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On a second COVID-19 Thanksgiving, how to find room for thanks

By Beth Kissileff — November 24, 2021
(RNS) — We can’t always immediately see the possibilities for growth that come out of a negative situation.
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What would Maimonides say about Dennis Prager?

By Mark Silk — November 12, 2021
(RNS) — The 12th-century Jewish scholar would likely have called him a majnūn.

Amid COVID-19, most churches provide hybrid worship, half stopped picnics

By Adelle M. Banks — November 10, 2021
(RNS) — A new study shows that ‘the pandemic has had a profound impact across the religious spectrum, and that some churches are faring better than others,’ said scholar Scott Thumma.

What is the Nation of Islam and why is Marjorie Taylor Greene praising it?

By Paul O'Donnell — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — Anti-vaccine conspiracies and rampant populism represent definite parallels between the Georgia congresswoman's agenda and the Nation's.

Some churches got mega PPP loans. A few got tiny ones.

By Bob Smietana — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — While some congregations got multi-million-dollar PPP loans, some got tiny loans by accident. Two churches got loans for $666.

They returned to synagogue. Now what?

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — What we do not know yet is simply this: When they can come back to live, in-person worship, will they?

‘Colin loved the church’: Powell recalled as Episcopalian at cathedral funeral

By Adelle M. Banks — November 5, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Colin knew his God through all his years,’ said the Rev. Stuart A. Kenworthy, during his homily at Powell’s funeral.

Two evangelical seminaries sue to block vaccine mandates, citing religious freedom

By Bob Smietana — November 5, 2021
(RNS) — Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said he has encouraged people to get vaccinated but opposes mandates.

Texans vote in favor of prohibiting governments from limiting religious services

By Alejandra Molina — November 3, 2021
(RNS) — The measure is in reaction to public health orders that shut down houses of worship amid the pandemic.

Afghan crisis and pandemic make for another somber Día de los Muertos

By Alejandra Molina — October 29, 2021
(RNS) — With the ongoing pandemic, Día de los Muertos events, although not as restricted as in 2020, will continue to look a little different this year. 

Witches remember those lost to COVID-19 among the dead at Samhain

By Emily McFarlan Miller — October 28, 2021
(RNS) — A solemn occasion with Celtic roots, Samhain takes place at a time when many religions and cultures believe the veil between the living and the dead is thinnest.

Mark Labberton hopes his successor at Fuller will be a woman or a person of color

By Alejandra Molina — October 28, 2021
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — 'I think in this next chapter the president should certainly be, I hope, at least a full generation younger and different from me than we've had in the past — in either race or gender,' said Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Theological Seminary.

Unusual secrecy attends Biden’s first meeting with Pope Francis as president

By Jack Jenkins and Claire Giangravé — October 28, 2021
(RNS) — The unusually veiled meeting is stoking speculation about whether the two will discuss the incendiary debates going on among the U.S. bishops over the second Catholic U.S. president's abortion stance.
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