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‘Safetyism’ only means words have real consequences

By Tara Isabella Burton — June 10, 2020

(RNS) — Better that the Times, that any paper, recognize its own subjectivity, take a clear editorial stand and recognize itself as an inherently ideological vector.

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What Muslim digital community organizers learned from a remote Ramadan

By Aysha Khan — May 27, 2020

(RNS) — Re-creating the experiences of communal iftars and reflection circles virtually ended up adding something participants say they don’t want to forfeit when their mosques reopen.

From Illinois to Puerto Rico, Latino Muslims navigate faith and quarantine among their non-Muslim families

By Alejandra Molina — May 22, 2020

(RNS) — While COVID-19 has disrupted in-person worship services for all people of faith, it has further impacted Latino Muslim converts whose religious community can be exclusively outside their households.

Need a Quran teacher? There’s an AI for that

By Aysha Khan — May 20, 2020

(RNS) — Tens of thousands of Muslims are turning to technology to continue the sacred practices of hifz, or preserving the entirety of the Quran through memorization.

How Americans’ ‘tell it like it is’ attitude renders us vulnerable to conspiracy theories

By Tara Isabella Burton — May 19, 2020

(RNS) — Americans, distrustful of institutions that would prescribe knowledge for us, have been especially prone to believe what they see online.

Four young people of different faiths move into a home together, then a pandemic happens

By Alejandra Molina — May 18, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Hadar Cohen, Ala’ Khan, Maya Mansour and Jonathan Simcosky were selected to move into the Abrahamic House, a co-living and co-creating space in the Koreatown neighborhood of LA.

A new book on Tara explores a portal to the divine in a female form

By Yonat Shimron — May 14, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) — Author Rachael Wooten hopes Tara’s different emanations can help people overcome suffering and cultivate compassion, even if they never embrace Buddhism.

The false choice presented to Sikh doctors serving COVID patients

By Simran Jeet Singh — May 13, 2020

(RNS) — The news that two Sikh brothers shaved their beards to serve patients is not the feel-good story that some suggest.

From flannelgraphs to Zoom, churches bring Sunday school home

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 12, 2020

(RNS) — As the coronavirus continues to upend daily life in the United States, churches and Christian leaders are finding ways to relieve anxious kids and overwhelmed parents online.

In lockdown, our longing for the world could be the antidote to our spiritual anorexia

By Tara Isabella Burton — May 12, 2020

(RNS) — I’ve started cycling again. It’s exercise not as expensive commodity but an embrace of what it means to be in the world.

Pandemic leads churches to celebrate motherhood creatively this Sunday

By Alejandra Molina — May 8, 2020

(RNS) — In the wake of COVID-19, houses of worship are finding creative ways to honor motherhood this Sunday at a time when many churches cannot yet publicly gather.

Quarantine cooking gone hipster is a sign of hope

By Tara Isabella Burton — May 6, 2020

(RNS) — It’s understandable to respond to the pandemic by discovering a connection to real food and getting in touch with nature. It might even put us back in touch with the humanity of others.

Potawatomi Christian author Kaitlin Curtice on finding herself and God in new book

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 5, 2020

(RNS) — Curtice wasn’t expecting to release her book amid a pandemic, but she believes the book can speak into this moment in history.

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