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She spent three years in church sanctuary. A new documentary tells her story.

By Yonat Shimron — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Espinal, who is married and has three adult children, had been living in the United States since she was 16.

Women are essential in the Bible. Now they’re in the Sunday readings

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 17, 2021

Rebooting Hildegard of Bingen

By Susan Garthwaite — September 17, 2021
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Survey: Who Americans blame for insurrection depends on their faith

By Jack Jenkins — September 16, 2021
(RNS) — White evangelicals are far more likely than most other religious groups to falsely blame left-wing activists for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Pastoral as well as radical, Bishop Spong gave priests ‘room to exist’

By Cynthia Black — September 15, 2021
(RNS) — The space he created for stretching boundaries was not only theological, but personal.

Kenyan Anglican province defies moratorium to ordain woman bishop

By Fredrick Nzwili — September 15, 2021
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The Rev. Rose Okeno was installed as bishop of the Butere Diocese on Sunday, even as a 2018 moratorium of the Global Anglican Future Conference resolved to halt the consecration of women into the episcopate until a consensus is reached.

Former US presidents, religious leaders launch organization to aid Afghan evacuees

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 14, 2021
(RNS) — Welcome.US provides a single point of entry for Americans to donate to frontline organizations, host arriving families through Airbnb and find other ways to help Afghans as they rebuild their lives in the United States after fleeing the Taliban.

Bishop Spong: Theology without limit or bound

By John C. Dorhauer — September 14, 2021
(RNS) — Here was a bishop putting into words answers to the questions I had asked all my life.

Evangelical Lutheran church installs 1st transgender bishop

By Associated Press — September 13, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Rev. Megan Rohrer will lead one of the church’s 65 synods, overseeing nearly 200 congregations in Northern California and northern Nevada.

Bishop John Shelby Spong, firebrand who championed LGBTQ inclusion, has died

By Bob Smietana — September 12, 2021
(RNS) — Spong made headlines when he ordained the first openly gay male priest in the Episcopal Church.

‘The story is still unfolding’: 10 Americans on how 9/11 changed their faith lives

By Yonat Shimron, Kathryn Post — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — The Sept. 11 attacks changed many Americans’ faith communities and spiritual lives as much as it did how we see our world and one another.

To address climate change, address gender inequity

By Elizabeth Chun Hye Lee — September 3, 2021
(RNS) — The UN estimates that 80% of those being displaced by climate change are women.

The Proud Boys came to Portland. Here is what I saw.

By Chuck Currie — September 3, 2021
(RNS) — Churches must opposed the hate-filled ramblings of Portland's protests.

Harvard’s ‘atheist chaplain’ is no contradiction. It’s a chance to grow as a nation.

By Mary Ellen Giess — September 2, 2021
(RNS) — The school’s new president of chaplains lives up to the promise of American pluralism.

First Nations Version translates the New Testament for Native American readers

By Emily McFarlan Miller — August 31, 2021
(RNS) — 'We believe it's a gift not only to our Native people, (but) from our Native people to the dominant culture,' said Terry Wildman, the lead translator and project manager of the First Nations Version.
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