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RNS Opening Budget — Monday, October 18, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 18, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-OakFlat-Convoy: In Los Angeles, spiritual convoy urges unity to preserve Apache sacred site of Oak Flat MALIBU, Calif. (RNS) —  Wendsler Nosie Sr., along with his family and members of Apache Stronghold — a coalition of Apaches, other Native peoples and non-Native supporters seeking to preserve Oak Flat — gathered Sunday at the Wishtoyo Chumash […]

RNS Updated Budget—October 15, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 15, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Floyd-Resigns: Ronnie Floyd, SBC Executive Committee chief, resigns, citing damage to his reputation (RNS) — The longtime Arkansas megachurch pastor elected to head the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee in 2019, began with high hopes of rallying the nation’s largest Protestant denomination to focus on evangelism and missions. His plans were overshadowed by […]

RNS Opening Budget—October 15, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 15, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Floyd-Resigns: Ronnie Floyd, SBC Executive Committee chief, resigns, citing damage to his reputation (RNS) — The longtime Arkansas megachurch pastor elected to head the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee in 2019, began with high hopes of rallying the nation’s largest Protestant denomination to focus on evangelism and missions. His plans were overshadowed by […]

RNS Updated Budget—October 14, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 14, 2021
Eds: Singh-Oped will not be coming today. NEWS STORY RNS-Congregatons-Shrink: Attendance hemorrhaging at small and midsize US congregations (RNS) — A new survey of 15,278 religious congregations across the United States confirms trends sociologists have documented for several decades: Congregational life across the country is shrinking. The most recent round of the Faith Communities Today […]

RNS Opening Budget—October 14, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 14, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Congregatons-Shrink: Attendance hemorrhaging at small and midsize US congregations (RNS) — A new survey of 15,278 religious congregations across the United States confirms trends sociologists have documented for several decades: Congregational life across the country is shrinking. The most recent round of the Faith Communities Today survey, or FACT, found a median decline […]

RNS Updated Budget — Wednesday, October 13, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 13, 2021
EDS: RNS-Buddhist-Dams will come tomorrow. NEWS STORY RNS-Archbishop-Military: Archbishop of the military defends those who refuse vaccines (RNS) — The prelate who oversees Catholics in the U.S. military is defending their right to refuse COVID-19 vaccines on religious grounds, even after bishops across the country have declared they will not grant faith-based exemptions to the shots. […]

RNS Opening Budget — Wednesday, October 13, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 13, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Buddhist-Dams: In remote Himalayan India, Buddhist monks and Indigenous tribe fight government dams TAWANG, India (RNS) — A number of sacred sites are threatened by the Indian government’s plans to develop the Tawang River valley for its hydropower, to provide electricity to the region and beyond. The Buddhist Monpa, nomads who tend yak, […]

RNS Updated Budget — Tuesday, October 12, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 12, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Latino-Catholics: Latino Catholics are among the most vaccinated religious groups. Here’s why. (RNS) — When considering the United States’ major religious groups, Latino Catholics are among the most vaccinated. The Pew Research Center found that 82% of Catholic adults said they were at least partially vaccinated as of August — a figure that included 86% […]

RNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, October 12, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 12, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Churches-Pandemic: The pandemic has helped religion’s reputation. Do religious vaccine resisters put this progress at risk? (RNS) — The 2021 American Family Survey from the Deseret News and Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at BYU found that the share of U.S. adults who say houses of worship were helpful during […]

RNS Updated Budget — Monday, October 11, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 11, 2021
NEWS STORY  RNS-SBC-Lawyer: Southern Baptist legal counsel to cut ties after vote to waive privilege (RNS) — The long-time legal counsel for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination has cut ties with the denomination, after Baptist leaders decided to waive attorney client privilege in an abuse investigation. By Bob Smietana. 670 words. (category: a) NEWS STORY […]

RNS Opening Budget — Monday, October 11, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 11, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-DuVernay-SweetHome: Ava DuVernay takes viewers inside homes of different faiths in ‘Home Sweet Home’ (RNS) — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay gets families to venture into places many have never gone before — the homes of people of a different religious or racial group — through her new docuseries “Home Sweet Home.” By Emily McFarlan Miller […]

RNS Updated Budget — Friday, October 8, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 8, 2021
EDS: RNS-Dune-Islam will not be coming today. NEWS STORY RNS-Jefferson-Quran: Thomas Jefferson’s Qu’ran to visit Dubai Expo  (RNS) —A copy of the Qu’ran once owned by former U.S president Thomas Jefferson will be displayed at the Dubai 2020 Expo. This is the first time the historic English language Qu’ran has traveled outside the United States […]

RNS Opening Budget — Friday, October 8, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 8, 2021
NEWS BRIEF RNS-California-Holocaust: Newsom launches council to focus on teaching California students about the Holocaust LOS ANGELES (RNS) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has launched the Governor’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education as a way to help students and teachers “recognize and respond to on-campus instances of anti-Semitism and bigotry.” By Alejandra Molina. 420 […]

RNS Updated Budget — Thursday, October 7, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 7, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-RFP-WrapUp: Young people make their mark at Religions for Peace conference (RNS) — The 2021 Religions for Peace conference, which closed on Thursday (Oct. 7), will be remembered as the first hybrid meeting, with most observers looking in via internet as about 125 participated in person. It was also the most youth-oriented gathering in […]

RNS Opening Budget — Wednesday, October 7, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 7, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Williams-Catholic: Mary Lou Williams thought jazz had the power to heal. The Catholic Church agreed. (RNS) — A new addition to Liturgical Press’ “People of God” series is lesser-known: Mary Lou Williams, the legendary jazz pianist and composer who converted to Catholicism in 1957. Williams ,who died in 1981, believed jazz was “healing to […]
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