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From Christchurch to Emanuel AME, we must recognize the patterns of white supremacy

By Danielle N. Boaz — March 20, 2023
(RNS) — Recent reports suggest the attacks on houses of worship are not rare and the perpetrators are seldom acting alone.   
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Americans like Jews, Catholics and mainline Protestants. Evangelicals, not so much.

By Yonat Shimron — March 15, 2023
(RNS) — A new Pew Research poll finds that only 18% of nonevangelical Americans had favorable opinions of evangelicals; 32% had somewhat unfavorable views.

Muslim holidays find welcome from mainstream retailers with new Ramadan goods

By Kathryn Post — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — Two new children’s books from Muslim authors hit Target’s shelves as part of the retailer’s new Ramadan and Eid holiday collection.

Nazi orders for Jews to wear a star were hateful, but far from unique – a historian traces the long history of antisemitic badges

By Flora Cassen — March 14, 2023
(The Conversation) — Badges and other wearable markings had a long history of being used to target Jewish people in Europe.

Discrimination based on caste is pervasive in South Asian communities around the world – now Seattle has banned it

By Aseem Hasnain and Abhilasha Srivastava — March 8, 2023
(The Conversation) — Two social scientists explain how caste-identities are pervasive in not just Hinduism but other South Asian faith groups as well.

Baptist Joint Committee gains faith and justice center, grows religious liberty work

By Adelle M. Banks — March 6, 2023
(RNS) — ‘One of the things that we prioritized in our work was really reimagining religious freedom through the experiences of marginalized communities,’ said Sabrina E. Dent, the center’s president.

Documentary on Robert Putnam urges Americans to ‘Join or Die’

By Yonat Shimron — March 2, 2023
(RNS) — In their new documentary, filmmakers Pete and Rebecca Davis suggest joining a club — or a religious congregation — may be the key to the nation’s democratic renewal.

In remote Himalayan desert, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians unite to protect land, heritage

By Priyadarshini Sen — March 2, 2023
NEW DELHI (RNS) — The movement has been effective because ‘faith leaders are trusted more than political parties,’ said one activist in the region.

Faith leaders urge Biden to sign executive order for reparations study by Juneteenth

By Adelle M. Banks — March 1, 2023
(RNS) — They urged Biden to base an order on the structure of H.R. 40, legislation proposed for decades that has yet to pass on Capitol Hill.

It’s time to stop erasing Black Muslim Americans from the story of Islam in the US

By Salima  Suswell — February 27, 2023
(RNS) — Black Muslim Americans make up approximately 20% to 25% of the Muslim American population, often leading the way for all Muslims in the area of civil activism.

Poll: Support for abortion rights is strong, even among most religious groups

By Yonat Shimron — February 23, 2023
(RNS) — The outliers are white evangelicals, Jehovah's Witnesses, Latter-day Saints and Hispanic Protestants.

Abrahamic Family House ‘changes all the rules’ of interfaith understanding

By Knox Thames — February 17, 2023
(RNS) — The mosque, church and synagogue complex is a shining monument to tolerance.

As faiths shift underfoot, a TED-like gathering aims at rebalancing

By Kyle Desrosiers    — February 15, 2023
(RNS) — Two friends from seminary in Texas launched a new festival to foster conversations about our changing religious communities that they felt were missing in civic life.
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