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RNS Opening Budget — Wednesday, September 8, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 8, 2021
NEWS BRIEF RNS-Bishop-Wuhan: Pope Francis selects new bishop in Wuhan (RNS) — Pope Francis selected Rev. P. Francesco Cui Qingqi to become the new bishop of Wuhan, the sixth episcopal in China since the Vatican signed a provisional agreement with Beijing in 2018. By Claire Giangravè. 400 words. (category i) NEWS STORY RNS-Aztec-Lawsuit: San Diego […]

RNS Updated Budget — Tuesday, September 7, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 7, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Afghan-Evacuee: Evacuees, faith-based groups worry about Afghans left behind after US airlift ends (RNS) — Faith-based refugee resettlement agencies are helping people like Mustafa and their families to settle into their new homes in the U.S. and advocating for those left behind. By Emily McFarlan Miller. 1,440 words. (category: a) NEWS STORY RNS-Religious-Artisans: […]

RNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, September 7, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 7, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Religious-Artisans: ‘A burden of beauty’ : five religious artisans on finding inspiration in faith (RNS) — From sand mandalas to illuminated mahzors, from stained glass to illuminated script, artists share their creative practices from different religious traditions. By Renée Roden. 1900 words. (category: a) NEWS STORY RNS-Trump-Prayer: Trump and his religion advisers launch new national […]

RNS Updated Budget — Friday, September 3, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 3, 2021
EDS: Please note, RNS will not be transmitting stories on Labor Day, Monday, September 6. NEWS BRIEF RNS-McCarrick-Arraignment: Defrocked prelate Theodore McCarrick arraigned for child sex abuse charges (RNS) — Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick was arraigned Friday morning in Massachusetts, where the defrocked prelate faces criminal charges of sexually abusing a 16-year-old child in 1974. […]

RNS Opening Budget — Friday, September 3, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 3, 2021
EDS: Please note, RNS will not be transmitting stories on Labor Day, Monday, September 6. NEWS BRIEF RNS-McCarrick-Arraignment: Defrocked prelate Theodore McCarrick arraigned for child sex abuse charges (RNS) — Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick was arraigned Friday morning in Massachusetts, where the defrocked prelate faces criminal charges of sexually abusing a 16-year-old child in 1974. […]

RNS Updated Budget — Thursday, September 2, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 2, 2021
NEWS BRIEF RNS-Elder-Destiny: California recall candidate Larry Elder to visit megachurch offering COVID-19 vaccine exemptions (RNS) — California recall contender Larry Elder, who has vowed to repeal mask and vaccine mandates, is visiting Destiny Christian Church near Sacramento on Sunday to talk about “the role of the church” with pastor Greg Fairrington, who in recent […]

RNS Opening Budget — Thursday, September 2, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 2, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-LMU-Jewish: This rabbinical school is moving into a Catholic university (RNS) – In an arrangement that is both novel and pathbreaking, the Academy for Jewish Religion-California will move to Loyola Marymount University, a private Catholic school formed by the Jesuit and Marymount orders. The move is not merely envisioned as a rental contract […]

RNS Updated Budget — Wednesday, September 1, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 1, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-More-Lord: More Lord Kingdom hopes to make American godly again, one t-shirt at a time (RNS) — A new Christian clothing company hopes to promote spiritual renewal in American with stylish churches and catchy messages, including a religious twist on Donald Trump’s MAGA design. By Bob Smietana. 1,000 words. (category: a) NEWS STORY […]

RNS Opening Budget — Wednesday, September 1, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 1, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Pope-Cope: ‘It didn’t even cross my mind,’ Pope Francis says amid resignation rumors in wide-ranging interview (RNS) – In an hour-long, wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis addressed rumors of his resignation, the consequences of the U.S. retreat from Afghanistan, Vatican relations with China and his ongoing efforts to reform the Catholic Church. By Claire […]

RNS Budget Update — Tuesday, August 31, 2021

By Religion News Service — August 31, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Settlement-MacArthur: California, LA County both to pay $400,000 settlement to John MacArthur’s church LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The legal court battle between Los Angeles County and Grace Community Church over Pastor John MacArthur’s defiance of COVID-19 restrictions could soon come to an end. On Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Los Angeles County Board of […]

RNS Budget Open — Tuesday, August 31, 2021

By Religion News Service — August 31, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Native-Bible: First Nations Version translates the New Testament for Native American readers (RNS) — Terry Wildman, who is Ojibwe and Yaqui, has been working on translating the Bible into words and concepts familiar to many Native Americans for the past 20 years. InterVarsity Press will publish the culmination of that work, “First Nations […]

RNS Budget Update — Monday, August 30, 2021

By Religion News Service — August 30, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Grace-Disruption: Services at Tennessee governor’s church disrupted by megachurch pastor feud (RNS) — Services at an influential Nashville-area megachurch were disrupted Sunday (Aug. 29) after the wife of the church’s founding pastor stood up and accused his successor of conspiring against him. Berger accused leaders of labeling her husband as a “Christian extremist” […]

RNS Budget Open — Monday, August 30, 2021

By Religion News Service — August 30, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Gods-Diplomats: New book ‘God’s Diplomats’ unveils the secret history of Vatican diplomacy (RNS) – In a new book, ‘God’s Diplomats: Pope Francis, Vatican Diplomacy and America’s Armageddon,’ journalist and foreign relations expert Victor Gaetan unveils the inner workings of the Holy See’s diplomatic efforts, which increasingly have clashed with the United States’ foreign […]

RNS Updated Budget — Friday, August 27, 2021

By Religion News Service — August 27, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Extremism-TikTok: Antisemitic and anti-Muslim content is flourishing on TikTok, report finds (RNS) — The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based nonprofit that tracks extremism online, released a report on Tuesday (Aug. 24) that found TikTok “operates as a new arena for violence-endorsing, hateful ideologies.” Videos that portrayed Muslims as supporters of terrorism, that celebrated […]

RNS Opening Budget — Friday, August 27, 2021

By Religion News Service — August 27, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Church-Coup: A South Carolina pastor quit his church. His followers revolted to get him back. (RNS) — In August, Todd Elliott, pastor of a popular South Carolina church, agreed to quit after he and elders at Beach Church in Myrtle Beach could not agree on how things should be run. He got a […]
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