with Planned Parenthood, Samford University has decided to postpone his lecture, which was scheduled during a presidential inauguration event.

South Sudanese refugees are making a home, and a church, in Central New York

By Jessica Mundie — October 20, 2021
(RNS) — With help from the Episcopal diocese and a local interfaith agency, a group of South Sudanese refugees has found a home and a welcoming community to grow their small congregation.

Russian Jehovah’s Witness sentenced to over four years in prison for his faith

By Jessica Mundie — October 11, 2021
(RNS) — Since April 2020, five men, including Vladimir Skachidub, have been convicted and imprisoned for practicing their faith in Russia’s Krasnodar Territory, where their religion is considered an extremist group.

The relaxing and tingly world of Christian ASMR

By Jessica Mundie — October 8, 2021
(RNS) — In the expansive world of ASMR, one small group of Christian creators have dedicated themselves to bringing their viewers closer to God through relaxation and brain tingles.

Florida death row chaplain given Guardian of Life Award from Pontifical Academy

By Jessica Mundie — September 30, 2021
(RNS) — For more than two decades, Dale Recinella had been offering pastoral care and religious education to inmates in solitary confinement at Florida State Prison, which houses the second-largest death row population in the United States.
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