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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.
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Balbir Singh Sodhi, early victim of 9/11 hate, honored on 20th anniversary of his death

By Alejandra Molina — September 16, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Balbir Uncle’s story could have ended here,’ said activist Valarie Kaur, ‘but this was not the end of his story. His death was a beginning because of how he lived.’

LDS medical students revolutionize studying in the name of their faith

By Kathryn Post — September 16, 2021
(RNS) — ‘We want to help others ... because we feel that that’s what our savior would do if he was in our position,’ said one of the founders.

‘Imagine’ at 50: Why John Lennon’s ode to humanism still resonates

By Phil Zuckerman — September 16, 2021
(The Conversation) — The former Beatle’s classic 1971 song is taken by many as an atheistic anthem.

Manny Pacquiao sues popular Filipino pastor in libel case

By Joseph Hammond — September 15, 2021
(RNS) — The Filipino boxer and politician is fending off accusations that he profited from a sports center project.

Actress Jessica Chastain looked at more than ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ for new movie

By Adelle M. Banks — September 15, 2021
(RNS) — Tammy Faye Bakker taught ‘everyone is deserving of God's love and grace,’ said Chastain.

Pastoral as well as radical, Bishop Spong gave priests ‘room to exist’

By Cynthia Black — September 15, 2021
(RNS) — The space he created for stretching boundaries was not only theological, but personal.

It’s time at last for an ethical conversation about Afghanistan

By Jim Wallis — September 15, 2021
(RNS) — What have 20 years of war done to our values?

Pope Francis addresses the Communion ban: ‘I have never denied the Eucharist to anyone!’

By Claire Giangravé — September 15, 2021
(RNS) — Pope Francis said bishops must avoid aligning themselves ‘with political life’ and be shepherds instead.

Kenyan Anglican province defies moratorium to ordain woman bishop

By Fredrick Nzwili — September 15, 2021
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The Rev. Rose Okeno was installed as bishop of the Butere Diocese on Sunday, even as a 2018 moratorium of the Global Anglican Future Conference resolved to halt the consecration of women into the episcopate until a consensus is reached.

Twitter permanently bans Greg Locke, pro-Trump, anti-vax pastor

By Bob Smietana — September 14, 2021
(RNS) — In a Facebook Live video, he claimed to be the first pastor to be banned on Twitter and said his banning was an attack on Christians.

The gospel of Sherri Tenpenny: COVID-19 misinformation meets Christian nationalism

By Jack Jenkins — September 14, 2021
(RNS) — Her claims are discredited by scientists and politicians trying to stem the spread of COVID-19. But her appeal to faith has a constituency all its own.

Post-Trump, Christian nationalists preach a theology of vaccine resistance

By Jack Jenkins — September 14, 2021
(RNS) — Recent rallies have intermingled resistance to COVID-19 vaccines with calls for a resurgence of Christian influence.
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