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Drive-by shooting injures 2 at funeral at Nashville church

By Jonathan Mattise — November 26, 2022
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The shooting Saturday took place as mourners left the funeral of a woman who was fatally shot earlier this month, according to police.
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Pope links plight of Ukrainians today to Stalin’s ‘genocide’

By Nicole Winfield — November 24, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pontiff's willingness to call the starvation of Ukrainians 90 years ago a “genocide,” and his linking it to Ukrainian deaths today, marked a sharp escalation in papal rhetoric against Russia

With searches, Ukraine focuses suspicions on Orthodox clergy

By Hanna Arhirova and Peter Smith — November 24, 2022
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An investigation of a centuries-old monastic complex in Ukraine’s capital has underscored Ukrainian authorities' suspicions about some Orthodox Christian clergymen they see as loyal to Russia.

Pope Francis IDs successor to conservative Providence bishop

By David Klepper — November 24, 2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Most Reverend Richard G. Henning is the new coadjutor bishop of Providence, will likely succeed the conservative Bishop Thomas Tobin.

The simple faith of gathering together and giving thanks

By Jacob Lupfer — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — These hymns ring loud in my consciousness long after the other trappings of devotion have fallen away.

Vineyard USA founder’s widow, board members sue breakaway Anaheim pastors, alleging fraud

By Bob Smietana — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — A pair of California pastors say God told them to lead the Anaheim Vineyard out of its home denomination. Former board members say the pastors committed fraud to do that. At stake is $62 million in assets.

What does healing look like to survivors of the US Indian boarding school system?

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — ‘A big aspect of the healing is going to be a sincere, heartfelt apology by the different denominations that participated,’ said one survivor.

A biography of Ruth Bell Graham explores an icon of evangelical womanhood

By Yonat Shimron — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — Graham opposed the women’s rights movements even as she benefited from some of its gains by becoming a public figure sought after as a speaker and writer in her own right.

Prayers go on, sometimes out of sight, in prep football

By Larry Lage — November 23, 2022
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan (AP) — In Michigan, some teams with multiple religions represented on their rosters have found ways for everyone who wants to participate to do so if they wish.

DC’s faith communities rally to protect bused-in immigrants

By Emily Neil — November 22, 2022
(RNS) — Organizing efforts in Washington have become a blueprint for other cities.

Pilgrims, not patriots

By Tracy McKenzie — November 22, 2022
(RNS) — The Pilgrims thought of themselves as temporary travelers in a world that was not their home — much less a nation. 

‘After School Satan Club’ at California elementary school stirs controversy

By Alejandra Molina — November 22, 2022
(RNS) — After School Satan Clubs are sponsored by The Satanic Temple, a nontheistic religious organization based in Salem, Massachusetts, that pushes for the separation of church and state.

Ukraine searches monastic complex, prompting anger in Moscow

By Hanna Arhirova — November 22, 2022
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism service said the search is part of its "systematic work to counter the subversive activities of the Russian special services in Ukraine."
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