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Religion is central in film depicting last abortion clinic along Texas’ southern border

By Alejandra Molina — April 20, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Religion does really play a big role in this and we can’t just overlook it,’ said one of the film’s directors.

At Coachella, Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz hosts mini-‘Seders’ for Passover

By Kathryn Post — April 19, 2022
(RNS) — At ‘matzahchella,’ the rapper offered boiled eggs and horseradish to concertgoers as part of a 10-minute Passover Seder.

A transqueer Latinx theologian writes about reaching ‘A Path to Our Liberation’

By Alejandra Molina — April 18, 2022
(RNS) — 'It's important for me as a trans person, as Latinx, to take place and to bear witness that even someone like me can follow the ways of Jesus and maybe imagine another possible world.'

Weezer’s spiritual quartet of albums kicks off with beloved pagan chant

By Heather Greene — April 18, 2022
(RNS) — Weezer also plans to inject a distinct spiritual flavor into each EP and a broader religious narrative into the entire series.

Hey, New York Times — leave my God alone!

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 18, 2022
(RNS) — I like snark. But theo-snark? Not so much.

Amy Schumer is more Jewish than she thinks

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 9, 2022
(RNS) — How do I know? I was her rabbi.

‘Father Stu,’ the story of a boxer-turned-priest, is Mark Wahlberg’s ‘love letter to God’

By Emily McFarlan Miller — April 8, 2022
CHICAGO (RNS) — Bringing Father Stu's story to the big screen reaffirmed his faith and his commitment to serving God, Wahlberg said.

Fox News host Shannon Bream explores flawed families of biblical women

By Kathryn Post — April 8, 2022
(RNS) — Her new book, 'The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak,' examines their faithful and dysfunctional relationships.

Why I miss Estelle Harris. Even her voice.

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 5, 2022
(RNS) — Estelle Harris deserves ‘serenity now.’

Cara Quinn wants Christians to get to know the mothers of their faith

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 28, 2022
(RNS) — Her curiosity about the women of the Bible and early Christian history led Quinn to launch a series of icons, then an app and — coming Easter Sunday — a church.

The ‘Nap Bishop’ offers rest as a tool of resistance

By Kathryn Post — March 25, 2022
(RNS) — What if you could combat white supremacy and the soul-crushing attributes of capitalism while taking a restorative nap?

Faith and true crime: The morals of writing about seekers and grisly deaths

By Mark I. Pinsky — March 17, 2022
(RNS) — How a true-crime writer keeps compassion in mind amid gore and tragedy.

‘Becoming Muslim’ podcast asks converts, what happens after you see the light?

By Bob Smietana — March 9, 2022
(RNS) — A podcast series from public radio station KALW looks at the stories of Muslim American converts and the challenges of living out their spiritual transformation.

Mrs. Maisel gets religion

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 4, 2022
(RNS) — I still love Mrs. Maisel. Even her hats.

Kyiv shrines, memorials with powerful symbolic value at risk

By Peter Smith — March 3, 2022
(AP) — Among the sites at risk in the Ukrainian capital are the nation's most sacred Orthodox shrines, dating back nearly 1,000 years to the dawn of Christianity in the region.
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