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 Christian author Josh McDowell apologizes for comments about Black, minority families

By Bob Smietana — September 19, 2021
(RNS) – At a meeting of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the popular Christian author and speaker denounced critical race theory as one of several 'global epidemics' threatening Christians.
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Tammy Faye, a double whammy of Christian love, wins in the end

By Leah Payne — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — A new film captures her interior world but doesn’t fully explain her ingenuity and power.

A pope, two rabbis and a new concern about supersessionism

By Eric Greenberg, Eugene Fisher — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Both traditions are still learning how to speak to one another about their self-understandings.

She spent three years in church sanctuary. A new documentary tells her story.

By Yonat Shimron — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Espinal, who is married and has three adult children, had been living in the United States since she was 16.

Base booster or blasphemy? Bible-quoting pro-Trump billboard raises eyebrows in Georgia

By Heather Greene — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — The ad, comparing Trump to Jesus, disappeared a few days later, leaving behind a flurry of confusion and outrage.

NY governor vows to fight lawsuit over vaccine mandate

By Marina Villeneuve — September 17, 2021
A group of Christian health care practitioners argue that New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is unconstitutional.

Catholic orphanage’s ex-residents ask church to fund therapy

By Wilson Ring — September 17, 2021
Former residents continue to recover from what they described as abuse at the hands of the nuns and priests.

Women are essential in the Bible. Now they’re in the Sunday readings

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — ‘What does it look like to tell the Good News through the stories of women who are often on the margins of scripture and often set up to represent bad news?’ asks the Rev. Wilda Gafney.

Study: Religion soothed evangelicals at start of COVID. Politics put them at risk.

By Bob Smietana — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — From the start, religion has divided how Americans respond to COVID.

Another Texas execution delayed on religious freedom claims

By Juan A. Lozano — September 17, 2021
The Supreme Court granted him a stay because his spiritual adviser was not allowed to accompany him in the death chamber.

Rebooting Hildegard of Bingen

By Susan Garthwaite — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Look past pop culture images to the spiritually wise Hildegard, help for our times.

Survey: Who Americans blame for insurrection depends on their faith

By Jack Jenkins — September 16, 2021
(RNS) — White evangelicals are far more likely than most other religious groups to falsely blame left-wing activists for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

‘Burning karma’: The Jains’ late summer holy season focuses on purifying the soul

By Kalpana Jain — September 16, 2021
(RNS) — Who are the Jains and what do they believe?
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