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Baptist watchdog flunks Forever 21, praises H&M in annual ‘ethical fashion’ report

By Kathryn Post — October 19, 2021
(RNS) — Nearly 100 companies earned a low average score of 33.6 out of 100.
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Inside the fraught effort to create a Christian nationalist internet

By Jack Jenkins — October 19, 2021
(RNS) — Booted from mainstream social media websites, outraged Christian nationalists are creating some of their own.

Calvin University to add school of health with $15 million gift

By Yonat Shimron — October 18, 2021
(RNS) — The 145-year-old school already offers a nursing degree and several health-related majors. It will expand on those and offer three new health-related master's degrees by 2022.

In Los Angeles, spiritual convoy urges unity to preserve Apache sacred site Oak Flat

By Alejandra Molina — October 18, 2021
MALIBU, Calif. (RNS) — Apache Stronghold — a coalition of Apaches, other Native peoples and non-Native supporters seeking to preserve Oak Flat — gathered Sunday at the Wishtoyo Chumash Village in Malibu in Los Angeles County as part of a spiritual convoy to San Francisco.

Jill Biden celebrates ‘prayer partner’ who reinvigorated her faith

By Jack Jenkins — October 18, 2021
(RNS) — 'When she spoke, it was as if God was saying to me: ‘Okay Jill, you’ve had enough time. It’s time to come home,’' Biden said of prayer partner Robin Jackson.

Nun imprisoned over peace activism, Megan Rice, dies at 91

By Associated Press — October 18, 2021
(AP) — 'I had to do it,' Rice once said of her decision to break the law. 'My guilt is that I waited 70 years to be able to speak what I knew in my conscience.'

Christian Aid Ministries says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

By DÁnica Coto — October 17, 2021
The missionaries have ties to Christian Aid Ministries, which has ties to Amish, Mennonite, and other conservative Anabaptist groups.

The Reformed Church in America moves toward restructuring, prepares for departures

By Kathryn Post — October 17, 2021
(RNS) — The decisions follow decades of debate over LGBTQ ordination and same-sex marriage.

7 things white Christians can do to address white supremacy at church

By Robert P. Jones — October 15, 2021
(RNS) — Simply start somewhere, and start somewhere local. 

Millions wanted to ‘Save Saeed.’ Few wanted to help his abused ex-wife.

By Bob Smietana — October 15, 2021
(RNS) — In a 2016 recording, Franklin Graham is heard pressing an abused spouse to go to counseling with her husband. 'This can be fixed, easy.'

Christian writer Danté Stewart seeks revelation in Black experience

By Emily McFarlan Miller — October 15, 2021
(RNS) — 'Shoutin' in the Fire: An American Epistle' weaves together the stories of Black lives and Black literature with the stories of the Bible.

Raphael Warnock honored with Four Freedoms award in ‘extra step’ for racial justice

By Adelle M. Banks — October 15, 2021
(RNS) — FDR’s granddaughter said of Warnock: ‘his voice is consistently counseling, teaching, making himself vulnerable in order to help the rest of us make sense of the world.’

Ronnie Floyd, SBC Executive Committee chief, resigns, citing damage to his reputation

By Bob Smietana — October 14, 2021
(RNS) — Floyd’s plans to unite Southern Baptists around evangelism and missions were overshadowed by controversy.
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