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CDC researcher Susan Hillis on how people of faith can support COVID orphans

By Emily McFarlan Miller — July 30, 2021
(RNS) — 'Faith communities are really good at doing this, walking with people through adversity until they get out the other side,' she said.
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Lonely no more: Questioning Christians find belonging on TikTok

By Renée Roden — July 27, 2021
(RNS) — Deconstructing the faith of one's childhood can be a lonely undertaking. For many of these church exiles, TikTok has filled the gap.

Billy Graham’s grandson Jonathan Lotz, son of Anne Graham Lotz, in hospital with COVID-19

By Adelle M. Banks — July 26, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Pray he will not have to go on a ventilator,’ his mother asked on social media, ‘and that his health will be fully restored.’

Divine transformation: Ex-Alaska strip club becomes church

By Mark Thiessen — July 26, 2021
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular strip club that once beckoned customers off a busy highway leading into Anchorage is now a church offering salvation.

At Tokyo Olympics, even faith events look different as COVID spikes. Here’s how.

By Emily McFarlan Miller, Adelle M. Banks — July 23, 2021
(RNS) — Religious services for residents of the Olympic Village will be provided virtually due to the pandemic, but Christian evangelistic organizations aren’t letting COVID-19 dampen their efforts at reaching the Japanese.

La Luz del Mundo congregants ‘frightened’ after attempted burglary and shooting at two temples

By Alejandra Molina — July 23, 2021
(RNS) — These incidents occurred as the trial is set to begin on Sept. 27 for Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of La Luz del Mundo, who faces numerous sex charges.

RNS News Quiz: Ben & Jerry’s and Wally Funk

By Emily Churchill — July 23, 2021
(RNS) — Test your knowledge of the week's current events in the world of religion.

UMC edges toward historic split over LGBTQ inclusion. This church showed the way.

By Emily McFarlan Miller — July 22, 2021
(RNS) — Community of Hope was founded in 1993 as an outreach to ‘people on the margin,’ including LGBTQ people and people living with HIV/AIDS, according to its former pastor.

Oh Baby, Baby: Amy Grant’s biggest hit turns 30

By Bob Smietana — July 22, 2021
(RNS) — Amy Grant’s ‘Heart in Motion’ sold more than 5 million copies and made her a household name. Thirty years later, the record has been rereleased.

André Mendonça, President Bolsonaro’s ‘terribly evangelical’ Supreme Court justice

By Eduardo Campos Lima — July 22, 2021
SÃO PAULO (RNS) — Mendonça’s nomination has been seen by many as a political maneuver by Bolsonaro to strengthen his ties with evangelicals, a significant and loyal voting bloc for him.

With more than a million children orphaned by COVID, faith-based groups look to mobilize support

By Emily McFarlan Miller — July 21, 2021
(RNS) — ‘These new estimates highlight the tremendous impact COVID-19 has had on children around the world,’ said Elli Oswald, executive director of the Faith to Action Initiative.

World Relief announces Myal Greene as new head amid ‘the most significant crisis of our lives’

By Emily McFarlan Miller — July 21, 2021
(RNS) — The announcement comes after current World Relief President Scott Arbeiter and CEO Tim Breene announced in February they were stepping down after a combined 30 years serving the organization.

Lawsuit accuses Liberty University of ‘enabling on-campus rapes’

By Emily McFarlan Miller — July 20, 2021
(RNS) — The suit, brought by 12 anonymous women, was filed Tuesday (July 20) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
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