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RNS Opening Budget — Monday, September 27, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 27, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Guatemala-Church: Set adrift by Catholic Church and inequality, Indigenous Guatemalans turn to Orthodox Christianity (RNS) — Like the rest of Latin America, since the arrival of the Spanish, for centuries religious expression in the region had mostly been dominated by the Roman Catholic Church. That’s changing fast. Guatemala has been in a state […]

RNS Updated Budget — Friday, September 24, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 24, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Hijabi-Athlete: Illinois passes legislation to allow student athletes to wear hijab without waivers CHICAGO (RNS) — The Inclusive Athletic Attire Act, which took effect this school year, allows all Illinois student athletes to modify their uniforms in keeping with their religion, culture or personal preferences for modesty without special permission. By Emily McFarlan […]

RNS Opening Budget — Friday, September 24, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 24, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Woelki-Break: Pope Francis suspends German cardinal for failures in handling sex abuse cases (RNS) – Pope Francis accepted the request by German Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki to take a six-month pause from his duties as Archbishop of the Dioceses of Cologne, wrought by sexual abuse scandals, due to his “grave mistakes” in handling […]

RNS Budget Update — Thursday, September 23, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 23, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-PPC-Biden: After months of protests, Poor People’s Campaign requests meeting with Biden WASHINGTON (RNS) — After dozens of near-weekly demonstrations in support of voting rights, raising the minimum wage and other issues, leaders of the Poor People’s Campaign have asked for a meeting with President Joe Biden, escalating efforts to arrange a public […]

RNS Opening Budget — Thursday, September 23, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 23, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-EVANGELICALS-CLIMATE: Young evangelicals to host Capitol Hill rally for climate action (RNS) — This weekend, the Young Evangelicals for Climate Action will mark the end of climate week with a rally on Capitol Hill. “It’s time to put aside political posturing and to really take bold concrete climate action, both as we seek […]

RNS Updated Budget — Wednesday, September 22, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 22, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Reconstruction-Religion: Religious artifacts in new Reconstruction exhibit depict resilience, racism (RNS) — Religious artifacts — from a pre-Civil War pew to a Bible studied before a church massacre — will be featured among the 175 objects in a new exhibition on the Reconstruction period, when U.S. slavery had recently been outlawed. The exhibition […]

RNS Opening Budget — Wednesday, September 22, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 22, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-BlackWomen-Leaders: Women making strides in leadership of Black denominations amid hesitancy (RNS) — Even as her friends and associates celebrated the election of Rev. Gina Stewart as the first woman leader of a U.S. Black Baptist organization, questions remained about where Black denominations stand on women’s leadership. Juxtaposed with this historical “first” is […]

RNS Updated Budget — Tuesday, September 21, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 21, 2021
EDS: RNS-BlackWomen-Leaders will transmit tomorrow. NEWS STORY RNS-Refugee-Ceiling: Faith-based agencies celebrate ‘return to moral leadership’ as Biden raises refugee ceiling to 125,000 (RNS) — Faith-based refugee resettlement groups are celebrating the Biden administration’s proposal to admit as many as 125,000 refugees to the United States in the coming year as a “return to moral leadership.” […]

RNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, September 21, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 21, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Refugee-Ceiling: Faith-based agencies celebrate ‘return to moral leadership’ as Biden raises refugee ceiling to 125,000 (RNS) — Faith-based refugee resettlement groups are celebrating the Biden administration’s proposal to admit as many as 125,000 refugees to the United States in the coming year as a “return to moral leadership.” By Emily McFarlan Miller. 800 […]

RNS Updated Budget — Monday, September 20, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 20, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Switchfoot-LGBTQ: Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman posts video supporting LGBTQ ‘rights and freedoms’ (RNS) — The Grammy-winning band Switchfoot, known for its Christian-adjacent rock music, released a TikTok video with a positive message toward the LGBTQ community on Friday, Sept. 17. The video comes in response to queer Christian artist Semler, who posted a video […]

RNS Opening Budget — Monday, September 20, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 20, 2021
NEWS BRIEF RNS-Vaccines-Vatican: Vatican City enforces vaccine, covid-19 test mandates (RNS) – Starting October 1, people wishing to enter Vatican City will have to present a certification proving they have received the vaccine, recovered from Covid-19 or tested negative for the virus within 72 hours. By Claire Giangravè. 500 words. (category i) NEWS STORY RNS-Synodality-Women: […]

RNS Updated Budget—Friday, September 17, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 17, 2021
EDS: RNS-Airbnb-Churches will not be coming today. NEWS STORY RNS-Church-Protection: Washington Church receives additional protection ahead of right-wing rally WASHINGTON (RNS) — A historic Black church in downtown Washington will receive additional police presence ahead of right-wing rally over the weekend, hoping to avoid additional damage after Proud Boys burned its Black Lives Matter sign […]

RNS Opening Budget—Friday, September 17, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 17, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Religion-Pandemic:   Study: Religion soothed evangelicals at start of COVID. Politics may put them at risk (RNS)  — Several new studies highlight the way that religion and politics shape American’s response to the pandemic. One in particular showed that, at least early in the pandemic, faith helped evangelicals feel less stress about the pandemic but […]

RNS Updated Budget—Thursday, September 16, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 16, 2021
NEWS BRIEF RNS-PRRI-Insurrection: Survey: Who Americans blame for insurrection depends on their faith (RNS) — A new survey finds white evangelicals are far more likely than most other religious groups to blame left-wing activists for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Other white Christian groups are split on the question, while Black Protestants […]

RNS Opening Budget—Thursday, September 16, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 16, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Women-Lectionary: New lectionaries center stories of women, images of God as feminine in Scripture (RNS) — Christian publishers are offering more resources for female-focused worship and study, with two books of readings for church services debuting in the past month. Their authors say there’s room for more resources focused on the stories of […]
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