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RNS Updated Budget — Thursday, April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

NEWS STORY RNS-Edmonton-Church: Protesters rally to cause of ‘jailed’ Canadian church as pastor awaits trial (RNS) — For months, GraceLife church, near Edmonton, Alberta, has ignored Alberta Health Services’ guidelines limiting religious gatherings. In February, the authorities pushed back, jailing the nondenominational church’s pastor, the Rev. James Coates, for 35 days. On April 7, after the […]

RNS Opening Budget — Thursday, April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

NEWS STORY RNS-Methodist-Drag: First drag queen certified as a candidate for United Methodist ministry ‘speaking in a new way to new people’ (RNS) — Isaac Simmons, 23, is the first openly gay man to be certified within the Illinois Great Rivers Conference and, as far as anyone can tell, the first drag queen certified in the […]

RNS Updated Budget — Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021

NEWS STORY RNS-Muslim-Artifacts: During Ramadan, Black history museum features prayer rugs, other Muslim artifacts WASHINGTON (RNS) — As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, the Smithsonian museum focused on African American history is highlighting its artifacts tied to Islam. More than a tenth of the 1,093 religion objects the National Museum of African American […]

RNS Opening Budget — Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021

NEWS STORY RNS-Tutu-Book: New book explores how Desmond Tutu’s Christian mysticism helped unite a nation (RNS) — In his new book, “Desmond Tutu: A Spiritual Biography of South Africa’s Confessor,” Michael Battle delves into Tutu’s religious formation. He writes Tutu’s faith was informed by mystical Christian vision grounded in prayer and silent contemplation. Those practices served a […]

RNS Updated Budget — Tuesday, April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

NEWS STORY RNS-Abuse-Religions: At online symposium, Pope Francis says religions can eradicate sexual abuse together (RNS) – At an April 8-10 online symposium with religious representatives from all over the world, titled “Faith and Flourishing: Strategies for Preventing and Healing Child Sexual Abuse,” Pope Francis expressed his hope that together, religions can fight “this profound […]

RNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

NEWS STORY RNS-Edelman-Retire: Julian Edelman, the first Jewish football player named Super Bowl MVP, retires (RNS) — Julian Edelman, a 7th round draft pick who became an unlikely star for the New England Patriots, announced his retirement. Edelman, who embraced his Jewish identity as an adult, was the first Jewish NFL player to be name […]

RNS Updated Budget — Monday, April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

EDS: RNS-Catholic-Immigrants will come tomorrow. NEWS STORY RNS-Interfaith-Ramadan: For interfaith couples, Ramadan can deepen ties to faith and each other (Interfaith America) — Ramadan can be an opportunity for Muslims in interfaith relationships to introduce their partners to the core beliefs and teachings of Islam, as well as to the ways different Muslim cultures share what […]

RNS Opening Budget — Monday, April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

NEWS STORY RNS-Catholic-Immigrants: As policies shift, Protestants and other faith groups join Catholics in helping immigrants at the border (RNS) — There is an emerging dynamic along the U.S.-Mexico border: as officials on both sides of the divide grapple with an uptick in migrants, a robust collection of Catholic institutions that have long served in the […]

RNS Updated Budget — April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

NEWS STORY RNS- King-VotingLaws: Martin Luther King III calls new voting legislation ‘greatest hypocrisy’ (RNS) — The oldest son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. joined the ongoing critique of new laws in his state of Georgia and beyond that he said “tragically” threaten voters’ rights. King discussed the importance of civic engagement during […]

RNS Opening Budget — Friday, April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

NEWS STORY RNS-WorldVision-COVID19: World Vision faces pandemic’s ‘perfect storm,’ seeks to meet US, global needs (RNS) — Across the country and the globe, World Vision is continuing a multi-pronged effort to meet the needs of people facing the health crises and the secondary effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The president of the World Vision U.S. […]

RNS Updated Budget — Thursday, April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

NEWS STORY RNS-Facebook-Muslims: Civil rights group sues Facebook for failing to remove anti-Muslim content from platform (RNS) — Facebook deceived Congress, civil rights groups and consumers over its commitment to take down hate speech, including hateful and anti-Muslim content, that violate the platform’s own standards, according to a lawsuit by the national civil rights organization […]

RNS Opening Budget — Thursday, April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

NEWS STORY RNS-Moore-Complementarian: Beth Moore apologizes for supporting theology of male leadership (RNS) — First she shook the evangelical world by leaving the Southern Baptist Convention. Now Beth Moore, the evangelical world’s most famous Bible teacher, has begged forgiveness for subscribing to the theology of male headship rooted in many evangelical cultures and acknowledged she […]

RNS Closing Budget — Wednesday, April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

EDS: RNS-Moore-Complementarian will come tomorrow. NEWS BRIEF RNS-Biden-SeminaryClinic: Biden says seminary COVID-19 vaccine clinic is example of ‘America at its finest’ (RNS) — President Joe Biden visited a Virginia seminary chapel that is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the same day his administration moved up the day when he hopes all Americans […]

RNS Updated Budget — Wednesday, April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

NEWS BRIEF RNS-Biden-SeminaryClinic: Biden says seminary COVID-19 vaccine clinic is example of ‘America at its finest’ (RNS) — President Joe Biden visited a Virginia seminary chapel that is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the same day his administration moved up the day when he hopes all Americans will be eligible to get […]

RNS Opening Budget — Wednesday, April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

NEWS STORY RNS-Bieber-Freedom: Justin Bieber’s Easter surprise EP, ‘Freedom,’ adds to his Jesus-filled chapter (RNS) — Justin Bieber’s surprise Easter Sunday release, an EP titled “Freedom” and his most explicitly religious project to date, has raced to the second spot on the iTunes album chart, just two weeks after he released a full album, “Justice.” […]

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