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Julia Haart’s memoir, a journey from religious orthodoxy to high fashion

By Yonat Shimron — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — In her memoir, 'Brazen,' she details her escape from the Haredi Jewish enclave and her meteoric rise to the elite world of fashion, partly captured in the Netflix reality TV show, 'My Unorthodox Life.'
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Survey: White evangelicals oppose abortion; all other religious groups support it

By Yonat Shimron — May 6, 2022
(RNS) — US religions have wide-ranging opinions on legality of abortion. But most support legal abortion.

ACNA bishop, alleging ‘spiritual attack,’ makes appeal for his return

By Kathryn Post — April 29, 2022
(RNS) — 'Both my diocese and the ACNA got hit this summer by a vicious spiritual attack of the enemy,' Bishop Stewart Ruch III said in a letter to the archbishop.

Southern Baptists may cheer DeSantis’ war on Disney but don’t expect a boycott

By Yonat Shimron — April 27, 2022
(RNS) — Younger Southern Baptist pastors, while holding the same traditional positions on gender roles, are not as eager to jump headlong into the culture wars.

Grove City College rejects ‘wokeness,’ CRT in new report

By Kathryn Post — April 25, 2022
(RNS) — A new report from the conservative Christian college characterized inviting historian Jemar Tisby to speak at a 2020 chapel as a 'mistake.'

The Passover meal has already made room for vegan entrees. Next up? Cell-based meat

By Yonat Shimron — April 11, 2022
(RNS) — In recent years, many Jews have passed over the brisket, chicken, chopped liver and even the gefilte fish. How will they take to cell-cultured meat?

American Atheists to take a quieter approach to culture wars at Atlanta meeting

By Yonat Shimron — April 8, 2022
(RNS) — Community-building is the conference's theme for this year's first in-person convention since 2019.

Anglicans say leaders botched response to allegations against DC priest

By Kathryn Post — April 7, 2022
(RNS) — ‘This is the most messed up situation regarding a church I’ve been part of, but God can make this new,’ said a reported survivor.

Mormon leader reaffirms faith’s stance on same-sex marriage

By Sam Metz — April 5, 2022
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The highest level of salvation, Oaks said, 'can only be attained through faithfulness to the covenants of an eternal marriage between a man and a woman.'

As Jewish movements struggle, independent rabbinical schools gain a toehold

By Yonat Shimron — April 4, 2022
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — A growing number of Jews are declaring no particular affiliation to either the Reform or Conservative movements. They prefer independent rabbinical schools.

Muslim chaplains forge a new way of thinking about Islam in secular places

By Kathryn Post — April 4, 2022
(RNS) — A new book, 'Mantle of Mercy: Islamic Chaplaincy in North America,' shows how a field that even many Muslims are unfamiliar with is finding its voice everywhere.

Alleged US Anglican abuse victims break with ACNAtoo and support bishop

By Kathryn Post — March 17, 2022
(RNS) — ‘ACNAtoo does not speak for us. We would like to be heard for ourselves,’ the group said in a statement.

Ahead of Purim, Jewish students take up fasting to show solidarity with Ukraine

By Yonat Shimron — March 16, 2022
(RNS) — As Russian forces pummel Ukraine, Hillel International has been spurred to connect the mostly overlooked fast to meet the needs of the current crisis.
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