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Middle Church to begin meeting in synagogue on Easter as it awaits restored building

By Adelle M. Banks — April 7, 2022
(RNS) — The Rev. Jacqui Lewis said East End Temple displays ‘an incredible act of generosity and trust to make space in their community for us to tabernacle with them.’

As Afghan refugees celebrate Islam’s holy month, church gives Ramadan lessons

By Emily McFarlan Miller — April 1, 2022
(RNS) — Somewhere between 75 and 100 UCC churches are actively sponsoring Afghan families — about 800 individuals — who have recently arrived in the US.

Anglican Church of Canada blunders stoke calls for general secretary to resign

By Kathryn Post — March 30, 2022
(RNS) — “The ACC absolutely has the capacity to respond in an appropriate way, but it has made deliberate and calculated choices not to," a survivor said.

Interfaith rally supports Ketanji Brown Jackson in front of Supreme Court

By Adelle M. Banks — March 30, 2022
(RNS) — While Jackson has generally been private about her faith, speakers in her favor prayed for Senate action and tied their support for her to their religions.

With ‘Christian cannabis,’ a pastor is promoting the spiritual side of marijuana

By Diana Kruzman — March 29, 2022
(RNS) — Craig Gross believes he can convince Christians to give getting high a try.

Cara Quinn wants Christians to get to know the mothers of their faith

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 28, 2022
(RNS) — Her curiosity about the women of the Bible and early Christian history led Quinn to launch a series of icons, then an app and — coming Easter Sunday — a church.

These 5 clergywomen found each other 12 years ago. They still text every day.

By Yonat Shimron — March 23, 2022
(RNS) — At a time when reports of clergy burnout and clergy misconduct are soaring, this group has been able to forge a tight collegial peer group to help them navigate challenges, avoid pitfalls and find joy and fulfillment in their calling.

Polish Catholic community houses Ukrainian refugees as US agencies urge action

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 23, 2022
(RNS) — Agency leaders are applauding news the U.S. is expected to welcome up to 10,000 Ukrainians.

Alleged US Anglican abuse victims break with ACNAtoo and support bishop

By Kathryn Post — March 17, 2022
(RNS) — ‘ACNAtoo does not speak for us. We would like to be heard for ourselves,’ the group said in a statement.

Americans’ support for LGBTQ rights higher than ever, even as white evangelicals lag

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 17, 2022
(RNS) — While Republicans and white evangelical Protestants are among the least likely to support three key policies regarding LGBTQ rights, their support still has increased overall in the past seven years.

Study: Christians, Jews and Muslims encounter workplace discrimination differently

By Alejandra Molina — March 16, 2022
(RNS) — Rachel Schneider, one of the report’s authors, said workers often experienced religious discrimination in the form of microaggressions — such as stereotyping and othering.

Lessons of pandemic can endure, says editor of National Cathedral sermon compilation

By Adelle M. Banks — March 15, 2022
(RNS) — Editor of book of sermons preached during the pandemic at Washington National Cathedral: ‘People have been so isolated, alone, afraid. They just need to connect.’

Anglican Church of Canada leaders apologize to survivors, respond to ACCToo

By Kathryn Post — March 14, 2022
(RNS) — The statement followed 'several hours' of 'intensive and extensive discussion' about the survivor group's open letter.

US Christian leaders ask Kirill to speak out, ‘reconsider’ comments on Ukraine

By Jack Jenkins — March 11, 2022
(RNS) — 'We ask you to prayerfully reconsider the support you have given to this war because of the horrendous human suffering it has unleashed,' the letter read.

They were killed by death squads in El Salvador four decades ago. Now, these martyrs are closer to sainthood.

By Alejandra Molina — March 11, 2022
(RNS) — As the four martyrs are one step closer to sainthood, Salvadorans in the United States hope the designation could inspire the Catholic Church to center the poor and marginalized.
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