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By RNS staff — January 15, 2021

“We are horrible people,” the financial advice and media company told RNS in a sarcastic email.

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Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors helps launch #PrayforLA to honor COVID-19 deaths

By Alejandra Molina — January 4, 2021

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Cullors is encouraging people to share photos, artwork, a prayer or meditation of loved ones lost to COVID-19, even as the virus continues to spread and fill up hospital beds across Los Angeles County.

5 ‘in real life’ religion and pop culture clashes from 2020

By Roxanne Stone, Emily McFarlan Miller — December 30, 2020

(RNS) — Kanye ran for president. Rihanna faced backlash from Muslims. A French-language film caused many conservative religious people to #CancelNetflix.

In 2020, a small but timely library of Sikh history

By Simran Jeet Singh — December 29, 2020

(RNS) — Distinctive in style and scope, these three Sikh histories will fascinate any religion or history nerd.

The most intriguing books on religion we read this year

By RNS staff — December 23, 2020

(RNS) — Our reading list this year, like the rest of our lives, was colored by the triple whammy of 2020: the pandemic, the racial justice protests and the presidential election.

How a podcast is helping this Catholic and gay Latino man break the stigma

By Alejandra Molina — December 18, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Eder Díaz Santillan hosts the Spanish-language podcast ‘De Pueblo, Católico & Gay,’ where he openly discusses his identity as a Latino and gay Catholic man.

Former art studio of Sister Mary Corita, LA’s ‘pop art nun,’ spared from demolition for now

By Alejandra Molina — December 17, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The art studio of the late Corita Kent, known as LA’s “pop art nun,” is now a dry cleaner and had been slated for demolition to make way for additional parking. 

Cleveland club restores our faith that we — and baseball — have the power to change

By John C. Dorhauer — December 15, 2020

(RNS) — Chief Wahoo bought into the fiction that white people somehow honored Indigenous peoples by adopting them as mascots.

Death expert Gary Laderman: ‘This holiday season is going to be a killer’

By Yonat Shimron — December 14, 2020

(RNS) — The holidays mark the passage of time and provide ritual forms of continuity and reassurance, says Laderman. For many that won’t happen this year.

As COVID-19 surges, Catholics find new, socially distanced ways to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Alejandra Molina — December 10, 2020

(RNS) — ‘Perhaps this year it is Our Lady who will come to our home,’ said the Very Rev. Esequiel Sanchez, rector of the Roman Catholic Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Muslim, Sikh and Jewish groups seek inclusion in California’s new ethnic studies curriculum

By Alejandra Molina — November 18, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The model curriculum for high schoolers focuses on Chicanos and Latino Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans.

Black churchgoers pine for racial progress amid white resistance

By Yonat Shimron — October 30, 2020

(RNS) — For many Black Americans, life in predominantly white and conservative regions can be isolating and lonely.

Taco trucks and voter guides boost political profiles of faith communities at the margins

By Alejandra Molina — October 28, 2020

(RNS) — Civic engagement, said one activist, humanizes minority faith groups in the eyes of the rest of the electorate.

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