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From the Capitol insurrection to the Taliban takeover: The defining religion stories of 2021

By RNS staff — December 31, 2021
(RNS) — Religion was no minor character in 2021's most significant news stories.

One year after George Floyd’s murder, faith leaders continue the call for racial reckoning

By RNS staff — May 25, 2021
(RNS) — Clergy were often front and center in the year’s racial justice protests, and their clarion call not only to politicians but also to religious leaders sparked a racial reckoning within churches, synagogues and mosques.

RNS Oscars: 10 movies from 2020 with spiritual angles you may have missed

By RNS staff — April 23, 2021
(RNS) — These films caught hold of some truth about faith or glimpsed the spiritual in the stories they told.

Faith leaders praise Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdicts, acknowledge work ahead

By RNS staff — April 20, 2021
(RNS) — Religious leaders and faith-based organizations reacted swiftly to the verdicts.

7 Muslim-positive TV shows to stream right now

By RNS staff — February 8, 2021
(RNS) — Muslims — and those interested in the Muslim experience — can stream without eye rolls.

Full Ramsey Solutions Response

By RNS staff — 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

By RNS staff — 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

By RNS staff — 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

By RNS staff — 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

By RNS staff — 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

By RNS staff — 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’

By RNS staff — 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

By RNS staff — 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

By RNS staff — 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’

By RNS staff — 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.
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