Lionized for his Jan. 6 antics, Jake Angeli finds his spiritual beliefs a harder sell
By Jack Jenkins — June 2, 2023
(RNS) — The 'QAnon shaman' remains invested in his spiritual beliefs but so far has had no takers for his post-incarceration religious and political consultancy business.
Hillsong was extraordinary. That’s the problem.
By Amy Julia Becker — June 2, 2023
Agnes Abuom, global ecumenist, peacemaker and African church leader, dies at 73
By Fredrick Nzwili — June 2, 2023
Virtual worshippers often satisfied, but more Americans choose in-person services
By Adelle M. Banks — June 2, 2023
(RNS) — ‘Broadly speaking, the survey finds that most Americans who watch religious services on screens are happy with them,’ Pew researchers found.
Large conventions resume for Jehovah’s Witnesses
By Alejandra Molina — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — Beginning Friday (June 2), the three-day gathering will be held at the Long Beach Arena in Los Angeles County, the first of 12 conventions at the arena this summer.
Dave Ramsey sued for $150 million by former fans who followed his timeshare exit advice
By Bob Smietana — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — The class-action lawsuit is the latest legal woe for Ramsey and his company.
Faith, science and the abortion debate
By Charles C. Camosy — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — Do abortion rights advocates follow the facts, wherever they lead?
Pride flag glimpsed on ‘The Chosen’ set prompts call for boycott
By Kathryn Post — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — ‘I don’t believe personal workspaces on set are relevant to the content of The Chosen,’ the show’s creator told Religion News Service.
Back and forth continues over ‘queer and trans nuns’ inclusion in Dodgers Pride Night
By Alejandra Molina — May 31, 2023
(RNS) — At least one Roman Catholic nun has publicly spoken in support of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence ‘for their financial assistance to those in need.’
Survey: Drop in Eastern European antisemitism may be due to Zelenskyy effect
By Yonat Shimron — May 31, 2023
(RNS) — As arguably the world’s most famous Jew, he may also be contributing to a decline in antisemitic attitudes not only in Ukraine but also in neighboring Poland to the west and Russia to the east.
Bishop Vashti McKenzie on leading National Council of Churches as it nears 75 years
By Adelle M. Banks — May 31, 2023
(RNS) — ‘I think that the difference, at this point, is that I am adding activism to advocacy,’ she said as she became NCC president after serving as interim leader.
Can Pope Francis bring peace to Ukraine?
By Thomas Reese — May 31, 2023
(RNS) — The pope’s refusal to cheer either side in this war gives him credibility as mediator.
Vatican questions how priest moved $17 million meant for missionary work into investment fund
By Nicole Winfield — May 31, 2023
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has asked aides to get to the bottom of how at least $17 million was transferred from the Vatican’s U.S.-based missionary fundraising coffers into an impact investing vehicle run by a priest.
How evangelical Christian writer Jemar Tisby became a radioactive symbol of ‘wokeness’
By Bob Smietana — May 30, 2023
(RNS)–Once an evangelical insider with a textbook conversion story, Tisby has become persona non grata in some Christian circles for his books on race and religion, including the 2019 bestseller, ‘The Color of Compromise.’
Mister Rogers Lego prototype a tribute to his ‘deep spiritual resonance’
By Kathryn Post — May 30, 2023
(RNS) — Mister Rogers' Neighborhood could again become a household fixture, this time in the form of a Lego set.
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