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How Black people and Jews are bound together in ‘great replacement’ theory

By Yonat Shimron — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — Dozens of pages of the Buffalo shooter's manifesto are devoted first to Blacks and then to Jews, replete with photos, drawings, graphs and caricatures.

Authorities: Hate against Taiwanese led to church attack

By Deepa Bharath, Ken Ritter, and Amy Taxin — May 16, 2022
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Grove City board accepts full CRT report, says college promoted CRT

By Kathryn Post — May 15, 2022
(RNS) — The conservative Christian college has been at the center of a politicized clash over critical race theory since November.

Overturning Roe is a huge win for evangelicals. It won’t end their political game.

By Marcia Pally — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — Abortion is not the only issue driving white evangelical politics.

Measuring COVID-19’s effect: Southern Baptists report 19% attendance drop

By Adelle M. Banks — May 12, 2022
(RNS) — Beyond a rise in baptisms, the only other growth Southern Baptists saw in 2021 was in financial giving.

Women settle suit alleging Liberty mishandled assault cases

By Sarah Rankin — May 12, 2022
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A notice of dismissal filed Wednesday by the plaintiffs' attorney said the case had been settled but provided no details about the terms.

Jordan’s King Abdullah, custodian of holy sites, meets US Christian leaders

By Daoud Kuttab — May 11, 2022
(RNS) — Reconfirming the status quo in Jerusalem will require some hard diplomacy and a lot of goodwill.

Department of Interior releases first report detailing US Indian boarding schools

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 11, 2022
(RNS) — The Roman Catholic Church and a number of Protestant denominations are beginning to investigate their own roles in those boarding schools.

Religious beliefs give strength to the anti-abortion movement – but not all religions agree

By Steven K. Green — May 11, 2022
(The Conversation) — A scholar of constitutional law and American religious history explains how the abortion issue has been historically rooted in religious beliefs, giving a moral certainty that law cannot provide.

US annual conferences can’t just leave the United Methodist Church, rules top court

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 11, 2022
(RNS) — The decision by the Judicial Council, the denomination’s top court, comes just over a week after the launch of the Global Methodist Church, a new denomination formed by theologically conservative Methodists.

Bishop Vashti McKenzie to lead National Council of Churches for next two years

By Adelle M. Banks — May 10, 2022
(RNS) — McKenzie succeeds Jim Winkler, who left the ecumenical organization on Jan. 31.

Even abortion foes will help friends who choose to end a pregnancy

By Bob Smietana — May 9, 2022
(RNS) — Americans hold complicated views on abortion — with many seeing it as immoral but necessary. And they often help out friends who choose abortion.

Grove City faculty say college is facing a ‘fight for the soul’

By Kathryn Post — May 9, 2022
(RNS) — A new report on critical race theory only added fuel to the dispute that has engulfed the Christian college.

New denomination urges United Methodists to walk out of the wilderness

By Yonat Shimron — May 7, 2022
GARNER, N.C. (RNS) — The Wesleyan Covenant Association’s 6th annual gathering was broadcast live at dozens of local churches across the country and encouraged churches to move into a new denomination.
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