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RNS Updated Budget — Tuesday, August 3, 2021

By Religion News Service — August 3, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-ISPU-Mosques: Study finds the American mosque increasingly a melting pot of Islamic traditions (RNS) — The American mosque is becoming more American. At least according to Ihsan Bagby, who has authored a report for the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding based on a a new survey of American mosques. The report, conducted every […]

RNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, August 3, 2021

By Religion News Service — August 3, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-PPC-Capitol: Hundreds arrested at Capitol while protesting for voting rights, minimum wage WASHINGTON (RNS) — More than 200 faith-led demonstrators were arrested while praying, singing and protesting near the U.S. Capitol on Monday (Aug 2), hoping to draw attention to voting rights and a slate of other issues participants argued impact the poor […]

RNS Updated Budget — Monday, August 2, 2021

By Religion News Service — August 2, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Romance-Awards: Christian romance novel draws criticism for ‘romanticized genocide’ of Native Americans (RNS) — This year’s winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Vivian Award for best romance with religious or spiritual elements has stirred controversy. That’s because the book — “At Love’s Command” by Karen Witemeyer — opens with a depiction of […]

RNS Opening Budget — Monday, August 2, 2021

By Religion News Service — August 2, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Muslim-Golf: A new initiative aims to bring Muslims to the golf course (RNS) — A new effort hopes to take more Muslims from the teebox to the green. The Muslim Golf Association was founded by Amir Malik who has big plans to bring the sport of Golf to Muslims in the United Kingdom, the […]

RNS Updated Budget — Friday, July 30, 2021

By Religion News Service — July 30, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Officiants-Advice: So you’ve been asked to officiate a wedding? Five pieces of advice from the pros (RNS) — A growing trend in U.S. weddings is to ask a friend or family member to officiate the ceremony. Here, several wedding pros share their top advice for first-time officiants. By Renée Roden. 1200 words. (category: […]

RNS Opening Budget — Friday, July 30, 2021

By Religion News Service — July 30, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Piller-Profile: Who is behind The Pillar, the newsletter rocking the Catholic Church? (RNS) — When a conservative newsletter called The Pillar published a story last week alleging to have cellphone data indicating that Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, a high-ranking official at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, used the hookup app Grindr, many in the media, […]

RNS Updated Budget — Thursday, July 29, 2021

By Religion News Service — July 29, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-California-Education: State finds LA public school district kept millions of federal funds from Catholic schools LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The state of California has found that the Los Angeles public school district violated federal law with funding cuts for low-income and disadvantaged students who attend Catholic schools. The decision will force the district […]

RNS Opening Budget — Thursday, July 29, 2021

By Religion News Service — July 29, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Muslim-Advocates: As Muslim Advocates founder resigns, former staffers allege hostile workplace (RNS) — The wide-ranging list of allegations include dismissing staff concerns about exceeding legal limits on lobbying by 501(c)(3) nonprofits; screaming at and berating staff “often until they cried and/or quit”; making racist comments about Arab culture; treating staff as personal assistants; […]

RNS Updated Budget — Wednesday, July 28, 2021

By Religion News Service — July 28, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-PRRI-Vaccines: Survey: Vaccine hesitancy declines among faith groups, spurred partly by religious appeals (RNS) — A new survey finds that vaccine hesitancy has reduced among Americans overall and and among all religious subgroups in just three months, with many saying they embraced inoculation against COVID-19 at the urging of faith leaders. By Jack […]

RNS Opening Budget — Wednesday, July 28, 2021

By Religion News Service — July 28, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-ACNA-Survivors: Alleged victims say ACNA church leaders failed to acknowledge their abuse allegations (RNS) — For more than two decades, Mark Rivera was a beloved volunteer church leader in the Anglican Church of North America who was deeply trusted by the churches he served in the Chicago suburbs. But alleged survivors say Rivera […]

RNS Updated Budget — Tuesday, July 27, 2021

By Religion News Service — July 27, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-TikTok-Deconstruction: Lonely no more: Questioning Christians find belonging on TikTok  (RNS) — The popular video app TikTok hosts a lively community of creators who are questioning the traditional Christian theology they were raised with. Seven of these creators tell the story of how they found this unique community online. By Renée Roden. 500 […]

RNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, July 27, 2021

By Religion News Service — July 27, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Tippett-App: Krista Tippett on why it’s past time to ‘humanize digital spaces’ (RNS) — While synagogues were figuring out how to livestream their services, and churches were debating the merits of touchless Eucharist, Krista Tippett, host of the spirituality-centric radio show and podcast “On Being,” got to work on an app. The goal with […]

RNS Updated Budget — Monday, July 26, 2021

By Religion News Service — July 26, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Mary-Culture: Mary, mother of Jesus, returns as an icon for pop stars and social justice warriors (RNS) — Religious figures are often (if scandalously) appropriated outside sacred settings, but the decontextualization of Mother Mary has been in hyperdrive of late. From guitar pedals to designer clothes to incendiary murals, Mary has become an […]

RNS Opening Budget — Monday, July 26, 2021

By Religion News Service — July 26, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Vatican-Trial: High stakes loom ahead of historic Vatican trial (RNS) – As Catholic prelates and laypeople prepare to answer charges of corruption and fraud before Vatican judges on Tuesday, questions remain about the intricate web of rivalries and relationships that ignited the institution’s financial scandals. By Claire Giangravè. 1,500 words. (category i) NEWS […]

RNS Updated Budget—Friday, July 23, 2021

By Religion News Service — July 23, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Olympics-Accommodations: Olympics’ religious accommodations, outreach look a little different in Tokyo amid pandemic. Here’s how. (RNS) — Amid the changes at the Tokyo Olympics — which kicked off Friday (July 23) after a yearlong delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, still devastating many participating countries — are adjustments to the way the Games are […]
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