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Black women are forced to mourn in public long before they’ve processed privately

By Jennifer R. Farmer — February 1, 2023
(RNS) — Society asks Black women to share their grief as the world looks on.

What will it take for Mormon women and girls to be believed?

By Jana Riess — January 31, 2023
(RNS) — Mormon men seem no more prone to abuse than men of other faiths. The failure comes after abuse is reported.

Progressive National Baptists to deploy $1 million grant to boost ‘compelling preaching’

By Adelle M. Banks — January 31, 2023
(RNS) — The Lilly Endowment grants to the 32 organizations total $31.7 million and were distributed in November.

Quelling the obsession with burning the Quran

By Omar Suleiman — January 31, 2023
(RNS) — Addressing Islamophobia as a policy matter would rob Quran burners of the attention they seek.

Kenya’s deaf choir changes minds about ‘burdens’ of disabilities

By Fredrick Nzwili — January 31, 2023
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The choir’s example has helped convince Kenyan churches to embrace deaf culture.

The Jewish roots of the Eucharist

By Thomas Reese — January 31, 2023
(RNS) — Today’s Christian Eucharist is a combination of the Jewish synagogue service and Passover meal as adapted by the early Jewish Christians.

US Hispanic Protestant churches are young, growing and largely new to the country

By Alejandra Molina — January 30, 2023
(RNS) — 'We see more and more English-speaking churches either planting a Hispanic church or adding a service in Spanish to their current congregation,' said Giancarlo Montemayor with Lifeway Recursos.

How students could give Ron DeSantis an African American history lesson

By Andre Henry — January 30, 2023
(RNS) — Today's students don't need to be protected from an education in Black history.

Synod officials caution bishops to put Catholics’ needs over their own agendas

By Junno Arocho Esteves — January 30, 2023
(RNS) — The warning seemed aimed at the German bishops' approach to the Synodal Path.

The Catholic Church’s upcoming discussion of homosexuality

By Mark Silk — January 30, 2023
(RNS) — The relaxation of doctrine for pastoral purposes is itself a Christian doctrine. Is Pope Francis headed that way?

Hitler became German chancellor 90 years ago. The world is still recovering.

By A. James Rudin — January 30, 2023
(RNS) — The events of January 30, 1933, instilled a still-persistent yearning for xenophobic totalitarian rule.

Tyre Nichols police beating video prompts faith leaders to react with grief, goals

By Adelle M. Banks — January 28, 2023
(RNS) — They expressed grief and prayers for Nichols’ family, as well as called for national and state legislation. Some questioned whether the video of the police beating of Nichols should be watched.

A Buddhist disaster relief organization offers key support after Monterey Park shooting

By Alejandra Molina — January 27, 2023
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (RNS) — The Buddhist humanitarian organization, Tzu Chi USA, is helping with language translation and funeral service arrangements in the wake of the Monterey Park shooting that left 11 people dead.

Frank Pavone, a priest for the age of Trump

By Jacob Lupfer — January 27, 2023
(RNS) — The former priest is a symbol of how the pro-life movement has been deformed by its totalizing tendencies.

His art was an act of ‘sacred listening’ says ‘Portraits in Faith’ photographer

By Bob Smietana — January 27, 2023
(RNS)— A selection of Daniel Epstein's portraits is now on display as part of an exhibit called 'See the Other,' at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
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