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7 Muslim-positive TV shows to stream right now

February 8, 2021

(RNS) — Muslims — and those interested in the Muslim experience — can stream without eye rolls.

Full Ramsey Solutions Response

January 15, 2021

“We are horrible people,” the financial advice and media company told RNS in a sarcastic email.

Faith leaders react to mob at Capitol with prayers, calls for end to violence

January 6, 2021

(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

January 1, 2021

(RNS) — How will America’s religious landscape recover from 2020 and who will lead faith issues in new directions in the new year?

Our best religion stories from a terrible year

December 28, 2020

(RNS) — The RNS stories that captured moments of resilience and perseverance, and even a few moments of celebration, in this dark time.

The most intriguing books on religion we read this year

December 23, 2020

(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

June 11, 2020

(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’

March 27, 2018

(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

March 26, 2018

(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

March 23, 2018

(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’

March 21, 2018

(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.

Kentucky considers law on student prayer

March 19, 2018

(RNS) — ‘A Day of Prayer for Kentucky’s Students’ would be voluntary, state lawmakers say.

Trump inauguration Bible heads to museum

March 16, 2018

(RNS) — It was given to him by his mother when he was a child.

Billy Graham: He kept the faith and (mostly) dropped the politics

February 21, 2018

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

January 22, 2018

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.

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