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RNS Updated Budget — Friday, June 18, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 18, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Juneteenth-QA: ‘We still have work to do’: How to understand the new Juneteenth holiday (RNS) — Religion News Service talked to Theon Hill, an associate professor at Wheaton College who teaches rhetoric, race and social change in American culture and politics, about the new holiday and how holidays in general reflect our realities as […]

RNS Opening Budget — Monday, June 18, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 18, 2021

RNS Budget Update — Thursday, June 17, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 17, 2021
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RNS Opening Budget — Thursday, June 17, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 17, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Boris-Johnson: Boris Johnson and Britain are having their own Catholic crisis LONDON (RNS) — As the American Catholic bishops debate whether Joe Biden should receive Holy Communion given his support for women’s abortion rights, outrage has been building in the United Kingdom since the country’s chief executive, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who recently […]

RNS Budget Update — Wednesday, June 16, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 16, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Israel-Government: Will Naftali Bennett’s diverse coalition lead Israel to recognize Jewish diversity? JERUSALEM (RNS) — Now that Israel’s new government, led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, includes a Reform rabbi but no Haredi parties, religion-and-state experts in the country are watching to see if groundbreaking legislation that many Israelis and Diaspora Jews have […]

RNS Opening Budget — Wednesday, June 16, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 16, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-USCCB-Primer: 5 things to watch for as Catholic bishops conference debates Communion ban (RNS) — As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for their annual Spring meeting to discuss whether clerics should withhold communion from politicians who back abortion rights, here are a few things to keep an eye on. By Jack Jenkins. 1363 words. (category: a) […]

RNS Updated Budget — Tuesday, June 15, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 15, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-RHE-Book: ’What Is God Like?’ Late author Rachel Held Evans’ first children’s book invites questions (RNS) — Two years after her death and a week after what would have been her 40th birthday, Rachel Held Evans’ first children’s book finally is on bookshelves, completed with the help of friend and bestselling children’s author Matthew […]

RNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, June 15, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 15, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Greear-Gavel: Gavel named for slaveholder replaced with one recalling missionary at SBC meeting NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — As outgoing Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear prepared to open his final annual meeting in that role, he determined to follow through on his plans to change the way he officially got it started. In […]

RNS Updated Budget — Monday, June 14, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 14, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-SBC-ExecCommittee: SBC Executive Committee rejects request for system-wide abuse inquiry (RNS) — The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee rejected a request from one of its members to broaden a just-announced independent inquiry of whether it mishandled sexual abuse allegations. By Adelle M. Banks. 650 words. (category: a) NEWS STORY RNS-SBC-Survivors: Sex abuse survivors […]

RNS Opening Budget — Monday, June 14, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 14, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Witches-Albama: ‘Am I the worst thing a person can be?’: Witches fight media bias (RNS) — “Witch is a loaded term,” said Rev. Selena Fox, executive director of Lady Liberty League, a pagan religious freedom and civil rights organization. “It is a complicated term and it’s been used as a weapon as part of […]

RNS Updated Budget — Friday, June 11, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 11, 2021
EDS: RNS-French-Boxers will not transmit today. NEWS BRIEF RNS-Quraishi-Judge: Zahid Quraishi confirmed by Senate as first Muslim federal judge in US history (RNS) —The United States Senate on Thursday made history in confirming the first ever presidentially appointed Muslim American judge to a federal court. Zahid Quraishi was confirmed by a vote of 81-16 and […]

RNS Opening Budget — Friday, June 11, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 11, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Yoga-Brown: Will yoga classes in public school lead kids to convert? (RNS) — As soon as Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill lifting the state’s 30-year ban on teaching yoga in the public schools last month, the critics began weighing in. Some said yoga classes might lead students to convert to Hinduism. […]

RNS Updated Budget — Thursday, June 10, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 10, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-SBC-Recordings: ‘Preserve the base’: Leaked audio of SBC leaders shows reluctance on dealing with sex abuse (RNS) — Newly released audio clips from a Southern Baptist whistleblower appear to corroborate accusations Southern Baptist Convention leaders were reluctant to take action against churches accused of mishandling abuse. By Bob Smietana and Adelle M. Banks. 1,320 […]

RNS Opening Budget — Thursday, June 10, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 10, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Austin-Death: Steve Austin, former pastor who wrote about suicide and mental health, died unexpectedly (RNS) — Author and speaker Steve Austin, who wrote openly about faith and mental illness died unexpectedly over the weekend. Bob Smietana 1,000 words. (category: a) NEWS BRIEF RNS-Prayer-Rug: New e-prayer rug offers digital support to Muslim prayer (RNS) […]

RNS Updated Budget — Wednesday, June 9, 2021

By Religion News Service — June 9, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Carmelite-Nun: ‘She was kind of an unusual nun,’ former socialite who joined cloistered monastery dies at 92 (RNS) — San Francisco socialite Ann Russell Miller in 1989 took a vow of silence and poverty to become Sister Mary Joseph at the cloistered Carmelite Monastery of St. Joseph in Des Plaines, Ill. She died […]
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