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Reparations bill gains momentum as an interfaith cause

By Adelle M. Banks — July 23, 2021
(RNS) — ‘It is all about how can we repair the damage to those among us who have been hurt because of past practices,’ said an Evanston, Illinois, pastor.
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China offers glimpse of Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama

By Sam McNeil — June 16, 2021
(AP) — The party is pressing a program to Sinicize Tibetan life through programs to separate Tibetans from their language, culture, and especially, their devotion to the Dalai Lama.

‘All-in’ Buddhist practice combines meditation and martial arts

By Liz Kineke — June 8, 2021
(RNS) — Athletic types are drawn to Rinzai Zen training's physical demands. They stay for the Japanese flute.

‘We’ve been here all along’: Author pushes back against erasure of young Asian American Buddhists

By Alejandra Molina — June 3, 2021
(RNS) — In her debut book, ‘Be the Refuge,’ author and former Buddhist chaplain Chenxing Han asks: ‘Where are all the young adult Asian American Buddhists, and what can we learn from them?’

Six arrested in burglary of an Arkansas Buddhist temple, in what may be a nationwide spree

By Yonat Shimron — May 5, 2021
(RNS) — A string of Buddhist temple burglaries has taken place in the last month, including in Southern California, Arizona, Oklahoma and North Carolina.

Faith leaders concerned about Southern California temporary shelters for migrant children

By Alejandra Molina — April 30, 2021
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — One of these 'influx centers,' the Fairplex, was also previously used as a temporary detention camp for Japanese Americans during WWII, faith leaders noted in a recent statement.

Mindfulness meditation is now a staple in public schools, and thanks to Zoom, widely accessible

By Yonat Shimron — April 30, 2021
(RNS) — In many schools, meditation advocates have reframed religious practices such as meditation and yoga as secular to avoid legal challenges.

In New York, interfaith coalition makes common cause against rising tide of hate

By Yonat Shimron — April 26, 2021
(RNS) — The new group will share best practices, speak out against violent extremism and ensure the safety of New Yorkers at their places of worship.

Likes and prayers: Facebook tests new ‘prayer post’ feature

By Emily McFarlan Miller — April 21, 2021
(RNS) — The idea for prayer posts grew out of the myriad ways users have connected over Facebook while distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the spokesperson.

At online symposium, Pope Francis says religions can eradicate sexual abuse together

By Claire Giangravé — April 13, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — After decades of child sexual abuse scandals, the Catholic Church is ready to share its successes — and failures — with other religious and lay institutions.

LA Buddhist temple seeking balance between security and welcome after attack

By Alejandra Molina — March 29, 2021
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — 'It’s a balance of maintaining security, but at the same time being welcoming,' said the Rev. Noriaki Ito.

Boulder’s faith community comes together to grieve after grocery store shooting

By Carina Julig — March 26, 2021
(RNS) — A memorial vigil attended by more than 1,000 people was led by clergy from around Boulder.

Joyful noise or meditative hum, sound resets the mind for faith

By Liz Kineke — March 22, 2021
(RNS) — Sound acts as a tether for the mind in the same way the breath or a mantra is used in other forms of meditation.
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