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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 […]

RNS Updated Budget — Wednesday, October 6, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 6, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Jesus-Music: In ‘The Jesus Music,’ Erwin Brothers recount the glory and mess of Christian music (RNS) — A new documentary, made by Christian filmmakers Jon and Andrew Erwin, recounts the history of the Contemporary Christian Music movement from California hippies to a global industry. The film opened in limited release in early October. […]

RNS Opening Budget—Wednesday, October 6, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 6, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Vatican-Evidence: Vatican judges side with defense teams in trial about financial scandals (RNS) – Following procedural headaches, Vatican judges presiding over a mega-trial of clergy and employees on Wednesday in connection to a large-scale financial scandal, ordered that all the material be handed over to the defense teams and that part of the […]

RNS Budget Update — Tuesday, October 5, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 5, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-SBC-Resolution: SBC committee waives privilege, abuse investigation moves forward (RNS) — After weeks of debate, the Southern Baptist Executive Committee agreed to waive attorney-client privilege during an investigation into how the committee has handled allegations of sexual abuse and treated abuse survivors. The committee had delayed a vote for weeks. Supporters of waiving […]

RNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, October 5, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 5, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Vatican-Trial: At Vatican mega-trial defense teams lament lack of fair trial (RNS) – Concerns over the lack of a fair trial overshadowed the second date of the Vatican’s mega trial on Tuesday against ten employees and clergy members, including Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who are charged with embezzling Vatican funds tied to the 2018 […]

RNS Updated Budget — Tuesday, October 4, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 4, 2021
NEWS ANALYSIS RNS-Pat-Robertson: Pat Robertson turned Christian TV into political power — and blew it up with wacky prophecy (RNS) — Founding the Christian Broadcasting Network in 1961, the first Christian network in the United States, Robertson shepherded his flock of white evangelicals to a position of unprecedented political influence within the Republican Party. But for many, […]

RNS Opening Budget — Monday, October 4, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 4, 2021
NEWS BRIEF RNS-Vatican-Novax: Three Swiss Guards resign following Vatican vaccine mandate VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Three members of the Swiss guards, the armed forces charged with protecting the popes, decided to leave their post after objecting to the Vatican’s vaccine requirement. By Claire Giangravè. 400 Words. (category i) NEWS STORY RNS-SBC-Explainer: Why are Southern Baptists […]

RNS Updated Budget — Friday, October 1, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 1, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Pagan-Pastor: ‘We’re all interconnected’: Pagan, Christian clergy urge interfaith understanding (RNS) — The Rev. Ethan Stark of Heathens Against Hate and the Rev. Andy Behrendt of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca, Wisconsin, hosted “A Pagan and a Pastor: A Necessary Conversation” Thursday evening (Sept. 30) to address some frequently asked questions about their […]

RNS Opening Budget — Friday, October 1, 2021

By Religion News Service — October 1, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Serra-Monument: Californians seek to honor Indigenous people with monuments where Junipero Serra statues were toppled LOS ANGELES (RNS) — A year after activists across California toppled monuments to Serra, Indigenous leaders, artists and others are seeking to activate those sites in a way that would memorialize the state’s Indigenous people. By Alejandra Molina. […]

RNS Updated Budget — Thursday, September 30, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 30, 2021
NEWS BRIEF RNS-Deathrow-Chaplain: Florida death row chaplain awarded Guardian of Life Award from Pontifical academy (RNS) – In recognition of his decades of work with inmates on death row, Catholic lay chaplain Dale Recinella was awarded the first-ever Guardian of Life Award during the Pontifical Academy of Life’s general assembly held earlier this week. By […]

RNS Opening Budget — Thursday, September 30, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 30, 2021
NEWS BRIEF RNS-Study-Restrictions: Study: Social hostility to religion declines, but government restrictions rise (RNS) — A global analysis of government restrictions and social hostilities toward religion finds that social hostilities declined in 2019 over the year before. But the new analysis from the Pew Research Center also found that the number of countries with “high” […]
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