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Faith leaders react to mob at Capitol with prayers, calls for end to violence
(RNS) — From prayers to calls for Trump to halt rioters, some statements react to a sign of a divided nation with cries for peace.
RNS reporters on the big stories they expect to cover in 2021
(RNS) — How will America’s religious landscape recover from 2020 and who will lead faith issues in new directions in the new year?
The most intriguing books on religion we read this year
(RNS) — Our reading list this year, like the rest of our lives, was colored by the triple whammy of 2020: the pandemic, the racial justice protests and the presidential election.
From civil rights to no nukes: A look at historic protest photos
(RNS) — Clergy and faith leaders have a long history of involvement in protests. Here’s a look back at some religious engagement in historic demonstrations.
Frank Page, SBC leader, retires due to ‘inappropriate relationship’
(RNS) — “As a result of a personal failing, I have embarrassed my family, my Lord, myself, and the Kingdom,” Page said.
Jewish organizations encourage retelling the Passover story with trivia cards
(RNS) — Did you know that Jews from Gibraltar sprinkle brick dust into their Passover haroset dish, or that Middle Eastern Jewish families whip themselves with scallions at the seder table?
Willow Creek pastor Bill Hybels denies claims of inappropriate behavior
(RNS) — The senior pastor of one of the nation’s largest megachurches has been the subject of inquiries into allegations of inappropriate behavior with women in his congregation and on its staff.
Survey: Protestant church diversity ‘heading in the right direction’
(RNS) — A new survey published by LifeWay Research suggests Protestant churches still are diversifying slowly — despite reports of a ‘quiet exodus’ of people of color from predominantly white evangelical churches.
Billy Graham: He kept the faith and (mostly) dropped the politics
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Billy Graham is remembered for a subtle approach to politics that contrasts sharply with many of today’s openly political evangelicals.
Russian Orthodox bishop assails Putin, won’t vote for him
MOSCOW (AP) — The independent Novaya Gazeta noted Monday that Yevtikhiy’s comment marked the first time a top member of the Orthodox clergy had spoken out against Putin.