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Kathryn Post

Kathryn Post is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Kathryn Post

‘The Chosen’ triggers Hollywood upset

By Kathryn Post — November 22, 2022
(RNS) — Creators of the show, which hit No. 3 at the box office, also announced a new nonprofit to support production and marketing.

In ‘Stealing My Religion,’ Liz Bucar takes on murky forms of appropriation

By Kathryn Post — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — Bucar invites readers to 'interrogate the stance that we are entitled to take religious practices from others for our own needs.'

Returning from self-imposed hiatus, ACNA Bishop Stewart Ruch works to regain trust

By Kathryn Post — November 17, 2022
(RNS) — At a meeting last week, he addressed concerns raised about his handling of abuse allegations in his diocese.

In ‘Boys Will Be Human,’ Justin Baldoni invites boys to ‘undefine’ masculinity

By Kathryn Post — November 10, 2022
(RNS) — ‘I wrote this book for 12-year-old Justin, for 16-year old-Justin, for 20-year-old Justin,’ the filmmaker and ‘Jane the Virgin’ star told RNS.

Beyond smudging: Indigenous creators reclaim their influence on the wellness industry

By Kathryn Post — November 8, 2022
(RNS) — ‘There are people harvesting plants that Indigenous people have been protecting and fighting for for so long,’ said one Indigenous business owner.

Birmingham ministries host LGBTQ-affirming student fair amid Samford pushback

By Kathryn Post — November 4, 2022
(RNS) — The event takes place months after Samford University disinvited LGBTQ-affirming ministries from its annual ministry fair.

‘The Chosen’ to debut much-anticipated third season on the big screen

By Kathryn Post — November 3, 2022
(RNS) — 'Two thousand years ago, we were facing the same denominational and political differences that we do today,' said director Dallas Jenkins. 'And there is an answer for them.'

Before a month celebrating adoption, a day to recognize adoptees’ trauma

By Kathryn Post — October 28, 2022
(RNS) — For many adoptees, the day is a chance to reclaim their adoption narrative from religious groups that often portray it as a spiritual win-win.

Four Jehovah’s Witnesses charged with sexual abuse of 19 children across Pennsylvania

By Kathryn Post — October 27, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Most of these defendants used their faith and church to gain access to their victims,’ Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.

‘The White Mosque’: A Mennonite of color’s travel memoir rejects rigid storytelling

By Kathryn Post — October 26, 2022
(RNS) — Sofia Samatar intertwines her story with the stories of the German Mennonites who traveled to Uzbekistan in the 1800s to fulfill an apocalyptic prophecy.

Unitarian Universalists resolve to fight ableism highlighted by pandemic

By Kathryn Post — October 24, 2022
(RNS) — 'You get a bunch of 'UUs' committed to systemic change, and things start to happen,' said one drafter of the new anti-ableism commitment.

Yeshiva University approves Orthodox LGBTQ student group alternative

By Kathryn Post — October 24, 2022
(RNS) — The new undergraduate LGBTQ student group will be grounded in 'Halacha and Torah values.'

Colton Dixon’s CCM chart-topper ‘Build a Boat’ launches Idol alum to new heights

By Kathryn Post — October 21, 2022
(RNS) — With his latest song, the American Idol alum says he’s been able to write about the kind of bold faith God has required of him.

Study: Religion and spirituality can aid youth mental health crisis

By Kathryn Post — October 19, 2022
(RNS) — Religion and spirituality could help remedy the youth mental health crisis, Springtide Research finds.

At new Minnesota facility, Amazon takes small steps to welcome Muslim workers

By Kathryn Post — October 13, 2022
(RNS) — Despite the progress, the demands of some Muslim employees remain unanswered, a representative of the local Muslim community said.
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