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Uvalde school shooting: Faith leaders offer comfort, call for reform of gun laws

By Religion News Service — May 25, 2022
(RNS) — With the news of 19 children and two others killed in a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, religious leaders from across the spectrum express their sorrow, with many saying now is the time for a new approach to gun control.

RNS Updated Budget—Monday, December 13, 2021

By Religion News Service — December 13, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-SBC-Womenleaders: Amid tension, Southern Baptist women lead where they can (RNS/AP) — Tension in the Southern Baptist Convention over the role of women has led to at least one high profile clash of late. But in many parts of the United States’ largest Protestant denomination, women tread often delicate lines to exercise influence […]

RNS Opening Budget—Monday, December 13, 2021

By Religion News Service — December 13, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-SBC-Womenleaders: Amid tension, Southern Baptist women lead where they can (RNS/AP) — Tension in the Southern Baptist Convention over the role of women has led to at least one high profile clash of late. But in many parts of the United States’ largest Protestant denomination, women tread often delicate lines to exercise influence […]

RNS Opening Budget—Tuesday, November 30, 2021

By Religion News Service — November 30, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-LAMB-DEATH: Marcus Lamb, anti-COVID vaccine Christian broadcaster, dies at 64. (RNS) — A popular Christian broadcaster, known for his skepticism of COVID-19 vaccines has died. Marcus Lamb, 64, was co-founded of Daystar Television and co-host of Ministry Today. Supporters and family had been praying for his recovery from COVID. By Bob Smietana. 500 […]

RNS Opening Budget — Thursday, October 28, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 28, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Tattoo-Healine: God, tattoos and empathy: The art of healing from trauma (Interfaith America) — Over the last decade, David Allen has become famous for his tattoos for cancer patients and survivors, especially those who have undergone a mastectomy. They come to Allen for his delicate floral tattoos that mark their surgery scars, helping them […]

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 […]
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