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Trump inauguration Bible heads to museum

By RNS staff — 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

By RNS staff — 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

By RNS staff — 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.

RNS Best of 2017: An unexpected president and the ‘hand of God’

By RNS staff — December 26, 2017
In our 'Hand of God' series, RNS takes a closer look at the widespread belief that God intervenes in our nation’s political process.

Billy Graham at 99: He kept the faith and (mostly) dropped the politics

By RNS staff — November 7, 2017
WASHINGTON (RNS) — As he celebrates his birthday today, in what his son described as "stable" health, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is kicking of a yearlong celebration of the preacher's past.

Students disciplined for ‘Jews vs. Nazis’ beer pong game

By RNS staff — August 25, 2017
(AP) — In the image, students are seen playing beer pong with cups in the shapes of a swastika and a Star of David.

Pope prays for ill baby Charlie Gard and parents

By RNS staff — July 24, 2017
LONDON (AP) — The Vatican also said in a statement Monday evening that Francis 'feels especially close to them at this time of immense suffering.'

Launch of USCIRF’s 2017 Annual Report: The State of International Religious Freedom

By RNS staff — July 17, 2017
USCIRF hosted an event on May 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. titled “The State of International Religious Freedom.” Commissioners discussed findings and recommendations from its 2017 Annual Report, in addition to the newly launched Religious Prisoners of Conscience Project.

Help Religion News Service report on religious hatred

By RNS staff — June 16, 2017
Religious minorities in the U.S., including Muslims, Jews and Sikhs, are facing a surge of discrimination, harassment and hate crimes on the basis of their beliefs and identities. The Southern Poverty Law Center counted almost 900 incidents of hate or bias in the 10 days after the 2016 election and many more since, including bomb […]

Old Testament Quiz

By RNS staff — May 17, 2017
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All 100 senators press Trump administration to help communities fight anti-Semitism

By RNS staff — March 8, 2017
WASHINGTON — The letter was spearheaded by four senators: Bill Nelson, D-Fla.; Gary Peters, D-Mich.; Rob Portman, R-Ohio; and Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

An unexpected president and the ‘hand of God’

By RNS staff — January 18, 2017
In our 'Hand of God' series, RNS takes a closer look at the widespread belief that God intervenes in our nation’s political process.

Le Pen slams rival Fillon over use of religion in politics

By RNS staff — January 12, 2017
PARIS (Reuters) In an interview with France 2 Television ahead of the presidential election in April, the National Front leader evoked the French principle of secularism in public life.

Jury condemns Dylann Roof to death

By RNS staff — January 10, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) He told jurors he still felt the massacre was something he had to do and did not ask that his life be spared.

South Carolina church gunman tells jurors he is not mentally ill

By RNS staff — January 4, 2017
(Reuters) 'I am not sorry,' Roof wrote. 'I have not shed a tear for the innocent people I killed.'
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